ringtones keep unassigning
So about a week or two ago my custom ringtones began unassigning themselves from my contacts. I have about twenty or so I guess and I noticed one day when it rang that it was my default ringtone (also a custom made one) and not the custom one it should have been. I went to my address book and discovered all of my contacts were set to "default". I assumed something glitched during my last backup and began reassigning them but next thing I know all of a sudden my contacts go blank and then slowly show back up again like it's redownloading from the server. All of the ringtones I had just changed were all set back to default again. After trying this two more times I gave up and let it alone for a week. Today I set one and left it awhile to see what would happen. It kept the ringtone so I started to go through and set everyone again and about the fourth or fifth one into it the address book began redownloading again. Is there a setting that has somehow got changed? I googled a little and found some people with MobileMe who complained of this happening but I don't have MobileMe I just use the Exchange setup to sync my contacts. Help??
- 02-16-2010, 05:14 PM #2
This very exact thing happened to me a few months ago. And on an un-jailbroken phone too. After googling and eventually posting to this forum about the problem, the only thing that worked was restoring as a new phone. Restoring from a backup did not work for me.
Turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Since I restored as a new phone, I decided it was a good time to jailbreak too.
- 02-16-2010, 06:59 PM #3
- 02-16-2010, 10:15 PM #4
Okay so I don't know what I did...but maybe someone can interpret if I describe it? After posting this topic I plugged my phone into the comp, went under the settings and checked the box next to "sync with Google contacts". I synced and this created duplicates of everyone on my phone. I unchecked the box, resynced and all the duplicates disappeared thank goodness. I then went and set all my ringtones without incident and 24 hours later they are all still set correctly. Hmm...? It's like I know just enough about my phone to get myself in trouble and not enough to know what I'm really doing.
- 02-17-2010, 04:49 PM #6
You'll learn more the long you have your phone. And you'll really learn some things simply by reading about other people's problems in this forum.
I had tried the exact same thing you tried but I didn't have any luck. Funny how we seemingly had the exact same problem but arrived at different solutions. Glad things worked out for you.