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  1. BFresh

    BFresh Lurker
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    Hey, friends. I have a new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. I had a standard ringtone applied to my wife so I would always know it was her when she was calling. For some reason, I can't figure out how to get any specific ringtone applied to a specific user on my new phone. I can do "vibrations", but ringtones don't seem to come up as an option in the Contact edit menu. Any thoughts?

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  2. cwcheese

    cwcheese Well-Known Member

    I have a Galaxy S10Plus and am able to set specific ringtones using the Contacts app to Edit a contact record, scroll to the bottom of the contact record and hit View More, scroll down again to the bottom and you should see Ringtone prefixed by a little musical note icon . It should be second to last item, just above Vibration Pattern.
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  3. BFresh

    BFresh Lurker
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    Thanks for trying to help, but that's the problem. When I scroll down to the bottom, "Ringtone" isn't an option for me. I don't understand why?
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I ended up installing Contacts by Google, free from the Play Store, to be able to assign individual ringtones.
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  5. cwcheese

    cwcheese Well-Known Member

    That's what I feared, but wanted to confirm with you that Sammy may have changed the Contacts app in your newer phone version. Sorry that I couldn't help.
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    well...... i have the ringtone option on my note 10+ running android 11 with OneUI 3.1 when i edit contacts.

    contacts(google) app version

    are you sure you are looking at google contacts and not at samsung contacts?
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    FYI that's exactly the same thing I'm seeing with a new Note20. There is no "Ringtone" in the menu. I got "Vibration pattern" and that's it.

    I'm not worried about it myself, because there's only one person who actually makes real phone calls to me. All other contacts call either via WeChat or WhatsApp.
    #7 mikedt, May 20, 2021
    Last edited: May 20, 2021
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  8. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Ignore my previous reply!

    There is a way to set personal ringtones for a contact on the stock Samsung Contact app.

    Open the contact that you wish to assign a personalised ringtone...

    Edit > scroll down to, "View more" > Scroll down to "Ringtone"... now you can select the ringtone for that contact.

    Hope that helps! :D
  9. BFresh

    BFresh Lurker
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    Thanks, Ironass. (Great name, BTW). But, "Ringtone" doesn't appear as an option on my phone.
  10. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I am running the stock Samsung, non-carrier branded, firmware for the worldwide, Exynos, model with Samsung Contacts version (See screenshot)

    It sounds as though you may have an adapted region/country/carrier branded variant. Back to PLAN A.

    #10 ironass, May 21, 2021
    Last edited: May 21, 2021
  11. BFresh

    BFresh Lurker
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    Problem solved! Thanks all for trying to help. It turns out that I needed to "Allow Access to Device Storage" in the permissions area to be able to assign individual ringtones. Once I did that, I can now assign a specific ringtone to anyone. I sincerely looked at a ton of posts and instructions before even coming to this forum and that little detail was never mentioned!
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  12. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    @BFresh ironass knows his Samsung.
    I'm just a what's the latest thing user. A Tourist.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.8" inch screen, 108MP camera, 12/16GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 5000mAh battery.

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