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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Neil Dexter, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter Newbie
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    I would like to use my own notification tones, one for as a ringtone and another for messages. I have tried to do this previously but have resulted in my phone not making any notification sounds. Would someone please be able to walk me through how I can use my own MP3's for alerts, thank you?
     

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  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Do you have your music tracks in the correct directory? And do they show as options once you try to change tones?
     
  3. Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter Newbie
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    Only way I found online to use an MP3 as a tone, is to email track to yourself, save the attachment on phone and use an app called File Manager and transfer it to Notifications folder.
     
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    And you're saying that doesn't work?

    For alternatives, you could plug phone into computer and move files. Or put music files into Google Drive and download to phone from app. I used to use Zedge for everything, they probably still have one of the best notification/ringtone libraries.
     
  5. Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter Newbie
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    I can successfully copy file into Notifications folder, but once I have changed tone in settings, I no longer get sound notifications for messages.
     
  6. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Doesn't google have a dedicated app for sounds? @codesplice ?

    How long is the mp3 file?
     
  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    I've seen a lot of reports of this in the past. Any chance you could convert the audio file to .wav format? Those seem to work better in a lot of cases.
     
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  8. Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter Newbie
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    Thanks, I'll give this a try.
     
  9. Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter Newbie
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    20 seconds.
     
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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Hmm, in my Pixel 2 I have a mix of different formats in my Notifications folder (ogg, m4a and mp3) and all work fine. None of my notifications are that long, but I've ringtones that are longer than that and still work with the Pixel.
     
  11. NightAngel79

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    Let us know!
     

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