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Support Multiple notification sounds for texts?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kekchi, May 5, 2010.

  1. kekchi

    kekchi Active Member
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    Is it possible to set different notification sounds for different contacts? By this, specifically, can the Incredible be set to play one ringtone for my husband's texts and a different ringtone for my sister's texts? And if so, how?

    TIA!
     

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  2. Taterus Maximus

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    I don't believe you can using the stock messaging app. However, Handcent and Chomp SMS offer a lot more customization options than the stock app, and both are free in the market. If you do decide to go with a third party sms app, you will have to go to the settings in your stock app and disable notifications, otherwise you'll get duplicate notifications.
     
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  3. Android_LIFE

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    I've had great luck with SMS PopUp. It has a TON of settings. Love it. Have custom sounds for each individual contact
     
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  4. cbanning

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    what about different sounds for for different events, i.e. one sound for email, a different one for sms, etc?
     
  5. confluence

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    in order to change notification sound for text messages:

    1. open "messages"
    2. touch menu
    3. touch settings

    scroll down and you will be given the notification options including notification sound for:

    1. received messages
    2. sent messages
    3. new voicemail


    *in order to add custom sounds to your list of notifications add the following folder path to your sd card or phone storage: "MP3/Notifications/"

    and put your mp3's for the notifications folder. for ringtones: MP3/Ringtones/

    (create folder named "MP3" in root of SD card, then create folder named "Notifications" inside of the folder named "MP3")

    (to access phone storage, plug phone into pc and select "mount as disk drive"
     
  6. cbanning

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    thanks for the information. What if I'm using handcent or Pure Messenger for sms and/or emails?
     
  7. Android_LIFE

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    Scratch that!

    Had to UNinstall! I tried reinstalling after a soft reset. No luck.
    1st, just to let everyone know, I disabled the factory notifications, to prevent duplicate message notifications.

    So here's what it was doing, some very odd & chaotic behavior below:

    Sms PopUp was sending text messages to multiple people when I was only txting to ONE contact! Talk about YIKES!

    Also, When you click on the messages icon (The one normally on homescreen or under your program list),
    sms popup put a unreadable, undeletable, msg, with a
    Contact name, date of December of 1969!!!!!
    I had nearly 10 messages I could not delete that were like this.
    I could not delete even if I checkmarked the delete locked.
    Nothing I could do besides remove SmS PopUp would resolve my problems.

    Back to the SenseUI messaging interface for me...for now.
    I tried chompSMS as well as Handcent, and both yielded bad results.

    I emailed the Developer regarding my issues.
    I don't think SMS PopUp likes the Incredible's Sense UI, they didn't seem to play nicely.
     
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  8. dawnierae

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    In Handcent, when you have a text from a contact open, there is a little "settings" icon at the top right corner that controls the settings for that specific contact. That's where you can edit everything from their notification sound to the color of the bubbles. I'm not sure how you do it by contact if you don't have a message from to or from them, though. Anyone???
     
  9. Mervster

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    Where can i find step by step (idiots guide) instructions for the instruction in red please. Is it done on the phone or must it be connected to my pc; as you may be able to tell i'm a numpty on the technical side of things :eek:

    I have a HTC Hero
     
  10. Nicaragüense

    Nicaragüense Well-Known Member
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    use an SD card reader or connect your phone to a pc so you can access your SD card.

    (create folder named "MP3" in root of SD card, then create folder named "Notifications" inside of the folder named "MP3")

    That just means that you will create a folder in your SD card, or inother words not in a folder in the sd card, just go to "my computer" or however you have it named on your pc, find the drive that is the SD card. Go into that drive, and create the folder there. That is what the "Root" means in this case.
     
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