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Bring back the individual text tones and notifications on S9

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I have been very disappointed since finding out my new S9 phone won't let me have delegate sounds for text messages from my favorite contacts. It was because of the custom sounds for text notifications that made me choose an S9 over an iPhone. I hope they bring it back!

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Mine is up to date also. Still can't customize text sounds.
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It's like our family sos.  If I hear a certain tone I know I should possibly have a look!

Superuser I
Superuser I

There is an another option if you dont have update for app yet. Download and install apk manually from Apkmirror. Just download the newest one and give it a try. It works for me on S7/S7 Edge, S8/S8+ and also S9/S9+. Let me know if it helps. Regards.


Edit: ON S8 works aswell.


The option is when you edit contacts, it gave you the option to assign a ringtone and a message tone 


Did this, it only recognizes half my custom sounds I have in my notifications folder and also really messed up the color scheme on my messages (now has dark grey lettering on a black background) making it very difficult to read my messages. I haven't had time yet to mess with the color settings to fix that issue now. But mainly, the sound I had specifically for my husband before still shows with the other sound files but doesn't show as an option to set it as his notification sound now.

I am on verison of the Samsung messaging and it lets me. I opened the app and then pressed on a conversation between me and a friend then the options button (three dots in a line) in the top right hand corner. It will then bring down an options menu. There is a option right at the top called 'conversation settings', which underneath will have 'notifications' and then 'default' in blue. I clicked on this and it loaded up a second screen allowing me to change from the default to custom. I could then choose the tone I wanted. 

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In updated Samsung Messages looks like this and for me it is kinda same like the option in Contacts before Oreo update.

That's what mine si like and it lets me change sounds for each people
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I have the Note8 and my latest message update is showing to be up to date and is and it still isn't giving me the option to set individual text tones for my contacts. 😡

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