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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Set Your Own Audio File as Ringtone in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you'd like to have a different ringtone in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, instead of using preloaded tones as ringtone, you can set your own audio file, such as .mp3 file, as ringtone. You can set your phone to play the selected part of the song or the whole song when receiving incoming calls.


How to set your own audio file as ringtone?
As the example, we'll set a .mp3 file as ringtone by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from a contact's detail page.

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can set a .mp3 file as the default ringtone for all contacts, except those that have been assigned to the different ringtone(see method #2), by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Tap Ringtone.
Tap Ringtone to set default ringtone for incoming calls.
Scroll the screen to the very bottom and t…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Vibrate While Ringing Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have difficulty in recognising incoming calls when you bring your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in your pocket while you're in a noisy environment, you can enable the vibrate while ringing feature so your phone will not only play the selected ringtone when receiving calls, but also vibrate at the same time.


How to enable or disable the vibrate while ringing feature?
Assuming that the sound profile in your phone is set to Sound, you can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Vibrate while ringing to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns blue means the vibrate while ringing feature is enabled and your phone will play ringtone and vibrate at the same time when receiving calls.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Fix Cannot Send Premium SMS in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you cannot send messages to a short number in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge because you have accidentally set the permission of sending premium text messages to never allow, you have to change the permission to always allow so you can send messages to a short number again.


How to change the premium SMS permission?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Applications and then tap it.
Tap Application manager.
Tap More at the top right and then select Show system apps.
Scroll down the screen to find Message service and then tap it.
Tap Send premium text message and then select Always allow so you can send text messages to a short number.
The permission of sending premium SMS has been set to Always allow. Now, you can send a text message to a short number again.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Ringtone in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

The most common way that can be taken to help you easily know when you have calls is by assigning a ringtone so your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will play it when receiving incoming calls, in condition that the sound profile in your phone is set to sound. When needed, you can set other pre-loaded tone available as ringtone when you're bored with the current one or want to use different one.


How to change ringtone?
You can set the required ringtone for incoming calls by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from a contact's detail page.

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can change the default ringtone for all contacts, except those that have been assigned to the different ringtones(see method #2), by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Tap Ringtone.
Tap Ringtone to set the default ringt…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Fix Cannot Enable Icon Backgrounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

A couple days back, an insider named Tony sent me an email to ask why the icon backgrounds option in his Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was grayed out so he couldn't use it to make icons in home screen and app screen became stand out by displaying them with shaded background. FYI, this option will be unavailable or grayed out when you're using other theme in your phone. Thus, to make this option available, you have to revert theme in your phone back to default.


How to enable the default theme?
As the example, we'll enable the default theme when the phone is using the Gold n Black Platinum theme by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Themes and then tap it.
Tap the Default thumbnail to revert theme back to the default.
Tap Apply button to apply the default theme to your phone.
Once done, the icon backgrounds option will be available and you can…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Charging Sound Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When you set the sound profile in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to the sound mode, you can enable the charging sound feature to have your phone plays a sound when you connect it to a charger.


How to enable or disable the charging sound feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Scroll down the screen and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to Charging sound to enable or disable this option. when the switch turns blue , means the charging sound feature is enabled and your phone will play a sound when a charger is connected to your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Touch Sounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When you select the sound mode as the sound profile in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you can set your phone to play a sound when you make selection on the screen(e.g., tap an option, tap an app or widget icon, etc.) or when you tap the Back key or the Recents key by enabling the touch sounds feature.


How to enable or disable the touch sounds feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Scroll down the screen and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to Touch sounds to enable or disable this option. when the switch turns blue , means the touch sounds feature is enabled and your phone will play a sound when you tap the screen or the soft keys.