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why cant i assign ringtones to contacts?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by somi22, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
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    i looked everywhere on my phone and for some reason i cant find where i assign ringtones to my contacts

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  2. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    You can, if they are saved as a phone contact, not a social network or google contact. If it's one of those, you need to make a phone contact (just the name is fine, so you don't wind up with duplicate #'s). If you want, at this point, you can add the custom ringtone. Or, you can wait.
    The next thing you need to do, if it's not done already, is go to menu, more, display options and uncheck 'only show contacts with phone numbers.
    Now, merge the contacts by long pressing on one of them (phone or google/social network) and select merge. It should automatically find any matches.
    Once this is done, if you haven't already assigned the contact a ringtone, long press on it (there should be only one listing, with the icons for phone, and for whichever other one you have next to it) and click edit.
    At the top, there should be 2 tabs, google/social network, and phone. Click on the phone one, and scroll about half way down, til you get to ringtone. Assign it there.
  3. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    they are saved as a phone contact tho i have no merge or anything like that option for my phone
  4. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    what kind of phone do you have, and what version of android (find this by going to settings> about phone> and scroll down to firmware version
  5. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i dont see firmware all i see is baseband version android version and kernel version
  6. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    it is the android version... and what is the phone model?
  7. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
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  8. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    ok... hmmm. And you are long pressing the contact and clicking edit, scrolling about halfway down to where it says ringtone, correct?
  9. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thats the thing tho i dont have the option ringtone on edit
  10. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    OK... is there any way you can get on IRC... it might be a little easier for me to try to help (if I can) there, instead of passing posts back and forth... there is a web based client at
    freenode Web IRC (qwebirc)
    i'm in a room called #samsung-continuum just copy that over to channel.
  11. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
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    let me go to the site and get irc
  12. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    you won't need a client with the site I gave you. it's built in to web
  13. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
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    can you get on yahoo instead somi22imos
  14. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    sure give me a minute to download it
  15. somi22

    somi22 Lurker
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    If all else fails, search the Market for "contact ringtone" - lots of free apps make assigning a ringtone to a contact very easy.

    I'm all about easy, so that's what I do. ;) :)
  17. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    On the SGS4G you have to save the contact first. Then go back, and edit will be in the menu. You can then add all the other info.
    Ringtones need to be in a different file - think it's called sound under audio.
  18. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    The naming convention is media/audio/ringtones or for notification sounds it would be media/audio/notifications but the folder structure is only a recommendation as long as the files exist on the SD card in a visible file named ringtones or notifications, they will appear in the menu when you go to assign them.
  19. unkledude

    unkledude Newbie

    contacts/specific contact/ settings/ select ringtone

    might work that way

    hope it helps
  20. hansened

    hansened Lurker

    If you find out; ; let me know !!! so many basic phone features are not here !
    I"m searching how to select my phone carrier while traveling abroad; basic stuff like any phone and where ........ I have to pull my sim out to put in a basic phone to call out !!!
  21. hansened

    hansened Lurker

    Wish I had even close tothe optoins of any pda or e6000 nokia phone!! Can't merge my phone contact to sim or copy them all at once to a sim ? Maybe an app for that ?
    Select my phone carrier. I"m out of country- where can I select my partner carrier. ?There has to be basic items std with android but no mention of it ?

    3. Quick apps or links to get missed msgs/ miss calls ? Has to be a better app for msg manager.
  22. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    We got it figured out. On the sanyo zio (the phone in question) you open the individual contact, then hit menu, go to options, and ringtones.
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  23. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You did not say what phones you guys own.

    On my Samsung Galaxy SL, simply go to contacts>open desired contact to change ringtone>menu>edit>scroll down to ringtone. Same should apply to Samsung devices running TouchWiz.

    For those not running Touchwiz, I'd advise to download and install Go Contacts EX. it has the option to change ringtones per contact edit menu too.

    As for selecting carriers, on a Samsung, go to Menu>Settings>Wireless and Network>Mobile Networks>Select Network Operator.
  24. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    I'm not too familiar with aim phones (I'm on a cdma carrier, which doesn't use them) but, exporting your contacts to sit shouldn't be too hard. From your main contacts list try hitting menu, and if you don't see export/import there, hit 'more'. Click export, and I would think it would give you an option for sd card and sim. As for choosing a carrier abroad, i haven't the faintest clue. And for messages, pick an app, any app. There are dozens of them on market. I use handcent myself.
  25. baronvonj

    baronvonj Lurker

    Seriously, does this method actually not work on some phones? That's the default way with stock Android. That's always the way to set a contact to go straight to voicemail.

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