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Old June 20th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. It's my first Android phone, in fact my first smartphone, but I'm slowly getting to grips with it. I've figured out how to change the SMS alert tone but can't seem to find a way to change the email alert tone.

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Old June 21st, 2012, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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depending on what email app you are using, your typically need to go within the app's settings itself and change the alert tone.

So if you are using the gmail app, go into the gmail app settings.
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You can also change the default notification sound in Settings > Sound.
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
That's sorted it, thanks!
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
Thanks - I had the same problem -solution worked!
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Speaking of ring tones - twice on my S III I've had a beeping notification that just won't stop - have to turn the phone off - has nothing to do with anything I can figure - doesn't even appear to be in the ring tones either! Weird or what? I've checked my apps and they don't have that tone - ideas?
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Speaking of ring tones - twice on my S III I've had a beeping notification that just won't stop - have to turn the phone off - has nothing to do with anything I can figure - doesn't even appear to be in the ring tones either! Weird or what? I've checked my apps and they don't have that tone - ideas?
My phone went off twice in the first 2 days with an emergency weather alert which has the same tone as on TV. 1 time late at night in a store. No idea how to stop - or if I want to.
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Speaking of ring tones - twice on my S III I've had a beeping notification that just won't stop - have to turn the phone off - has nothing to do with anything I can figure - doesn't even appear to be in the ring tones either! Weird or what? I've checked my apps and they don't have that tone - ideas?
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My phone went off twice in the first 2 days with an emergency weather alert which has the same tone as on TV. 1 time late at night in a store. No idea how to stop - or if I want to.
Open the stock Messaging app and press Menu(lower left of phone)---->press Settings and scroll down to the bottom of list for Emergency Settings.
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
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You can also change the default notification sound in Settings > Sound.
Question. I have the "You've got mail" tone that shows up in my list of ringtones but not in my list of Notifications. So when I go to my email settings in Gmail the "You've got mail" tone isn't available to choose. Any way to allow me to use that tone as my Gmail alert?
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Question. I have the "You've got mail" tone that shows up in my list of ringtones but not in my list of Notifications. So when I go to my email settings in Gmail the "You've got mail" tone isn't available to choose. Any way to allow me to use that tone as my Gmail alert?
If its a tone you added or downloaded, move to MY FILES/Notifications
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Speaking of ring tones - twice on my S III I've had a beeping notification that just won't stop - have to turn the phone off - has nothing to do with anything I can figure - doesn't even appear to be in the ring tones either! Weird or what? I've checked my apps and they don't have that tone - ideas?
Put phone by wallet of purse, maybe it responded to a credit card?
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If its a tone you added or downloaded, move to MY FILES/Notifications
How do I do that?
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So, it sounds like you did download or add the ring tone. Open app drawer, click my files/ringtones/HOLD DOWN ON YOUR FILE, then select move. Hit back button goto notifications folder and paste.
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
Excellent - just what I was after
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Speaking of ring tones - twice on my S III I've had a beeping notification that just won't stop - have to turn the phone off - has nothing to do with anything I can figure - doesn't even appear to be in the ring tones either! Weird or what? I've checked my apps and they don't have that tone - ideas?
Ha! Had the same issue during the first 2-3 days of having my SIII and I could not figure out what it was, either. (which is no shock, btw) Anyway, it stopped after the third day but I never figured out what it was. Odd.
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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
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I had to register at this site just so I could say thank you. I could not find that "ring" sound associated with any of my sound profiles, so I could not figure out how to stop it. Just got a car speaker type motorola hands-free unit. Every time I get an email (I get a lot!) a loud sharp pitch would ring through the speaker and scare the bejeebers out of me while I was driving. I am now safely set to to "no sound" when an email arrives.

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This one was a challenge to track down. Go to the email icon under Apps or click it if it's on one of your icons. Click bottom left button on the screen. go to Settings. Click the Added Account you want to change. go all the way down to Notification settings and you can sort it under Select ringtone.
I managed to change the tone this way but couldn't get rid of the annoying voice that says '1 new email' Can anyone help me... please
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Question Voicemail Icon

I love my Galaxy G3 - one thing that bugs me is I never seem to know if I have a voicemail or not - I have icons for missed calls and messages but nothing for voicemail - is there anything I can do?
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I love my Galaxy G3 - one thing that bugs me is I never seem to know if I have a voicemail or not - I have icons for missed calls and messages but nothing for voicemail - is there anything I can do?

mine has a notification in the status bar when i have a voicemail, cant think it would be a carrier thing but who knows
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I've only had my phone for a few days and while adjusting the notification setting I seemed to have messed up my gmail notification settings. Any time I get a notification now it won't stop playing until I actually go in to the app on my phone or another notification comes in. Does anyone know how to stop it from doing this? Thanks.
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Hi, I've just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. It's my first Android phone, in fact my first smartphone, but I'm slowly getting to grips with it. I've figured out how to change the SMS alert tone but can't seem to find a way to change the email alert tone.

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1) Click G-mail Icon

2) Click Settings Button on Phone (bottom left)

3) Click Label Settings

4) Select Ringtone from this Screen (this will allow you to use a different notification tone than your default notification tone)
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I just got a new Samsung S3. I read through all the post and it does not solve my problem. I go to the email preferences - email notifications - ring tone and I have none selected in generates an annoying ring sound. Even if I select another tone it does not change it. I can not find "postman" ringtone selected anywhere.
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I have the same problem as Rosti. I have gone into my email settings, changed the ringtone to something else but I still get that annoying bell.
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i known it's old, but i found this when searching for a solution. Meanwhile, i think i found a solution. In the email app, use phone's Menu button (lower left on S3), click settings. There's a "General preferences" at the top, followed by the list of "Added accounts". I had changed the ringtone in the General preferences before, and it had no effect. But now, I went into each account, near the bottom there's a "Select ringtone" from which I could change it to None. This seems to have worked for me. Note that the "Select ringtone" is greyed out if the phone volume is off.

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