How to set and use MP3 as message tone on Nokia and Microsoft Lumia

This tutorial will show you step by step how to set and use MP3 music songs as custom message tones on a Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphone (e.g., Nokia and Microsoft Lumia).

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Set and use MP3 as message tone on a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia with:

This tutorial should 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.

How to set and use MP3 as message tone on Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

Method 1: PC and USB cable

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

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

3. Select the song(s).

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

5. Go to Windows Phone on your computer.

6. Open Phone.

Note: If you don't see Phone, then you will need to unlock your phone (lock screen).

7. Open the Ringtones folder.

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

9. Disconnect your phone from your PC.

10. Take your phone and open Settings.

11. Tap on 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 you want to use as message tone.

16. Close settings.

Method 2: App

If the MP3 song you want to use as your new message tone is already stored on your smartphone, then you will need to use the Ringtone Maker application created by Microsoft Mobile.

1. Open Windows (application) Store.

2. Search for ringtone maker.

3. Install Ringtone Maker by Microsoft Mobile.

Ringtone Maker App

Note: If you don't see the application in the search results, then search for ringtonemaker without space in between.

4. Open the Ringtone Maker application.

5. Tap on pick a song.

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

7. Select 40 seconds of that song.

8. If you want to listen to how your new message tone will sound, then tap on the play button.

9. Tap on the save button to save the new custom message tone.

10. Close the application.

11. Open Settings.

12. Tap on ringtones+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 you want to use as message tone.

17. Close settings.

How to set and use MP3 as message tone on Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile

Method 1: PC and USB cable

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

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

3. Select the song(s).

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

5. Go to Windows Phone on your computer.

6. Open Phone.

Note: If you don't see Phone, then you will need to unlock your phone (lock screen).

7. Open the Ringtones folder.

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

9. Disconnect your smartphone from your PC.

10. Take your phone and open Settings.

11. Tap on Personalization.

12. Tap on 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 you want to use as your message tone.

17. Close settings.

Method 2: App

If the MP3 song you want to use as your new message tone is already stored on your smartphone, then you will need to use the Ringtone Maker app from Microsoft Mobile.

1. Open Windows (application) Store.

2. Search for ringtone maker.

3. Install Ringtone Maker by Microsoft Mobile.

Ringtone Maker App

Note: If you don't see the application in the search results, then search for ringtonemaker without space in between.

4. Open the Ringtone Maker application.

5. Tap on pick a song.

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

7. Select 40 seconds of that song.

8. If you want to listen to how your new message tone will sound, then tap on the play button.

9. Tap on the save button to save the new custom message tone.

10. Close the application.

11. Open Settings.

12. Tap on Personalization.

13. Tap on Sounds.

14. Tap on manage app sounds located at the bottom.

15. Tap on Messaging.

16. Tap on the Notification sound bar.

17. Tap on the song you want to use as your message tone.

18. Close settings.


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