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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spnewb, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. spnewb

    spnewb Lurker
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    hello all, i was wonderin how i use my ringtones that i have saved on my my music app and use them as a notification alert, so i dont have to keep listenin to "droid" everytime someone txts me? any one know how to change that? this smartphone stuff is new to me. thanks for the help y'all.

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  2. cbreze

    cbreze Android Enthusiast

    I use "ring droid" a playstore free app. It lets me edit and then save in any file.
  3. zoxxo

    zoxxo Android Enthusiast

    I guess that begs the question: how does the android system differentiate a ringtone from a notification? Is it directory based, or is there some other method for sorting out the tones?
  4. spnewb

    spnewb Lurker
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    on my old phone i would just save the sound as a ringtone and i could use it as either a ringtone or a txt message alert. and how does that app work? i try not to get apps that sit there and want to watch who calls u or who you call and stuff. im pretty protective of it since i dont have any anti virus stuff for it yet. which i need to get.
  5. narayanan9190

    narayanan9190 Android Enthusiast

    i tried this a couple ah times in my native settings section and couldnt find a work around...i use go sms pro which is very secure and it allows me to assign any sound to anyone and also let u have more power for differentiating between a notification and a ringtone !
  6. taghag

    taghag Member

    You would go to the contact you wish to designate a ringtone for, click the menu key and select "Set ringtone".

    I like narayanan9190 use a third party SMS app to assign ringtones and SMS tones (I use Handcent). I have all my ring/text tones saved to my card so I use Handcent to find them there and assign.
  7. DroidAbuser

    DroidAbuser Member

    I think it may be directory based but not 100% sure....all I do know is I have my phone set up the following way and never have an issue distinguishing between a notification and ringtone:

    Saved to SD card / Media / Audio / Ringtone
    Saved to SD card / Media / Audio / Notification
    Saved to SD card / Media / Audio / Music
    Saved to SD card / Media / Audio / Alarms

    If you follow that path above you should not have any issues:)
  8. spnewb

    spnewb Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How do i set that up? Meaning how do i set it to save everything to my sd card?
  9. DroidAbuser

    DroidAbuser Member

    Go to "My Files" (File Manager) select SD Card and start setting up the directory.....as described above:)
  10. taghag

    taghag Member

    I just unmount the card from the phone and put it in the laptop and drag the files over to the card. :)
  11. techbullets

    techbullets Lurker

    Regarding the antivirus...i'm using avast on my rooted mobile and activated the firewall.
    You should try it.
  12. MasterGadgets

    MasterGadgets Well-Known Member

    +1 for Avast. Works great!

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