Custom SMS tones in iOS4?

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  1. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Is this a feature? It's one of the biggest reasons I jailbroke my iPhone. Might seem dumb to some, but I really like personalizing my ringtones/sms tones. I've been doing it since I first got a cell phone like 10 years ago - seems like such a standard feature, it's annoying I have to JB to get it.

    Everyone in the world has the tri-tone sms sound. Thanks if anyone knows.
     
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    I haven't heard anything about it yet....maybe I'm just missing something?
     
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  6. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the information, guys, much appreciated.

    And ARGH! Seriously? I can't even come up with a logical explanation for why they'd keep leaving this out. FFS it's 2010 - every piece of crap prepaid phone on the planet can change sms tones.

    Guess I'll be JB'ing once again - and making sure I take advantage of the free apps.
     
  7. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    It bothers me too...at least add a few new default sounds! The ones that are available are so tired if they didn't already suck to begin with. A bell...really?
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    It's for this reason alone I'll consdier jailbreaking. This is the only feature I've ever complained about.
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, no custom or new SMS tones. Pretty sad really. How hard can it be to add this feature? :rolleyes:
     
  10. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. I need an attention getter. Something to wake me up at night. It was nice when they finally added multiple notifications until you checked it (3). It was a start.
     
  11. catfish743 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps there can be an App for that? I'm hopeful.
     
  12. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty surprised they didn't at least add a few new sounds...

    Not a deal breaker for me or anything but I empathize with everyones frustration.
     
  13. drewby macrumors member

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    It's so when you are with a group of friends and the SMS tone goes off, and you check your iPhones, the one friend without and iPhone feels left out until they go buy one. It's a marketing ploy...:eek:
     
  14. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    its actually annoying but either jailbreak or live with it
     
  15. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    This is true. Was at a bar a couple weeks ago, someone had their iPhone playing through the speaker system and they got a text. Saw quite a few people take their phones out of their pockets to check. My friend and I got a good laugh out of it, we have witnessed this on several occasions at the same bar.

    And then there was this one guy who fell for it, took it out of his pocket and dropped it on the floor. Think I saw him a couple weeks later on the news, something about getting fired for dropping his phone...
     
  16. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    +1 it's why I had my 3G jailbroken for awhile.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No app would ever be approved that would change or add custom text tones.
    Only if/when Apple allows to use any ringtone synced as a text tone also.
    Or just JB it.
     
  18. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    It will be feature on iOS 14, but it won't be for iOS 4. We just got multi-tasking in. We need to rest a little before we add a revolutionary feature like custom SMS/MMS ringtone. Thanks.

    -Sent from my exclusive white iphone 4-
    -Steve jobs-
     
  19. drewby macrumors member

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    LOL i can see it now. "this app duplicates existing functionality of the iPhone." DENIED.
     
  20. skyehill macrumors 6502

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    Any chance there's a jailbreak app to blink the front camera light when there's alerts/notifications?
     
  21. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Woot! I miss my R2-D2 SMS tones pre-iphone era. Hahaha.
     
  22. Octane19 macrumors member

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    Yep, this has never made any sense to me. It seems like it's a no brainer for Apple. For all you Textfree Unlimited people out there though, you get some different tones which are still pretty cheesy. Still can't create your own either.
     
  23. MDMac macrumors regular

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    loll.

    I have no clue why they haven't given us more options. It's been years.
     
  24. b166er macrumors 68020

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    It really is unusual... I can't think of any other phones that don't allow you to change your ringtones from the preinstalled defaults. We're allowed to make our own ringtones and apple does not care about that- how come not text tones? Kind of makes my head hurt when I think about it.
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There is no front or any camera light to blink.
     

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