Recently I played with my Android phone and added back some OEM ringtones which were removed from the custom firmware I use. After doing that, all my ringtones were listed twice in the sound profile. This was strange, because I had not added duplicates of existing files. Every file had a single copy on my Android phone. Thankfully, I found out the solution and would like to share it with you.
To fix the issue, you need to rebuild the data index of the Media Storage application which is a part of the Android OS and comes with all devices. To rebuild that index, you need to do the following:
- Open the Settings application.
- Go to Apps -> All and locate the Media Storage there in the long list of installed and system apps.
- Now, tap the Media Storage item. The details for the application will appear on the screen. Tap the "Clear Data" button.
- Reboot your phone.
Enjoy the proper list of installed ringtones.
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