Custom sound notifications for different email accounts or text messages?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kat.hayes, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    I want to get a Note2. Can I setup a different sound that will play for different email accounts, so when an email comes in to each account it will notify me with a different sound? Can I do the same thing with text messages so that a custom sound will play for different people when they text me?

  2. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    You have a default notification sound - which is played when you receive a text for example - this can be custom (in fact, I simply copied an ex-ringtone from my iPhone in m4a (renamed from m4r) to the ringtone folder on the phone and that enabled me to select it. I don't THINK you can select different tones for different contacts - I believe you can select different ring tones / contact though.

    As for mails - this is a per-mailbox setting and yes - you can select different ring tones for the mail notification (took me a while to find it - not under settings > sound but inside the mailbox settings.)
  3. kevinof macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2008
    Already there for mail accounts. For sms install a 3rd party sms client like go sms or handcent and you can set up notification profiles on a contact by contact basis and give them each a different alert tone.

  4. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Thanks for the responses.

    If I install a 3rd party SMS app, does that mean my SMS messages will go to both apps, or do they somehow only go to one that you designate?
  5. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I haven't tried 3rd part SMS apps but generally you can switch the default app for anything even the browser so I assume it would be the same. Worst case scenario, it doesn't work the way you want it to and you have a 15 minute to get a refund :D

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