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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by piannetta, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. piannetta

    piannetta Member
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    Hi, I'm on Android 4.3 and I have a persistent problem, some of the sound settings I make don't stick after a reboot.

    So for instance, the default notification sound I set to anything really, then after a reboot, it changes to Unknown Sound.

    Does anyone else have this problem and is there a way to fix it please?


  2. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Where are you setting the sound up at in the phone? Reason I ask is because the S4 has multiple places in the software to set up sounds.
  3. piannetta

    piannetta Member
    Thread Starter

    I go into Settings -> My Device -> Sound -> Ringtones and Notifications
  4. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Try going into the app you want to set the sound for. Hit the menu button, select settings, and then look for notifications.
  5. piannetta

    piannetta Member
    Thread Starter

    Sorry, it's not app settings, it's the device's default settings I'm trying to make sticky
  6. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    the audio files are not in a location where the system scanner finds them during start. Should not be on ext sd.
    Maybe scanner is not working...are you rooted?
  7. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    But if the app settings are different from the system settings, then usually the app setting will over ride the default system settings.
  8. piannetta

    piannetta Member
    Thread Starter

    The sounds files are in the same folders as the native notifications and ringtones. Yes, I'm rooted.
  9. piannetta

    piannetta Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I get that. So for instance, in my SMS app, I have set a notification and it seems to be sticky. But I want to change the DEFAULT ringtone and notification sounds, as some apps don't let you change the sound, but I don't like the default Android uses. I am experienced at this, what is not working for me is that the system is not "remembering" the sound I'm selecting.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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