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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mastadex, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Mastadex

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    Hello. First time poster.

    I recently got an android phone and would like to add a custom sound for when I receive emails and text messages. I created the necessary directory structure on my SD card and plugged the tone into the Notifications folder. However, this sound gets played whenever any notification is raised. Is there a way to set a tone JUST for incoming messages and emails and not general notifications?

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  2. sitlet

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    Go into the settings in your email app. It will let you select a tone to use just for emails.
     
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    Your phone will use the default notification (settings>Sound>Notification ringtone) for every notification if there is no custom ringtone assigned. If you are using the default apps for messaging, open the app then go to menu>settings and make sure notifications is enabled. Right below that you can set a specific ringtone for messages only. For email you have to do it by account so open the email app and long-press the account and got to account settings. You'll see the notification ringtone halfway down the list. That way, if you have a POP3 business account and a personal Yahoo account (for example) you can have different tones assigned to each.
     
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    Ah I see. Thanks!
     

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