1. lachdanan's Avatar
    Hi,

    I searched here but couldn't find a solution that works. Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

    I also don't have a + button at the top like it's shown for ringtones.

    Any idea on how to do this?


    Thanks
    08-11-2013 12:28 PM
  2. Shawn_S's Avatar
    Go to Music. Browse to your mp3. Tap the 3 dots (...), press set as ringtone. Although I have a DNA it should (maybe) be the same.

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    08-11-2013 12:58 PM
  3. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks, I set my ringtone, but this is for setting the notification sound, which I couldn't figure out
    08-11-2013 01:13 PM
  4. Shawn_S's Avatar
    Ah, sorry. I use Ringdroid app for that. Hopefully someone will chime in with another way without having to download that app.

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    08-11-2013 01:21 PM
  5. VendettaEMB89's Avatar
    Hi,

    I searched here but couldn't find a solution that works. Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

    I also don't have a + button at the top like it's shown for ringtones.

    Any idea on how to do this?


    Thanks
    First I use the stock ringtone trimmer to bring down to a notification sound length, like 2-3 seconds...then I use a file manager app like astro to move the mp3 to the notifications folder, then you should be able to find it with all your other notification sounds.

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    08-11-2013 03:39 PM
  6. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks but which notification folder? There are multiple I think. My mp3 is 1 second long.
    08-11-2013 05:24 PM
  7. VendettaEMB89's Avatar
    Thanks but which notification folder? There are multiple I think. My mp3 is 1 second long.
    Idk I only have one...I'd try all of them till you find the one that works, maybe you have ringtone apps that created the folder for you.

    HTC One: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?-1376259699938.jpg

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    08-11-2013 06:23 PM
  8. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks that's the thing I tried that folder and the one in media/audio. Pretty sure you must have that too, I didn't install any ring tone apps. But after copying my mp3 to both folders, it still doesn't show the name of my mp3 in the notifications. Do you see your mp3 in the notifications sound selection list?
    08-11-2013 06:57 PM
  9. VendettaEMB89's Avatar
    Yes I do, here are screenshots of it inside the folder(highlighted orange), and in the notification sound selection menu(selected). I really think you need to find the right folder. It's not the one inside the audio folder for me.

    HTC One: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?-1376263370673.jpg

    HTC One: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?-1376263381870.jpg

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    08-11-2013 07:23 PM
  10. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks, what's the name of your mp3 file? Maybe I need to add the "notification" word to its name? I can't see from the screenshot whether it's notification or notifications, but this might be it. Because in the sound list, it only shows the name without that word.
    08-11-2013 07:30 PM
  11. VendettaEMB89's Avatar
    It says notification...I doubt that's it, did you try following the same path I have to get to the same folder.

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    08-11-2013 09:09 PM
  12. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks, yeah I did. I am using the exact same folder and I didn't change anything to affect this. Also doing the same for ringtones worked, of course when I used the ringtones directory.

    You are right, it didn't work when I added notification. Do I have to restart the phone? I didn't have to restart for the ringtone.
    08-12-2013 04:00 AM
  13. driva's Avatar
    After adding the mp3, try going to Settings-Apps-All then scroll down to find HtcMediaCacheSevice. Select it, then select Clear cache, then Clear data. Go back to Apps-All and find Media Storage, again select Clear cache and Clear data. Then restart phone, and your custom notifications should be there. Mine are in media/audio/notifications


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    08-12-2013 05:48 AM
  14. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks alot man, it worked. You are a genius
    08-12-2013 06:37 AM
  15. mr-howdy's Avatar
    Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.
    I struggled with this for awhile. It seems that the problem is ES File Manager. When I copy notification files using AirDroid, it works. With ES File Manager, it doesn't. Hope this helps.
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    08-28-2013 02:59 PM
  16. antheauxny's Avatar
    I just use Ringdroid.

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    08-28-2013 04:00 PM
  17. GMGPR's Avatar
    Hi, I just picked up my HTC One two days ago. I've loaded an MP3 file I want to use for notifications and added it as a ringtone. But I'm wondering if you can list the exact steps to take to add it as a notification sound since now I think the software is different. Please and thanks so much!
    03-09-2014 08:57 AM
  18. GMGPR's Avatar
    Never mind, figured it out reading your posts! Awesome. Didn't have to clear cache or reboot. Just used Astro to put it into the right folder and it just showed up on the list of notifications. Thanks!
    03-10-2014 07:53 AM
  19. Brion Vytlacil's Avatar
    Thank you! Used Astro and instructions. Success! So happy!
    01-16-2015 09:58 PM
  20. she_rie's Avatar
    Hi,
    I just made a copy of the mp3 I wanted to use and dropped one in the Notifications and the other in the Ringtones folder, under phone storage, using the native File Manager. (One of the two worked..) Went in to settings > Personalize > Notification sound (and it was there). Hope this helps.
    08-28-2015 07:39 AM
  21. Neo Sanders's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I'm trying to associate an mp3 as a notification sound to a particular contact. I have stored the mp3 in the notifications folder (media/audio/notifications). I can associate this notification to all contacts in Settings>Personalize> Notification sound... and this works fine. However I want to associate this mp3 with one contact only and there isn't an option on my phone (HTC One M8s), within Contacts to do this

    Has anyone a fix for this?
    Thanks in advance
    Neo
    10-13-2015 11:56 AM
  22. Neo Sanders's Avatar
    HI All,

    I found a fix for this. I used the SMS app Textra and it allowed me to assign my mp3 to an individual contact.
    10-14-2015 04:21 AM
  23. Thyre's Avatar
    I just had the frustrating experience as well with setting an mp3 or wav file as a notification. It is unnecessary to trim it as the phone should do that automatically. The folder you need to download the sound file to is Android/Media/com.google.android.talk/Notifications

    the folder Ringtones is also there for adding ringtones. It is a simple feature that used to be a part of every music/sound player but it has become more and more difficult to find. Hope this helps everyone

    ~Thyre - Lord of Shadows~
    02-11-2016 01:17 AM
  24. godlygecko's Avatar
    Hi,

    I searched here but couldn't find a solution that works. Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

    I also don't have a + button at the top like it's shown for ringtones.

    Any idea on how to do this?


    Thanks
    Hey, I found a SOLUTION.

    1. Using a Samsung: Core (Phone), go to Apps, then select "My Files."

    2. Go to Audio and search for an audio clip (or song) you want to set, as a Notification or Ringtone, regardless of the length. Tap on the magnifying glass button to complete your search.

    3. Tap and hold on your file, select "Move."

    4. Now go to Device Storage, Notifications, top right corner "Move Here." Done!

    Enjoy, everyone.
    04-28-2017 08:50 AM

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