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Default ringtones are usually stored in /system/media/audio/ringtones. You might be able to access this location using a file manager. Keep in mind that, residing on /system, this place is read-only at best without root-access: so while you should be able to copy from here, you cannot place any files into this directory. If you want to manually add ...


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I had this issue, but only with the Alarm media files. Use a file explorer, like ES File Explorer: Using the ES File Explorer, navigate to the folder you have place your custom alarm media files. Click on the file you want, and in the "Open with" prompt select "ES Media Player" Open the menu in the top right, and pick "Set ringtone" (the entry with a bell ...


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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 extract them from a ROM .zip file downloaded from elsewhere without looking into your phone. Just navigate to the same path above and take all files out there.


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Go into your contacts. Open the contact you want to personalize the message tone. Click "edit". Then scroll down to the bottom and click on "ADD ANOTHER FIELD". Tap to put a check mark beside "Message tone" then tap "OK". Then tap on "Message tone" and your options should come up e.g. Media storage, Zedge, etc. Tap which option you want to choose the ...


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José Mejuto Was correct in his 2nd Point. deleting the /.nomedia file has no effect. 1: Go to "Settings -> Apps (All) -> Media storage" 2: Clear Cache & Data 3: Change your ring tone or notification tone Thanks José :)


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I don't have Android Marshmallow but following apps can easily achieve the goal on Android Lollipop 5.1. Should not fail on your OS, I believe. Let me know the result in any case. MacroDroid When headphones are plugged: Trigger: Headphones Insert/Remove → Headphones Inserted Action: Volume Change → select Notification and Ringer, and configure ...


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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 (comes with Android), then erase it. It'll be removed from the ringtone selection menu without erasing all the other sound files.


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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 click select all (top left). This will add all your stored 'known' contacts to the group, and will use the selected ringtone for their incoming calls. Anyone who ...


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If you have a Google account associated with the device, you can use Google Device Manager to send an alert to your phone. Sign in to your Google Account on android.com/devicemanager. If you have more than one device, click the arrow next to the device name to select a different device. Select any of the following options in the top left corner of ...


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in android 4.1/4.2 etc etc its called "media storage" (the one you clear the defaults of) ya i did just actually go through the whole list and pick it out of ALL of them .. and OMFG IT WORKED .. hey, sorry im late, but, people seem to be clicking these defaults and not knowing how to clear them (like me) then they go and search for it and nobody knows .. ...


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Surprisingly, the analogous trick doesn't work with alarm tones. I added an alarm tone to /sdcard/Alarms but the alarm clock app doesn't notice it or add it to the list of available alarms on my Nexus 5x. (To be sure my Samsung audio clip was OK, I tested it by putting it into the /sdcard/Ringtones folder, where it works as described here by others.) ...


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The best way to do this is to do the following: Open WhatsApp Long press on the chat that you need to set the custom notification for Press Group info Press Custom Notifications Tick the checkbox at the top right Change the notification tone, vibration pattern, LED light colour as required. For what it's worth, I am using WhatsApp version 2.12.367, on an ...


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I've got a way to do this that is really simple and doesn't require needing to download to your computer every time. I recommend using the music manager from google play to upload your existing collection of music, first. Otherwise, any track you want to make into a ringtone will need to be purchased first. From your phone using the chrome browser, ...


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What solved it for me - I had a hyphen - in my OGG filename, changing it to an underscore and restarting the phone (Nexus 5 KitKat) made it show up


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There is a bug in Android 4.4 which causes flac files to pop and stutter. AndroidPolice has an article on it, there is a fix that has been committed (but not released) according to this bug report. It should be fixed in the next release (although when that'll be is anyone's guess) Since the problem exists in Android's native flac codec, which is used ...


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Today my Nexus 5 starts to do the same, default Ringtone and "Wrong file type, please select again". After several hours trying different solutions I came to the conclusion that the problem is in -or related to- the "Google Play Music" which do not work for local files anymore. I was able to finally get my custom ring tones again to life performing two tasks,...


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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, my answer here Edit: I overlooked a correct set of actions, my fault. The earlier option of set ringtone reacts at the point where the phone rings, at ...


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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, my answer here Your macro would look like this Macro : Ringtone for non contacts (name of macro ) Trigger: Call Incoming →Select Contact → Non ...


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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 it also no. Steps: Play any music file you would like to set as default ringtone for the alarm in ES Media Player Click three dot button [:] in top right ...


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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 entirely. When making any new alarms, it should default to the last one you used... but just make sure to avoid "Default Alarm Sound." (For some reason it calls ...


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see there i don't know any direct method but we can apply some trick 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 sound.) open voice recorder and record silence. Name that recording as per your convenience. now go to the settings and change call ringtone to the one you just now ...


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"all the stock ringtones and notification sounds" cannot be deleted without root. What happened here is, you've "dropped the index": the "Media Storage" app is what scans your media files from all over the device (including those on SD card), and maintains an "index" in form of a database. This is done for faster access, so apps using your media files have ...


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You can do this. I use Zedge to get ringtones. Get a mute or silent ringtone and then select another ringtone and set it manually for specific people. Zedge also helps you set it for individual contacts.


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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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If you just copied over the file then it's permissions are like set at 600. chmod the file to 644 so it is WORLD READABLE. so, chmod 644 /sdcard/ringtones/blah.whatever also a filename with a space in it could cause an issue, do a rename anyway so if the files name is blah blah.whatever , rename it to blah_blah.whatever Lastly if the above are no go or ...


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Well, I don't think that can be done ! Why don't you use several mp3 cutter to cut the song over to the appropriate place you like, there are just load of song cutter apps available over the PlayStore as well as software are also available for the PC's. I have tired searching over the PlayStore and got several apps names MP3 cutter which can help you out ...


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In recent Android versions in order for a ringtone to repeat on a loop, MP3 and OGG files must include a label in their metadata called android_loop with a value set to "true". If you are not using built-in ringtones (that already have this label,) your files most likely do not have this label in their metadata. You can use a number of freeware utilities (...


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It's weird that your ringtones are still incompatible after conversion to the Ogg Vorbis format, because it (as you probably already know) is what Android's native ringtones come in. Since you mentioned that you put your files in /system/media/audio/ringtones, it is worth a try to check and set the permissions of your files. It's as easy as chmod 0644 /...


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A friend suggested clearing cached data (via Settings > Storage > Cached data) and then rebooting, and it seems to have resolved the issue.


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Someone put this as an edit instead of an answer: Instead of setting ringtone under setting --> Sounds and notifications, try to set your ringtone from your player [Ex: ES File Explorer --> sdcard --> download --> your song. Play this in ES media player --> set ringtone ]. and someone else tried to edit this in: 1- change ur choice music into ....


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