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  1. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    Just got the Lumia 930 which is great, although slightly disappointed on its lack of ability to assign custome notification tones. I know you can do custom ringtones.

    I am wanting to assign a whistle similar to the Samsung Whistle to my WhatsApp notifications, but cannot find anyway at all to do it. When you go to Settings > Notification Tones > Tone for message notification it only displays the default Microsoft/Nokia tones built into the phone.

    Has anyone found a way around this. Going to email WhatApp team as well to see if they can do anything.

    Thanks for looking
    11-01-2014 08:32 AM
  2. satrus08's Avatar
    On your phones main memory/directory(not SD card) create a new folder called "Ringtones". Put any files you want to use as ringtones in that folder. Now check notifications in the settings again.

    Hope this helps. Do post back if it works so others can know :)
    11-01-2014 08:36 AM
  3. satrus08's Avatar
    If you don't want to connect to your PC to create a new folder, download an app called "Files" from the store. It's developed by Microsoft, imo the best file manager in the store
    11-01-2014 08:39 AM
  4. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    Unfortunately that doesn't work. Already have a folder called "Ringtone" with the whistle in, but no go. You can use that for Ringtones and assign personal tones to address book entries, but when you go to assign custom notification for say WhatsApp, you only get the default options.

    Thanks for responding though
    11-01-2014 08:39 AM
  5. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    was one of my first downloads :-)
    11-01-2014 08:39 AM
  6. Wam1q's Avatar
    The new ringtones you add to the Ringtone folder will be shown under 'custom' at the top.
    11-01-2014 08:43 AM
  7. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    There is no custom, the only options you get are "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" no CUSTOM option unfortunately
    11-01-2014 08:46 AM
  8. Rakesh Rocky2's Avatar
    There is no custom, the only options you get are "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" no CUSTOM option unfortunately
    download ringtone maker
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...4-17a64f9142e5

    Or try this
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...e-39524fc32b98
    Last edited by a5cent; 11-01-2014 at 09:26 AM.
    11-01-2014 08:48 AM
  9. Wam1q's Avatar
    Check out "Ringtone Maker" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...4-17a64f9142e5
    Run the app, tap on pick a song and select your .mp3 file for Samsung Whistle, name your ringtone and it will be saved under the custom option.
    Go to settings>notifications+actions>Whatsapp>notification sound>*whatever you named the ringtone* under 'Custom' header. Done. :)
    Last edited by Wam1q; 11-01-2014 at 09:06 AM.
    11-01-2014 08:53 AM
  10. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    installing now and will report back if that does the job, in not will move onto the next one
    11-01-2014 09:01 AM
  11. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    Both a total waste of time, first one just allowed you to DOWNLOAD a ringtone and add it to the Ringtone directory. The other one will only look for Music on your device and then make a ringtone and again add it to your Ringtone directory.

    Thanks anyway
    11-01-2014 09:08 AM
  12. Wam1q's Avatar
    I didn't get you... I can easily set a custom tone to any app notification. What's the issue to assign a custom tone to Whatsapp?
    11-01-2014 09:10 AM
  13. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    To clarify, they DO add the ringtone/mp3 to the RINGTONE directory, however, when you option Whatsapp, and go to select your own notification tone, you dont get shown the RINGTONE directory, but a seperate directory with just the MS and Nokia Tones. There is no option to select any other Tone list or even a custom tone, so you are stuck with the crap tones that MS and Nokia see fit to supply.....nothing that pricks your ears up when a message comes in.

    The following are both screenshots form the area:

    wp_ss_20141101_0001.jpg

    wp_ss_20141101_0002.jpg
    11-01-2014 09:19 AM
  14. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    as shown, there is no option to assign a custom tone.

    On the 930. Select your WhatsApp application. When it opens, click the ... are and select SETTINGS. go to NOTIFICATION TONES. Select "tone for message notification" and the only list I get, is that which I posted the two images of.

    This is a UK 930 Lumia on 8.1.1

    Thanks
    11-01-2014 09:21 AM
  15. Nakazul's Avatar
    I have custom tones for every notification. I downloaded the app "Melodia" and it solved all my issues.
    11-01-2014 09:24 AM
  16. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    Just followed your instructions to the letter.

    When I go into Notifications and Actions. the only apps in the list that I can assign to are:
    Extras+info
    Google Mail
    Messaging
    Phone
    Store
    Wifi
    11-01-2014 09:24 AM
  17. Wam1q's Avatar
    Just followed your instructions to the letter.

    When I go into Notifications and Actions. the only apps in the list that I can assign to are:
    Extras+info
    Google Mail
    Messaging
    Phone
    Store
    Wifi
    Just wait for Whatsapp to send you a notification. It will show up in notifications+actions menu.
    11-01-2014 09:28 AM
  18. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar
    Really getting frustrated now. Installed Melodia. It installs the ringtone and then asks if I want to assign it to a favorite app, say yes, it then takes me to "Notifications and Actions" to select my favorite app. BUT, Whats app is not in the list, only:

    Exchange ActiveSync
    Extras and Info
    Google Mail
    Messaging
    Phone
    Store
    Wifi

    Really stumped
    11-01-2014 09:32 AM
  19. Wam1q's Avatar
    After Whatsapp sends a notification and appears in the notifications+actions menu you can add any custom ringtone to it. :) I don't use Whatsapp so I used Facebook as an example.
    Edit: OK, let me make it clear: Only those apps show up in the notifications+actions menu which have sent you a notification at least once. So wait for Whatsapp to send a notification and then you can assign a custom one to it. Later notifications will have your custom ringtone. :)
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20141101_0007.png   wp_ss_20141101_0004.png   wp_ss_20141101_0006.png  
    11-01-2014 09:32 AM
  20. Graeme Simpson1's Avatar


    That did it...... Got the wife to send me a Whatsapp message, then went into Notifications and Actions and there they were .... Over the moon now.

    Massive thanks bud
    11-01-2014 09:38 AM
  21. Aniket Bhat's Avatar
    Weird, it's there on my phone. I know it seems too noobish, but maybe try re-installing it. And restarting the phone?
    11-01-2014 09:44 AM
  22. miodrage's Avatar
    To me the best 2 Ringtones download apps are Zedge and Audiko. I use these 2 very often, and was always able to find what I was looking for.
    11-02-2014 01:52 AM
  23. Ow Enghaw's Avatar
    Just bought the 540 - and you can download your selected songs on your ringtones collection on your phone. Then to apply these songs to watsapp or telegram or what ever else - go to:
    1. Settings
    2.Ring tones and sounds
    3.Manage app sounds

    Viola!!!
    07-02-2015 11:32 PM
  24. Marhyo Smith's Avatar
    yo thanks bro it really work i put an audio mp3 song in ringtones an found it in my whatsapp notifications an was able to use thanks alot ....
    07-30-2015 08:40 PM
  25. dwbmb's Avatar
    Yeah guys, but this "workaround" is useful only when you want to use the same notification sound for all of your WhatsApp contacts. In case you want select different sound for your Workgroup and different for your love (no problem or Android), you are lost. Because you can set this only inside WhatsApp. And as you can read above, WhatssApp offers only factory pre-loaded sounds.
    05-09-2016 11:39 AM
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