ios5 custom texts

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  1. roletti2007 macrumors member

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    i was wondering if anyone has news on the custom text tones for IOS5, i know you can buy them once IOS5 is released. but can you make them yourself like the ringtones? and if so is it the same way? what would the extension be? m4r is for ringtones, so what would it be for texting tones. thanks
     
  2. Krayzie116 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can make your txt tone just like ringtones. I have some windows 7 txt tones. Yes its the same way you make your ringtones. The extension is the same m4r that is as of now.
     
  3. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    Could you share your windows 7 txt tones please?
     
  4. roletti2007 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh ok cool i didn't know it was the same as a ring tone thanks for the info
     
  5. The DRis macrumors 6502

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    I made a whole bunch of text tones from Lil Jon and Dave Chappelle pretending to be Lil Jon. I love em.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's a little messy actually because they show up as ringtones. I've got my labeled as Text Tone - filename to distinguish my text tones from my ringtones (some are just shortened versions of some of my ringtones).

    I hope Apple plans on fixing this before the public release as it's really not clean and what I would expect from them.
     

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  7. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting a long time for custom SMS tones, I finally have no more reason to JB, or no more compelling reasons.

    thank you apple for after 4 itterations of IOS for adding such a simple feature.
     
  8. shandyman Suspended

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    just so you know, if you had searched, you'd find about 3-4 threads about custom SMS tones, 2 of which have links to various tones that people are recommending to download :)

    basically you can have custom SMS tones, and also Email tones and they all use the same library as ringtones on your phone, they go on and get applied in the same way as ringtones. Simples.
     
  9. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

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    I'm on beta 5 and can change my tones but my custom tones aren't showing up under anything except Ringtone. When i go to text tone, they aren't there.
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    what you mean?

    when you go into sounds and select Text Tone, scroll down past all the alert tones, there's then the heading Ringtones and all custom tones on the device are there to choose from.

    i had to reset up my custom tones for calls and SMS for contacts on updating to iOS5 which sucked, but it was no biggy.
     
  11. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

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    When I go to Sounds then Text Tones, my custom tones don't show up anywhere, but when I go to Sounds then Ringtones, they show up.
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    have you scrolled all the way down? if so then it's a glitch on your end, i had a problem with some not showing up after updating. try removing and re-adding them all. failing that, wipe and restore from backup, failing that, do it as a clean install. Or just wait until the next beta on 17/08/11 to see if that fixes the glitch

    i'm running iOS5 beta 5 and i see them under ringtones, text tones and email tones.
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Did you do an OTA update and not reset all settings? That's a known bug if not.
     
  14. shandyman Suspended

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    yea i've seen many people in various threads where people have had a glitch and not done this. if only people read the instructions! lol
     
  15. illini71 macrumors member

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    Yea i dont get the option either, im on ios 5 beta 5.........
     
  16. shandyman, Aug 10, 2011
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    under Settings -> General -> sounds -> Text Tone, then scroll down past buy new tones, none, the alert tones section which starts with Alert, there's then a section that says ringtones, starting with your custom ringtones you have copied to the device (check in itunes that you have copied the tones to the device, make sure on ringtones section in itunes that all the ringtones are not greyed out as this means they have not copied, so you need to remove and then re-add them), then below that is the stock ringtones section starting with Marimba.

    Also, when you updated to iOS 5, did you do it OTA? if so, then did you erase contents and settings before doing the OTA update?

    here's how it looks on mine
     

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  17. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone care to share their custom text tones..? Im tired of the apple default!
     
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Mac Startup Bong
    Old Spice Whistle

    Just unzip, drag to iTunes and sync.

    Enjoy ;)
     

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  19. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this has been the #1 request from our TEXT-TO-SPEECH ringtone creation apps. Thanks Apple!
     
  20. shandyman Suspended

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    There's already 2 threads sharing tones, have a look there.
     
  21. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

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    I went through all of the proper steps when updating to beta 5. I got this working though. I just had to re-sync all of my tones.
     
  22. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Can you point me to those threads?

    Thanks for sharing the old spice whistle!
     
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    thanks for the Old Spice Whistle text tone

    I placed the text tone in the Ringtone folder in iTunes, how can I use it as a text tone, just hook it up to iTunes? Sorry for such a newbie question. :apple:

    I read up on this and found the answer thanks anyways. :)
     
  25. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    That's going to be awesome, yet I do like the sound of the default text tone
     

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