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  1. Bobbejo's Avatar
    Thanks
    06-21-2014 01:02 PM
  2. OJsakila's Avatar
    I use this. No problem ever and less a tedious task..

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...3Dappbrain_web.
    06-22-2014 07:37 AM
  3. cyberdman's Avatar
    Again, I ask why all you folks are using outside apps to accomplish what your phone can natively within itself already?
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    06-22-2014 11:11 AM
  4. tviano's Avatar
    Well, I have the galaxy s5 for just 4 days now and I have done all the steps required to get custom ringtones and notifications to work, but they does not. Despite selecting custom ringtones and notifications at the Contact level, it just uses the defaults. I'm sure there are others having the same problem. Not sure if it makes a difference, but I'm on Verizon. I may try an app that does make this work.
    06-25-2014 08:59 AM
  5. cyberdman's Avatar
    Well, when you are at the contact level are you actually selecting a ringtone for that person and then saving the contact? Are you selecting to turn on the messaging ringtone field, selecting and entering in a ringtone and then saving that? You are doing something wrong or missing a step somewhere. It isn't rocket science, it is a phone. Most people that choose an Android phone should have no trouble with setting up stuff like this. It is pretty basic.
    06-25-2014 03:15 PM
  6. dudeleocious's Avatar
    This YouTube link should hopefully help with what you're trying to do. Once you get all your notification tones you want, you'll be able to select them from the phone from this method. I always had a separate ringtone for my text messages, and a separate for everything other notification (e-mail, etc.)


    It's only 51 seconds, but here's how it goes:
    -Tap on messages on main screen
    -Hit the 3 vertical dots [...] on top right, and choose settings
    -In settings tap on notifications
    -Enable notifications, then tap of notification sound

    Then from list you can choose which sound you want to customize JUST the tone for ALL text messages only.

    Like I said, I like to keep my text message notification tone separate from my e-mail / other notification tones separate. Hope this helps someone out there
    ImNoPrince likes this.
    06-25-2014 11:53 PM
  7. cyberdman's Avatar
    Click on your Contact List. Pick a Contact. Touch the Pencil icon to Edit the Contact. Scroll down to "Add Another Field" & Pick Message Tone and pick Ok. Now you are back on Edit Contact page, pick Message Tone and pick what ringtone you want for that contact. Pick Ok. Click Save to save the edit. Now that contact will have their own unique messaging tone when you get a text from them that is separate from the regular text tone you set for everyone. Easy Peasy.
    06-26-2014 06:18 AM
  8. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Be careful of what sound you set your text notification to. I'm into photography so I had a sound clip of the camera sound when it takes a picture set as my text notification sound. So the other day I'm at the grocery store standing in line at the cashier with my phone in my hand and a text comes in. Well, there was a lady standing in front of me and when the camera sound went off she whipped her head around and shot me a stern look and within a split second I realized she thought I just shot a picture of her behind. In fear of getting the crap slapped out of me I just turned the screen to her and said it was a text alert sound, she relaxed and turned back around. Once I got back to my vehicle the first thing I did was change the notification sound.
    06-26-2014 11:51 AM
  9. tviano's Avatar
    Yes to all your questions. Works for phone calls, but not text messages. I agree it's basic and I'm perplexed that it's not working, hence the visit to this forum. If you weren't a fellow Android user, I'd say you were indeed a rocket scientist. You seem so smart!
    06-26-2014 12:17 PM
  10. Bryan Nayrb's Avatar
    Thanks to the guys who posted how to copy ringtones/notifications from a folder (eg zedge) to the proper one so they can be used for facebook/steam/email/text sounds. That's been fun. But I have a related question I hope someone can help me on (sorry OP!)

    I downloaded some gladdos (portal fans will know it) tones that say like 10/20/30 % battery left. Is there any app I can use to set 'battery notifications' ?? I am using "Battery Doctor" not much but here and there for stuff and I cannot find it in there or in the galaxy anywhere. Is something like this just not supported or is there any app? I'd just basically like to be able to set some noises for when my battery reaches certain tresholds.

    Thanks to anyone who can help me on that, and to all who helped me get my custom sounds setup for everything else.
    06-27-2014 12:00 AM
  11. asobocinski's Avatar
    My ATT galaxy S3 needed me to turn off notification on the ATT application for Text/Voicemail/etc. It then works.
    06-30-2014 01:29 PM
  12. Mel Fel's Avatar
    Awesome! Thank you GOOGY59 for posting the "how to" for customizing text messages for individual contacts on the S5 Galaxy.
    I've had the S5 for a month and tried every which way and could not figure it out.
    07-02-2014 12:39 PM
  13. feroce2003's Avatar
    Change your text messaging app you are using from the new "Message+" to the old "Messages". They are already in your apps. Then you can make it work with just one contact and not everyone. Use the instructions from the first part of this topic.
    07-27-2014 08:00 PM
  14. bIOforger's Avatar
    If you want to use a custom notification sound, as mentioned you need to copy a soundfile into the "Notifications" folder on the device. This folder sometimes does not exist. So simply create the folder in file manager, then copy your soundfile into it. Then the custom soundfile will be listed in the sound/notification setting list.

