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

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Samsung Galaxy A52s (Android 13) has been playing the default ringtone for the past month twice (sometimes more) a day

My Samsung Galaxy A52s (Android 13) has been playing the default ringtone for the past month twice (sometimes more) a day. I've tried checking the Nice Catch module that helps keep records of what ...
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Who is "Dr. MAD"/who composed the default Android ringtones?

I found Android's ringtones (in /system/product/media/audio), and a lot of them have metadata. The most common name that shows up in the Artist section of the metadata for most ringtones, as far as I ...
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Is is possible to have sounds play through headphones AND the phone itself?

I have a Samsung S22 running Android 13. I use this with a bluetooth headset all day long, mostly for meetings and phone calls. If I disconnect the headset from the phone when not in use, it's quite ...
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Is it possible to deactive vibration and ringtone for a call by a certain/specific number?

I would like to deactivate the ringtone and vibration, when a certain/specific number is calling me. Is this possible?
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Any way to control the volume/mute for Caller ID announcement?

I really like the "Caller ID announcement" feature, where it announces the number calling you. However, I've noticed it announces it regardless of my volume or mute settings. I do not want ...
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Allow favorited contacts to ring the phone when calling in silent mode [duplicate]

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S9 on Android 9. I can allow favorite contacts to call in the "Do not disturb" mode. But I also want them to ring the phone when calling in silent mode. Is there a ...
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How to make calls ring (with sound) while messages vibrate?

This seems like a fairly basic thing but I'm having trouble nonetheless. I'd like my calls to ring (with sound) while messages vibrate (no sound). How do I do this? Setting sound mode to "sound&...
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Custom ringtones at the second WhatsApp account?

On my Galaxy A70 (dual SIM card) I installed via Dual Messenger a second WhatsApp account for my private SIM card. Unfortunately the new account contains only the default ringtones. How I can add the ...
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How can I set a ringtone for a group of contacts with a certain label?

I want to set the ringtone for each contact with a particular label on my Pixel 2 (Android 11). Labels are a thing that contacts can have in the default android contacts app (from Google). There seems ...
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Ringtone volume keeps turning off

Using Samsung Galaxy A41 on Android 10, my ringtone volume is automatically resetting to 0 all the time - which means that I'm missing phone calls. I don't have any apps installed that should be doing ...
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Mysterious and whimsical selection of ringtones recognized by clock as alarms

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S pen. I am trying to add additional alarm sounds to the list used by the native alarm clock app provided by Samsung, as these lack personality and often fail to ...
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Android *tone selection menu shows titles different to the actual filename. Why?

After i scp an audio file to my android devices alarms/notifications/ringtones sdcard folders, the file itself is named correctly, but the settings menu for selecting alarms/notifications/ringtones ...
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Where does your Samsung phone store its default ringtones? [duplicate]

So my grandma gave me a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime from 2017, and it doesn't have any SD card inserted. So where does my phone store its defalt ringtones and notification sounds? I tried going to Android&...
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How do I exclude songs from being ring-tones/notification tones?

So, I have amassed quite a collection of music on my phone, which runs Android 4.1 (yes, I know this is old… the phone works better than many newer devices)… about 3300 odd tracks. I also have 3 files ...
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Why can my phone only play ringtones from my SD Card now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 9 (at least currently - I don't know when that update took place, so I don't know if it is responsible for this issue). I have always had my ringtones (in ...
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Ring tone super-quiet on Galaxy S9+

I am having a problem with my ringtone on my Galaxy S9+. Suddenly, my ringtone has become extremely soft - as if it was on the lowest possible setting (except mute). However, it is on the highest, ...
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Activate alarm, ringtone or audio using ADB?

I have misplaced a junker phone (LG G3 running Lineage). However, it's still on, and ADB is accessible over TCP/IP. (The phone doesn't have a SIM, so I can't call it.) Is there a way to turn on the ...
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How to let phone calls from a specific number bypass 'Do Not Disturb'?

I often turn on 'Do Not Disturb' mode, especially at night. I would like a few specific phone numbers to be able to bypass the Do Not Disturb if they call me, so that I can be altered in case of ...
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Is there any way to make calls ring/vibrate only for specific contacts?

My friend has an Android phone but she hates actually talking on the phone and hates being distracted by ringing or vibrating. Her mantra is that she'll check it when she checks it. This is quite ...
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Disable ringtone fade-in

My Moto Z2 Play includes a "feature" where call rings and alarm sounds start out nearly silent and increase to full volume over about five seconds. I have been unable to find any setting to change ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact in Android Messages running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact? in the answer at https://android.stackexchange.com/a/16653/13886 it is claimed that this option exists in the dot-dot-dot menu, but it does not for ...
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How to select an arbitrary MP3 as ringtone on LineageOS?

