Adding a new notification sound
JOSZEF30
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I have a Galaxy A01 phone, and I'd like to add a new notification sound that I downloaded to the list.  Alas, I can't paste it into the right folder.  I know that I can always hook my phone up to my Linux computer and use root access to do it, but I'd like to know how it can be done using only the phone itself.  Is there a way?

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https://infos-geek.com/en/comment-changer-le-son-des-notifications-sur-samsung-galaxy-a01/

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Ann154
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https://infos-geek.com/en/comment-changer-le-son-des-notifications-sur-samsung-galaxy-a01/

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JOSZEF30
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Thank you; that's exactly what I've been looking for.

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@JOSZEF30 wrote:

I have a Galaxy A01 phone, and I'd like to add a new notification sound that I downloaded to the list.  Alas, I can't paste it into the right folder.  I know that I can always hook my phone up to my Linux computer and use root access to do it, but I'd like to know how it can be done using only the phone itself.  Is there a way?


Is there not user accessible folders called "ringtones", "notifications, and" alarms" in the internal memory space? You don't need root access to modify those folders. 

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JOSZEF30
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Yes, but even when I have the file I want copied, I can't paste it into that folder because paste is grayed out.  If it weren't, I wouldn't need to ask here, would I?

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vzw_customer_support
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To clarify, what are trying to add as a sound notification? If we have a better idea of exactly what you're trying to accomplish, we may know a way to help you do it.*Melissa

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JOSZEF30
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I downloaded a short audio file (an mp3) and want to add it to the list of files that can be selected as my Notification sound.  Then, I want to select it instead of the default sound.

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acraftylady2
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Instead of paste try move to ger it in that folder.  Mary

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JOSZEF30
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Thanx.  Alas, I've forgotten where the folder is; will reply again once I've located it.

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vzw_customer_support
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JOSZEF30, we hope it goes well with locating the folder. 

-David

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JOSZEF30
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If you'll follow the thread, you'll see that I already found the folder; I just can't get the file recognized.  What format does it need to be in?

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JOSZEF30
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There doesn't seem to be a folder anywhere, either in my Main Storage or on my SD Card that has the appropriate files.  If anybody knows where it is, or how to find it, please let me know.

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JOSZEF30
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I found the folder: /Android/media/com.google.android.gm, and every file is in its own folder.  Alas, creating a new folder and putting the sound file into it doesn't make it available, even after a reboot.  Suggestions?

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@JOSZEF30 wrote:

I found the folder: /Android/media/com.google.android.gm, and every file is in its own folder.  Alas, creating a new folder and putting the sound file into it doesn't make it available, even after a reboot.  Suggestions?


If I wasn't clear before, that folder path you listed IS NOT the correct folder for saving your custom ringtones, notification tones, or alarm tones to make the custom tones selectable in the selection list. 

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JOSZEF30
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No, it isn't the folder that custom ringtones are put in, it's the folder where all of the notification sounds are found, each in its own subfolder.  As I'm trying to add a notification sound not a ringtone, putting the file in the ringtone folder would be a waste of time, wouldn't it.

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@JOSZEF30 wrote:

No, it isn't the folder that custom ringtones are put in, it's the folder where all of the notification sounds are found, each in its own subfolder.  As I'm trying to add a notification sound not a ringtone, putting the file in the ringtone folder would be a waste of time, wouldn't it.


The process for adding a custom notification tones is the exact same as adding a custom ringtone. The only difference is the name of the folder where the file is saved. As I noted previously and the instructions I linked previously provided indicated. The custom ringtones go in the "ringtones" folder. The custom notification tones go in the "notifications" folder, and the custom alarm tones go into the "alarms" folders. Look again at the image I posted earlier. There was one tone I had placed in all three custom tone folders. I did this so it could be available as a custom ringtone, a custom notification tone, and a custom alarm tone. It isn't my problem if you couldn't replace "ringtones" with "notifications" in applying the instructions before the link was provided. 

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JOSZEF30
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Don't be so quick to take offense when none was offered.  As I didn't know at first what folder to use, your instructions weren't as clear as they could have been.  One thing that I learned in my many years doing tech support is that what's obvious to me may not be to the person needing help.

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@JOSZEF30 wrote:

I found the folder: /Android/media/com.google.android.gm, and every file is in its own folder.  Alas, creating a new folder and putting the sound file into it doesn't make it available, even after a reboot.  Suggestions?


That looks like a system folder and not in the user accessible area. I don't have a Samsung phone to know how they are organizing the file system but I can show what the folder path would on a stock Pixel. 

This image is from a file explorer app that has an option to look for duplicate files. It shows the folders where the duplicate files are stored. As I have duplicate ringtones stored in different folders, it shows those locations. 

Screenshot_20211003-192739.png

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vzw_customer_support
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We are always here to help you! We are more than happy to assist you further. Please send us a Private Message for further assistance. *Emina

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JOSZEF30
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Thank you, but telling me where it is in a Pixel doesn't help me when I don't have one.

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vzw_customer_support
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To clarify, what's the make and model of your phone?*Melissa

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