06-08-2018 07:51 PM
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  1. Sandman333's Avatar
    Seems that Oreo has removed the ability to have custom notification tones per Google contact. Why do they have to screw it up by removing features?
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    03-17-2018 09:03 PM
  2. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Are you referring to different ringtones per person or different notification sounds for text messages?
    03-17-2018 11:15 PM
  3. novahob's Avatar
    I'm using Google contacts and can confirm on UK unlocked firmware that you can still have a ringtone per contact. In fact looking in Samsung contact app I can see the same ringtone assigned in both apps. Have tested this and it works. You can assign a ringtone in the Samsung app also.
    03-18-2018 01:35 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    I'm using Google contacts and can confirm on UK unlocked firmware that you can still have a ringtone per contact. In fact looking in Samsung contact app I can see the same ringtone assigned in both apps. Have tested this and it works. You can assign a ringtone in the Samsung app also.
    He meant message tone, not ring tone.
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    03-18-2018 01:50 AM
  5. novahob's Avatar
    He meant message tone, not ring tone.
    Still works for me with Google messenger, though had to uninstall and install again.
    03-18-2018 07:29 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Still works for me with Google messenger, though had to uninstall and install again.
    For the Samsung Messenger.
    03-18-2018 07:34 AM
  7. tube517's Avatar
    I never used it while on the Oreo Beta but, yes, it's gone.
    03-18-2018 08:04 AM
  8. novahob's Avatar
    For the Samsung Messenger.
    I don't think it was there with noguat as that's why I switched to messenger
    03-18-2018 08:28 AM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    I don't think it was there with noguat as that's why I switched to messenger
    Samsung has had it since at least 4.3. I have an S3 on 4.3 and an S7 on Nougat here with me and both have it. The S9 is the first to not have it on Samsung in a long time.
    tube517 likes this.
    03-18-2018 08:30 AM
  10. Sandman333's Avatar
    I'm referring to contact specific text message notifications. The contact specific ring tone (for phone calls) is still there, but they removed the ability to do the same for text messages. Dumb.
    W_A_Watson_II and amazondrone like this.
    03-18-2018 12:18 PM
  11. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    I'm referring to contact specific text message notifications. The contact specific ring tone (for phone calls) is still there, but they removed the ability to do the same for text messages. Dumb.
    If you're on Verizon try their messaging app. It works for me.
    03-18-2018 01:37 PM
  12. tube517's Avatar
    I hope it's just an Oreo thing because it's gone in the S8+ w/Oreo.

    Hopefully they fix it in the next update for those that use it
    TastyTwEaK likes this.
    03-19-2018 10:35 AM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    I hope it's just an Oreo thing because it's gone in the S8+ w/Oreo.

    Hopefully they fix it in the next update for those that use it
    You can always just use a different messenger app with that function.
    03-19-2018 11:37 AM
  14. beardking's Avatar
    Wow. What exactly was the thought process behind this? "Let's take something that is functioning just fine and **** around with it just to irritate the people that use the stock messaging app. That'll be fun!!"
    Sandman333 and dat2 like this.
    03-19-2018 12:01 PM
  15. tube517's Avatar
    You can always just use a different messenger app with that function.
    I agree w/you.

    I don't really need it but others do and refuse to use a 3rd party app like Textra.
    03-19-2018 12:20 PM
  16. EngineerGuy's Avatar
    The ability to set unique notification sounds for labels in Gmail is gone as well.

    I guess I haven't kept up on the changes/bugs that came with Oreo, but doing a quick search revealed a lot of people complaining about the Gmail label problem last fall already. The fact that Google hasn't resolved this yet is bothersome.
    03-19-2018 08:56 PM
  17. Steve valade's Avatar
    what a rediculouse thing to do ! is it possible to go back to nougat from Oreo ? be able to assign a specific notification tone to a specific individual was it pretty important feature to me I'm very upset that they did away with it just dumb no matter what angle you look at it from !! whoever decided to do this hold their head out of there A&# !
    dat2 and W_A_Watson_II like this.
    03-20-2018 12:32 AM
  18. chanchan05's Avatar
    what a rediculouse thing to do ! is it possible to go back to nougat from Oreo ? be able to assign a specific notification tone to a specific individual was it pretty important feature to me I'm very upset that they did away with it just dumb no matter what angle you look at it from !! whoever decided to do this hold their head out of there A&# !
    Just use a different SMS app.
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    03-20-2018 01:17 AM
  19. StephaneM60's Avatar
    what a rediculouse thing to do !.../...I'm very upset that they did away with it just dumb no matter what angle you look at it from !!
    I guess they had to do it because it was less work for them : in Oreo, notifications are getting a new feature called "channel" (If I'm not wrong). Basically, any application can have now different notifications that can be managed totally (on/off, sound, vibration, behavior) through the android system. Before this, one application = one notification setting with limited settings (on/off and privacy).

