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Add ringtones to my phone

Windows Phone comes with a large assortment of ringtones to choose from. Plus, you can download all kinds of ringtone apps from the Windows Phone Store on your phone or on the web using your PC. Or you can use your own sound files—whatever works for you.


To add a ringtone sent to you in a text message, tap and hold the ringtone file, and then tap Save as ringtone. Rename the ringtone if you like, then tap Done Done icon.

Adding ringtones to Windows Phone
Get more ringtones from your PC

Add your own files from a computer

There a couple ways to get sound files from your PC onto your phone:

  • Use a Windows Phone app. You can use one of the Windows Phone apps to get ringtones from your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. To find a Windows Phone app that works with your computer, see Sync my Windows Phone.
  • Use your PC. Follow the steps below to get files from your PC to your phone.


Have a sound file on your computer that you want to use as a ringtone? If you can play on your phone, it isn't protected with digital rights management (DRM), and it's smaller than 30 MB, then you can use it as a ringtone on your phone.

To add a ringtone using a Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 PC

  1. Connect your phone to your PC, then do one of the following:

    • On a Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC, click Start, and then click Computer.
    • On a Windows 8 PC, click Desktop, click File explorer on the taskbar, and then click Computer.
    • On a Windows 8.1 PC, click Desktop, click File explorer on the taskbar, and then click This PC.
  2. Under Portable Devices (Devices and drives on Windows 8.1), double-click your phone, double-click the Phone folder, and then double-click the Ringtones folder.

  3. Find a sound file on your PC (for example, music files are often in the Music folder and organized by artist and album), and then drag the file into the Ringtones folder.


    To add or rename a ringtone, you need to move a file from your computer to your phone. You can't add a ringtone by moving a file from a folder that's already on your phone or rename an existing ringtone.

  4. On your phone, go to Settings Settings icon > Ringtones + sounds, then tap Ringtone to see a list of your available ringtones. Your new ringtone will appear under Custom in the list.


You can customize sounds for the different alerts you receive. To learn how to choose a specific ringtone for a contact or set a custom alert sound, see Ringtones, sounds, and volume.

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