How to Set a Different Call and Text Tone for a Samsung Stratosphere

Customize your text and phone ringtones on the Samsung Stratosphere.
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Set a different ringtone for phone calls and incoming SMS and MMS messages on your Android-powered Samsung Stratosphere. The Stratosphere Sound Settings menu enables you to assign a phone ringtone for incoming calls, and then assign a different tone for all other notifications, including notifications for text messages. Note that the same notification tone will play not only for incoming SMS and MMS messages, but also for incoming email messages, pending voicemails, USB connections and event alerts. You can also assign different ringtones for incoming calls from contacts in your contact list.

1 Set Phone and Notification Ringtones

2 Tap the Applications icon in the Samsung Stratosphere home screen

Tap the “Applications” icon in the Samsung Stratosphere home screen to open the Apps menu.

3 Tap the Settings ” option

Tap the “Settings” option, and then tap the “Sound Settings” tab to open the Sound Settings menu.

4 Tap the Phone Ringtone

Tap the “Phone Ringtone” option. Your ringtone list opens on the Stratosphere.

5 Tap a ringtone to preview the tone

Tap a ringtone to preview the tone. To assign the tone, tap “OK.” The tone is assigned as the call ringtone.

6 To open the ringtone list

Tap the “Notification Ringtone” option in the Sound Settings menu to open the ringtone list.

7 Tap

Tap a ringtone different from the one you assigned as the phone ringtone. The ringtone plays to enable you to preview the tone. Assign the desired tone by tapping “OK.” The tone is assigned as the notification ringtone.

8 Set Ringtone for Contact

9 Tap the Applications icon

Tap the “Applications” icon in the home screen of the Stratosphere to open the Application screen.

10 Tap the Contacts icon

Tap the “Contacts” icon to open your contact list.

11 Tap a contact entry

Tap a contact entry to open the contact’s detail screen.

12 Tap the Edit option on the contact detail screen

Tap the “Edit” option on the contact detail screen. The Edit Contact screen opens.

13 Tap the Ringtone ” option

Tap the “Ringtone” option, and then tap “Phone Ringtone” to assign a pre-installed ringtone, or tap “Sound" to select a sound from your audio library. The selected list opens.

14 Tap the desired ringtone

Tap the desired ringtone, and then tap “OK.” The selected ringtone is assigned to the contact.

  • Information provided in this article pertains to the Samsung Stratosphere. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other Samsung devices.

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.