1. slingshot202's Avatar
    I don't think it's right that they remove the option to set each contact it's separate notification. Especially when it came with the phone, and we shouldn't have to download a 3rd party to get the feature. I don't feel that's right at all.

    Thank you


    I can't believe you took away the separate contact notifications for your text messages that was the best part of the phone, When I first got my phone fell in love not now liking too much. I started out with the the S4 and went to the S8 now I'm deciding should I go to Apple cause this is ridiculous. Feeling frustrated
    I have been reading this forum and I have to say, you may be upset about this, but to me it never actually worked right. If you were using the native messages client from Droid/Samsung you could set custom tones for the text messages of phone numbers only! I get a lot of text alerts from email, fire dept, work, etc, and I liked to have those notifications different and it never worked.

    Find a 3rd party app where it did work and come to find that it was taken away from the developer as well. While I can still set them, I lost things such as custom vibrations, etc. This is backwards! For all I love about Droid, I actually had more power with the iPhone iMessage program and this problem drove me back once before. Crazy!
    04-24-2018 03:51 PM
  2. Lynne Dagata's Avatar
    They better, i would have just gotten a new phone with my insurance (s7 edge) but i got the s9, i'm so pissed. It's important i don't look at my phone every text. I like knowing who is texting me so i don't have to bother. Grrrr
    04-24-2018 05:30 PM
  3. Tam Tams's Avatar
    i just noticed this today. Was this a phone update when you have to be connected to wifi or app update that updates when ever. So pissed about this update now reading what everyone has said.
    04-28-2018 03:08 PM
  4. Tam Tams's Avatar
    I downloaded the "textra" app and so far its the best one i have found. You can personalize text notification sounds and a whole lot more. You may want to try it.
    I down loaded it and I dont see where you can customize the text notification sounds.
    04-29-2018 09:05 AM
  5. Tam Tams's Avatar
    I down loaded it and I dont see where you can customize the text notification sounds.
    ok, i just take that back, i just found it. this does look pretty cool. Thanks!!!
    04-29-2018 09:11 AM
  6. Tam Tams's Avatar
    ok, i just take that back, i just found it. this does look pretty cool. Thanks!!!
    Weird tho, when you do into the messages that i have sent already, it only shows their part of the conversation, nothing of what i said is showing.
    04-29-2018 09:19 AM
  7. Laurie Black's Avatar
    only thing is 3rd party apps won't show on my sport gear Smartwatch I hope they fix it
    04-29-2018 10:33 AM
  8. sweetypie31's Avatar
    only thing is 3rd party apps won't show on my sport gear Smartwatch I hope they fix it
    Yeah that's what my sister says. I got her to download the mood and textra apps for sms and she said neither would work on her watch. I do hope they put the option for individual ringtones on the stock app back for you guys.
    04-29-2018 06:17 PM
  9. Dodger2525's Avatar
    Why did they remove something so simple and useful. I had to turn off all my notifications. I was getting the same sound for my wife's texts and my junk email. So now I only get texts and even that is not as useful as it should be
    05-03-2018 11:12 PM
  10. Invictus1813's Avatar
    I updated to Oreo this morning on my GS8, and before the update I had individual notifications tones for each of my contacts whenever I received a text message from them. After the update, all of my messages have switched to the default and there appears to be no option to even add notifications tones now. Has the location moved or something?
    I loved this feature as well. Aside from the fact that so many people used it, and that it was a GREAT feature, there is literally little to no logic to removing it. You never take away features once customers have come to expect them. Stupidity at its finest.
    05-04-2018 07:37 PM
  11. Jules_Angel's Avatar
    I just got my Oreo update and found this problem with Samsung Messages app... My solution? I've replaced it with the Google Messages app. Problem solved.
    I have the samsung Galaxy s8+ and I used Zedge for all my text tones, I use Textra now but all my tones i chose are gone! I've gone to my carrier and even they can't find them. Would Google messages be better? I'm furious along with everyone that they took it away too!
