Custom tones?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 17, 2015
Does anyone else wish their AW could have custom txt, phone ring, or notification tones?

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Does anyone else wish their AW could have custom txt, phone ring, or notification tones?
No. Mainly because my iPhone can take care of specific sounds, when I want the Watch to be new more nuanced And subtle. And I primarily disable any tones on the Apple Watch, aside from the haptic feedback.

I would rather have more custom watch faces then I would customized tones.


Nov 6, 2011
Highlands Ranch, CO
Me too in regards to the watch faces. Having had an Apple watch for a couple of years now, I almost never have it almost exclusively in silent mode and the default tones work fine.

But, for those who do prefer the tones to silent mode, I can appreciate the desire for custom tones. It would be nice to have more options for both :)
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Jul 14, 2015
No, I don't really wish for custom tones.

What I wouldn't look forward to (and, for a minute, let me get all high-and-mighty) is the clang of crappy tone choices calling out from people's smartwatches. Most custom ringtones I hear already are pretty crappy, and I think they would be at odds with the intent of a smartwatch, which is to be subtle and only known by the wearer.

I've narrowed down my phone's custom tones to the insignia/comm badge tap from Star Trek:TNG for text messages and a snippet of the main musical theme from the anime Paprika. I could see these as being reasonable on a watch, but if the door opens for me, it opens for everybody, no matter how poor their taste or judgement.

As it stands now, the AW's tones evoke the sonnerie from minute repeater and alarm watches costing five figures and up. I think they're great.