General Text Message Sounds

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hurley710, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. hurley710

    hurley710 Active Member
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    Sorry if this has been asked... I've searched and so far nothing. I just got my new Droid Eris. So far I love it, except for my text message sounds. My ringtone works as my new one. My notification sound plays my preference (Clapton's Layla) when I have an email and such, however, when I get a text message, it still plays the default sound. Is there somewhere you change this other than notification sounds?
     

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  2. goofdad

    goofdad Well-Known Member
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    Check out this post.

    You might also want to check out handcent (as mentioned there as well) which allows you to set notification sounds on a -per user- basis ...
     
  3. Howie

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    Did you go to settings under the Text Messages app?
     
  4. hurley710

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    @Howie: Thanks. That totally solves it! I didn't realize there was a different settings under messages versus settings under your home page. I think maybe the reason I didn't catch it, is I think my messages app is a lil buggy. Sometimes when I click it, instead of displaying all messages, it displays my people with my phone pad. Not sure what that's about.

    @goofdad: I considered handcent, cuz I did read that works but the reviews in the market didnt appear to be the best, so I didn't bother.

    Thanks for the quick responses!
     
  5. kobel1up

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    Looked for the answer for a while, glad someone here had the solution. I had the Jabba the Hutt laugh for my text notification for a while. It was funny at first then it scared me half to death when I was almost asleep.
     
  6. Boston2AZ

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    This may sound weird, but I want to have my Eris give me a notification sound for text messages, but not for anything else. There seems to be no way to shut off everything but the text one. Is that possible? I've tried everything I can think of, but there just seems to be one overall notification function. Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
  7. doogald

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    If you go into the settings app, you can set the default ringtone to Silent, if I am not mistaken. In my experience, each individual app that allows ringtone notifications allows you to set them by application, so you should be able to set the Messaging app to use a ringtone of your choice, set the default to silent, and set all other apps that you have doing background notifications also to silent.

    Just hit menu in each of those apps and look for a settings or preferences option and you should find settings for background notifications and the ringtones that are used.
     

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