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Old January 4th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to set different notification sounds for Email and Text for the Galaxy S2?

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Sure. Open the messaging app and go to menu>settings and scroll to the bottom to notification settings. This will override the system default. For email open the email app and long-press (touch and hold) the email account to get to account settings. Scroll down to ringtone.

If you want to download your own ringtones or notifications, be sure to put them in a folder on your sd card called 'ringtones' and 'notifications' respectively (no quotes).
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Thanks. Being new to these smart phones I'm a little naive when it comes to understanding them but I know you can set certain ringtones for certain people but can you set certain text sounds for certain people when they text you?
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The default messaging app doesn't allow you to set notifications by contact, but I believe that either Chomp SMS or Handcent does.
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Is it possible to set a notification to vibrate more than once when a message arrives? or adjust the type of vibration? thanks.

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Sure. Open the messaging app and go to menu>settings and scroll to the bottom to notification settings. This will override the system default. For email open the email app and long-press (touch and hold) the email account to get to account settings. Scroll down to ringtone.

If you want to download your own ringtones or notifications, be sure to put them in a folder on your sd card called 'ringtones' and 'notifications' respectively (no quotes).
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Is it possible to set a notification to vibrate more than once when a message arrives? or adjust the type of vibration? thanks.
Honestly, I don't know. That functionality is not built in to Android, but there may be an app or launcher that lets you add that type of custom notification. Perhaps someone else can chime in here, or you may want to ask in Android Applications - Android Forums.
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If you want to download your own ringtones or notifications, be sure to put them in a folder on your sd card called 'ringtones' and 'notifications' respectively (no quotes).
Can you offer any explanation as to why this is the case? I have not created a separate folder as yet and don't have an issue doing so, but what is the reason for doing so? I've read this is necessary elsewhere and just need confirmation as to what effect it is.

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When you select ringtones say for a contact, you have options to browse via My Files or select Phone Ringtones (or similar options like that). When you place your ringtones in a folder called Ringtones, those ringtones will actually appear under the select phone ringtones instead of you needing to browse and search for it. At least that's how it works for me.
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Can you offer any explanation as to why this is the case? I have not created a separate folder as yet and don't have an issue doing so, but what is the reason for doing so? I've read this is necessary elsewhere and just need confirmation as to what effect it is.

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Most of the apps will allow you to select whatever sound you put on the phone, but there are few, where part of the setting is customizing the notification sounds, and these apps look exclusively into notification folders only.

WHY?
If the nature of the app is to run notifications frequently and in short intervals, they won't be interested in ringtones, which by default are far longer than notifications, and if they would allow to choose a long ring tone, it could result in sudden cut offs of one sound, in order to serve new notification, which came before the first sound was done playing, or sound over laps, causing sound amok.

Or, you would be listening to your music and the notifications become part of your music library, because it was in the same folder. Some perhaps don't mind that, but I have lots of classic stuff I like to listen during long drive, often set to random, while all my geek friends are identified by R2D2 sound as a ringtone. The last thing I would like, is to listen to R2D2 in between my Beethoven

Share a little story with you. A friend of mine is a CEO of large oil & gas company. Despite holding very serious position, he is a real idiot (funny idiot), and we always prank each other on a very juvenile level. One time I set up my answering machine app to play Hardcore Porn Orgasm sound, only for calls coming from him or his office. Whenever he calls me from the office, his secretary (which I can't stand because she is a stuck up b**ch) will call me first, and once I pick up, she will put the call through. Naturally I haven't pick up the office calls for a week, enjoyed tormenting her with the sound. The joke got old, I change the sound to my default file and totally forgot about it.

One Sunday, I'm with my kid in big electronic store, lots of people, and we are testing Philips' Android dock station. My kid shuffles through my sounds... When he reached one of the deadmau5's neo-trance piece, he pumped the volume, and of course, out of sudden the Porn Orgasm kicks in right after that. They didn't escort me out, but the look I got from the people around me, was really hostile
Since then, I HAVE NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER put any sound file where it doesn't belong. Keeping my notifications, alarms and generic music in their respective folders.... !

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My notification sounds have stopped working. Checked in settings and all ok but when txt or email arrives the phone just vibrates I'm usins stock email client and Handcent sms. When I select a notification tone in Handcent it plays but whe I test it or a txt arrives nothing.
Both emai and txt notification sounds where working last week
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