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  1. hammerstone81

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    hi sorry if this has been posted before but i cant find it anywhere, i cant find any setting on my phone to turn up the message recieved tone, its so quiet that i never hear it, any help would be great thanks in advance.
     

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    From home screen Press Menu>Settings>Sound>Volume then slide the notification bar to the top.
     
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    its already at the max, but its still mega quiet :(
     
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    hmm.. which tones are u using? maybe get a louder tone? :D coz i noticed some tones that i tried were just simply quiet, on any phone..
     
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    that could be the problem, i purchased a message tone today but i dont seem to be able to import it into message tones, ive tried everything, its currently in downloads, i can get it as my ringtone but not my message tone, any ideas?
     
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    Yeah its quiet for me as well. Hmmm.
     
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    i downloaded the nokia sms tone purely because of this and it seems a bit louder
     
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    this maybe unrelated, but i noticed when the phone is on a sofa or a bed, the cushion seriously blocks the speaker, resulting in a far quieter rngtone than, say, if the phone is on a table. a bit annoying
     
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    I had the same problem with ringtones and message alerts. Particularly those that I had downloaded from Zedge. They all seemed a little too quiet on the SGSII and Nexus One.

    My solution was to...

    1) Copy the tones to my PC desktop.

    2) Download and install the very useful, and free, Format Factory to my PC. See here:-

    Format Factory - Free media file format converter

    3) On Format Factory I selected Audio and MP3 (it can handle a whole range of audio/video formats) and added a ringtone file from the desktop.

    4) I then select Output settings and can then choose High Quality and increase the volume of the ringtone to 150% or 200%.

    5) Once the conversion has taken place I can then place it back on my SGSII and the low volume problem is solved.

    I also use Format Factory for simple editing of video's.

    Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
    Provides functions below:
    All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
    All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
    All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
    Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
    MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
    Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.
    Format Factory's Feature:
    1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
    2 Repair damaged video and audio file.
    3 Reducing Multimedia file size.
    4 Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
    5 Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
    6 DVD Ripper.
    7 Supports 56 languages
    OS requirements: All Windows OS


    Hope this helps. :D
     
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    I have the same problem, but I have the galaxy gio.

    The notifications are really quiet even if i put everything on max volume. The sounds themselves aren't quiet because if i open them from "my files" on the phone and play it from there, it is very loud. Probably at least twice as loud, and more close to the ringer volume. That might have something to do with the max media volume being 15, and the notifications being 7.

    I've also tried apps like quick settings to link the ring volume to the notifications but that doesnt help.
     
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    You need to put the file in to the "Notificiation" folder :)

    Try following this guide to sort that out :)
     

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