1. ItsaRaid's Avatar
    Is there a specific way to add Music, Ringtones and Notification sounds on the GN2 using the SD Card only. No apps. Are there folders you add the items to? If someone knows the exact steps, would appreciate it if you could post them here.
    Thank you in advance
    11-23-2012 02:43 PM
  2. inspectagadget1973's Avatar
    Is there a specific way to add Music, Ringtones and Notification sounds on the GN2 using the SD Card only. No apps. Are there folders you add the items to? If someone knows the exact steps, would appreciate it if you could post them here.
    Thank you in advance
    Here's what I did.
    1. Connect your phone to your computer using the cable it came with MTP. Or remove the sd card and put it in the sd adapter into the computer.
    2. Go to file explorer on your computer and find the sd card.
    3. Create folders named music, ringtones, and notifications.
    4. Put the ringtones, notifications, and music in the appropriate folders using your pc.
    Viola. Done.
    Well, put the sd card back into your phone, then you're done.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
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    11-24-2012 07:39 AM
  3. RogerRockit's Avatar
    Samsung Kies has actually worked well for me in this capacity so far. Not saying it would for everybody, my wife has a Samsung Captivate Glide and Kies won't even connect to it. The most reliable way is probably to do what previous poster said, just attach to computer and create folders, drag and drop.
    11-24-2012 08:16 AM
  4. lynnpudas's Avatar
    Not sure how any one else did it. I just used the usb cord to set it all up. It was a simple file transfer.

    Adding: well looked back and apparently I'm not very original. :o
    Is there a specific way to add Music, Ringtones and Notification sounds on the GN2 using the SD Card only. No apps. Are there folders you add the items to? If someone knows the exact steps, would appreciate it if you could post them here.
    Thank you in advance


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    11-24-2012 04:46 PM
  5. ska916jedi's Avatar
    Here's what I did.
    1. Connect your phone to your computer using the cable it came with MTP. Or remove the sd card and put it in the sd adapter into the computer.
    2. Go to file explorer on your computer and find the sd card.
    3. Create folders named music, ringtones, and notifications.
    4. Put the ringtones, notifications, and music in the appropriate folders using your pc.
    Viola. Done.
    Well, put the sd card back into your phone, then you're done.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    How do you select the tone you want after creating the folders?
    11-25-2012 07:47 PM
  6. lynnpudas's Avatar
    Found a better way. Download from the market an app called AirDroid. It allows you to sync wirelessly with your computer and you can transfer files that way. The app will tell you exactly what to do.

    Is there a specific way to add Music, Ringtones and Notification sounds on the GN2 using the SD Card only. No apps. Are there folders you add the items to? If someone knows the exact steps, would appreciate it if you could post them here.
    Thank you in advance
    11-25-2012 11:18 PM
  7. VioletStarrs's Avatar
    I like Kies, but prefer to upload music to the Kies library via Windows Media Player since it automatically recognizes the album, while Kies requires you to choose the correct one from a list. I've also made it so that any files put in that folder automatically go to Google Play as well.
    11-26-2012 01:12 AM
  8. ska916jedi's Avatar
    How do you select the tone you want after creating the folders?
    Still looking for an answer
    11-26-2012 08:50 AM
  9. iGalione's Avatar
    you actually have to make it a folder called media... in it should be the alarms, notifications, and ringtones sub folders
    once you have that order, you go into the ringtone selector and then you can select any of the ringtones that you have transferred
    11-26-2012 10:22 AM
  10. ska916jedi's Avatar
    you actually have to make it a folder called media... in it should be the alarms, notifications, and ringtones sub folders
    once you have that order, you go into the ringtone selector and then you can select any of the ringtones that you have transferred
    Hmmm.... I'll look again and see if there's s media folder.
    11-26-2012 02:48 PM
  11. darmie's Avatar
    I just emailed myself the file that I want to put on my phone.. am I overlooking something.
    04-09-2013 07:54 PM
  12. alamarco's Avatar
    While I haven't tried this personally, I think the above posts are referring to creating the directory structure from the internal SD card on your external SD card. For example

    Notification alerts on the internal SD are located in /media/audio/notifications so you should create that structure on your external SD card. Ringtones are located on /Ringtones.

    I know that putting your files into these folders on the internal SD card work and you can select your new tones via the default Settings app. I just have not tried putting them on the external card.
    04-09-2013 08:24 PM
  13. Josef Karsh's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread but it might still be useful to add to it.

    For alarms you will need to also add an alarms folder.
    01-20-2014 03:44 AM
  14. Amanda Franks's Avatar
    I am having g problems trying to set notification tones to my contacts, email, FB etc. It was letting me and know it just gives me my default ones not the o e's I downloade. Thanks in advance
    02-08-2014 05:56 PM
  15. GuccizBud's Avatar
    The correct answer was in fact given in this thread, post #9 I think… not sure why some people didn't see it. In any case, for future reference :

    If you want your custom ringtone and notification sounds to appear in the default list your device shows you when you go to …

     Settings > Sound > Ringtones -and-
     Settings > Sound > Notifications

    .. you just need to put them in the following folders :

       /Media/Ringtones
       /Media/Notifications

    You'll usually see these folders referred to in all lowercase letters, for some reason, but they work just the same using first-letter caps as above, if you tend to be anal about that sort of thing.

    Note that the names that will show on the lists will be the audio files' "real" names, as defined in their file properties (tags), meaning you'll only see the actual filename of an audio file appear on the lists if the file in question doesn't have a different name defined in its properties. So if you decide to name your current default ringtone something like "Ringtones – Default – May 2015.m4a" but that file's properties says its title is "Zedge.net-- 901417" for example, don't look for it under 'R' in the list of ringtone choices your device shows you, because it'll be under 'Z'.

    Btw there are free tools to change audio files' data properties (tags) if you want… there's one for Windows I've kept around for years, lets you view the tags of every music file all at once like on a big spreadsheet, and allows you to do stuff like sort them by column ( i.e. by property) and bulk-modify a bunch of them at once. Don't know if it's still available but software aggregators like cnet probably still archive it. Called Mp3tag, just Google it.
    05-13-2015 01:27 PM

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