SMS Sounds

SMS Sounds


Allows you to assign custom ringtones, vibrations, and LED Colors* to each of your contacts whenever you receive a text or multimedia message (SMS or MMS)! This app is very small compared to the full service SMS applications. It will not bloat your phone as it is designed to be used in addition to the default messaging software on your phone. You can setup every contact with a different ringtone so you know exactly who is sending you a text message!

*Some phones do not allow the color of the LED light to be altered. We cannot guarantee this app will allow you to change its color.

Steps for using SMS Sounds:

1. Turn off the default ringtone in the Messaging app. Run the Messaging app. Click Menu > Settings > Select ringtone > Silent. If you can disable vibrations in the Messaging settings, we recommend you do that also as the app now features vibrations. If not, go to Settings > Sounds > Vibration > Never.

2. Tap the “+” and setup your contacts with their own custom notifications. You can edit them at any time by tapping on the contact in the home screen (be sure to click save before exiting the screen).

3. Tap the "s" and setup the default notification sounds you had to disable in step 1 for the app to work properly.

FYI:
This version includes all the features of the paid version. However, to keep the app free we've included a banner ad as well as an interstitial ad upon exiting the app. This will help us keep the app compatible with all future versions of Android. Please purchase the paid version if you like the app and do not want the ads.

FAQ’s:

Q: Why does the ringtone keep playing until I answer it?

A: Some ringtone files are set to loop endlessly. You can check this when you are in the ringtone picker. Select a tone and if it continues to ring over and over, it will also loop when you receive an SMS. The best thing for you to do is create or pirate your own sound files that do not loop and set them for your contacts.

Q: Why am I unable to assign a contact group a tone?

A: We promote individualism and do not support group tones at this time.

Q: Why do I get two notifications for every SMS text I receive?

A: This common problem occurs when you have a notification tone set in the Messaging app you use. You will need to set the sound to silent by going into the Messaging app then click menu to go to the Settings > Select Ringtone > Set as Silent. Don’t ask me how to shut them off for other custom applications, I didn’t develop them and I certainly don’t recommend them!

Q: My ringtones stopped working!

A: Try restarting your phone or going into the app to uncheck and recheck the "Tones Enabled?" box.

Q: Why do you need all those permissions?

A: That is the only way the application can recognize who an incoming text is coming from and to determine if you have a ringtone assigned to that number. We absolutely do NOT collect contacts or message information!

Recent changes:
V4.0.2: Now works with Hangouts and other third party messaging apps. Lowered frequency of interstitial ads.
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3.6
User ratings
140
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
2
File size
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About SMS Sounds
Allows you to assign custom ringtones, vibrations, and LED Colors* to each of your contacts whenever you receive a text or multimedia message (SMS or MMS)! This app is very small compared to the full service SMS applications. It will not bloat your phone as it is designed to be used in addition to the default messaging software on your phone. You can setup every contact with a different ringtone so you know exactly who is sending you a text message!

*Some phones do not allow the color of the LED light to be altered. We cannot guarantee this app will allow you to change its color.

Steps for using SMS Sounds:

1. Turn off the default ringtone in the Messaging app. Run the Messaging app. Click Menu > Settings > Select ringtone > Silent. If you can disable vibrations in the Messaging settings, we recommend you do that also as the app now features vibrations. If not, go to Settings > Sounds > Vibration > Never.

2. Tap the “+” and setup your contacts with their own custom notifications. You can edit them at any time by tapping on the contact in the home screen (be sure to click save before exiting the screen).

3. Tap the "s" and setup the default notification sounds you had to disable in step 1 for the app to work properly.

FYI:
This version includes all the features of the paid version. However, to keep the app free we've included a banner ad as well as an interstitial ad upon exiting the app. This will help us keep the app compatible with all future versions of Android. Please purchase the paid version if you like the app and do not want the ads.

FAQ’s:

Q: Why does the ringtone keep playing until I answer it?

A: Some ringtone files are set to loop endlessly. You can check this when you are in the ringtone picker. Select a tone and if it continues to ring over and over, it will also loop when you receive an SMS. The best thing for you to do is create or pirate your own sound files that do not loop and set them for your contacts.

Q: Why am I unable to assign a contact group a tone?

A: We promote individualism and do not support group tones at this time.

Q: Why do I get two notifications for every SMS text I receive?

A: This common problem occurs when you have a notification tone set in the Messaging app you use. You will need to set the sound to silent by going into the Messaging app then click menu to go to the Settings > Select Ringtone > Set as Silent. Don’t ask me how to shut them off for other custom applications, I didn’t develop them and I certainly don’t recommend them!

Q: My ringtones stopped working!

A: Try restarting your phone or going into the app to uncheck and recheck the "Tones Enabled?" box.

Q: Why do you need all those permissions?

A: That is the only way the application can recognize who an incoming text is coming from and to determine if you have a ringtone assigned to that number. We absolutely do NOT collect contacts or message information!

Recent changes:
V4.0.2: Now works with Hangouts and other third party messaging apps. Lowered frequency of interstitial ads.

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A Google User
Jun 12, 2014
Great If you'd like custom notification sounds for certain people without installing a large sms app with a bunch of gimmicks this is it. It's quick and easy and works. The only issue I have is the database number is displayed instead of the sound name. That's quite an annoyance.
A Google User
May 27, 2014
Finally. This is the first sms sound app I've found that doesn't need every single permission. Ty for not being nosey.
A Google User
May 26, 2014
Unimpressed Doesn't work 100% it will start to play the music tone and the default cuts it off
A Google User
May 20, 2014
Seems to not like 4.x and up. I have to reinstall this EVERY time I reboot.
A Google User
May 14, 2014
Seems to not like 4.x and up. This app isn't working anymore. Not sure what changed, but now it plays a ringtone not assigned to anything at all.