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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mark Touhig, May 24, 2020.

  1. Mark Touhig

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    Hi all. Is it possible to get my Note 9 to sound a specific tone when I receive an email (Gmail app) - this is different to the general notification tone. Thank you.
     



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  2. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
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    Hi Mark, yes, open your Gmail app, scroll down to "Settings' tap and go to to 'Manage notifications', tap on 'Sound' to choose your sound from the list.

    :)
     
    #2 tommo47, May 24, 2020
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep this^^^^^^^^^^
     
  4. Mark Touhig

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    Thanks Tommo. I have just tried this, and it does work. But the same sound appears on the other notifications such as sms. I was after a separate sound for emails only
     
  5. Mark Touhig

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    In other words, I don't want the default sound for notifications for my emails.
     
  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    If you changed Gmail's sound to something other than default, it should now have a different sound than SMS. Unless SMS happens to have the same sound assigned to it.

    Go into System Settings and find your list of apps; mine is under 'Apps & notifications | App info.' Find 'messages' and see if its sound is the same as Gmail's; if it is, change it.

    If I've completely misunderstood, let me know! :D
     
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  7. Mark Touhig

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    If I goto messages, settings, notifications, general notifications, it says under sound part "Yoda" - this is the file I want for sms. But it is NOT the sound it plays, what does play is the sound I want for emails. In fact, all my notifications such as weather updates etc play the email sound. Something is wrong somewhere!
     
  8. Mark Touhig

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    In my Gmail app, the tone assigned is the one I want for emails. But it seems to have applied this is a default for all notifications, despite what the messages app says in settings
     
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok so i do not know if it is different or not, but on my note 10+ the way to change notification sounds is as follows:
    gmail>settings>select your gmail account and not general settings>manage notifications>sound

    uder general settings>manage notifications you get options on what to be notified and there is no sound option.
    what happens if you change the overall notifiaction sound?
     
  10. Mark Touhig

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    The issue seems to be with messages. No matter which tone I set, and no matter which tone is actually checked with the blue dot button, it will play the default, which is now my preferred email tone
     
  11. Mark Touhig

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    I think, maybe a factory reset. It's hard work but I've done it before
     
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  12. Mark Touhig

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    Before I do that, can you tell me which folder and where are the pre installed tones? If I could move the two files I downloaded to that folder...?
     
  13. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no idea, those are most likely on the system side of the os which is not accessible withoug gaining root.
     
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  14. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Or just install Zedge from the play store and download and assign sounds per app, no reset needed
     
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  15. MoodyBlues

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    Based on the OP's comments:

    "In fact, all my notifications such as weather updates etc play the email sound. Something is wrong somewhere!"

    and:

    "The issue seems to be with messages. No matter which tone I set, and no matter which tone is actually checked with the blue dot button, it will play the default, which is now my preferred email tone"

    I don't think that will help. It sounds like something has somehow gone wonky on his device.

    @Mark Touhig, you might want to give this a try, to see if you can get things back to normal:

    System Settings | Apps & notifications | Notifications | Notifications | [3-dot menu] | Reset app preferences

    Your path may vary, but should be similar.

    If you try it, let us know its results.
     
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