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

  1. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    I'm wondering, I really hate when I get a notification and I can't tell if it's a text message, email or facebook update. Is there any way to change the notifications so they are different for email, facebook and text?

    Also, I can change the ringtone for contacts, could I change the text-ringtone too for specific contacts?

    Thanks guys!

  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Yes. All of those apps, under their settings, include the ability to customize the ringtone for notifications. I do use the default notification for text messages myself, but I use a different tone for the GMail app, another different tone for calendar event notifications. (I could set a separate tone for Facebook as well but I really don't care all that much about FB notifications so I have them set for silent.)

    Editing the contact should allow you to set a specific ringtone for each contact. You may need to run a third-party text messaging app to allow specific SMS/MMS ringtones by contact (that's something I never do.)
  3. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    wow, I'm not sure how I missed this before. It's right there, like the second option under Gmail settings. Oiy. Hard to believe I worked as a Google Specialist.

    thanks yo
  4. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Congrats on becoming a senior member. :cheers:
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  5. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks! What's that, 500 posts? I can't believe I've posted that many. I guess I'm on my 3rd android phone and two android tablets so they add up after awhile.

    I miss my droid incredible =[
  6. shanny871

    shanny871 Member

    Can anyone verify if there is a way to set a custom ringone for a specific contact for a text?
  7. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    If you want that, use Handcent (I believe that Go SMS Pro supports that as well.)
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  8. shanny871

    shanny871 Member

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try it. So there is no way to do it through the stock text app?
  9. SNeitzel

    SNeitzel Android Enthusiast

    +1 for Handcent, I am doing this for certain contacts right now. I never found a way to do that via the stock messaging app.
  10. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Did you just allude to welby having a 'senior moment'? :p (j/k)
  11. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    no comment. :D
  12. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    oh it was a senior moment all right. I consider myself a seasoned android user so this was actually quite embarrassing. Especially considering the fact that I'm a trained Google Specialist.

    Only reason I can live with myself is I've successfully convinced myself that the last time I tried to do this (which was a long time ago) the functionality wasn't there. This lie helps me sleep at night.

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