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What happened to the built-in ringtones?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MartyDC, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    Just got a new Motorola phone with 9.0 installed. Went to settings - sounds to pick a ringtone only to discover that there weren't any! Is there a site where I can download the ringtones that came with 7.0?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    which moto phone do you have?
     
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  3. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    XT2005DL
     
  4. ocnbrze

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

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  5. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    There is a phone ringtone option. But there are no files to choose from. Do some 9.0 phones still offer built in choices?
     
  6. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    Odd.. Whenever I had my 9.0 software on my edge plus, it really flooded the systems filled with default ring tones, I do not use them at all though.
    I rather look on the pop up menu :)
     
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  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I've never met one that doesn't. But I've not used a Moto since the days of flip phones, so can't speak for them.
     
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  8. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    Another idea. Can you transfer ringtone files from a phone that has them to a PC where you could then transfer them to a different phone? I pugged in my 7.0 HTC phone but couldn't find the ringtone files. Anyone know if they are accessible? If so where are they?
     
  9. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    It is usually the com.android file if you are going to search via windows ten :)
     
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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Built-in ringtones are probably in /data somewhere, so you'll need root to access them. At any rate that's been the case on every Android phone I've owned, including HTC. Some apps may put tones in Android/media, though system ringtones don't seem to be there (and looking in Android/Data for the system sound picker didn't get me anywhere on my unrooted Pixel - you may have more luck on your device).

    But you can use any mp3, m4a, ogg or various other formats. Just find a sound file you like, copy it to /Ringtones in your internal storage, and your phone should find it. That's probably the fastest way, do a web search for the sort of thing you are looking for.
     
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  11. ocnbrze

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

    i use zedge for my ringtones. zedge has tons of sounds, ringtone, and songs in their library.

    https://www.zedge.net/
     
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  12. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    Beat me to it! It was just about to report that I had discovered zedge. What's great about it is that they give you 3 days free trial. As soon as I download a good supply I can cancel!
     
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  13. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    thanks Hadron. you've explained why I have a few ringtones that I didn't download but also can't find when I check the phone's folders from my PC.

    Now that I realize how big the ringtone universe is, I see understand why Motorola didn't both providing any. Seems that only old farts like me had never felt the need to stray from the ones that came with all of my previous phones.
     
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  14. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    @olbriar is one of those people, I think Hadron is one too, but it is hard :) Also you got Luna and Mike :)
    Nah you are not too old, hell I might as well put my hat in the ring too.
     
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