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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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I placed mine in /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones. After that the sound appears in the settings menu. See also: How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?


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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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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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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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You probably need an on-phone pile browser to access (or adb pull) The builtin 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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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: All Categories Alternative Blues Bollywood Children Christian & Gospel Classical Comedy Country Dance Electronica Entertainment Games Hip Hop Holiday Jazz ...


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Before you wipe your phone, consider using a free app like Ringdroid to assign contacts with specific ringtones or even to just make a custom ringtone out of an mp3 track of choice.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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The only way I can think to do this would be to set up Call Screening and Caller ID like so: Then set up a contact for your Google Voice number with a custom ringtone.


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I had the same issue and recently found a perfect solution by accident. While viewing the playlist that contains the song you wish to use as a ringtone (on the apollo media player),a longpress on the song you want to use will give you a list of options; among that list will be "use as ringtone". Simply select, and enjoy your new ringtone! This only works for ...


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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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I don't know if it could be your case, but if your phone is connected to your computer with UMS (USB Mass Storage) enabled along having a custom ringtone stored on your SD card (/ringtones folder) instead of MTP this will give you this kind of problem. The phone will use a default ringtone since it cannot access the SD card files, because the UMS mode ...


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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).


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Use volume-rocker 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.


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There are special directories you can use to store your custom "noises". The "starting point" (root-of-noises-dir) may be different between devices (so this is rather a generic answer, as I do not own all of them) -- pick one and check if it works, if not, pick the next: /sdcard/media/audio /sdcard/media /sdcard In there, put the directories for the ...


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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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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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