Why can't you change the SMS tone?

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  1. boogei macrumors member

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    Why?

    ringtones can be changed but not the SMS tone,crazy.:rolleyes:

    Not interested in jailbreaking.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    One of the many caveats I still have with the iPhone OS. Another caveat is the fact we can't decide between full screen pictures for incoming/outgoing calls and the mini pic on the top right.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Because Apple didn't want us to. Do not question the Mighty Apple. Repeat after me, "I like not having the ability to change my SMS tone."
     
  4. boogei thread starter macrumors member

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    "I like not having the ability to change my SMS tone."

    "I like not having the ability to change my SMS tone."

    "I like not having the ability to change my SMS tone."

    "I like not having the ability to change my SMS tone."



    Strange but all of a sudden I don't feel like changing my sms tone....:p:D
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Check your heart, it may have been affected by El Jobso's Reality distortion field.
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    If you add the contact picture from the phone it will be fullscreen, if you add it on your computer you get the mini pic on the the top.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I know that one. I just wish I could choose directly from the phone itself. Would make things much, much easier.
     
  8. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Can you drag and drop custom SMS ringtones in the appropriate folder by using iPhone Explorer?

    I've always wondered that.
     
  9. squawk7600 macrumors member

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    u can change it after u jailbreak ur phone through OpenSSH
     
  10. BobHail macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can. (Without jailbreaking).
     
  11. boogei thread starter macrumors member

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    I know that,but if you read my original post you will see I have no interest in jailbreaking my phone ;)
     
  12. boogei thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry if I wasn't more specific,why can't you use a custom tone instead of the few options Apple gives you?

    :p;)
     
  13. BobHail macrumors 6502a

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    Well in that case, I don´t know. :p
     
  14. boogei thread starter macrumors member

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    bah....and here I was hoping you were going to enlighten us all:cool::D
     
  15. inlettecluat macrumors newbie

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    ...because that bell tone that I hear EVERYWHERE is the most soothing sound ever... :p
     
  16. boogei thread starter macrumors member

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  17. xanatos macrumors regular

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    lots of times that doesnt even work and fusterated me to no end!
    I tried with my gf's picture for days doing the trick and for some reason finally it worked.it'd always change back once i syncd .ugh! they need to really make it simplier
     
  18. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I wish I could change it too... however it's WAY better than what other companies offer (except for BlackBerry).

    My cousin got a phone last year and the SMS tones pre-loaded on the phone, I kid you not, were about 15 seconds long... they were like a ringtone. It was the most retarded thing I've ever discovered and we couldn't figure out how to load our own... so he returned the phone lol.

    I don't remember the name of the phone, but if it comes to mind I will edit this post. (I believe it was an LG though...)
     
  19. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Not everyone does or can jailbreak their phone. Jailbreaking is a poor excuse to make up for Apples shortcoming and failure to implement the most basic of features.
     

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