    05-04-2018 11:23 PM
  12. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I have the samsung Galaxy s8+ and I used Zedge for all my text tones, I use Textra now but all my tones i chose are gone! I've gone to my carrier and even they can't find them. Would Google messages be better? I'm furious along with everyone that they took it away too!
    Your tones from zedge should still be in the internal storage in the zedge folder.
    05-06-2018 06:46 PM
  13. Patty Lynn's Avatar
    So do I .. even contemplated going back to iphone (which i dislike even more).. not that any of us want another app but i did download gosms pro (its free).. just so i could get my text tones back. Hope this helps some.
    05-14-2018 02:39 PM
  14. Patty Lynn's Avatar
    Right.. I hate these updates so much has changed. And unfortunetly I needed that as well as the text tones. Ugh
    05-14-2018 02:42 PM
  15. DMK191613's Avatar
    I think it sucks MAJOR. Bring it back before I have to update. I really don't want to have to go with another company because they still do offer it!!
    05-16-2018 08:40 PM
  16. Rodz77's Avatar
    Just had another update today on my Samsung 8 note. Was hoping they would bring back my individual contact tones that they randomly took away thinking that was somehow good idea. And nope, that didn't. I seriously hate android/google/who ever deleted that code and super helpful feature. I hope you wake up with dry eyes. Ugh!
    05-17-2018 12:20 AM
  17. tc1011's Avatar
    Just had another update today on my Samsung 8 note. Was hoping they would bring back my individual contact tones that they randomly took away thinking that was somehow good idea. And nope, that didn't. I seriously hate android/google/who ever deleted that code and super helpful feature. I hope you wake up with dry eyes. Ugh!
    After the last one that came through, I am now also having issues with assigning specific ringtones to my contacts. Anyone else?
    05-22-2018 10:14 AM
  18. TruantGamer's Avatar
    After the last one that came through, I am now also having issues with assigning specific ringtones to my contacts. Anyone else?
    I went in to look and all of mine were back to default! C'mon now, it's like salt in the wound! How can these things not be caught during testing! It appears i can reassign them but I shouldn't have to int he first place!
    05-23-2018 03:14 PM
  19. BamaMomRollTide's Avatar
    Not samsung....Android did this with oreo
    06-04-2018 08:23 AM
  20. D Ti's Avatar
    Unacceptable Android !
    Please fix it !!
    I had to switch to Google Messages for Android phones for my default text app.
    It gives you back personalized notification sounds.
    Huge pain
    06-11-2018 04:46 PM
  21. D Ti's Avatar
    Ed Parr: Thanks SO much Ed. I did exactly as you did. Now using Google Messages and have my notification sounds back. Can't thank you enough !
    06-11-2018 04:51 PM
  22. TruantGamer's Avatar
    The option is now available if you want to do a little work for it, otherwise you can wait for the update to show up.


    If you want it now, google search "Samsung Messages Version 4.4.30.5" and then download the .apk and enable internet app installation. Once its done you can assign the separate notifications a different sound!



    NOTICE: It is set on a per-conversation basis, so it WILL disappear when you delete the text thread. So they did the easy way out which still took forever. They proved themselves liars by saying it couldnt be done. Yes, I am happy I can use the function but they better be searching for a way to properly fix it the RIGHT way, becuase to me there is still a lot of ill will I can't forgive when my phone contract ends.
    06-14-2018 03:25 PM
  23. SL2's Avatar
    I got the update by updating normally.
    My individual contact notification tones disappeared after updating to Oreo?-screenshot_20180614-235920_galaxy-apps.jpg
    06-14-2018 06:00 PM
  24. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The version that I found is Samsung Messages 5.0.21.18. It turned my messages app icon blue. It says that's the latest version and you are able to add ringtone back to text conversation. I probably should have waited for the official update. Lol
    06-15-2018 01:43 AM
  25. Jerry48309's Avatar
    I'm upset with this feature removal too. It makes no sense to me to take away such a popular feature.
    06-17-2018 03:04 PM
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