How to Set & Use a MP3 Song as Ringtone on Windows 10 Mobile

How to Set & Use a MP3 Song as Ringtone on Windows 10 Mobile

This tutorial will show you step by step how to set and use a MP3 song as custom ringtone on Windows 10 Mobile in 2 different ways.

(Including, Nokia and Microsoft Lumia)

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Two methods:

Windows 10 Mobile & MP3 Ringtones

Windows 10 Mobile doesn't offer a way to just tap on a song and choose "set as ringtone", like with Android and iPhone smartphones.

Fortunately, there are two ways to set and use MP3 songs as ringtones.

How to Set & Use a MP3 Song as Ringtone on Windows 10 Mobile - PC & USB Cable

1. Connect your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with the USB cable to your computer.

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

3. Select the song(s) you want to use as ringtone(s).

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

5. Open "Windows Phone" on your computer (like you do with any USB device).

Open Windows Phone on a PC

6. Open the "Phone" folder.

Open Phone folder on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

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

7. Open the "Ringtones" folder.

Open Ringtones folder on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

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

Paste Mp3 Songs into Ringtones folder on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

9. After copying the music to your phone, you can disconnect your phone from your PC.

10. Take your phone and open "Settings".

11. Open "Personalization".

12. Open "Sounds".

13. Tap on the "Ringtone" bar (current ringtone).

Select Ringtone on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

14. Go to the song you want to use as your new ringtone and tap on it.

15. Close settings and you're done.

How to Set & Use a MP3 Song as Ringtone on Windows 10 Mobile - Ringtone Maker App

This method works for when the music is already stored on your phone.

Copying the songs from one folder on your phone into the ringtones folder on your phone doesn't work, because the songs will not show up in the ringtones list. I've already tried this method.

But:

You can use a free app to create custom ringtones from the mp3 songs stored on your phone.

This application allows you to cut 40 seconds out of a song and then save it as a custom ringtone.

1. Open the Windows Store.

2. Tap on the search icon located at the top right of the Windows Store.

3. Search for "Ringtone Maker" (created by Microsoft Mobile).

Windows 10 Mobile Ringtone Maker App

Note: If you don't see "Ringtone Maker by Microsoft Mobile", then you will need to enter "ringtonemaker" without the space in between.

4. Install "Ringtone Maker" on your phone.

Windows 10 Mobile Install Ringtone Maker App

5. Now it's time to create a custom ringtone from your MP3 song, so open the "Ringtone Maker" app.

6. Tap on "pick a song".

7. Tap on the song you want to use as a ringtone.

8. Select 40 seconds of the song.

9. If you want listen to the custom ringtone before you create it, then tap on the play icon located at the bottom.

10. Tap on the save icon to save your new custom ringtone.

11. Now it's time to set the custom ringtone that you've created as your new ringtone, so open "Settings".

12. Open "Personalization".

13. Open "Sounds".

14. Tap on the "Ringtone" bar (current ringtone).

Select Ringtone on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

15. Go to your custom ringtone and tap on it.

16. Close settings and you're done.

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