I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to the notification folder in MyFiles.
So I bought a song from Google Play and looked for the file on her phone. Wasn't there. Checked every folder, but no luck.
Did some more searching and found this article from Google Play troubleshooting how to get songs to show up on your phone. Absolutely none of the menu options even existed on my mom's phone, so it was completely unhelpful.
Tried to search for how other people added songs as ringtones from Google Play on their phones. I found quite a few articles addressing it. They all said to add the ringtone from the Music Player app. Checked the Music Player app, and the song wasn't there.
That might explain why the song doesn't exist on her phone, except I can play the song on her phone through the Play Music app. I clicked "Keep on Device," but the song still doesn't seem to exist.
How do I get the song I bought from Google Play to show up as a file on my mom's phone?
However, if anyone provides a quick way to skip all this mess and just make the notifications last longer, that would be appreciated too.
There are a number of oddities about this issue I don't understand, so insight into any one of these would be incredibly helpful.
- Why would the Google Play Troubleshooting article have irrelevant information? Is it because it's for older phones? Do I have to activate something on my mom's phone, or configure something, or download a plug-in, or whatever to get it to have the same menu options?
- Does anyone have a Galaxy SIII and is willing to translate the Google Play instructions to something that fits with this type of phone?
- Does music from Google Play usually show up in the Music Player app automatically? Is there a setting I need to set so that it will do that from now on?
- What does "Keep on Device" actually do?
- Is it possible that my mom might have previously deleted or deactivated something needed to get the songs to go into Music Player?
- Is there any reason to suspect this might be due to a glitch in my mom's phone?
- How can the phone have access to the song in some places when it doesn't have the file on hand? Is the song stored in some kind of network?
- My original thought was to copy one of the files for a built-in ringtone into the Notifications folder, but I couldn't find where those were stored. (They're not in the Ringtones folder.) Could the song I bought be stored in the phone in a similar way to how the built-in ringtones are stored?
- Is there some relation to the Music Player app and songs stored as files? If I can get the song to show up on the Music Player app will that mean that it has become a file? Does the Music Player app only play songs that are files?
- Is there some other way I can access the song outside the phone so I can make it into a file and copy it into the phone?
- I can find the song on the Play Music app, but not on the Music Player app or the Music Hub app. Is there another app it might show up on that I haven't checked?
Again answering any one of these would be beneficial. Hoping some clue will lead me to the answer. Thanks!