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  1. quickaudi

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    So, I would like to assign separate ringtones for my gmail and sms alerts. Apparently, the Android system groups these together; I can assign a different tone for regular email, but not gmail, as the Android system groups them under "notifications."

    Is there an app out there for this?
     

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    You can do this with the stock OS on the Droid X.

    Open GMail
    Menu / More / Settings / Email Notification settings

    Open Messaging (sms)
    Menu / Messaging Settings / Text messaging / Text messaging settings

    Open Messaging (all other email)
    Menu / Messaging Settings / Email / Notifications

    I'm not sure what the general Settings / Sound / Notification Ringtone is for. I set it different than the 3 above, but the notification sound was always what I selected in the programs, not in the OS settings menu.
     
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    LOL! I was only looking under general settings and never looked under the individual app settings. Thank you very much!
     
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    There are WAY to many places for the various settings to "hide" in Android. It creates frustration, but allows for great customization...when you can find them.
     
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    I just found out this setting is for Voicemail notification. I never changed it back from last night, and I just got a Voicemail. Mystery solved!
     
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    I never had this type of issue on Windows Mobile. But I am getting used to the Android and its hidden settings though. My current issue, is the sms notification. For the last 4 months, I changed the sms notification sound to more of my liking, but it keeps resetting to the Android default sound- Pizzicato. Then I check to change it again, but I notice the sound I choose is marked off.

    Done this:
    1. settings>sound & display>notification sound> choose my sound>ok
    2. on sms>menu>settings>checked off notifications>select ringtone>choose my sound>ok

    Both did not work. Any suggestions?
     
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    As stated in my post just before yours, this setting is for notification when you receive a voicemail.

    What phone do you have? For the Droid X, it's Messaging / Menu / Messaging settings /
    then select either Text messaging or Social Messaging and turn on or off notifications for each there.

    If you are using a 3rd party app for texts and SMS (Handcent, Chomp, etc) it's best to turn off both of the above and use the settings in the 3rd party app for notifications.
     
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    Kinda but theres alot more. That is the default sound that will be used for ALL notifications until you change them individually. Thats email, sms/mms, calendar, voicemails etc.

    GMB
     
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    check out whoisit app in the market

    allows you to fully customize every sound for everything :)
     
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    yeah, and I think that's where the confusion came in for me in the first place. oh well, it's resolved now for sure!

    thanks again!
     

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