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Deleting a ringtone?
So i accidently added a song to "use as ringtone" when i was trying to get it to a playlist. I know this isnt a big deal, but i want to delete it from my ringtone list. Problem is, when i go into my file manager and go to ringtones its not there! anyone know if this can be delete?
- 11-24-2009, 11:09 PM #2
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- 05-03-2010, 07:24 PM #7
Any file considered to be "music" (and thus viewable in the music player) can end up being marked in an internal database as being a "ringtone" as well if you hit that "Use as ringtone" button. There is pretty much no built-in method to un-mark this.
I got tired of not being able to remove these accidental ringtones, so I put a (free) solution up on the market. "Ring Remover" does nothing but offer to remove the "is ringtone" status of any media that are both "music" and "ringtone". (It'll leave the file there, so you can still play it as music.)
(If you downloaded ringtones, or put things in an explicit ringtone directory, you need a different solution -- involving physically deleting the files -- since the file scanner will just recreate the ringtone status everytime you restart or re-insert the SD card.)
- 06-18-2010, 08:28 AM #8
- 07-14-2010, 04:46 AM #9
I searched and searched for a solution and finally located one. It won't let me post the link where I found it but here's the solution below.
1. Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications
2. Hit Menu Button > Filter > All
3. Scroll To DRM Protected Content Storage and select
4. Clear Data
Hope it helps and saves some others wasted time searching.
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- 01-28-2013, 02:30 PM #18
Re: Deleting a ringtone?
I downloaded ringtones and when i tried to add more ringtones, its duplicated the list...how can i remove the duplicates? I tried ring remover app, it only found some of the music tracks that I had mistakenly added to the ringtones and it removed them...and i have put all the ringtones i want in a folder named ringtones in the phone memory...i was able to delete the ones in both the phone memory and the sd memory, but not in the default ringtones folder...H E L P anyone...my very first smartphone...
- 08-20-2013, 09:35 AM #19
Re: Deleting a ringtone?
if you go into google play store and download the FREE app ringtone remover (the picture is a green and white recycling bin) once you download and open the app it lets you select the ringtones you want to delete including stock ringtones. I hope this helps.
- 08-20-2013, 10:10 AM #20
- 08-24-2013, 03:07 PM #21
Re: Deleting a ringtone? (PERMANENTLY)
I used Ringtone Remover to try and get rid of my S3's pre-installed ringtones. Appeared to work fine But next time I switched the phone on they were all back.They are clearly reloaded automatically at startup.
Many other things are reloaded by the same start up process so playing about could cause major problems. I also don't want to root my phone.
I see that Delete Ringtone has been recommended.
Does anyone know if that app PERMANENTLY removes or hides the pre-installed ringtones or will they just reappear next time the phone is booted up?