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iOS 6 Ringtone issue

30639 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2013 10:52 PM by Rumbleguts RSS
  • Sunclep Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to aeflynn)

    This option worked for me....Thanks aeflynn

  • alwaystubed Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Sunclep)

    The other issue is the custom ringtones sound horrible. Muffled, compressed, poor. Same file used as Text Tone sounds perfect.

  • bgosper Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to aeflynn)

    I followed this suggestion PRECISELY and no change. I even tried it twice. I wasn't having any problems with this until I made some custom tones in garageband and synced them to my phone today.


    It seems like it has to have something to do with garageband because I've used custom tones from other sources with no problems what-so-ever. Now even those won't work.


    I also tried setting the default for my home number then calling my iphone to see if the suggestion of changing individual defaults work - it did NOT work. Still marimba.


    Any ideas??

  • bgosper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to bgosper)

    I just tried aeflynn's suggestion with a normal restart/soft reset involving just the power button, not the power/home combination. Appears to have worked. Maybe slightly different methods work on different phones - I have an iphone 4.

  • rbhenderson Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to aeflynn)

    This worked. Thanks!

  • markcoomes Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to RM305)

    I am having this issue. Restored a new 4 from a backup of a 3S. Restored three custom tones. They work. Can set one as default marked by a check mark but cannot change Marimba (default).  Tried forcing open apps closed, power off and soft reset combinations.

  • markcoomes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to RM305)

    FIXED! Hope this helps someone else.  Found another article elsewhere on my friend the Ineternet that suggested this fix.  Connected phone to PC (or Mac) with iTunes started.  Unchecked sync ringtones then synched phone.  That removed custom ringtones from the phone.  Checked sync ringtones then re-synced phone.  When I opened my sound settings my first custom ringtone (of three) was check marked (though Marimba still has default in parenthesis).  Looked at a few contacts.  All seemed to be set to default ringtone.  Called my self and my custom ringtone is now the "default" ringtone.

  • jr2w Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to markcoomes)

    Fixed. That did it.

    Not clear why post iOS 6 install everything worked fine until the sync from this morning. Suddenly none of my custom tunes were there. Someone called me (Marimba) and I looked around the room to see who was still using the default ringtone.

    Oh, that's me. Wait a minute. What the heck changed?


    Sync with/without has restored the natural order of the universe... for now.

  • Mike Wand Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2013 10:29 PM (in response to RM305)

    My Marimba bug...


    I have a 4s using iOS 5.0.1


    I've been using the same ringtones from this ringtone maker called Texttone for over a year. It used to work for everything, but most importantly my alarm clocks.


    I have not updated my phone, yet when I got off of a recent 6 month deployment, all of my alarm clocks and ringtones are marimba. I CANNOT STAND MARIMBA. I need to wake up to something very soft. Marimba is loud and annoying.


    I tried the force quit and reboot and it did not help me. Someone please respond with advice soon before I break my phone or switch to a :( droid

  • alwaystubed Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to Mike Wand)

    Do a hard reset. Hold home and sleep button down until Apple logo appears then release.   If that doesn't work restore from iCloud backup.  If that doesn't work DFU restore from iTunes.

  • cing2me Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to aeflynn)

    Worked great! Maybe you should let the tech's know at Apple what to do. I've called Verizon to ask for their help but they just told me the obvious. Thanks a-lot aeflynn!

  • lundson87 Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to RM305)

    I've tried every solution in this string with no luck.  I can change the default ringtone, but cannot assign a different ringtone to any of my contacts.  It shows it's changed, but when I call from that phone it still rings on my phone as the default.  Really need to fix this - I can't always look at my phone when driving and don't want to answer all phone calls.  Frustrated.

  • Rumbleguts Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to RM305)

    After searching the net and some support sites like this. Thers was this feeling of complete frustration as nothing I did could change the ring tone or my message sent tone or message recieve tone. The solution was quite simple edit your contact list my family contacts had different text tones and ringtones from default so they overrode the default and there you have it try it if all else fails Cheers.

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