use my own ringtones for messages and alerts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbluhp, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    How can I use my own ringtones for sms, and anything other then phone calls?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No, iOS does not all you to use custom ringtones for messages and alerts. If you jailbreak it, I believe you can but without JBing you cannot
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    In order to do what you want, OP, you are going to have to jailbreak.
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You can use iphone explorer to change SMS tones; it gives you root access.
    I suggest you back up your original tones.

    FYI: SMS tones are aiff files with the .caf extension. You'll have to convert them if they're in mp3 format.
     
  5. Pomeless macrumors regular

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    Are we talking JB or non-JB? Do you have a resource link? Thanks!
     
  6. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    You still have to be jailbroken.
     
  7. milani macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it requires jailbreaking your device. I really don't see Apple changing its stance on custom SMS tones until such a time as they overhaul the entire notification system on the phone. Until that time you'll either have to use Tri-Tone (the new sounds are totally unusable) or jailbreak your device.
     
  8. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    Wow I didn't know that.. Apple is really restrictive on what we are allowed to do as far as customizing out phone.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Tri-tone isn't the only sound. I use Bell and my wife uses Glass on her iPhone. Agree that the new ones totally stink.

    Agreed, Apple is a little over the top in that regard.
     

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