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Ringtone and user made ambiances

asked 2014-07-15 14:04:53 +0300

Sawyer gravatar image

updated 2014-07-15 14:29:04 +0300

eric gravatar image

I just updated to the latest OS ( Tahkalampi) and found out that when using an user made ambience, the ringtone that is set in its settings does not work, instead the phone uses the default jolla ringtone.

Now then when I enable an ambience that came with the phone, change that ambience's ringtone to one desired, and then have the same ringtone in the sounds and feedback settings, it works.

How come setting a self-made ambiance breaks this setting and is there any workaround to fix it?

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answered 2014-07-17 00:57:57 +0300

bennypr0fane gravatar image

updated 2014-07-17 01:01:31 +0300

I'm not sure if I understand your question right. I just solved a problem maybe similar to yours though, maybe it helps you, too.

The thing is this:

Some Ambiences (max.10) can be accessed and activated by side-swiping from the home-screen. Those are your "favorites", and you can make every Ambience a favorite by tapping the star-icon in its own settings in the Gallery app. These favorites have their own settings for tones (ringtones, alarms etc.). When a favorite Ambience is active, its tone settings override the system defaults (the ones that you manage in the settings app). That means that while a favorite Ambience is active, you have to go to the Ambience section of the Gallery app to adjust tones (which is not very intuitive IMO).

All other Ambiences, i.e. non-favorites, do not have their own settings for tones, so when they're activated, they leave the system defaults in place. Hence, that's where you manage your phone's tone-behavior while a non-favorite Ambience is active. These non-favorite Ambiences are not found next to the homescreen and can only be activated from the Ambience section of the Gallery app. Please leave a comment (and possibly vote) saying whether this solves your problem or not.

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answered 2015-03-27 12:38:09 +0300

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updated 2015-03-27 12:39:27 +0300

I just figured out the following bug: You can select a ringtone from your music files for a selfmade ambience. It works fine if the music file is stored on the internal storage. But if the music file is stored on the sd card the setting gets lost when you shut down your phone. After a reboot the standard ringtone is set for this ambience.

However you can select a music file on the internal storage as standard ringtone in settings menu, this is also persistent. So the bug only affects the specific ringtone setting for the custom ambience.

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