09-19-2013 03:59 PM
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  1. unike313's Avatar
    Haven't purchased a G2 yet, waiting for upgrade. But does it allow custom tones for text, email, etc...?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-18-2013 03:02 PM
  2. Kris Nelson's Avatar
    Yes..the option is under your individual contacts...tones and color LED

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-18-2013 03:35 PM
  3. Ken7's Avatar
    I had a friend over today who wanted to look at my G2. After seeing it he's buying one but we tried to create text message tones for contacts and just couldn't find a way to do it. If you add a field, it doesn't give you the option to add a tone for that contact. Yes, you can prescribe a color for the LED, but not the tones.

    So am I missing something?
    09-18-2013 06:09 PM
  4. bova80's Avatar
    Right above where it says notification led it says message alert and ringtone.
    09-18-2013 06:24 PM
  5. Ken7's Avatar
    Right above where it says notification led it says message alert and ringtone.
    Thanks, but that's for a ringtone as opposed to an alert for an IM.
    09-18-2013 06:27 PM
  6. bova80's Avatar
    That would probably be in the app specific settings. This thread said text/email. No one said IM.

    The message alert is texts.
    09-18-2013 06:30 PM
  7. Ken7's Avatar
    Sorry bova, I did mean text messages. We tried changing the tone and it only impacted phone calls. When he sent me a text, there was no change in the tone. Maybe I'm doing something wrong here.
    09-18-2013 06:33 PM
  8. bova80's Avatar
    If you change message alerts that should do it for text. Works for me.
    09-18-2013 06:36 PM
  9. Ken7's Avatar
    Bova, sorry to be dense on this, but I don't see how you can create a 'unique' (per sender) text message tone. I'm not seeing the field in contacts when they're edited. In terms of 'sound', I only see 'Ringtone', but nothing for a text message sound that's unique for that sender.
    09-18-2013 06:40 PM
  10. kcalmol's Avatar
    When I was playing with the phone in store, I didn't see a way to do custom text tones, either. You can, of course, download "custom sms tones" from Play, or do it via Lightflow. I can't understand why they would allow custom ringtones and not text.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-18-2013 06:52 PM
  11. bova80's Avatar
    Here is the very bottom of my contact
    Attached Thumbnails Custom text/email tones-image.jpg  
    09-18-2013 07:08 PM
  12. TrekkieMonster's Avatar
    Just as an FYI, the "Message Alerts" option does not appear in the Verizon version when editing individual contacts. And I'm bummed, because I was looking for this option, as well.
    09-18-2013 07:23 PM
  13. kollarism's Avatar
    Bova, sorry to be dense on this, but I don't see how you can create a 'unique' (per sender) text message tone. I'm not seeing the field in contacts when they're edited. In terms of 'sound', I only see 'Ringtone', but nothing for a text message sound that's unique for that sender.
    You can. Go to the specific contact, click the edit button in the top right (pencil) and then you can change the ringtone or message tone for each person.

    Edit: I have the ATT version. Guess Verizon messed this one up too.

    You could always download handcent or goSMS, which are pretty good too.
    09-18-2013 07:36 PM
  14. kcalmol's Avatar
    I figured that's why we were having a disconnect on this issue. I was playing with the Verizon version. Really silly that they would omit this. Wish they hadn't messed with the buttons as well.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-18-2013 07:45 PM
  15. Kris Nelson's Avatar
    This is on the Verizon version as well. Go to the contact you want to add custom to, click edit at the top (pencil) scroll to the bottom.. You can do custom ringtone and color LED notification.

    Then for text... Long press on an open conversation and you can edit that persons custom tones, etc.
    09-18-2013 08:50 PM
  16. Ken7's Avatar
    Kris, I don't see that option when doing a long press on an open conversation. There are other options that open up, but nothing related to custom tones (Verizon).
    09-18-2013 10:13 PM
  17. JayWill's Avatar
    Just as an FYI, the "Message Alerts" option does not appear in the Verizon version when editing individual contacts. And I'm bummed, because I was looking for this option, as well.
    Wow really? How odd. That's a basic Android function for contacts.

    Sent from my LG G2 via Tapatalk
    09-18-2013 10:28 PM
  18. unike313's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been explained, but is there a way to set a custom text tone...for all text? Not just factory ringers.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-18-2013 11:28 PM
  19. JayWill's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been explained, but is there a way to set a custom text tone...for all text? Not just factory ringers.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yes. Download whatever sound you want use, then open your sound settings menu for notifications and hit the plus sign on the top right. Find your sound on the list and select it. That file will then be in your "My notification sound" list at the top.

    Sent from my LG G2 via Tapatalk
    09-18-2013 11:41 PM
  20. Ken7's Avatar
    So I guess we've come to the conclusion that you can't set unique, per contact, alert sounds for messaging on the Verizon version? Thanks Verizon.
    09-19-2013 06:18 AM
  21. unarmedwoody's Avatar
    I have the same problem with my Verizon LG G2... There has to be a way to have different text tones for one to many contacts... someone has to know... this is standard on even an iPhone!

    Someone please help
    09-19-2013 12:05 PM
  22. Ken7's Avatar
    I think we'll need to get an app for it.
    09-19-2013 12:58 PM
  23. Kris Nelson's Avatar
    Ken, you are right...I was just thinking tones in general not text and ringer. I'm thinking this has never been an option for droid without a 3rd party app like Go SMS. I just downloaded NinjaSMS because it's floating. Verizon removed messaging from the qslide and this is similar..not sure if custom tones are available in there yet, haven't even opened it 😄

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-19-2013 01:09 PM
  24. Ken7's Avatar
    Yeah Kris, not sure if the other variants have this option (ATT etc.), but I notice that my GS3 does have it on an individual basis. But then the G3 can't set the LED on an individual basis. Give & take.
    09-19-2013 02:20 PM
  25. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    Chomp SMS allows a different notification sound, to be set by contact.



    Fred
    09-19-2013 02:32 PM
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