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Support individual text notifications tones after Oreo update

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  1. sagona99

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    I just updated my AT&T note 8 to 8.0. I notice that now all my text messages come through under the same sound. In 7.0 you could set up a different notifications sound for each contact. Is there any way to fix this? Please help!
     

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    Textra has this option.
     
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    Unfortunately that's been a major complaint of the update to Oreo. If you want individual ring tones for texts, you'll need to look at a different message app. Textra for sure does it, so do others. If you want just basic features textra might be a little overkill.
     
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    Yeah, it's not Oreo itself but a change Samsung made to their message app, which happens to be included in this update. Nobody knows why they have done this.
     
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    Love Textra. Very flexible and easy to set up. Lots of customization.
     
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    I received an update on 4/2/18. I can no longer set different message sounds for my family members(or anyone else) when I receive a text. Is there a fix coming out soon?
     
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    Just use a different message app (Textra, Chomp, Google Messages, you name it). It's just Samsung's app that doesn't support it.

    Send complaints to Samsung in the meantime.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    People are complaining on Sony forums as well, that implies this isn't a Samsung problem.
    Also, the individual notifications feature was in the contacts, not in the sms app.
     
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    I use a text to speech app and it still manages to put personal ringtones into my contacts despite the update. Yay! The one I use is found on Google Play and is by Voxygen but there are a lot of them. This one was free at the time...not now. They are quite a lot of fun and also can be used throughout your phone to make your various notifications more meaningful and easily identifiable. Thank goodness the update didn't break this!
     
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    I have a Huewei P10 plus and my individual text tones disappeared too. Not just a Samsung issue.
    I wish someone would take the blame & fix it
     
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    Just install a different messaging app instead of using the stock app
     
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    I contacted Samsung (cause contacting Donald Trump would be much easier to contact than the anyone at Google!!!) and was told 'It wasn't us, it was Google'. And like someone posted above, Sony too has bee affected by the Oreo update. I installed Textra and regained the ability to add specific tones to my contacts. Still questioning how the people at Google come up with doing stuff like this. I truly hope people are flooding their forums/emails with their dislike for this move. As far at the actual Oreo update goes, I saw absolutely nothing significant that I would consider an update/upgrade! On the contrary, they removed a very useful tool!!!
     
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    Samsung (or any carrier) will blame Google and Google will blame (insert carrier here). Rinse and Repeat.

    Happens all the time. Who knows how or why it was done?

    Just know you'll never get the real answer.
     
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    If it only affects two manufacturers' stock apps, and no third party apps that anyone has reported, it still says to me that those manufacturers could fix it if they didn't find buck passing easier.

    The interesting question here is why these manufacturers' SMS apps have this problem but not third party ones? I wonder whether they are using some old API?
     
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    I just looked at one of my backup phones, a ZTE Zmax Pro, a cheap budget phone, with nearly stock vanilla android features on Marshmallow and a very plain and very limited stock texting app and even that allows you to change text notifications by contact.
     
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    Samsung is notorious for this. During a recent update cycle of Google's framework, the webview service update (allowing apps to open web content within the app rather than opening a browser) broke Samsung's stock email client for Exchange users where they couldn't reply to messages. Of course Sammy blamed Googs, but it ONLY effected users using the stock email client on Samsung phones. And, rolling back updates on webview fixed it. You connect the dots. ;)
     
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