11-30-2013 09:19 PM
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  1. Trubbles's Avatar
    I just got my S4 yesterday and my enthusiasm is quickly fading.

    The sounds are just awful. The droplet sound is driving me nuts. I figured - no problem, Android is known for being customizable, surely I can change it!

    But it seems like the only choice is to turn it off (which means no feedback at all when pressing buttons) or terrible, TERRIBLE "nature-inspired" sound.

    The Samsung software is the biggest thing holding this phone back. Compared to stock Android on the Nexus it's ugly, bloated... It makes me miss the uncustomizable, but never awkward, iPhone.
    06-13-2013 10:28 AM
  2. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Just turn stuff of or download new stuff from Audiko or Zedge and relax.
    06-13-2013 10:31 AM
  3. Trubbles's Avatar
    There is no place to change the sound that gets played. Unless I'm missing something...
    06-13-2013 10:33 AM
  4. Farish's Avatar
    There is no place to change the sound that gets played. Unless I'm missing something...
    Are you talking about keyboard clicking, notifications, ring tones, etc? Be specific please.
    06-13-2013 10:36 AM
  5. Farish's Avatar
    06-13-2013 10:37 AM
  6. Trubbles's Avatar
    I read that and that's one of the reasons I'm so aggrivated - your choice is turn the sounds OFF or enjoy Samsung's awful "nature themed" ambiance.
    iBorj likes this.
    06-13-2013 10:51 AM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I just got my S4 yesterday and my enthusiasm is quickly fading.

    The sounds are just awful. The droplet sound is driving me nuts. I figured - no problem, Android is known for being customizable, surely I can change it!

    But it seems like the only choice is to turn it off (which means no feedback at all when pressing buttons) or terrible, TERRIBLE "nature-inspired" sound.

    The Samsung software is the biggest thing holding this phone back. Compared to stock Android on the Nexus it's ugly, bloated... It makes me miss the uncustomizable, but never awkward, iPhone.
    Are you talking about the droplet sound (tone) when you press on the dialer on the phone when you call someone?? If so, the only options you have for that is on or off. I'm pretty sure if you want to change the tone you would probably have to root your device. Otherwise, get an iphone and end your misery that you apparently must be going through.

    BTW, I didn't like that tone myself at first but I've learned to live with it! :-D
    06-13-2013 11:06 AM
  8. Trubbles's Avatar
    How can you guys love a phone so much that you are willing to accept any garbage it forces on you? Droplet sounds when dialing or selecting an app (or a whole bunch of other functions). How is that OK?

    I've never cared to participate in the Android vs iOS debate because I think the best answer is "different strokes for different folks" but I'm starting to think that some people find themselves so in love with a phone that they ignore terrible design choices that you can't disable.

    The only answer for me (aside from exchanging the phone) is to root it. The hardware is beautiful but Samsung really filled this beautiful device with crap.
    Grizzly_Atoms and Topgonzo like this.
    06-13-2013 11:10 AM
  9. Galaxia's Avatar
    No phone is perfect. You have to find the phone with the least amount of annoyances for you. One man's "garbage" is one man's treasure

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    06-13-2013 11:43 AM
  10. Farish's Avatar
    How can you guys love a phone so much that you are willing to accept any garbage it forces on you? Droplet sounds when dialing or selecting an app (or a whole bunch of other functions). How is that OK?

    I've never cared to participate in the Android vs iOS debate because I think the best answer is "different strokes for different folks" but I'm starting to think that some people find themselves so in love with a phone that they ignore terrible design choices that you can't disable.

    The only answer for me (aside from exchanging the phone) is to root it. The hardware is beautiful but Samsung really filled this beautiful device with crap.
    I guess since I disabled all those sounds I don't notice. If you want a bloatware free version of the phone, you should return your S4 and get the Google Experience version when released.
    06-13-2013 11:44 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    How can you guys love a phone so much that you are willing to accept any garbage it forces on you? Droplet sounds when dialing or selecting an app (or a whole bunch of other functions). How is that OK?

    I've never cared to participate in the Android vs iOS debate because I think the best answer is "different strokes for different folks" but I'm starting to think that some people find themselves so in love with a phone that they ignore terrible design choices that you can't disable.

    The only answer for me (aside from exchanging the phone) is to root it. The hardware is beautiful but Samsung really filled this beautiful device with crap.

    I'm so lost... The samsung annoying noises is by far the easiest to turn off... Settings, sounds, touch sounds & key tones.

    Enjoy the silence as I do...

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S4 - So my only choices are live with this awful sound theme or disable? or root?-1371142275779.jpg  
    06-13-2013 11:51 AM
  12. Galaxia's Avatar
    I'm so lost... The samsung annoying noises is by far the easiest to turn off... Settings, sounds, touch sounds & key tones.

    Enjoy the silence as I do...

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    The OP was saying he was annoyed that his only choices were to turn it off or deal with the sound.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    06-13-2013 11:52 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    The OP was saying he was annoyed that his only choices were to turn it off or deal with the sound.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    Huh? What other options are there? Just not have the sound I guess?

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    06-13-2013 12:06 PM
  14. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Huh? What other options are there? Just not have the sound I guess?

