Iphone4s change SMS and email sound

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  1. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know if it's possible to add custom SMS and Email tone and if yes what's the best way. (PS I'm on mac)
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You can customize a contact's personal ringtone/SMS tone in their contact information.

    Or, if you're looking to add new tones you can purchase them through iTunes on your iPhone, or create your own and import them into iTunes on your Mac.

    I found this tutorial through a quick Google search: http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/04/make-free-iphone-ringtones-in-itunes-10/
     
  3. Ratatapa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I knew that part, but what i meant is

    Exemple i import a tune w/e it is, will it be available to set as SMS too or just as ringtone?

    I<m not a fan os the SMS tone inside the iPhone
     
  4. Stealthipad, Apr 13, 2012
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    Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Apple makes it VERY hard :(

    To restrictive. It is what I like about Android, you can do what ever you want!
     
  5. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Android is for sure more open but I needed a third party application to get customized text tones on my Razr.
     
  6. DanteMann macrumors 6502

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    No third party app needed. All you need to do is create a folder on your sdcard (internal or external) and call it Ringtones. Put whatever sounds/songs you want in that folder. Done. Same goes with notification sounds. Create a folder called....you guessed it, Notifications. Drag whatever sounds/songs you want into that folder. Done. Simple huh? Gotta wonder why Apple can't make "it just work" like that. :rolleyes:
     
  7. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    My bad. You're right. I was meaning to say you need a third party app to assign a custom sms tone to a specific contact. iOS let's you do this. I like having a custom tone for the GF, sister, etc. Let's me know who's texting without looking. :)
     
  8. DanteMann macrumors 6502

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    Yes, sms.
     
  9. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, but I want this for text tones (SMS), not ringtones (calls).
     
  10. DanteMann macrumors 6502

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    Yes. SMS, that's true. But at least the apps are free. I recommend Ringo or SMS Pop Up.
     
  11. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Copy that. Thanks. GoSMS and Handcent are good options too. :thumbup:
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    For every contact you can set a custom ringtone and SMS tone.

    I'm not sure if every ringtone you import can be used as a SMS tone, but I do know that you can purchase SMS tones in iTunes (they're called Alert Tones).
     
  13. Baklava, Apr 13, 2012
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