contact ringtone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bkeaver, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. bkeaver

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    does anyone know how to set custom contact ringtones on the Captivate? Thanks in advance for the assist.
     

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  2. Reggie3

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    I want to know the answer to this too. I have read all the info doing a google search but when we hit menu on the individual contacts no option shows up to allow a ringtone for that person. I have changed my ringtone for the phone and imported ringtones from my windows phone but not all formats will work as ringtones. They will all play when clicked on individually but will not show up on the list - not sure what type is the correct one
     
  3. smeltn

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    Good question I would like to know this as well. I had this set up on my iPhone so I knew exactly who was calling. Was hoping this was available on our Cap as well
     
  4. maverick999

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    Same here. I tried using Ringdroid, but my default ringtone still overrides it. Why do the manufacturers insist on putting their crap on top of the already polished Android UI? Makes me so mad.
     
  5. pbpatel1981

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    you can sync ringtone from WMP to your captivate.
     
  6. Reggie3

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    Yes but that does not let one assign individual ringtones to contacts.
     
  7. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member
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    Page 59 of the User Manual.
     
  8. worsemorebad

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    I dont think you can assign ringtones to individuals if you are syncing from gmail, facebook, or twitter.

    If I create a contact on the phone itself, I can assign ringtones...
    this may be the only way to do it
     
  9. stephlu2k

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    you can go to contacts-->menu-->more-->import/export-->copy to SD card. select yes when the screen gives you a file name. then you need to import this file from SD card. All your contacts will be on the phone (in addition to facebook, google....). Then go to the individual contact, select the phone memory tab, there you will be able to set the contact ringtone. Hope this helps! Took me many hours and a call to Samsung to figure this out!
     
  10. Reggie3

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    I just created a new contact with the same name (did not have to have a phone number or anything) and entered in the ringtone and saved - it linked to the gmail account
     
  11. smeltn

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    I also noticed when I went to create a new contact, I was able to select a ringtone for that person..
     
  12. KappaG9

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    I have a problem with the ringtones. The ones i made and the ones that come on the phone start out quite for 3 or 4 seconds when someone calls then go up to normal volume... they were working fine a few days ago. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  13. whsbuss

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    Doesn't this create duplicates on google? Do you have to remove all your contacts first? This is crazy.
     
  14. thindery

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    Google has the really quick "find duplicates" feature that merges everything nice and neat.
     
  15. smeltn

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    All of my ringtones do this. They start out quite and then get louder.. I HATE IT.. I had an LG Vu that did the same thing, but you had the option to turn that off with it.
     
  16. KappaG9

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    Wait so its supposed to be like that?
     
  17. smeltn

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    yeah I think so
     
  18. KappaG9

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    thats stupid
     
  19. stephlu2k

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    no, this doesn't get saved to google....just in the phone memory....so for a specific contact, i may have 3 accts linked together (google, facebook, and phone). BTW, you need to actually link google and facebook by using the menu button while in the contact, but the link to the phone is done automatically
     
  20. maverick999

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    If a Vanilla Android ROM is ported to the Captivate, do you think this issue will be resolved? In other words, does the regular Android Contacts app allow this?
     
  21. Kyu

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    I had the same problem too but then figured it out. It's actually quite simple....

    Go to contacts and then select an individual. Select menu and then click edit. At the top of the screen you should see "Google" or "Phone" (for me anyway since I'm linked with my gmail contact list) and select Phone. You can then scroll down a little until you get to Ringtone where you can pick and choose.
     
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  22. chicknlil

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    As an aside, for the people unhappy with the "ringtone that starts out soft and gets louder" ... that's unfortunately par for the course with Samsung. Every Samsung device that I've had (or read about) seems to have it, and there doesn't seem to be an way to disable it (or otherwise get your ringtones to play as they are).

    Also - ringdroid will let you assign ringtones you've created as you're saving them.
     
  23. alphadog00

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    I don't have choices of Google or Phone - I only see Google.

    I think you need linked contacts in both places (Google and Phone) in order to do this; so you would have to export your contacts to SD Card and reimport onto phone as previously mentioned.
     
  24. Terry S

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    Contacts need to be saved to your phone not your SIM card to assign contact ringtones.
     
  25. alphadog00

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    Also to assign groups.

    I wish I could understand why Samsung took the whole google group sync thing away.... makes no sense that they want all this to be setup on the phone. Maybe to force the use of AT&T backup.

    Sorry to sidetrack.
     

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