1. BillArf's Avatar
    One of my Son's called me and said with his new Samsung Galaxy S7, he could not select ringtones and notifications. Said the list of Samsung provided ringtones and notifications was missing. Where the list for each would have been he found a blank screen.

    Took a little thought on my part but I figured out the reason for this issue. It was because when he installed the very popular and highly recommended, ES File Explorer Manager https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.pop&hl=en he made the lets call it an incorrect choice when he opened the newly ES File Explorer app and it asked him to select the app the S7 was to use as the default app. He choose ES File Explorer when he should have selected the other choice offered which is the built in S7, OS app to use. SO, easy fix was to quickly/easily uninstall ES File Explorer Manager and this time not to select ES File Explorer when asked what app to use as default. After the re-install, all the ringtones and notifications that come with the stock S7 were visible in the lists and selectable.

    For the record... I could have had him go to settings, Applications, Application Manager and then scroll down until he came to ES File Explorer. Once there he would need to click on the word Storage and then click on Delete Data. Doing this would have given him the option pick the default app that is necessary. I chose just to tell him to uninstall and then reinstall and making the correct default choice..
    B. Diddy, oceanclub and Pottalah like this.
    03-13-2016 02:18 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good tip! I've seen various complaints about ES File Explorer--apart from this, it's also caused other issues with it's auto-clean option. I'd stick with a file manager app with fewer bells and whistles, like the stock My Files, or Total Commander.
    03-13-2016 10:19 PM
  3. oceanclub's Avatar
    Many thanks for this; I had no idea why when I went to select a new ringtone, I wasn't offered a list but had to browse my file system.

    Just to note this seems to happen with _all_ file managers; I installed ES File Manager, then checked I could select ringtones as normal. When I then installed Total Commander, this time when I went to select ringtones I was offered the choice of using that (which now I knew to refuse).

    KPMcClave likes this.
    06-13-2016 06:02 AM
  4. JerseyBiker's Avatar
    Thanks for this information. I lost all of my ringtones and this helped me get them back.
    08-11-2016 04:38 PM
  5. peasetill2's Avatar
    You rock! Thanks for this.
    drg28 likes this.
    10-04-2017 10:32 PM
  6. Anders Karlsson2's Avatar
    I solved it slightly different, instead I searched for "Default Apps" on the phone and cleared all the programs that had to do with file handling - set them to "none default".

    Then when pressing Add ringtone (which suddenly became visible) I selected Total Commander (Just once) and it changed the ringtone.

    That way I didn't need to uninstall/reinstall.

    06-25-2018 12:56 AM

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