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    He was probably expecting to at least change the tone of the dialer, I guess. Something like a regular tone besides the drip drop sound. Its really the only thing on the phone that you can't change for another sound/tone, as far as I know.
    06-13-2013 12:22 PM
  15. Oofa's Avatar
    This has to be a joke. The reason you can't stand a phone is because you can't change the droplet sound it makes when making a selection? Turn the sound off and carry on with your business or ask your self some questions about your priorities in life.
    madlaw1071, tohio, Kedar and 3 others like this.
    06-13-2013 12:47 PM
  16. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    The great thing about the smart phone market is that there are so many choices, so we have more chances to find what fits us. Different strokes for different folks, don't knock someone else for liking or wanting something different than you do.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    Galaxia, orion575 and Mr.Willie like this.
    06-13-2013 12:52 PM
  17. madlaw1071's Avatar
    Seriously, why did OP buy the phone if the droplet sound was a make or break for him? If you wanted stock, Touchwiz was about as far from stock as you could've gotten.
    tohio, Topgonzo and Wilbur like this.
    06-13-2013 12:58 PM
  18. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Who says they knew what sound the dialer made when they bought the phone? Or that they knew before buying it was unchangeable? They obviously WANT a noise or feedback. Just not the droplet sound.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    06-13-2013 01:04 PM
  19. madlaw1071's Avatar
    Who says they knew what sound the dialer made when they bought the phone? Or that they knew before buying it was unchangeable? They obviously WANT a noise or feedback. Just not the droplet sound.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    If something was THAT important to OP, he could've checked it out at the store before buying.

    EDIT: Look at his post totals and screen name. Nuff said.
    orion575, neiljay6, tohio and 2 others like this.
    06-13-2013 01:06 PM
  20. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    I've found quite a few things about a phones interface that annoyed me to no means AFTER I bought it. Did I think it would annoy me before I bought it? No. You guys are just making too big of a deal about it. Why do you care what they like their phone to do? Its not like they are saying that the whole phone is obsolete and trash because of this one missing feature. They also never said that they preferred stock, like you stated in your previous post. People come here for advice on a phone, not to be told "sorry, it doesn't do that, you should have just bought such and such." Or "why did you buy it if you knew it would annoy you?" Which leads back to my first point.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
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    06-13-2013 01:15 PM
  21. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I've found quite a few things about a phones interface that annoyed me to no means AFTER I bought it. Did I think it would annoy me before I bought it? No. You guys are just making too big of a deal about it. Why do you care what they like their phone to do? Its not like they are saying that the whole phone is obsolete and trash because of this one missing feature. They also never said that they preferred stock, like you stated in your previous post. People come here for advice on a phone, not to be told "sorry, it doesn't do that, you should have just bought such and such." Or "why did you buy it if you knew it would annoy you?" Which leads back to my first point.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    I'm just looking at :
    1. post count
    2. use of language and emphasis on certain words.
    3. Nature of his nit pick.

    Perhaps I've been around here too long and am reading too much into this.
    tohio and Andrawer like this.
    06-13-2013 01:35 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Jennifer if we go by what he posted.. Which is all we can do to gather what he wants... He DID tell us certain things you said he didn't...

    They also never said that they preferred stock, like you stated in your previous post.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app

    The Samsung software is the biggest thing holding this phone back. Compared to stock Android on the Nexus it's ugly, bloated... It makes me miss the uncustomizable, but never awkward, iPhone.
    He said "compared to stock it's ugly and bloated".. That sounds like he likes stock more (his words).

    They obviously WANT a noise or feedback. Just not the droplet sound.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    How can you guys love a phone so much that you are willing to accept any garbage it forces on you? Droplet sounds when dialing or selecting an app (or a whole bunch of other functions). How is that OK?

    I've never cared to participate in the Android vs iOS debate because I think the best answer is "different strokes for different folks" but I'm starting to think that some people find themselves so in love with a phone that they ignore terrible design choices that you can't disable.
    Sounds like he wants to disable it.. And thought he couldn't.. So we showed him how.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    06-13-2013 01:53 PM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I just got my S4 yesterday and my enthusiasm is quickly fading.

    The sounds are just awful. The droplet sound is driving me nuts. I figured - no problem, Android is known for being customizable, surely I can change it!

    But it seems like the only choice is to turn it off (which means no feedback at all when pressing buttons) or terrible, TERRIBLE "nature-inspired" sound.

    The Samsung software is the biggest thing holding this phone back. Compared to stock Android on the Nexus it's ugly, bloated... It makes me miss the uncustomizable, but never awkward, iPhone.
    Download different sounds from the app Zedge and change them in settings... I changed all my sounds.... Explore your phone a bit there is a lot you can do



    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos via Tapatalk 2...I LOVE THIS PHONE!
    06-13-2013 02:03 PM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    What is really funny for me is until I read this thread, I thought I had the droplet sound disabled. With the exception of my dialer it is gone. Obviously I don't notice it so much.
    But as the OP said, he can either return it, root i order to flash a different ROM as simple rooting won't disable that sound either, or he can return the device. Those are really the only feasible options.
    Sent from a M.O.A.R. Galaxy S3
    06-13-2013 04:07 PM
  25. Andrawer's Avatar
    This has to be a joke. The reason you can't stand a phone is because you can't change the droplet sound it makes when making a selection? Turn the sound off and carry on with your business or ask your self some questions about your priorities in life.
    i agree. this was a joke.
    tohio, madlaw1071 and Wilbur like this.
    06-13-2013 04:18 PM
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