YES to Custom SMS Tones!
Just thought all would like to know that it looks like iOS5 DOES include the ability to use custom SMS tones, as well as email and voicemail tones:
- 06-06-2011, 09:05 PM #2
holy $hit Massie! this is great news!
i am still contemplating jailbreaking when there is one available so i can get FullScreen for Safari, ScreenDimmer and iFile. i only use iFile to replace tones and now it looks like i may not need it anymore.. well except to get rid of that annoying message sent tone when texting
- 06-06-2011, 10:51 PM #3
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- 06-06-2011, 11:10 PM #5
OK I know I'm a total N00b on this but beyond this tweet which other info is there to support this? I think it would have been in WWDC and I never saw any mention of it. Regardless I wont be moving to iOS 5 on my iPhone until there is a JB. I loved all the stuff but I'll have it on my iPad 2 and my GF's iPhone plus Lion on my MBP so I'll have plenty of experience with it. What was the breakaway feature for you? I loved the iMessage app which I've been asking for since I had my iPad.
- 06-06-2011, 11:12 PM #6
Hank, Rosa is an ex-Gizmodo writer who now works for MSNBC. She regularly goes through new iOS builds to catalogue new features.
Of course Apple will occasionally pull features before the public release, but for now I'd say it's legit.
- 06-06-2011, 11:17 PM #8
Until several sources or devs report this, it's still up in the air. Much like ringtones, support also has to be built into iTunes.
From what I have seen, you're only able to choose between the custom sounds already available in iOS 4, the new text tones. Nothing yet on when you can make your own. If true though, that's cool.
Last edited by ghostface147; 06-06-2011 at 11:20 PM.
According to this article, it also extends to custom calendar alerts: iOS 5 finally gets custom notification tones - sms, smartphones, mobile phones, iphone 4, iPhone, iOS 5, Apple - PC World Australia
- 06-07-2011, 09:45 AM #10
- 06-07-2011, 10:36 AM #11
I figured I was a n00b about this and didn't know who that was. I also think until the final OS ships with it I wont hold my breath. There are things that can be cut out at the last minute. Then who knows how it will be implemented look at the option in iTunes to make ringtones out of your songs. I've tried on ripped songs, iTunes bought songs and nothing works. In any case none of this will sway me from JB, once there is an iOS 5 JB I'll just have less tweaks to install. I wont need BiteSMS anymore which is a biggie. I can change all the SMS tones with my own theme and then the notification center will give me the BiteSMS like system.
- 06-07-2011, 01:11 PM #12
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- 06-07-2011, 07:35 PM #15
Question is how do you add your own custom SMS tones? I see the additional ones that are added with iOS 5 however have been thus far unable to figure out how to use my own.
Does anyone know what the process is to use your own? I was j/b on iOS 4 and did the replace the .caf file method. I don't see any place for custom ones to be synced in iTunes 10.5 either.
- 06-07-2011, 10:31 PM #17
- 06-07-2011, 11:18 PM #18
I caved and upgraded, and what I see is:
You can't upload your own tones, as far as I can tell. You can, however, purchase some from the Tone Store. LOL. Also they tweaked some of the default tones to be a bit shorter, making more of them usable, which is nice.
- 06-08-2011, 06:47 AM #19
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- 06-08-2011, 07:58 AM #21
i made the jump last night and did the upgrade. i see you can choose your own ones i made in itunes for Ringtone but not for SMS. the sms ones want me to either select from the list of buy crap from itunes. i want my double brass shells hitting the floor
- 06-08-2011, 08:11 AM #22
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