How to Set Mp3 as a Ringtone on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile

Set & Use Mp3 as Ringtone on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile

I will show you step by step how to set and use mp3 songs as a custom ringtone on a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

But first:

Setting mp3 music as a custom ringtone on a Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone works different than on other smartphones.

Unfortunately there is no option to tap on a song and choose "set as ringtone" like with Android and iPhone smartphones.

Luckily there are two ways for you to set and use mp3 music as a custom ringtone on your Nokia and Microsoft Lumia smartphone.

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Set & Use Mp3 Songs as Custom Ringtones on Windows 10 Mobile

Method 1:Use Mp3 Music Stored on a Computer

For this method you need a computer and the USB cable that came with your phone.

1 Connect your smartphone with the USB cable to your computer.

2 Go to the location on your PC where the mp3 song(s) is/are stored.

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

3 ways to select multiple songs at once:

  1. Press the Ctrl + A key on your keyboard.
  2. Right-click on the first song, hold the Shift key on your keyboard and then click on the last song.
  3. Right-click and hold, then drag the mouse-cursor (pointer) to the last song.

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

Select & Copy Mp3 Songs

5 Go to "Windows phone" on your computer.

If you are using Microsoft Windows as your operating system, then open "My Computer" or "This PC," or "Windows Explorer" or "File Explorer".

6 Open "Windows phone".

Open Windows Phone on a PC

7 Open "Phone".

Open Phone folder on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

When you open "Windows phone" and you don't see the "Phone" folder, then you need to unlock and open your phone.

8 Open the "Ringtones" folder.

Open Ringtones folder on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

9 Right-click into the "Ringtones" folder and choose "Paste".

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

Now the song(s) will be copied into the "Ringtones" folder.

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

11 Take your phone and open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings

12 Open "Personalization".

Open Personalization Settings on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

13 Open "Sounds".

Open Sound Settings on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

14 Tap on the "Ringtone" bar.

Select Ringtone on Lumia Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

15 Tap on the mp3 song that you want to use as your new custom ringtone.

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16 Close settings and the new ringtone will be saved.

Method 2:Use the 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 that are already stored on your phone.

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

1.Download & Install Ringtone Maker (free)

1 Open the Windows Store.

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

3 Search for "Ringtone Maker".

2 ways to find the app:

  1. Enter "Ringtone Maker" into the search bar and choose the app from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter "Ringtone Maker" into the search bar, tap on the search icon located in your keypad (keyboard) and then tap on "Ringtone Maker".
Windows 10 Mobile Ringtone Maker App

If you don't see Ringtone Maker by Microsoft Mobile, then you need to enter "ringtonemaker" with the space in between.

4 Install "Ringtone Maker" on your phone.

Windows 10 Mobile Install Ringtone Maker App

2.Create Mp3 Ringtone Using Ringtone Maker

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

You need to do these steps with every song that you want to use as a ringtone.

5 Open the Ringtone Maker app.

6 Tap on "pick a song".

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

8 Select 40 seconds of that song.

9 If you want a preview, then tap on the play icon located at the bottom.

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

3.Select the Mp3 Ringtone

11 Open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings

12 Open "Personalization".

Open Personalization Settings on Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile

13 Open "Sounds".

Open Sound Settings on Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile

14 Tap on the "Ringtone" bar.

Select Ringtone on Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile

15 Tap on the mp3 song that you want to use as your new custom ringtone.

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16 Close settings and the new ringtone will be saved.

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