Support Desire changing ringtones and alerts without my knowledge

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eske, May 17, 2010.

  1. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    This is killing me

    my Desire is changing the ringtones I've set to seemingly random mp3's stored on the phone

    I reset all my ringtones last night (for Calls, twitter notification noise, sms alert noise and reminder noise)

    But this morning they are all set to different mp3's

    Ruling out that someone snuck into my room overnight and manually changed them all .... any other ideas?

    cheers eske
     

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  2. chrisl

    chrisl Member
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    You've not connected it to a computer or otherwise unmounted the SD card have you, after setting the ringtones? I think mine had done this a couple of times but I need to investigate further. It's certainly not done it every time I connect it to my Mac.
     
  3. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    yeah I'd noticed some wierdness before in relation to not hearing audible alerts that i has assumed had to do with the sd card not dismounting properly after I'd synced data with the pc or backed up the card.

    But I did a sync yesterday and lost all my ringtomes - then reset them all up yseterday evening and I don't think i've synced it since.
    But this morning all the ringtiomes and alerts are changed
     
  4. DannyVandal

    DannyVandal Active Member
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    I'm getting this now, I thought it was when the Desire was plugged into my Mac and the SD card mounted but it's happened randomly today, changed the ringtone and also made certain other MP3 ones disappear only for them to reappear after exiting the Personalise setting and r-entering it. Really odd, not to say annoying. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  5. mikebell

    mikebell Well-Known Member
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    You're not the only person this happened to.

    My phone is behaving itself now. If you are currently having these problems it might be an idea to contact HTC technical support. I'd be interested to see what they have to say about it
     
  6. DesireMe

    DesireMe Well-Known Member
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    Mine makes a different noise when connected to the PC, but goes back to normal when disconnected.
     
  7. mutanti

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    Mine did the same today.. I had ringtone and message tone set up as my own but then this morning they were differnt.. Weird
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  8. DannyVandal

    DannyVandal Active Member
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    I think that when the phone is connected to the PC (or mac in my case) the SD Card is unavailable to the OS so it can't use the MP3 that you've selected, I don't know how to get the MP3 into the phone memory though.
     
  9. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    I haven't had it happen since but it's a huge pain in the ass when it does happen

    I had to go into sms settings, twitter alert settings, mms settings, email settings, missed reminder etc and resetup all the correct mp3's
     
  10. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
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    This happened to me the other day.

    I also had connected my phone to my laptop prior to this occuring. I was transferring the contents of one SD card to another.

    I have connected my phone to my laptop on several occasions previous, and this never occured.

    Strange.
     
  11. Stucky

    Stucky Well-Known Member
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    Its aliens, trying to make contact. Just give them time and the message will become clear.
     
  12. scorpionatthepc

    scorpionatthepc Well-Known Member
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    That happens with mine too so I guess thats normal.
     
  13. swgastro

    swgastro Well-Known Member
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    I unmount my SD card then remount and all things are back to normal :)
     
  14. robogo

    robogo Well-Known Member
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    Exactly.

    While the SD card is mounted to your computer, your Desire can't use the ringtone that you have on it. So it uses some default tones until you unmount the SD card from your computer.

    Simple as that :)
     
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  15. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
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    Mine still used the default tones after the phone was disconnected from my computer. :thinking:
     
  16. martinozza

    martinozza New Member
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    Hi Guys,
    true, it all happened after hooking it up to my PC. But strangely enough it also happens when I select "Charge Only" and hook it to the pc... should happen only when accessed for sync or SD storage.

    But it's true that ringers went back to my previous settings after unmounting the SD card and restarting the phone. Except for the ringtone, though.

    And the best: My HTC Desire has just returned from repair (replacement of motherboard due to crash&reboot error)! :)
     
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