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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by soarndt, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. soarndt

    soarndt Member
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    Is it possible to personalize the "ringtone" that plays when texts are received so that it plays a different song for different people?

    (I hope this hasn't already been addressed, if so please let me know.) Thanks.
     

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  2. rasmith3530

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    Soarndt, this actually has been covered, but here's what you do...

    Go to Settings > Sounds & display. Scroll down to Notification ringtone. Select your ringtone.

    If you want it to broadcast at a volume other than what you've set for rings, then go to Ringer volume, uncheck the box, and set the two volume controls.

    Now, if you want to use a custom ringtone for these events, you will have to load it to a Notifications directory that you will create on your memory card.
     
  3. dcollins23

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    I think if you want different text/ringtones for different contacts, you have to go into your contacts, highlight one, hit the menu key, and then select ringtone (or something like that).
     
  4. rasmith3530

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    Yes, it is Contact > Menu > Options > Ringtone.
     
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  5. soarndt

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    Thank you for your help, but I don't think you've answered my question. I understand I wasn't very specific, but what I want is to give different people different "ringtones" for when they text. I have a separate "ringtone" for texts, but there's no way that I have found to change it individually.

    For instance, there is a ringtone that plays for everyone who doesn't have a specific ringtone. Then I have separate ringtones for some of my contacts. This is what I hear when they call. I also have a "ringtone" that plays when anyone texts. However, I cannot change what plays when specific people text.

    So I have a Ringtones folder with songs and a Notifications folder with songs, but what I want is individualized "text tones."
     
  6. Dark Reality

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    Came in here to say you're wrong, but I realize by "Contact" you meant the actual contact. I was looking, but I couldn't find how to do this. I told my wife (who also has an Acclaim) that it is a one-ringtone phone. I am glad I will be able to tell her I was wrong.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. rasmith3530

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    soarndt, you can have individual phone ringtones for contacts, as I described above. Text ringtones for individuals are not a native feature of Android from the phones I have seen, including the Acclaim. This is probably functionality that would have to be brought about by a third party app.
     
  8. soarndt

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    Thanks for your help, everyone.
     
  9. bryandrummer

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    there are free messaging apps in the market place that provide the feature that you want.
     
  10. dayshstew21

    dayshstew21 New Member
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    what are those apps called
     
  11. dayshstew21

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    did anyone help yu out with getting different ringtones for ppl when yu text
     
  12. bryandrummer

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    the stock app doesnt do custom individual texts per contact like you can ringtones. i think there are free apps that may be able to do this for you while still using the stock app. however there are 3rd party messaging apps that may be easier to use. i personally use handcent. it can be tricky to find the option but that is a free 3rd party that has the feature you are looking for along with alot of other bells and whistles.
     
  13. Lambeau

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    Thank you for the answers. I am new and came in here for some information. I have not even bought my phone yet because I cannot find one that I like and has what I am looking for. This is one of, if not the main thing that I am looking for in a phone because I text about 80% of the time. If I can't get individual text message ringtones for my contacts then I will hold off on changing over to Android and keep the phone that I have. I am so clueless when it comes to apps....I am trying to learn about that nowl. Anyways thanks again :)
     
  14. rasmith3530

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    There is an application in the Android Market called Handcent SMS that should allow this functionality.
     
  15. cwill0303

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    Ringo Lite will allow you to set different ringtones for texts from different people. The phone cant do it by itself. Not a bad app, I use it. I also use ringdroid, which lets me cut mp3 files into snippets to use for ringtones.
     
  16. bramos

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    GOsmspro does what you want for individual contacts when using text; I use this as default because I much prefer the popup that comes with the text. I have it it set so that it always does sound for my hubby and school text messages
     

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