Why can't we add SMS tones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Brett3rThanU, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Brett3rThanU macrumors regular

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    I can't stand any of the SMS tones that come loaded on the iPhone and unfortunately I've found we can't add new ones :( Why in the world would they put this restriction on the phone, it doesn't make sense to me.
     
  2. b1gted macrumors regular

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  3. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Because Apple doesn't want people using SMS, they only included SMS in the phone because they probably couldn't convince AT&T to sell a phone without it.
     
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't be surprised!
     
  5. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Along the same lines, why can't we change the email tone at all? That little bong noise is too short and not very loud. I have push email now, except I can never hear it when mail arrives. Kind of defeats the purpose. Also, we get notifications on the locked screen for SMS, calls, and voicemail. Why no email notifyer? I have to unlock the phone and check the home screen to check if I have new emails.
     
  6. ShaqFu macrumors member

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    That is what I loved about my Treo I had the following ring tones:

    1) Normal Callers
    2) Blocked Callers
    3) Individual Callers (in my phone book)
    4) Voicemail
    5) Text Messages

    the VM/TXT default ringtones are not loud enough.
     
  7. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    check out taskbar notifier
     
  8. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Had that installed on my original jailbroken iPhone. Only problem is now I'm on the iPhone 3g with 2.0 software.
     
  9. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    Apple adds what they want to, not what the consumer wants. Either that or this isn't at the top of their "priorities" list. I really wonder what the hell is at the top of their priorities list.. the next update to have new features will be interesting because I really want to know what they want to give to the consumer besides video recording, MMS and copy/paste.
     
  10. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    If you really want to get the feature added, talking about it here doesn't help.


    Talking about it here does:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html


    The more of us that request these features, the better the odds of getting them is.
     
  11. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    I agree...it seems really weird that functionality was left out. The list of sounds are not good. You should be able to choose from all of the ringtones.
     

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