I encoded a part of a song as MP3 and I'd like to set it as ringtone on LineageOS 14. I found some instructions to move the file to a certain location - or better locations because the locations ...
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Set a custom alarm / browser entire storage on Motorola Moto G5 / Android 7.0

I've been using Moto E3 and G4 before and had absolutely no problems in using custom / own alarm tones on these devices / Android versions (on both Android 6, 7.0 and 7.1 in case of G4). Now, I have ...
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Select my own ringtone on Samsung s7 but only Sound picker is available

I can select only Sound picker as source for my own sound files when choosing ringtone. Right before I could select Google drive and some more. How can I get the choice back? TL;DR When going ...
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Seperate Ringtone for Unknown Caller (Android 7) [duplicate]

In Android 7, how can I set a separate ringtone for callers who are not in my contact list? I still want to receive the call but I want to know if it is someone in my contact list or not before ...
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How to remove added ringtone

I have added a new ringtone to the ringtones list in Settings->Sounds->Phone ringtone>Add ringtone. After that I can see the same ringtone file in Ringtones folder of Internal storage. I need to ...
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Stock s8 wont play notification sounds

Here i got exonys version of samsung galaxy s8 64 GB running with android 7.0 stock rom. I have set my notification settings to sound and vibrate. Many times when a message arrives , SMS or wapp , my ...
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Routing ringtone through headset

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S8+. Everything is working great, but there is one little thing I can't seem to figure out and that is the ringtone uses only the speakers. Can I route the ringtone ...
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How to extract default ringtones from Android device?

I just bought a new phone and I do not like the default ringtones/notification sounds, but I like the ones on my old phone. When I plug my old phone into my computer and go to This PC\KYOCERA\Internal ...
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Ringtone set from a file reverts to default after reboot

When I set a ringtone from a file ("More ringtones"), after reboot it reverts to the default ringtone on the pre-set list. How to fix this? When I choose a ringtone from the pre-set list, it does ...
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How do I get my phone to ring on a calendar notification? [duplicate]

I'm always missing appointments because the event notifications in Calendar app are so pathetic. I when its time to leave for an appointment, I want my phone to ring as loud as possible as if I'm ...
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Can't set ringtone / notification sound from internal storage

After a factory reset (internal storage was not wiped) on my Nexus 5X running stock Android 7.1.2, I'm no longer able to choose a ringtone, notification sound or alarm sound from internal storage. If ...
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All the built in notification tones are now gone after clearing the Media Storage app's data

The Album app on my phone fails to detect some of the pictures I have after I moved them. I tried clearing the Album app's data but it didn't do anything. After looking around the internet, I found ...
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Android forgets ringtone settings after USB connected as mass storage

Every time I turn on USB as mass storage device, my phone forgets its ringtone. This is somewhat reasonable, because the OS doesn't have access to these file while the flash belongs to another ...
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How to set default alarm ringtone in Android 6.0?

With my new Moto E3, every time I open Clock application (to enable some alarm) I see a message: Default alarm ringtone is silent [Change] When I tap on Change I'm redirected to Sounds & ...
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Galaxy S7 edge - How do I use a sound downloaded as part of a theme?

I want to use the sounds I have downloaded as part of my theme (Blue Polygon) as my ringtone and alarm sound. However, it is not in the selection of sounds when I tried to change it. Please advice. ...
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Setting up ringtone on Nexus 5X with Android 7.1.1

I am just writing about what worked on my new Nexus 5X which has Android 7.1.1. As I have read many answers about how to set up a ringtone and none of them worked. I installed a file manager app and ...
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Lollipop plays call notification ringtone instead of notification ringtone when a text is received

Device: Motorola Moto G4 Plus First of all, I set a custom ringtone for the calls. That works as intended. Now the issue is that custom ringtone is played whenever I receive a text as well. I expect ...
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How to set one Ringtone for Contacts and another for non contacts?

Is there an Android App that can perform one ring for anyone in my Contacts and another ring for anyone not in my Contacts? I know how to go in and set individual ringtones, but I have 350 contacts. ...
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Oneplus2, define/add user ringtones

I'm have a OnePlus2 device and I can't seem to set a different ringtone other than those provided with the ROM (Oxygen OS 3.1.0). I can't see an option for it under Settings > Sound and ...
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Where is the default alarm clock melody stored on Android 4.1?

I've bought a new Android smartphone (a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, Android 5.0) and I don't really like it's default alarm clock ringtone. By countraries I like the default alarm ...
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Ring volume keeps reseting to zero

I have a OnePlus X running Android 5.1.1. I noticed that the ring volume keeps reseting itself (or is reset by s.t.) to zero. This usually happens when I switch the phone back from no-interruptions ...
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How do I set a different notifications sounds for different contacts?

If it matters I have an HTC Desire 626s and just want to know if it's possible to set different notification sounds for different contacts and if yes, how?
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Nexus 5X: How can I use custom ringtones /alarms without installing additional apps?

I have a Nexus 5X with Android 6.0.1 and latest security patches (June 2016). I try to use my own soundfiles for alarms and ringtones. I tried a lot of suggestions, but I can't get it to work. When I ...
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Importing custom ringtone

I have downloaded a ringtone and now would like to put it on the list of available ringtones on my Maxx2. How do I put it on the ringtone list? What is the proper format? .wav, .aiff?
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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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minimuize ring volume at certain times of day

I have an android phone, a kid, and some friends who call just after the kid goes to bed. My friends will call, at 7pm, my phone will ring, and the ring will wake up my kid. Is there an app that can ...
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what controls the outbound ring tone on LG Optimus F7 all i get is tones instead of ring tone [duplicate]

When i make a call all i here is a tone every few seconds just like its ringing but tones instead and the call goes thru. I can not find any setting that changes the out going ring tone.
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MP3song as ringtone in Android

Can anyone please tell me how to set any one of MP3 songs from Music Library as ringtone for Android phone -Lenovo K4 Note. ? Thanks in advance.
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How to view ringtone associated with a contact in moto g2

I'm using Moto g2 with Lollipop 5.0.2. I can set custom ringtones for a contact. But Cannot see anywhere which ringtone is associated with the contact.
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