Global category ringtone


#1

Is there an app to categorize one of two groups into a single ring tone? (Either all my listed contacts or all other #s w/no listed contact.) This would allow instant recognition of known callers in order to better ignore unknowns/telemarketers/robocalls.

Any other suggestions for being less bothered by junk calls appreciated as well.

thx,
Barney


#2

You can assign each contact a particular ringtone and assign the default ringtone with a different sound.

Depending on your phone and OS:

Settings
Sound or Sound and Notifications
Ringtone or Default Ringtone - choose a ringtone. This is the ringtone for all calls other than your contacts.

Next leave Settings and go to Contacts
Changing ringtone can be one of two places

  1. Tap on 3 dots in upper right corner
    Set Ringtone - Choose a different ringtone from default
  2. Tap on Edit pencil icon
    Then tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner
    Set Ringtone - Choose a different ringtone from default

If you have a lot of contacts this could be lot to do, but it will achieve your goal!


#3

Thanks, LT. But “a lot of contacts” is an understatement. I have over 1000. That’s why i’m looking for a more global solution.


#4

This would have worked if the default ringtone assigned when my contacts transferred from my last phone wasn’t automatically the same ringtone as for the incoming calls. I was hoping to find an app which could globally change one category or the other. I guess there may not be such an app. Please let me know if you have any additional info,

thx,
Barney


#5

The best way to handle this is to do the change manually. If
there was such an app I would not recommend using it, too many
unscrupulous app makers out there.


#6

Ahh. Good advice. Guess i’ll live with the one ring for now. Not a big deal.

Thanks.


#7

Take your time and do a batch a day.