A ringtone is the tune that gets played when somebody calls.

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How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 FroYo and would like to use custom sounds/songs as ringtones for text message notifications, event and task reminders, Facebook and Twitter ...
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How can I turn songs from Google Play Music into ringtones?

Is there a way to easily use music from Google Play Music as ringtones on my phone?
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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Is there a way to customize vibrate patterns?

Like many people my phone is most of the time in silent/vibrate mode. I was wondering if there's a way to assign different vibration patterns for different notifications, just like we do for ringtones ...
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Nexus 5x won't use custom ringtones/notifications

Just got the 5x, and loaded it with my favorite tones. Did the same thing I usually do with Android phones to set different tones for different app notifications, alarms, etc. Phone either plays ...
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Set MP3 as ringtone on CyanogenMod 10

Without using a market app, how can I set a custom MP3 file as ringtone? I've tried placing the MP3 in media/audio/ringtones and variations (e.g. media/ringtones), but the MP3 does not show in ...
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How to stop a phone from ringing without rejecting the call?

Sometimes I don't want to take a call, but I don't want him to know that. So I left the phone be until it stops, so it would appear that I'm away from phone or something and I miss the call. Can I ...
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With headphones plugged in, set incoming call ringtone to play through speaker

I use my phone to play music at work. When I wander away from my desk, I often leave my headphones plugged in. If someone calls my phone when the headphones are plugged in, the phone rings, but only ...
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Custom ringtone not working on Nexus 5 since OTA Lollipop

I've updated my non-rooted, vanilla Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then my custom mp3 ringtone stopped working. Here are the symptoms: When selecting it via the ...
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Separate ringtone for calls from numbers not in the contact list?

Good old Siemens phones had a feature that allowed you to set a single ringtone for all calls coming from your contacts, and a single ringtone for all calls coming from numbers not in your contact ...
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How to set MP3 ringtone in Android (Nexus S)

I am using Music (latest up to today) and TTPOD as my MP3 players. After Googling, I suppose I can set my MP3 ring tone, by long press on the song through Music application. However, once I long ...
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How do I silence incoming call and text message ringtone without hanging up in the Galaxy Nexus?

I have set up MP3 ringtones for both incoming calls and text messages on my new Galaxy Nexus, but I can't figure out how to silence them without hanging up (in the case of incoming calls) or without ...
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Is it possible to only silence certain notifications?

I'm running Android 2.2 FroYo on an HTC Droid Incredible. When I go to bed, I want to turn off all notifications except for incoming phone calls, which I still want to receive. Is this possible, ...
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Custom notification for whatsapp group

I'm in a whatsapp group which requires some sort of quick reaction. I'd like to set a special (custom or at least non-standard) notification tone or sound specifically for that group (and only it). ...
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How do I silence a call with my Samsung Fascinate?

I want to be able to silence the ringer/vibration of a call without hitting the "ignore" button. The reason is that if someone gets sent to voice mail after one or two rings they will likely know ...
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Unable to set custom ringtone on Moto G 2 after upgrading to Lollipop

I'm unable to customize the ringtone on my second generation Moto G after upgrading to Lollipop. I tried doing it normally from the Android settings, but just got a default "beep" sound instead. Only ...
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Maximum ring volume for one contact, vibrate for others (SMS)

I keep my phone on vibrate all the day because of my work. So I mostly get back on people when I have the time. However, I must be informed immediately when some server goes down. For that I have ...
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How do I remove delay between ringtones

My new Droid Razr, and Razr Maxx phones put a small delay in between each ring. Some of the factory ringtones are designed to be a continous loop. for example "medieval jaunt", "romancing the tone", ...
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Vibrate-before-ring

Is there a way to have an android phone vibrate first before it starts ringing? Note that I'm looking for a clean solution, i.e. I don't want to modify the ringtone to include a few seconds of ...
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Where is the default ringtone stored?

I recently brought a Sony Xperia C. One of my friends like a few default ringtones of the phone. I tried to search in the internal as well as sd card memory but couldn't find the ringtone. Where ...
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“Wrong file type, please select again” when choosing a ringtone

I have a Nexus 5, all my ringtones and notification sounds returned to default, and when I try to set any file as a sound I get this message: Wrong file type, please select again I get the same ...
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Galaxy Nexus ringtones and notifications too quiet

I've recently ditched an iPhone in favour of an Android, Galaxy Nexus. Now I am missing calls and texts all the time because I simply don't hear the ring! I have maxed all the volume sliders in ...
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Reset ringtone picker preferences

My Samsung Galaxy S2 on Gingerbread was set to use Handcent as the default ringtone picker, and I accidentally changed this back to the built-in ringtone picker. How do I get it to use Handcent again? ...
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Is there a way to enable the ringer/notification sounds only when using headphones?

Let me explain the scenario: I always keep my phone in vibration mode (no ringer, no notification sounds, just the vibration), since I'm a forgetful person and I'd end up forgetting to turn the ...
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How can I restore the original ringtones and sounds?

Without really thinking, I used the "clear data" command on the Media Storage app, which deleted all the stock ringtones and notification sounds from my Nexus One. How can I get them back?
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Old ringtones from android 1.0?

