Imitating the iPhone
August 4, 2009 1:56 PM   Subscribe

Help me make SMS alerts on my Pre sound like the iPhone! I am looking for a .wav file of the little "bing! bing!" sound that the iPhone makes when it gets an SMS. Anyone have a copy or know where I could find one? Thanks!
posted by little_c to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Isn't the sound iTunes makes after it finished ripping/burning/converting? I don't have iTunes on this computer, but I would imaging you could find it on a machine that does. A quick search seems to say that it would be called "complete.aif".
posted by niles at 2:07 PM on August 4, 2009

On my Windows install of iTunes, the sound can be found as \Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\complete.wav. I imagine it's in a similar place on the Mac version (although probably in AIFF format).
posted by neckro23 at 2:42 PM on August 4, 2009

Nope, that's not the sound. The sound I am looking for is two short simple bell chimes. I've heard it on two people's iPhones, now (they are not around for me to ask at the moment!) Thanks though..
posted by little_c at 2:48 PM on August 4, 2009

How are you changing the SMS alert on your Pre? Mine makes the same *ding* noise for all system notices (including taking it off the charger).
posted by foodgeek at 2:59 PM on August 4, 2009

The default iphone SMS sound is "tri-tone" which is complete.aif/wav.

Your friends could have easily changed their SMS sound to something else-- mine has "chime, glass, horn, bell, electronic" as options...
posted by neustile at 3:03 PM on August 4, 2009

Neustile- you are correct. This is not the default iPhone SMS sound, maybe it is chime? Or bell? Guess i'll grab their phone next time I see them and check it out. Still, not sure how I'd get that into a wav or mp3..
Foodgeek- I am using a homebrew app called MyNotifications. So, this is not a Palm sanctioned action.
posted by little_c at 3:18 PM on August 4, 2009

The sound you're thinking of is called "Glass" on the iPhone, but it's unfortunately not the same as this Mac OS X sound: /System/Library/Sounds/Glass.aiff
posted by jmcmurry at 5:54 AM on August 5, 2009

If you have a friend with a jailbroken iphone, you can retrieve all the System sounds from /System/Library/Audio/UISounds, then convert the .caf files you find there to .mp3. You'll need a Mac for that part.

Hey, wait. It looks like this guy may already have done it.
posted by chazlarson at 7:20 AM on August 5, 2009

Chazlarson - Yeah I'd found that, downloaded it, and... none of those sounds are it. Agh! Thanks though.. good to know that it is the "glass" sound, though, that helps!
posted by little_c at 8:11 AM on August 5, 2009

OK, well, I just pulled a copy of that directory from my iPhone. When I get a chance to boot this machine back into OS X, I'll convert them to MP3.

There are several "SMS Sound" files in the directory.

memail me so I don't forget.
posted by chazlarson at 8:56 AM on August 5, 2009

I just recorded a copy of that sound from my phone if you're still interested in getting a wav of it. MeFi mail me if you need it.
posted by vmrob at 7:41 PM on August 6, 2009

There's an archive containing WAVs of all the iPhone's "sms_recieved" sounds right about here. The one you want is #3, I believe.
posted by chazlarson at 10:31 PM on August 6, 2009

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