How to Use Mp3 as a Message Alert Tone on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Mp3 Song as Message Tone on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Find the default message tones on your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia boring?

Want to set and use a mp3 song?

Then you are on the right page, because here...

...I will show you step by step how to set and use mp3 music as a custom message alert tone on a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

But first:

To use mp3 music that's stored on your pc, you need to use a usb cable and how that works I will show you in the first method.

To use mp3 music that's already stored on your phone, you need to use a free app and in the second method I will show you how to install and use this app.

These methods work for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520 and all other types.

And now:

Set & Use Mp3 Music as a Message Alert Sound on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Method 1:Use Mp3 Music that's stored on your PC

1 Connect your phone with a USB cable to your PC.

2 Go to the location on your computer where the music is stored.

3 Select the song(s).

4 Right-click on the selected song(s) and choose "Copy".

5 Open "Windows phone" on your computer.

You can use Windows Explorer or My Computer. It's like opening a USB flash drive.

6 Open "Phone".

Don't see "Phone"? Then unlock your phone's lock screen.

7 Open the "Ringtones" folder.

8 Right-click into the "Ringtones" folder and choose "Paste" to copy the songs into this folder.

9 You can disconnect your phone when the music is copied to your phone.

Lumia with Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

10 Take your phone and open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Settings

11 Open "ringtones+sounds".

12 Tap on "manage app sounds" (located at the bottom).

13 Tap on "Messaging".

14 Tap on the "Notification sound" bar.

15 Tap on the song that you want to use as message tone.

16 Close settings.

Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile

10 Take your phone and open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings

11 Open "Personalization".

12 Open "Sounds".

13 Tap on "manage app sounds" (located at the bottom).

14 Tap on "Messaging".

15 Tap on the "Notification sound" bar.

16 Tap on the song that you want to use as message tone.

17 Close settings.

Method 2:Use the Ringtone Maker App

1.Get the Ringtone Maker app (free)

1 Open Windows Store.

2 Search for "ringtone maker".

3 Install "Ringtone Maker" from Microsoft Mobile.

Ringtone Maker App

If you don't see the app in the search results, then search for "ringtonemaker" without the space in between.

2.Create the Message tone

4 Open Ringtone Maker.

5 Tap on "pick a song".

6 Tap on the song that you want to use as a message tone.

7 Select 40 seconds of that song.

8 Tap on the play button to listen.

9 Tap on the save button to save the tone.

3.Set Message Tone on a Lumia with Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

10 Open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Settings

11 Open "ringtones+sounds".

12 Tap on "manage app sounds" (located at the bottom).

13 Tap on "Messaging".

14 Tap on the "Notification sound" bar.

15 Tap on the song that you want to use as message tone.

16 Close settings.

3.Set Message Tone on a Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile

10 Open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings

11 Open "Personalization".

12 Open "Sounds".

13 Tap on "manage app sounds" (located at the bottom).

14 Tap on "Messaging".

15 Tap on the "Notification sound" bar.

16 Tap on the song that you want to use as message tone.

17 Close settings.

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