SMS Sounds

SMS Sounds


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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.

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.


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!

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Recently changed in this version

V4.0.4: Fixes app for Android versions 4.4 and 5.0+.

Comments and ratings for SMS Sounds
  • (40 stars)

    by Brenda Hartman on 14/04/2015

    I been searching forever for a simple app that sets custom text tones for each contact. Awesome!! Thank youuuuuuu!!

  • (40 stars)

    by Lori Celph on 01/03/2015

    After the fiasco with GO SMS, I tried other SMS apps to customize ringtones for each contact. Nothing worked perfectly, so I'm using the stock SMS app alongside this app, and it's the best set-up so far. Uses a lot of battery.

  • (40 stars)

    by Jenjelyn Haguimit on 19/02/2015


  • (40 stars)

    by mindy davis on 03/01/2015

    I paid for plus 2x and in still getting an annoying notification in my notification bar.. I don't get it. And I don't think it always makes a sound like it's supposed too. Getting very frustrated.

  • (40 stars)

    by Sabrina Mastberg on 14/12/2014

    If it didn't force close every time I tried to set one I would have kept it

  • (40 stars)

    by Aurora Sisneros on 11/11/2014

    I just need one loud text ring tone for everyone.

  • (40 stars)

    by ERIC FERGUSON on 27/09/2014

    If you'd like custom notification sounds for certain people without installing a large sms app with a load of gimmicks this is it. It's quick and easy and works. The last update fixed the database number vs. sound name issue. If you have sounds assigned & numbers are shown simply change them (even if the same) to show their name.

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