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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MightyGreen, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. MightyGreen

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    My Motorola Droid is great. But here's one thing I cannot figure out how to change.

    Every time I get an email in my gmail account or in my work account, the phone says "Droid." (My kids love it). I get a lot of email, so I mostly ignore the audio notifications.

    The phone uses the same sound to notify me of SMS Text messages. Since it's the same sound ("Droid"), I usually just ignore it. But what that means is that I never get my text messages anymore.

    This was easy to change on my old Blackberry. But I can't figure out how to make the notification sounds different for text messages from email messages. When I go to Settings > Sound & Display > Notification Ringtone, I can change the notification audio, but not for individual applications.

    Can this be done?

    I've had the Droid for 2 months now, and otherwise it's been great.

    TIA.
     

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    go into each apps respective settings and you can change it from there.

    for gmail: open gmail to your inbox. press menu>settings>select ringtone.
     
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    Man, that was so easy! Thanks, square. You're my new hero!
     
  4. Tim K

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    Yep,
    The phone has a "general" notification sound that you can set in the main phone settings. Each app has its own notifications you can set. If you don't set them in each app I think it defaults to the main notification sound (which by default is "Droooooiiiiiiddddd".
     
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    Rings extended is a good app if your looking to add your own personal ringtones and notifications. It can be downloaded for free from the market.
     

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