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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Glider_Guider, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Glider_Guider

    Glider_Guider Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have an LG Optimus Zip phone with Verizon/SmartTalk and I've been trying to figure out how to add custom notification sounds (for texts, email notifications, etc) to the phone.
    I tried creating a folder called Media on the sd card and then a new subfolder named Audio.
    Under the Audio folder, I created two more new folders named Notifications and Ringtones.
    I downloaded a trial mp3 (NewTextMsg.mp3) to the Notification folder but
    when I go to Settings>Sound and chose the Notification Ringtone option, I don't see the new custom ringtone listed among all the stock ones.

    Has anyone been able to do this without installing another app to do it? :thinking:
     


  2. kejlyCZ

    kejlyCZ Android Enthusiast

    Welcome to the forums!
    In newer Android versions the audio files have to be stored not in /sdcard/media/Audio folder, but directly in /sdcard/Notifications folder. If this doesn't help, try to eject and insert memory card (this should trigger media rescan).
     
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  3. Glider_Guider

    Glider_Guider Newbie
    Thread Starter

    kejlyCZ - I deleted the Media/Audio/Notifications folders and then created a Notifications folder on the sd card with NewTextMsg.mp3 in the new Notifications folder.
    Unfortunately I still don't see NewTextMsg on the list of available ringtones.
    I also created a Ringtones folder and copied NewTextMsg.mp3 to that folder - no joy :( I turned the phone off and back on after making the folder changes.
    Thanks for responding but I still can't get it to work.
    I assume (usually a bad idea) that the name of the mp3 file is what will show up on the list of available ringtones.
     
  4. Glider_Guider

    Glider_Guider Newbie
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    kejlyCZ- My bad. What you said worked.
    What I did wrong was not unplugging the USB cable before I checked the phone.
    I noticed when the USB cable is unplugged from the PC/phone
    that the phone says "preparing the SD card."

    Thanks for your help :)
     

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