How to revert a contact back to default SMS tone?

iErik

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I set a custom SMS tone for a contact and now I can't seem to revert back to the default. When I choose the "text tone" option in the contact there's a default option toward the top but it's currently set to my ringtone and can't be changed. I can't figure out what's going on.

So currently if I change my SMS tone in settings I have to go into every contact that I set a custom tone for and change it manually. Kind of annoying and I don't ever remember this being a problem in the past. I have a feeling I'm missing something obvious here.
 
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Ledsteplin

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You make it sound confusing. I'm not sure, exactly, what you're doing. But one thing you can do is delete the contact from your contacts. Then add it back in, and it should be set on default.
 

Ledsteplin

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I don't use the default ring tone for my phone. But many of my contacts are set on the default. Changing your SMS tone will not automatically change your contacts tone. Those do have to be set individually. It's always been that way as far as I remember.
 

iErik

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#5
I ended up just deleting and re-entering the effected contacts. I think the underlying problem is that all of the extra SMS and alert tones I have show up under the "ringtone" section in the sound menu and not under the "alert tone" section.