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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sam007, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. sam007

    sam007 Well-Known Member
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    Unrooted Verizon s3

    Guys - how do i add a new notification tone? I already have an mp3 which I've used for 5 years and want to stick with it. There is no New button in notifications like one exists for ringtones and adding this mp3 in the Notifications folder doesn't help


  2. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    Notification sounds are changed in the app you want to use. Email and sms just open each and go into settings and you will see the option to change the notification sound.
  3. sam007

    sam007 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes but each app will only show the sounds available to it on the phone. I'm talking about adding a brand new notification tone (an mp3 that I have on my computer)
  4. jp0469

    jp0469 Member

    Create a folder on your SD card called "Notifications" (it might already be there) and then just drop the mp3 there. It should now show up when you go to pick a tone. You can also do the same with "Ringtones" and "Alarms" respectively.
  5. boofer

    boofer Member

    plug your phone into your computer. select Media device (MTP) so this shows up in windows explorer:


    there's a pre-set folder structure under "Phone" and whatever .wav/.mp3 files you have in your Notifications folder will show up when you assign different notification sounds within the phone and within different apps. the same thing goes for what you put in the alarms and ringtones folders as well.
  6. davoid

    davoid Android Expert

    First of all, drop the mp3 into the notification folder or wherever you want to keep it (where you keep it is not important, as you'll see).

    Then install a file manager such as ES File Explorer (which I recommend).

    Then when you go to change the ringtone or notification tone, you will be offered the option to choose the system sounds (which were available before), or to use ES File Explorer. You can choose to use it Just Once, then the app will open and you can browse to where the file is stored and select it.


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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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