1. tehWever's Avatar
    Nexus 6 dev prev3 here. Its been done, on stock, for years with any file manager out there - you select mp3 and tap set as ringtone. It would be set as one, and the file would be permanently listed amont all other system provided sounds from the rollout menu. Now the functionality is gone. set as ringtone doesnt change it and doesnt add it to the list, which forces us to use stock ringtone, notification and alarm tone. Did anyone found a workaround to this?
    05-26-2016 03:11 AM
  2. pgoelz's Avatar
    I've never used the option you refer to so I can't say whether it was removed or changed in "N" or not. But you can still use any MP3 as a custom ringtone.... just add it to the "Ringtones" folder and then select it like any other ringtone. Ditto for notification sounds.... add the MP3 to the "Notifications" folder and select it like any other notification sound. Maybe not quite as convenient, but it works fine including in "N".

    Paul
    05-26-2016 08:21 AM
  3. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    I've been using Zedge ringtones for calls, alarms and notifications from preview 1 to date because the stock Nexus ringtones blow.
    05-26-2016 09:06 AM
  4. chrisliphart's Avatar
    I may be an old man in the Android world, but I've always just sorted my custom tones into the Ringtones, Notifications, and Alarms folders on my phone. Every once in a while I'll use Zedge to find and assign a tone, but I actually keep those 3 folders backed up so I can easily drop them back on a new or wiped phone and have them ready to go.
    05-26-2016 01:56 PM
  5. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Every once in a while I'll use Zedge to find and assign a tone, but I actually keep those 3 folders backed up so I can easily drop them back on a new or wiped phone and have them ready to go.
    Good idea. Thanks.
    05-26-2016 02:47 PM
  6. tehWever's Avatar
    Hey I forgot about the folder thing! Trying it now
    Edit: Success, I've been using the aformentioned method for so long I forgot the old school ones
    05-27-2016 04:06 AM
  7. swohguy4u's Avatar
    There is nothing in the Notifications or Alarms folder. They have hidden all sounds. You cant find any on the phone.
    09-09-2016 10:55 AM
  8. pgoelz's Avatar
    You can't access the built in sounds to modify them, but any MP3 (customized or not) placed in the Notifications or Ringtones folders becomes available to use.

    Paul
    09-09-2016 02:34 PM
  9. maxburn's Avatar
    Ok so I just wiped my phone and ran into this. I previously had this working before and after upgrading (it was set under M) but now I can't set a custom sound under N with the stock alarm app on the 6P.

    Put the same mp3 in notifications, alarms, and ringtone but it doesn't show up in the alarm app.
    kyleresq likes this.
    09-10-2016 09:59 PM
  10. maxburn's Avatar
    Wait found it. In settings under sound you can set the default alarm sound and this does allow you to chose a file picker like ES File so you can chose any old mp3 anywhere. Then in the alarm app it will show up in the list to be selected if it isn't already.

    Yeah that's a step backwards.
    09-10-2016 10:03 PM
  11. pgoelz's Avatar
    I'm using the N5X, not the N6P. At least on the N5X if I put an MP3 in the Alarms folder, it becomes available to the clock (alarm sound) and notification settings (default alarm sound).

    By "alarm app" do you mean the clock, or something else?

    Paul
    09-11-2016 04:58 AM
  12. maxburn's Avatar
    Yes, stock clock app.
    09-11-2016 05:05 AM
  13. pgoelz's Avatar
    Not sure what else to tell you. It DOES work. But that said, I do seem to recall a while back (not 100% sure) that one of my MP3s showed up as a ringtone but not as a notification. Not sure if perhaps it was too long? Or maybe an incompatible bitrate? I didn't consider it important and did not investigate further.

    Paul
    09-11-2016 05:35 AM
  14. alison actually's Avatar
    I just did this on a pixel. I added an alarm using zedge and it worked as expected. I tried adding an mp3 to use as a ringtone but it didnt show up in my list of choices. I copied the mp3 to all the ringtone, music, download folders and eventually it appeared in the list as '0'. No sign of the actual name, but it works.
    10-21-2016 07:01 AM
  15. maxburn's Avatar
    Likely the label tag for name isn't filled in, mine shows the name.
    10-21-2016 07:06 AM

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