    Or just use Zedge, it does it for you but i noticed it doesn't save the downloaded tones into the Notifications folder, so not sure how that works.
    07-28-2014 06:12 AM
  15. Spross's Avatar
    So you need to manually change the ringtone for each individual contact?
    07-28-2014 10:08 AM
  16. mhunter6378's Avatar
    So you need to manually change the ringtone for each individual contact?
    No, you can apply a ringtone globally that will work for all contacts or you can set individual ringtones for any or every contact as you choose - same with text notification sounds.
    07-28-2014 10:12 AM
  17. PainFX's Avatar
    Go into sound settings and modify the options.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-28-2014 12:52 PM
  18. Nora Wilke's Avatar
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!
    08-06-2014 10:19 AM
  19. Melissa Reagan's Avatar
    I am having exactly the same problem, and people respond and tell me I'm stupid or whatever, but no matter what I do, I cannot get individual text notifcation sounds, only ringtones. I also have Verizon. I have added the message tone field and the tone, which is different from everyone else's, but it does not work. the ringtone for this contact is also different, but it works fine.
    08-07-2014 03:34 PM
  20. Timm4y77's Avatar
    I am having exactly the same problem, and people respond and tell me I'm stupid or whatever, but no matter what I do, I cannot get individual text notifcation sounds, only ringtones. I also have Verizon. I have added the message tone field and the tone, which is different from everyone else's, but it does not work. the ringtone for this contact is also different, but it works fine.
    What app are you using? I can get contact text tones to work fine with the stock Samsung messaging app, but if I switch to anything else, I really like Messages+, I can only get it to play the default custom tone I set up. None of my contact tones will play. I started a separate thread on this topic.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...act-tones.html
    08-08-2014 07:18 PM
  21. Melissa Reagan's Avatar
    Someone has posted that you have to use the stock message app to make it work, so I switched and it did work. It will not work with message + no matter what I do.
    08-08-2014 08:35 PM
  22. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Someone has posted that you have to use the stock message app to make it work, so I switched and it did work. It will not work with message + no matter what I do.
    That is so unreal. Samsung made it so you can't use contact tones unless you use their messages app? Wow....... Fail.......
    Melissa Reagan likes this.
    08-08-2014 08:46 PM
  23. vtrvrgal's Avatar
    Here is how I did it. Go into your contacts. Choose the contact that you want a custom message tone. Edit that contact. At the bottom choose to add additional fields. You can choose to add message ringtone there. When you save from there, you will have that option to change the ringtone. save the contact and you are done.

    This did not work on my phone (LG Optimus Fuel) when I choose to add additional fields this is what it gives me: Organization, IM, Notes, Nickname, Website, Events, and Relationship. There is only a "ringtone" space on each contact. And now I have no idea what I have done, but when I go to settings, sound, my ringtone and notification is greyed out and I can't even change them anymore! This is my first "smart" phone and it sure is making me feel stupid. I use zedge as well and I went into notification and grabbed one I liked and thought it would set it as a notification and it set it a ringtone. Help!!
    08-11-2014 12:17 PM
  24. vtrvrgal's Avatar
    Click on your Contact List. Pick a Contact. Touch the Pencil icon to Edit the Contact. Scroll down to "Add Another Field" & Pick Message Tone and pick Ok. Now you are back on Edit Contact page, pick Message Tone and pick what ringtone you want for that contact. Pick Ok. Click Save to save the edit. Now that contact will have their own unique messaging tone when you get a text from them that is separate from the regular text tone you set for everyone. Easy Peasy.
    This does not work with my phone, I have a LG Optimus Fuel and when I am in edit mode on a contact and scroll down I see the Add Another Field but it does not give me the "message tone" option, I get these options: Organization, IM, Notes, Nickname, Website, Events, and Relationship. Any idea why? This is my first smartphone so I'm kinda lost - thanks
    08-12-2014 11:42 AM
  25. Karinna Mestas's Avatar
    Click on your Contact List. Pick a Contact. Touch the Pencil icon to Edit the Contact. Scroll down to "Add Another Field" & Pick Message Tone and pick Ok. Now you are back on Edit Contact page, pick Message Tone and pick what ringtone you want for that contact. Pick Ok. Click Save to save the edit. Now that contact will have their own unique messaging tone when you get a text from them that is separate from the regular text tone you set for everyone. Easy Peasy.
    Okay I tried going to edit contact and I don't see an add field. Am I missing something?
    08-12-2014 11:56 AM
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