    So to do what the SMS app was doing (and some other apps like Nine) and doing it the right way, must have needed toot much rework for this update.

    Look at the Google Android Messages app, and you'll immediately see how the notifications should be properly managed now. That's a great new features because all notification can be managed in the same place and customized the way you like it (I always found dumb that for some app you were unable to change the sound and must go with the default one)

    So I'm pretty sure they will update the SMS native app, if 1) users complains and 2) it's easy to change and yet still have the custom sms tone settings in the contact view (and I guess it's here that the difficulty lies : it may now be impossible to set the tone for the contact when you do notifications in the right way because the custom tone has to be assigned in the notifications settings)

    As I missed much this custom tone feature for SMS, I now use Android Messages... It's a very nice and simple SMS app from Google. The two things you'll miss : Edge lighting and Themes...
    03-20-2018 06:46 AM
  20. perlmane's Avatar
    I guess they had to do it because it was less work for them : in Oreo, notifications are getting a new feature called "channel" (If I'm not wrong). Basically, any application can have now different notifications that can be managed totally (on/off, sound, vibration, behavior) through the android system. Before this, one application = one notification setting with limited settings (on/off and privacy).

    So to do what the SMS app was doing (and some other apps like Nine) and doing it the right way, must have needed toot much rework for this update.

    Look at the Google Android Messages app, and you'll immediately see how the notifications should be properly managed now. That's a great new features because all notification can be managed in the same place and customized the way you like it (I always found dumb that for some app you were unable to change the sound and must go with the default one)

    So I'm pretty sure they will update the SMS native app, if 1) users complains and 2) it's easy to change and yet still have the custom sms tone settings in the contact view (and I guess it's here that the difficulty lies : it may now be impossible to set the tone for the contact when you do notifications in the right way because the custom tone has to be assigned in the notifications settings)

    As I missed much this custom tone feature for SMS, I now use Android Messages... It's a very nice and simple SMS app from Google. The two things you'll miss : Edge lighting and Themes...
    This is horrible. They have to fix it. I am forced to go back to my note 8 and return the 9+. Will not upgrade the note to O until it is fixed.
    dat2 and W_A_Watson_II like this.
    03-21-2018 03:52 PM
  21. TastyTwEaK's Avatar
    I am among the many of you that hate that they took this away... Does anyone know where we should go to file a complaint? I'm hoping a place where everyone can file out the same complaint and hopefully take a step toward them changing it. I know it's a long shot but I believe we have to try!
    dat2 and amazondrone like this.
    03-21-2018 04:00 PM
  22. Laurie Black's Avatar
    I'm very upset they took that away too. I'd too like to know where you can complian about it. which 3rd party apps are good in the mean time
    dat2 and W_A_Watson_II like this.
    03-21-2018 04:29 PM
  23. Centerman66's Avatar
    Textra
    03-21-2018 06:12 PM
  24. chanchan05's Avatar
    This is horrible. They have to fix it. I am forced to go back to my note 8 and return the 9+. Will not upgrade the note to O until it is fixed.
    Seriously? All you need to do is use a different SMS app.
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    03-21-2018 07:53 PM
  25. Jersgirl91's Avatar
    What about people who don't want to use a different messaging app ? I want to be able to use the preinstalled messaging app and just change contact text tones like I've been able to forever. Seems really counterproductive on their part.
    dat2, beardking and W_A_Watson_II like this.
    03-21-2018 11:26 PM
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