1. ChackieJan's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5. If I choose a custom notification sound in hangouts, for example, that is an .mp3 file, I would get the word "Silent" underneath the sound setting. The same goes for ringtones, but the word that shows underneath Phone ringtone in settings would be "None". I've tried putting the file under the Ringtone folder and it still wouldn't work. How do I get custom sounds to work on KitKat/Nexus 5?

    And my volume isn't set to mute or anything. It can be set all the way up and nothing would happen.
    02-11-2014 10:47 PM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    You can only set up custom ringtones in stock Android, not notifications. Put the ringtone you want into the ringtones folder and then go to settings/sound/phone ringtone and choose the tone you want. If you want specific ones for certain people, go into the People app and edit that contact.
    02-12-2014 02:10 PM
  3. ChackieJan's Avatar
    You can only set up custom ringtones in stock Android, not notifications. Put the ringtone you want into the ringtones folder and then go to settings/sound/phone ringtone and choose the tone you want. If you want specific ones for certain people, go into the People app and edit that contact.
    There is clearly a setting that allows you to choose custom sounds for notifications. It works on my old Nexus S. I have tried putting it in ringtones folder, it doesn't work.
    02-15-2014 03:02 AM

Similar Threads

  1. How to remove extra home screens?
    By rockitdog23 in forum Motorola Droid MAXX
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 08:35 AM
  2. Strange ringtone from my PC speakers when receiving a call
    By xpendragon0711 in forum Sprint HTC One
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 05:42 PM
  3. How to connect chrome book to a printer
    By nokia4life in forum Samsung Chromebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2014, 11:47 AM
  4. Working call recording app for Nexus 5?
    By nvn in forum Nexus 5 Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-14-2014, 10:12 AM
  5. Getting A Nexus 5 Today, any tips?
    By macaroon9 in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-14-2014, 08:35 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD