Custom tones?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by flwilhe, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. flwilhe macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2015
    Does anyone else wish their AW could have custom txt, phone ring, or notification tones?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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.
  3. SDColorado macrumors 68000


    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 :)
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    knowing Apple, it'll be a revolutionary new feature in watch os 5 or something.
  5. BarracksSi Suspended


    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.

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