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General Alerts questions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Needsdecaf, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Northern VA
    Questions about alerts:

    1) Is there a way to get your alerts to be sound only? It still plays a sound AND vibrates, and that's driving me nuts.

    2) Is there a way for the "native" alert sound management software to recognize imported files for alerts? I've used a downloaded program that will allow me to pick song files, but it's use of them is inconsistent, even though when I go to the setting, it still has the file I chose listed.

    3) Is there a way to have different alerts for different items: Gmail seperate from an SMS separate from an email?

    I got spoiled by my BB Curve!!


  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Mar 30, 2010
    I'm a cableguy....really
    Monterey, CA
    1. Yes
    3.Yes. Set an alert sound in Settings-notifications. Then a different one in Handcent,

    Hope this helps
  3. bjf88

    bjf88 Android Enthusiast

    Dec 13, 2009
    I haven't used the stock messages app since I got the phone, so I'm speaking from a Handcent perspective.

    1. If you haven't downloaded Handcent yet, do it. Go to the settings>notification settings and there will be an option to turn off vibrate for notifications.

    2. Handcent also allows you to select an alert ringtone from your SD card. Easy as pie.

    3. Yes, for each program, so to the settings and it will allow you to set the tone for the alert. Gmail and Handcent will allow you to choose your own. If you have another email acct set up, it will just use whatever you have set as your Alert tone in the phone's settings.

    Now with a little further reasearch, I was able to disable the vibrate for alerts in the stock messages app's settings.

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