HTC One: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

lachdanan

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Hi,

I searched here but couldn't find a solution that works. Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

I also don't have a + button at the top like it's shown for ringtones.

Any idea on how to do this?


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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Go to Music. Browse to your mp3. Tap the 3 dots (...), press set as ringtone. Although I have a DNA it should (maybe) be the same.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks, I set my ringtone, but this is for setting the notification sound, which I couldn't figure out :(
 

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Ah, sorry. I use Ringdroid app for that. Hopefully someone will chime in with another way without having to download that app.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Hi,

I searched here but couldn't find a solution that works. Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

I also don't have a + button at the top like it's shown for ringtones.

Any idea on how to do this?


Thanks :)

First I use the stock ringtone trimmer to bring down to a notification sound length, like 2-3 seconds...then I use a file manager app like astro to move the mp3 to the notifications folder, then you should be able to find it with all your other notification sounds.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks but which notification folder? There are multiple I think. My mp3 is 1 second long.
 
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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks but which notification folder? There are multiple I think. My mp3 is 1 second long.

Idk I only have one...I'd try all of them till you find the one that works, maybe you have ringtone apps that created the folder for you.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks that's the thing I tried that folder and the one in media/audio. Pretty sure you must have that too, I didn't install any ring tone apps. But after copying my mp3 to both folders, it still doesn't show the name of my mp3 in the notifications. Do you see your mp3 in the notifications sound selection list?
 

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Yes I do, here are screenshots of it inside the folder(highlighted orange), and in the notification sound selection menu(selected). I really think you need to find the right folder. It's not the one inside the audio folder for me.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks, what's the name of your mp3 file? Maybe I need to add the "notification" word to its name? I can't see from the screenshot whether it's notification or notifications, but this might be it. Because in the sound list, it only shows the name without that word.
 

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

It says notification...I doubt that's it, did you try following the same path I have to get to the same folder.

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Thanks, yeah I did. I am using the exact same folder and I didn't change anything to affect this. Also doing the same for ringtones worked, of course when I used the ringtones directory.

You are right, it didn't work when I added notification. Do I have to restart the phone? I didn't have to restart for the ringtone.
 

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

After adding the mp3, try going to Settings-Apps-All then scroll down to find HtcMediaCacheSevice. Select it, then select Clear cache, then Clear data. Go back to Apps-All and find Media Storage, again select Clear cache and Clear data. Then restart phone, and your custom notifications should be there. Mine are in media/audio/notifications


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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Basically I have an mp3 file that I want to use for my notifications and I downloaded ES file manager and browsed to sdcard / Notifications and copied the file there but when I go into settings, it's not listed.

I struggled with this for awhile. It seems that the problem is ES File Manager. When I copy notification files using AirDroid, it works. With ES File Manager, it doesn't. Hope this helps.
 

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Re: How to set an mp3 as a notification sound?

Hi, I just picked up my HTC One two days ago. I've loaded an MP3 file I want to use for notifications and added it as a ringtone. But I'm wondering if you can list the exact steps to take to add it as a notification sound since now I think the software is different. Please and thanks so much!
 

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Never mind, figured it out reading your posts! Awesome. Didn't have to clear cache or reboot. Just used Astro to put it into the right folder and it just showed up on the list of notifications. Thanks!
 

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Hi,
I just made a copy of the mp3 I wanted to use and dropped one in the Notifications and the other in the Ringtones folder, under phone storage, using the native File Manager. (One of the two worked..) Went in to settings > Personalize > Notification sound (and it was there). Hope this helps.
 

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