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How to extract default ringtones from Android device?

You probably need a file browser on the phone to access (need root), or adb pull The built-in ringtones are located in /system/media/audio/ringtones ... instead of your Internal Storage. You can also ...
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How to remove added ringtone

Don't clear data of Media Storage (System App) as mattm suggested, you'll lose all ringtones and sound effects. Instead, do a search for the ringtone or sound effect you added using the Files app (...
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How to set one Ringtone for Contacts and another for non contacts?

You can do this on android by going to contacts, then groups tab. You then need to click the menu button and create a new group. Give it a name and choose a ring tone then click add members and ...
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Is there any way to make calls ring/vibrate only for specific contacts?

I don't know any direct method, but we can apply some tricks to it. (I am assuming that we want to make all other calls silenced and only your call can ring or better we can say make a sound.) Open a ...
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Who is "Dr. MAD"/who composed the default Android ringtones?

Interesting question from a historical perspective since a Google search threw up a few references to Dr.MAD in the ringtone meta data of several OEM ringtones. Here is what I found. I cannot vouch ...
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How to set default alarm ringtone in Android 6.0?

Go through all of your alarms, including inactive ones, and see if you have "Default Ringtone (Unknown)" set for any. If so, change the ringtone to your custom one or a preset, or delete the alarm ...
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How to set default alarm ringtone in Android 6.0?

Answer is - use "ES Explorer" Very strange, but "System settings" have only Ringtone and Notification, and no Alarm-clock sound. I think it is a bug. Maybe that setting should be in Clock app, but ...
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Custom ring tone for callers who block their caller ID?

Automation is the preferred option. Many apps are available. I prefer using MacroDroid , since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn. To understand how MacroDroid works and required settings, ...
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How to set one Ringtone for Contacts and another for non contacts?

Automation is the preferred option. Many apps are available. I prefer using MacroDroid , since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn. To understand how MacroDroid works and required settings, ...
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Nexus 5x won't use custom ringtones/notifications

It was a permissions thing for me. Upgraded no problem and it was all OK. Factory started and although I could see the file in notifications it wouldn't play as a message tone. Settings, apps, ...
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Location for custom Ringtones/Alarms/Notifications that hides them from Play Music?

Just create a new folder/directory in internal storage of your phone with name 'Notifications' and place all your notification tones that you have downloaded in this folder. Finally go to settings > ...
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Oneplus2, define/add user ringtones

As @Izzy hinted to check the tag wiki, I found this old answer How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications? The answer said I should put the ringtone file at a certain directory ...
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Reset ringtone picker preferences

For those that have Samsung 8 the place to reset the default apps is Settings|Apps|App Manager| Go to the Three dots on top right and from the pull-down select Reset app preferences
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How to set default alarm ringtone in Android 6.0?

Assuming Moto is using a near-AOSP clock app... When you have an alarm in the list (enabled or not), you should be able to set its ringtone individually. Setting one will make alarms created in the ...
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Select my own ringtone on Samsung s7 but only Sound picker is available

All you have to do, is clear defaults for the sound picker app. To do so, go to settings → application manager (apps) → in the three dots menu, select "show system apps" → sound picker &...
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Set a custom alarm / browser entire storage on Motorola Moto G5 / Android 7.0

In the "weird" file manager, click on the ellipses in the top right and choose Show internal storage. Now you should have "Internal Storage" available in the hamburger menu (three horizontal bars) in ...
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How to remove added ringtone

This is tried on an Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 running Android 9. Inspired by Joao's answer I didn't use the Files app, but connected the phone to a PC using USB cable in file transfer mode, and then ...
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How to remove added ringtone

I can help you because I also hate the this problem. You need clear data of Media Storage(System App) 1 - Go to "Settings > Apps" 2 - You need enable "Show system apps" 3 - Search and open "Media ...
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How to extract default ringtones from Android device?

On AOSP ROMs, ringtone, notification and other default sounds are located at /product/media/audio/ This is valid for at least Android 12+ If you do not have a root file explorer installed, you can run ...
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How to extract default ringtones from Android device?

Okay, thanks guys! But, I found New Android version stored audio files in system_ext/media/audio
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How to extract default ringtones from Android device?

You can copy internal files, ex /system/media/audio/ringtones, to sd card or anywhere with total commander application. On Samsung Phone, custom ringtones seem to have to be copied in <internal ...
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Ringtone set from a file reverts to default after reboot

Apps such as Tasker can definitely set the ringtone after device boot. Profile: Event → System → Device Boot Task: Audio → Default Ringtone: Type: Ringer Sound: tap lens icon → ...
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How do I get my phone to ring on a calendar notification?

There are apps available ( listed at end ) but IMO , automation is the preferred way for this since : You are looking for conditional actions Customisation options to suit individual needs I prefer ...
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Android forgets ringtone settings after USB connected as mass storage

Just move your desired ringtone to /system/media/audio/ringtones and set proper permissions (refer to other files in the folder).
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How to set default alarm ringtone in Android 6.0?

Copy your ringtone file to the Alarms folder in your internal storage using a file manager. Now you will see that ringtone file in the Default alarm ringtone list in Settings -> Sounds.
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Lollipop plays call notification ringtone instead of notification ringtone when a text is received

Turns out the Messenger app has its own notification setting. Google has an article where to access the setting(s). https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6080337?hl=en
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How to set one Ringtone for Contacts and another for non contacts?

In Android 7, you can go to contacts, then click the 3 dots to enter the groups tab, there should be a group called "my contacts", then change the default ringtone for that group.
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How to view ringtone associated with a contact in moto g2

For fun, I wrote a very simple script to find out which ringtone is assigned to a particular contact. Sadly, the script needs root access and Busybox and its applets installed and available under PATH ...
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Ring volume keeps reseting to zero

My Problem is Solved by upgrading Android lollipop to marshmallow 6.0.1.
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Importing custom ringtone

It simply done by having it as an mp3, which is to be put into either the "Ringtones" or "Notifications" folder (please do both to be sure) from the phone's internet storage. If one or both are not ...
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