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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi, I downloaded a notification sound from Zedge but it got on my husband's nerves so I tried to uninstall it. After a lot of faffing around, I managed to get rid of it but I don't know what I did, and now I don't get any sound at all for texts & General Notifications is switched to 'No sound'. I think Zedge hijacked my phone because I can't use any of the notification sounds that came with the phone (Galaxy A5 2017). Can anyone help please? Thanks!
    07-25-2018 08:36 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to your system settings for Notifications and choose the option to select a notification tone -- do you see the preinstalled tones listed there, or is the list completely blank? If you see them, then what happens if you select one -- nothing? Does it play a sample for you?
    07-25-2018 05:06 PM
  3. bintymins's Avatar
    Hi, Thanks for the reply. I can see the list of notification sounds and they play a sample when I select them but I'm not getting any sounds for my messages. I'm following this 'path' to check the messages app:

    settings - apps - messages - app notifications & it says that app notifications in messages is 'on', but under General Notifications where you would normally have the name of the tone you have selected, it says 'no sound'.

    Does that make sense?!?
    07-26-2018 07:02 AM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    On the messages screen in settings, click Importance. Is it showing pop up with sound?
    07-26-2018 09:26 AM
  5. bintymins's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't know where you mean? I can't see an Importance button?

    Did you mean settings - apps - messages?
    07-26-2018 10:45 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Apps, select Messages, and then App Notifications, then Other Notifications. Look for the Importance option there.
    07-26-2018 04:19 PM
  7. bintymins's Avatar
    Thank you! Found it! Importance says Medium: No sound
    methodman89 likes this.
    07-27-2018 06:21 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, so if you change it to High or Urgent, are you getting the notification tones now?
    07-27-2018 03:21 PM
  9. bintymins's Avatar
    No sound on either Urgent or High (even though Urgent says - sound & pop up on screen, and High says - make sound).
    07-28-2018 04:43 AM
  10. methodman89's Avatar
    No sound on either Urgent or High (even though Urgent says - sound & pop up on screen, and High says - make sound).
    Go to the volume drop down menu and make sure that all your volume sliders are up.
    07-28-2018 05:49 AM
  11. bintymins's Avatar
    Yes, they're all up to max.
    07-28-2018 07:34 AM
  12. methodman89's Avatar
    Have you rebooted lately? You should irregardless, but I'm scratching my head if your settings are what you say. Do you have any audio I. e. Music, or video sounds?
    07-28-2018 08:04 AM
  13. bintymins's Avatar
    Yes, I have video & music sounds...
    07-28-2018 08:20 AM
  14. methodman89's Avatar
    Turn off your Bluetooth.
    07-28-2018 09:15 AM
  15. bintymins's Avatar
    Nope, sorry, doesn't make any difference
    07-28-2018 10:35 AM
  16. jameny5's Avatar
    I had the very same issue. I don't know how I resolved the problem. Are you using the priority feature. (If your phone has it) Sometimes it will silence the ringer if you turn the feature on.
    07-28-2018 02:56 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    See what happens if you wipe the cache partition: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/s...recovery-mode/
    07-28-2018 05:56 PM
  18. bintymins's Avatar
    Hi, sorry for the long delay..... I was scared to wipe the cache partition! I'm really useless with technology & I was afraid that it would wipe the entire phone or something! Anyway, I followed the tutorial & rebooted but there's still no sound for my text messages. Do you have any other ideas please?
    08-14-2018 09:45 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does it still happen in Safe Mode? https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=rkx2uTb4
    08-15-2018 12:11 AM
  20. bintymins's Avatar
    Hi, still no sound in safe mode...
    08-19-2018 06:09 AM
  21. methodman89's Avatar
    So you have all sound except messages?
    Download the Textra messenger app and see if you have notification. It won't hurt your phone.
    If you have sound, you must have deleted a system file for the stock message app.
    08-19-2018 07:21 AM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Let's rewind a bit -- you already mentioned that you can get to the menu to choose a new notification tone, and it will play a sample for you. After selecting the tone and accepting it, does it still say "No Sound" when you look back at the menu?

    Have you also tried using a custom tone? You can use any mp3 file -- just copy it to the /Notifications directory using a file manager.
    08-19-2018 03:51 PM
  23. bintymins's Avatar
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I chose a sound from zedge (fairydust), which plays a sample sound. In general notifications, when 'importance' is Urgent or high, Fairydust is listed under 'Sound' but when importance is medium or low, under 'importance' it says 'medium: No sound' and 'Low: no sound or visual interruption' respectively. It makes no difference if 'importance' is urgent, high, medium or low - there is no audible sound notification. Does that make sense?

    ....and thanks, methodman89, the message notification works with Textra and I do remember deleting something.... I have no idea what, but it was in an unfamiliar location & I couldn't tell you where - I was following some online advice! I love Textra BTW!
    08-23-2018 10:35 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It sounds like you found a good workaround with Textra. In case you want to keep digging at the underlying problem, see what happens if you go to Settings>Apps, tap Menu, then Reset All App Preferences. I'm wondering if at some point you picked Zedge as the default app to select ringtones from, and something got messed up when you removed Zedge from the phone.
    08-26-2018 01:48 AM
  25. bintymins's Avatar
    Hi, I reset all app preferences but there's still no sound. I'm pretty sure that I deleted something that I shouldn't have ! Do you think a factory reset would solve the problem?
    08-27-2018 06:38 AM
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