I had a Android Dev G1 phone (which has long since bitten the dust). it was running android 1.0 (later updated to 1.5). I have just gotten a HTC Desire running 2.2. There was a nice ringtone on the 1....
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Add New Ringtones, Notifications and Alarm tones on Nexus One

I have music (MP3 files) on my SD card and am trying to set them as ringtones, notification tones and alarm tones on my Nexus One. My phone only lets me select the stock ringtones, notifications or ...
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How can I download the latest ringtones? [closed]

How can I download the latest ringtones?
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How to make ringtones louder so that I can hear it in a loud environment?

It seems that the only ringtone I was able to hear was the one in my old Nokia phone, 10 years ago. Nowadays, in the era of smartphones, no matter which ringtone I chose, I have problems hearing it ...
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How do I set mp3s as ringtones on ICS?

I just upgraded my Nexus-S to Ice Cream Sandwich, I can't find the option to set mp3s as ringtones for my contacts? what am I missing?
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Why did my phone lose the ringtone configuration?

I've assigned a default ringtone and one other ringtone to my wife. She called me two days ago and the phone played the Galaxy SII ringtone. Next day, somebody else called me, and the same happened. ...
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Ringtones directory won't update in settings

I removed some of the stock ringtones (from my ROM) that I didn't want from /system/media/audio/ringtones and added some new ones that I got from the xda forums via my SD card and RootExplorer. When ...
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Custom ring tone for callers who block their caller ID?

How can I set a custom ringtone for callers who block their caller ID? I don't want the same ringtone for callers who don't block caller ID but are also not one of my contacts (otherwise, I could set ...
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Ringtone and vibration not working on Nexus 5 (Android 5.0.1)

Ringtones and vibration stop working on my Nexus 5 (using Android 5.0.1) when receiving a call. There were working before, but I don't know why the ringtone and vibration just stop. I tried different ...
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Why can't Android Media Storage detect my new Ringtone file?

I have had this problem on both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 (of all phones). I have a file, it is the same ringtone file I use on all my phones, it is an edited mp3 of a song I like. I put this file in ...
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how do I set a ring tone for a specific contact?

I've searched for this here and don't see it. I've set a custom, contact-specific ring tone before but don't recall how. It doesn't seem to be under the contact, which is where it should be. Phone is ...
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How to use diffrent modes at same time on a phone for different callers

For two different callers call on a phone, Is it possible that phone is on vibrate mode for one caller and on ring mode for different user? My question is in terms of making an application. Is it ...
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How to increase speaker volume of HTC Evo 3D

I have just bought HTC Evo 3D and as much I am inspired by phone, its speaker performance is giving me equivalent dissatisfaction, the speaker sound is very low for ringtone as well as for music ...
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How do I get my stock ringtones back?

I have a Droid X, and I've been having issues with my music lately. I finally deleted the Albums, Music, and Playlists directories from my SD Card, and used SDRescan to get the media library to ...
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How do I make my phone play a ringtone over my headphones despite being on “silent”?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7.1RC1 on my Desire. When my phone is not on silent, I can hear the ringtone on my headphones when someone calls me, which is great. However, when my phone is on silent and my ...
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How to install a ringtone into internal memory?

I am using a custom ringtone. It is a mp3 which is stored on the external SD card. When my phone is connected via USB to my computer and the SD card is mounted, my phone uses a default ringtone on ...
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How to set up priority mode in Android 4.3?

I have an Android 4.3 phone and don't expect any Lollipop updates soon. However, Lollipop's "Priority Mode" is a feature that would be tremendously in my daily life. Specifically, I expect the ...
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Custom ringtone for particular contact in 4.4.3

I am using nexus 5 with 4.4.3. I tried to keep the custom ringtone for contacts. I am able to keep custom ringtone for a particular contact with no problem. But when I choose none (ringtone with no ...
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Why does my SD data get messed up when i connect to PC with USB?

Every time I connect my phone to my computer via USB (Huawei U8666E, Android 4.0.3) even after I've disconnected my phone, the following 2 things happen (that I can tell): My ringtone goes back to "...
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Ringtones and alarms changes randomly [closed]

3 weeks ago my HTC EVO 3d (rooted, S-OFF and with LEEDroid latest ROM) started to randomly change ringtones and alarm tones (mainly at reboot, but occasionally during normal use). If I restore the ...
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Ringtones from my MP3

I have in Bluetooth folder some .mp3 files. How can I make them ringtones? The phone ringtone option doesn't see them.
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Setting “phone ringing” sound for outgoing calls

When I place a call I hear the traditional rotary dial phone ringing sound until the person at the other end, whose ringtone most likely is completely different, answers. What I was wondering is, can ...
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How can I set different ringtones - one for new email and one for new SMS in Nexus One?

Currently I can't find the selection box anywhere in the configuration in my Nexus One to allow this; i.e. they are the same and when I'm expecting SMS from my friend, I get distracted by the emails ...
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Custom ringtones don't work on Cyanogenmod 9

I'm running Cyanogenmod 9 on my S3, and want to set an mp3 file as the ringtone. As this wiki page suggests, I've created the directory '/sdcard/media/ringtones` and put the sound files in there. ...
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Samsung galaxy SIII is there a way to add a new call ring?

I proudly own this phone, but I can't find a way to set up a classic ring call. What can I do? There's a way?