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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This isn't the "correct" way, but IMO it's a good way: use Ringdroid. With it, you can cut a suitable part of the MP3 to be used as a ringtone. This way you can get rid of those pesky intros on songs that have a slow start and save space by not having the entire MP3 duplicate in your ringtones folder.
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 :)
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.
When headphones are plugged:
Trigger: Headphones Insert/Remove → Headphones Inserted
Action: Volume Change → select Notification and Ringer, and configure ...
You probably need an on-phone pile browser to access (or adb pull)
The builtin ringtones are located in
... 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.
When the Galaxy Nexus is ringing...
Tap the power button on the right side of the screen.
The ringtone will stop and the screen will switch off. BUT the call has not been hung up.
You can even press the power button again to switch the screen back on and the ringtone is silent if the call is still waiting to be answered. The voice call will still be at ...
You can use Handcent app as the default ringtone picker. To set Handcent as default ringtone picker, go to
Settings | Applications | Manage Applications | All | Android System
(Sound picker for SE phones)
Click 'Clear Defaults' button.
After this, When you are choosing a ringtone, You will be presented with a dialog box asking you to select one of ...
Another option is Ringo (Play Store, developer's site), which I've been using for over a year and it works great for just this purpose (I have a server that yells at me too). The free version has everything I need, though there is a paid version with more options as well.
Update if you use Hangouts as your messaging app: As of Hangouts version 2.1.2 (June ...
In System Settings -> Sound you should be able to select Pick Ringtone. If you don't find the ringtone you want, you can use any MP3 or OGG. Just put the file on your sdcard in /sdcard/Ringtones/. Media scanner will classify anything in this directory as a Ringtone.
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 ...
In last versions of Android (at least in Nexus S) it's kinda hard to set MP3 as a ringtone. There was an option before in the menus called "Set As" but in the new Music app it disappeared.
What you can do is copy your mp3 to /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones,
that ringtones folder might be empty or even not exist, in this case just create it.
Then you go to ...
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 ..
Go to the contact you want to add the ringtone to, press the menu button in the top right corner and select Set ringtone. The mp3 file has to be in the /sdcard/Ringtones/ directory for the phone to find it.
I'd highly suggest Zedge for awesome ringtones! Everyone in my family has been using it for quite a while, and finding some pretty sweet stuff :)
They have ringtones in the following categories:
Christian & Gospel
I believe what you're asking about are similar to the Verizon ringback tones, right? Ringback tones are not set from a phone level, they are a feature added and managed by the carrier. Your wireless carrier could probably change it for you, but there is no way you could manage it all from your phone. I know Verizon offers ringback tones, if that's the ...
Though the is a little bit vague in nature, seems a very useful question for a larger community. You can use high pitched ringtones which are very common around the internet.
Also I came across this post at XDA which seems quite useful for you. (did not test them myself though. even if me or anybody did, the level you require might be different.)
In the ...
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.)
The best way to do this is to do the following:
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 ...
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.
To update the ring tone directory, the media scanner has to run. Usually restarting the phone will do this, but if media scanner is not checking that directory when the device starts you can try to create a file in the sdcard ringtone directory with an app that triggers media scanner. I think Astro File Manager will trigger it.
If that doesn't work, you ...
Click either up or down volume to silence your phone. This is the user-manual-recommended way. When you click it your screen stays on.
Android user manual reference
Note: this usually works with any phone, not just Androids. It used to work with old stupid-phones (antonym of smart-phones) as well.
To set up your mp3 file as a ringtone, simply create a new folder on your SD Card and rename it "ringtones", without the quotes of course. (Do same for alarms, notifications and ui). After that, add your mp3 files to the folder. Go to "Setting--sound--phone ringtone", there, you will see your added mp3 file.
Joseph Nwalor (Slow).
To deviate from the generic notification ringtone, the app itself needs to support it. Are you using the stock email and SMS apps? Gmail, at least, allows for changing the notification ringtone that it uses. (In fact, you can setup individual notifications by account by label.)