1. jebulls's Avatar
    Question? Can you set different ringtones for separate contacts? Also can you set custom ringtones for text messages? These are probably stupid questions! Coming from BB I don't know anything about ios yet!
    06-27-2011 10:44 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yes. These settings are in the Address book - configurable per contact. You can buy or add your own phone ringtones, but you are limited to the Apple-provided set of SMS/MMS alerts. (For now, unless you jailbreak.)
    06-27-2011 10:57 PM
  3. jebulls's Avatar
    That kind of stinks! Can you use at least use long phone ringtones or are you forced to use message tones? I am around alot of noice during the day so when I went to a long ringtone I stopped missing them!
    06-28-2011 12:20 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    At this point and without jailbreaking, you must use the SMS/MMS tones provided by Apple... you cannot substitute the longer "ring" tones for SMS/MMS at this time.
    06-28-2011 12:35 AM
  5. jebulls's Avatar
    At this point and without jailbreaking, you must use the SMS/MMS tones provided by Apple... you cannot substitute the longer "ring" tones for SMS/MMS at this time.
    Hopefully this is changed in os5??
    06-28-2011 12:43 AM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    There are some indications that it might... but until iOS 5 is released, we won't know for sure...
    06-28-2011 12:54 AM
  7. Lee10's Avatar
    Hopefully this can be changed. These settings option available in the Address book - configurable per contact.
    06-28-2011 01:32 AM
  8. jebulls's Avatar
    I am just surprised that you can't do this. If BB phones could not do this they would be getting ripped in the media lol. I guess it's probably not a huge deal for most but for me not to have a loud long text ring tone is kind of a big deal! Can you at least pick different ones for text, email, fb, and twitter ect.?
    06-28-2011 07:37 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    Currently, you are limited to the sound provided by the app when it comes to fb and Twitter. Once iOS 5 is released you will have more flexibility with text and email sounds.

    Most people, though, have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current set of text tones because they are too long and want shorter tones.
    06-28-2011 07:46 AM
  10. jebulls's Avatar
    Currently, you are limited to the sound provided by the app when it comes to fb and Twitter. Once iOS 5 is released you will have more flexibility with text and email sounds.

    Most people, though, have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current set of text tones because they are too long and want shorter tones.
    Yeah I understand I am a minority here. I am around alot of noise during the day so I like a long ringtone. When it is quiet and I hear it right away then I just hit the silence button right away. I guess I would think having the option to put what ever you want wouldn't be a big deal as bb has done it for years? I guess I have not read much on iOS 5. I would be able to put a custom made ringtone for a text message? As far as fb and twitter, I really don't care about that. How long are the ringtones for sms right now if you don't mind me asking?
    Last edited by jebulls; 06-28-2011 at 01:49 PM.
    06-28-2011 01:37 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    They vary. Some are short, some are way too long for most people.
    06-28-2011 10:55 PM
  12. MyHonestOpinion's Avatar
    I'm using iOS 5, and it gives you a 'Buy Tones' option for SMS, email in addition to phone calls. So you can assign more ringtones, if you buy them from Apple at $1.29 each! Unfortunately, custom ringtones you create yourself are not eligible to be assigned to those alerts... yet.

    I've submitted a bug report, hoping Apple will open that up as well. It's the #1 features our customers (AutoRingtone - custom TEXT-TO-SPEECH ringtone creator) request!
    07-02-2011 07:55 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    @Mac, it's not a bug. They just haven't completed that feature.
    07-02-2011 08:54 AM
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