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Unable to find how to change notifications sound

(Topic created: 08-08-2021 08:42 PM)
sugarbritches1
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my Phone settings for notifications is set on factory's sound and now I can't find a option anywhere to change it and it driving me crazy I have a bunch of ringtones please help

 

 

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CLF
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@sugarbritches1

Hey,

When I open sounds and vibration, notification sound it gives me two options as the source for choosing a the default system wide notification sound,sec.sound picker and es file explorer. Below there are two settings, just once and always. 

If I select es file explorer and select always it will set es file explorer as the default action or app when choosing a notification sound. It will no longer offer the option to use sec sound picker. 

To bring back the option to choose sec sound picker or es file explorer. Open system settings, apps, scroll down to the es file explorer app and open it's settings menu. Scroll down to Set As Default and open it. On the new menu tap clear defaults. 

All you need to do is find the app you selected and set to always and clear the defaults. The option to use the third party app you installed will appear again as an option. 

Best regards, 

CLF 

 

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Robin621k
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If you go into individual apps you can set ringtones there, Settings, apps pick an app, notifications, below show notifications there will be a list of different notifications choose one, click on left side, scroll down to sound, pick from the pop-up up list
sugarbritches1
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I have tried but since I messed up and put main settings app on device it doesn't even show my download sounds. I am so mad. I had to put notifications on silent cus the song was literally driving me crazy I almost threw my Phone
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sugarbritches1
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thank you though very much for trying to help me. I just saw an old post from you I think and download the guide
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Robin621k
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The other way for general notification sound is as follows
Open settings
Click on magnify glass
Click on Sounds and vibration
Scroll down to notification sound
It will say what the current tone is
Click there
List will pop-up
Pick a tone
If you have a ringtone app, you will get a choice of using SecSound picker or a ringtone app, I have Zedge. That's another thread
Pick a tone, that will be the tone for all notifications.
I prefer different tones for different apps
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sugarbritches1
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I tried the magnifying thing you said it didn't work either. I got to find out how to remove the settings app and add it again that is the only way I can figure it will work. I will never be in a hurry again and put device for any settings
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Robin621k
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What do you mean settings app?
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sugarbritches1
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the settings for the phone. when I went into sound and vibration it had option of the app I used to get them or device. I was in a hurry and aggravated so I pushed device and it completely removed the option of the app
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Robin621k
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When you download tones, they don't automatically go into notification folder, you need to copy those tones and paste them into notification folder.
You should still be able to get to sounds and vibration from pulling down the notification shade, swipe down from top of phone, click on the gear icon top right corner, sounds and vibration will be right below connections, click on that, notifications will be right below ringtone, click on it and pick a tone. The ringtones you downloaded will not be there because when you download tones they automatically go into ringtone folder
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I will try this in the morning and thank you so much for helping. but I have been at this for 2 hours and now have headache so I going to try to lay down. but I will let you know tomorrow if it works. I truly ty for trying to help