A another Email this time from Jon Ajise ,with what i have to say is a Great Question to which im sure many have asked.
Great N91 website. It really helped me choose the N91 over the N80.
I have a question about the N91 perhaps you can help.
On nokia's you can normally change your ringtones to one you have saved in the gallery. I'm trying to change my txt tone but when I do I'm only offered the preinstalled ones. I have sent the desired txt tone to the N91 from my Samsung SGH D720. But when i save it the phone puts it in the MY MUSIC folder becuases it's an mp3 sample. When you edit profiles it doesnt appear to look in the MY MUSIC folder and the same appears to happen when you try to set individual ringtongtones for contacts. It only offers pre installed ringtones.
Am I missing something or has the 3rd edition of series 60 taken a stepbackwards?
Your thoughts and advise would be grately appreciated.
Well Jon, let me first say that this is an excellent question and something im glad to try and answer, as always I welcome any and all comments on this post as well.
Ok Let me begin , The first thing everyone has to remember about this phone is its main feature, its 4gb Harddrive, but also its Phone memory, of 32 mb. Sounds simple but alot of questions can be answered by keeping this info in Mind.
Nokia decided that the N91 also needed a 32mb flash memory to help support the phones fuctions , keep in mind that the Flash memory will always be that much faster then the4gb harddrive that the phone comes with.
Now the trick with solveing most of these problems , ie ringtones, pics , etc… is to simply find a folder that is the same as the one in the Harddrive and move it over and it should be solved. Im going to try and answer your question about the Personal txt tone here with screenshots, ill try and make it as clear as possible but if you still not sure let me know.
Ok Like you I like to use my own tones , mostly for the txt Message tone, I use the "There is a Message for you" wav from the 2001:A Space Oddesy, it the one with HAL . Great Movie. So i thought it would be nice to hear a voice that i have a Message.
So i first converted the wav in to Mp3 and for this example i renamed it "Text tone.mp3"
I then sent it from my MAC via Bluetooth, maybe this is howw you did it?? Either way it still reaches the phone.
Now, when i open it it will play the file , if you do the next bit.
It will say saved to "Music Libary", BUT it doesnt really as you will soon see. ( Im thinking this is anohter bug agree?)
In the "File Manager" you would go to the Music libary (Harddrive) and try and find it , I dont think you will find it there , least i never do anyway. So Instead I looked in the"Attachments" Folder.
REMEMBER, When it saves a sound file from a Message received on the phone it will most likely be in this folder so always have a peek here first.
And there it is, look at the top and you will see that im in the Hardrive , in the Attachements folder, NOT as it would lead you to belive in the Music Libary, ( So is this a Bug then?? Can anyone try this and see if they get the same?? thanks)
Ok , Now this is what i was talking about in useing the Phones Memory, all we need to do in order for the tone to be seen is to move it to the phones memory, the reason?? I guess because , when you get a message or a call it would have to start up the hard drive and start looking for the tone , but if its in the Flash Memory then it is quicker to access it there so this is why they place these tones here so the phones gets them faster. Hope that makes sence?
Remember , we are moving it to the Phones Memory for faster access by the OS.
Place it in this folder, "Sound Clips"
Then "Tones" folder , it makes sence to place it here.
OK , So now you can see that ive moved the "Text Tone.mp3" to the "Tones" Folder in the Phones memory.
Now on to personlise the Message tone with what WE want.Im sure you know how to do this bit.
Select the "Message Alert tone" section .
Its alphbetical so be sure to look everywhere for yours.
And there you go its all set!! Woo HOO!!
So what have we learned??
In order to use your own tones be sure to copy to the Phones memory.
When it says it has saved a sound file to the Music libary , and you cant find it , be sure to have a look in the Attchments folder just in case.
I hope this is of use to you guys , and many thanks to Jon on his excellent question.