iPhone Custom Text Message Alert Sounds Come to iOS 5

Jul 11, 2011 - 11 Comments

Custom iPhone Text Tone iOS 5 will finally bring iPhone users the ability to customize their text message alert sounds. Yes, customize, as in your own user created text tones the same way the ringtone maker in iTunes 10 works. You’ll no longer be forced to select from the limited Apple default offerings or hear the barrage of Tri-Tone ever again, the world of audio is open to SMS alerts.

This may seem like a relatively minor feature, but it’s been long anticipated and highly desired by nearly everyone with an iPhone. Yet another reason for developers to download iOS 5 beta 3 now and for the rest of the world to be excited about the public fall release of iOS 5… just a few more months away.

Customized text tones were discovered in Beta 3 by TechCrunch, whose picture shows a generic custom .m4r ringtone file set as a text tone. Prior to this version of iOS 5, users were forced to use jailbreak tweaks to access custom SMS alert sounds.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPhone, News


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  1. dom says:

    Finally.. An oddworld Message Tone!

  2. Pierce Pfeiffer says:

    Maybe they will include the simple everyday function of sending Bluetooth to Bluetooth. The simple feature in everyday use,paying €579 euro for a phone and I can’t even connect to Bluetooth not everything in this world is apple there is nokia. Sending pictures from a nokia Bluetooth to the iPhone would be great. This is one simple feature I really miss. Making my own music either ringing tone or SMS tone would be great.

  3. martin says:

    that tut is for the beta 1 right? Can anyone confirm it works for beta 3 as well? Anyways, is there a reason to downgrade or is the system stable enough for daily use? Know it is beta and it will have a lot of bugs though…Cheers for the quick response!

  4. martin says:

    guys is it possible to downgrade back to ios 4.3.3 form this beta?

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  6. Yes, I can FINALLY have the Mario Bro’s coin sound as a text alert!!!!


  7. mm says:

    I think it’s funny that it’s these little features everyone gets so excited about

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