1. Massie's Avatar
    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:
    https://twitter.com/#!/rosa/status/77863418148827136
    06-06-2011 08:59 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    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 10:05 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    That's it! The last of the 3 things I j/b for. Welcome me back to Team Pure!
    06-06-2011 11:51 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    My only question is who is Rosa Golijan and how does she know for sure?

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love it... but still skeptical... I will believe it when I see it (or see it confirmed from a known "source")...
    06-07-2011 12:05 AM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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.
    06-07-2011 12:10 AM
  6. grunt0300's Avatar
    Well, if the notifications are good, and the sms tones are there, then it's goodbye to Lockinfo & ToneFx. Can i get my money back? HaHaHa.
    06-07-2011 12:12 AM
  7. Massie's Avatar
    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.
    06-07-2011 12:16 AM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    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; 06-07-2011 at 12:20 AM.
    06-07-2011 12:17 AM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    06-07-2011 12:28 AM
  10. nm4m's Avatar
    Is it just that you can change the email alert now, or can you have different alerts for different email accounts? Any news on email account specific signatures?
    06-07-2011 10:45 AM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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 11:36 AM
  12. phinx404's Avatar
    btw im still rocking that theme of yours! hope you do it again once ios5 is officially out! would hate to lose it if i upgrade. really on the fence about it. if battery life, call quality and no major issues with it i may just bite the bullet and upgrade.

    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 02:11 PM
  13. hnic247's Avatar
    i wonder if you stop it from playing by pressing the volume buttons or does it keep playing like the cydia verison?
    06-07-2011 02:31 PM
  14. frobie's Avatar
    I really hope this is true. It'd be nice to be able to use custom ringtones for text messages.
    06-07-2011 02:52 PM
  15. budwizer's Avatar
    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 08:35 PM
  16. Massie's Avatar
    I believe her twitter said it would be handled the same way custom ringtones are in iOS4. Not sure of any differences in the details.
    06-07-2011 10:07 PM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    btw im still rocking that theme of yours! hope you do it again once ios5 is officially out! would hate to lose it if i upgrade. really on the fence about it. if battery life, call quality and no major issues with it i may just bite the bullet and upgrade.
    Oh yeah for sure if I have to upgrade anything I definately will just throw me a line if you upgrade.
    06-07-2011 11:31 PM
  18. anon4705295's Avatar
    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 12:18 AM
  19. Alli's Avatar
    It looks like eventually you'll be able to use tones in your library - the button is there, but right now it doesn't do anything.
    06-08-2011 07:47 AM
  20. itsalexaye's Avatar
    if the custom sms tones stay in the final version of iOS 5 i wont need to jb anymore
    06-08-2011 08:46 AM
  21. phinx404's Avatar
    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 08:58 AM
  22. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    yup... I see no custom sms tones either
    06-08-2011 09:11 AM
  23. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I just wish the app store included a section for SMS/Email/Etc tones..

    All I see is ringtones and I really don't care to have a ringtone as a SMS/Email/whatever tone..
    06-08-2011 09:19 AM
  24. phinx404's Avatar
    I agree with you. i dont need a song to play for a sms tone. just my 3sec custom one i had when it was jailbroken. i love the sound of the double tap and shells hitting the floor! lol had it for ages. on my bb then iphone and now i want it on my ios5! =)

    I just wish the app store included a section for SMS/Email/Etc tones..

    All I see is ringtones and I really don't care to have a ringtone as a SMS/Email/whatever tone..
    06-08-2011 09:36 AM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    It looks like eventually you'll be able to use tones in your library - the button is there, but right now it doesn't do anything.
    where are you seeing this button? I have no button in either the phone or iTunes...
    06-08-2011 02:06 PM
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