Personalize your phone tones
Want to change the notification tones your phone uses, for example, for calls,
messages, and more? Or add your own tones or your favorite song to the
1. On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL
SETTINGS > ringtones+sounds.
2. Select the type of ringtone or alert you want to change, and select the sound.
To listen to a ringtone so you can see if you like it, tap
Want to set a specific ringtone for a contact so you immediately know
when they are calling? Edit the contact info in the People hub.
Change the message tone or other notification sounds
Tap manage app sounds and the app you want, and select the notification sound.
Add new ringtones from your PC to your phone
Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable, and use the file manager of
your PC to move the song you want to the ringtone folder in your phone. Your
PC must have Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or later.
To set the song as your ringtone, in the ringtones+sounds view, tap Ringtone,
and under Custom, tap the song.
You can use a song as your ringtone if it is not protected with digital rights
management (DRM), and it's smaller than 30 MB.
Want to create your own unique ringtone? Tap
the Ringtone Maker app.
Switch your phone to silent mode
When you switch silent mode on, all ringtones and alert tones are muted. Use
this when you are, for example, at the theater or in a meeting.
Press a volume key to see the volume status bar at the top of the screen, and
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