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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Ragger, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Ragger

    Ragger Lurker
    Thread Starter

    This old fool has just bought a used phone. I think it is a Galaxy 2. Lovely phone.

    It doesn't give a sound alert to tell me when a message or email arrives. Can someone tell me how to do that?

    The person I got it from said I needed a gmail account and set it up for me but I can't remember why I need one. My email is with sky. What is my gmail for?



  2. KageBeast

    KageBeast Android Expert

    Gmail is a necessity for android phones since without one you can't download apps from the android market, sync and backup stuff like contacts and calenders and other things. Try going to settings for your phone and look under sound settings and see if the volume for notifications is up. Also you can still keep your other email and download an app for it if they have one in the market but you will need a gmail account.
  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    First of all Ragger, welcome to Android Forums! It's great to have you here! We'll have you mastering your phone in no time :)

    Second, you selected the Android Applications section to post your thread... and while that's a perfectly suitable place for it, the staff thought you would get faster help in the Android Lounge where there are generally more members to help you. I took the liberty of moving it there for you:

    Android Lounge - Android Forums

    If you have any questions about this action or Android in general, feel free to ask :)
  4. sohguanh

    sohguanh Android Enthusiast

    Below is not exactly true. We still can have an Android phone without internet connectivity. We still can use it as a mp3 player,camera,cam-corder,small game player,phone calls,texting. There are app stores where we can download apps and then we load them into our Android phones via USB cable etc.

    Of cuz, if one need to have email feature then I guess internet connectivity is mandatory.

  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The part in bold is a good way to get malicious software into your phone. I highly emphasize to anyone to refrain from downloading anything anywhere except from Google or Amazon Play Store, and official websites of the app developers themselves.
  6. FarmerTerry

    FarmerTerry Newbie

    For text message alerts, go to messages, settings, and right down the bottom, the very last item, is Notification Settings. Select your ring tone.

    The other place to try is on the main screen. Go to settings (the list starts with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc). Part way down in Sound - set volumes there or use the Settings Pro app.

    Pretty sure this is right, but I am a newby with Android myself, and I can't help with emails as I don't use them on the phone. :)
  7. Ragger

    Ragger Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Trying to reply. Each time I try to send it tells me 'token' expired! Thanks

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