1. JYo's Avatar
    I have a bunch of custom ringtones and notification sounds downloaded from several different websites, apps, etc. Some of them are from downloads on previous phones that transferred over on my SD card.

    In an attempt to "clean up" my phone yesterday, I moved any/all sounds (ringtones, music, audio, notifications, etc.) to my external SD card using "My Files."

    I then also DELETED any music/audio/ringtone folder on the internal device storage, since I had move the contents to the SD card.

    I now realize, however, that I can locate ringtones on the SD card and change them (both as a global ringtone and for individual contacts), I am UNABLE to change a ringtone.

    When I go to SETTINGS>My device>Sound>Default Notification Sound>, it provides a list of "standard" notification tones (i.e., Pure Bell, Temple bell, Whisper, USCC, etc.) However, NONE of them work...I hear no sound when I select them. I think it is because I deleted the notification folder from the storage location on the internal device. Also, I only have a CANCEL and an OK option for default notification sounds - I don't have an option to ADD (and search for a tone on the SD card or otherwise), like I do if I follow SETTINGS>My device>Sound>Ringtones>. That will let me choose "Add," and then I can use Sound picker to access where they are stored on my external SD card.

    Does anyone know how I can either get the standard notification sounds back, or what the folder name/path was that I deleted, so that I can recreate the folder and put notifications back into it?

    All I really need is a way to set a default notification sound that works (although i'd like to get custom ones back, and be able to change them for different things, at this point, I just want to have some tone, any tone, to use)!

    For the record, I have also tried going into a specific contact, selecting "Message Alert" and I run into the same problem - no default tones listed actually "work," and I have no option to add them from the sound picker.

    Any ideas?
    01-06-2015 03:42 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Use My Files again. Go to All, then to Device storage.

    Press the menu key, then Create folder. Name the folder Ringtones (upper-case "R").

    Restart the phone and look in the default ringtones in Settings.
    JYo likes this.
    01-06-2015 03:56 PM
  3. JYo's Avatar
    That worked perfectly! Thanks so much! I appreciate it.
    01-06-2015 04:45 PM
  4. Lunnabelle's Avatar
    Will this work for notifications also?
    01-01-2017 09:05 PM

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