Different Alert Tones for Each Notification

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by switcher3365, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. switcher3365 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    I was wondering if there was a way to hear different tones for notifications. For now, a text, Facebook, and whatever other app I get plays the same sound when it sends me a notification. If it isn't possible to customize the sounds within iOS 5, is there an app that will help me with this?
  2. SandboxGeneral, Nov 23, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

    SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


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    If you go into Settings --> Sounds you'll find several different things you can change the sounds for.

    Also look into each apps settings under the Settings app and see if they allow customization as well.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    ToneFXs might also allow you some more flexibility in this area.
  4. switcher3365 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008

    To be more specific, the notification I am using is Facebook. There are no options in the app's settings, and in the sounds settings, there isn't a setting. The phone treats it as a text.
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    You can't change the Facebook one because Facebook doesn't allow it. The developer of the Facebook app has to put an option - which they haven't.
  6. switcher3365 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    Thanks. I just realized that Words with Friends has its on notification sound. So, I guess it is an individual app decision. Another Facebook problem: turning off notifications for comments made after you on other people's posts. Facebook has got some work to do.
  7. switcher3365 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    Well, Facebook doesn't use the same sound as the text message. It uses the Tri-Tone sound, so all I had to do is change the text message notification sound. Problem solved! Now, I won't rush to my phone thinking I have a text and then realizing that it is just Facebook notifying me that someone commented on something no which I commented, which was probably something stupid....


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