1. stmav's Avatar
    This may have been asked already but this is my first wp. Is there a way to create a custom ringtone for texts in wp8? Thanks.
    11-10-2012 11:00 AM
  2. TJWINS's Avatar
    I wrote a thread very similar to this last night in the developer forum regarding email but this is basically the same request. I wonder if the option can be written by 3rd party devolopers or if it must be baked into the OS. It should not be difficult to implement. Just add fields to the contact card for SMS and email sounds. I will miss this on my BlackBerry when I buy the 810 later this week. This feature would allow us to know who is texting/emailing us without having to look at your phone. It is very important to me and quite honestly I'm not sure it is a feature I could ever get used to not having. Come on developers ;)
    11-10-2012 11:20 AM
  3. jhoff80's Avatar
    To answer the OP's question more directly, no, it's not possible.
    11-10-2012 11:22 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    If you go to settings>ringtones+sounds in there is the option to change your "New text or IM" sound from a bunch of options. I don't know how you would put a custom sound within the notifications folder, though.
    11-10-2012 11:40 AM
  5. TJWINS's Avatar
    If you go to settings>ringtones+sounds in there is the option to change your "New text or IM" sound from a bunch of options. I don't know how you would put a custom sound within the notifications folder, though.
    I think OP meant you get a specific sound when Jeremy texts you and a different sound when Nancy texts you. You can do this in BlackBerry and Android with SMS and email but not in WP8. I wonder if this can be implemented by developers or if it must be baked into the OS.
    11-10-2012 12:54 PM
  6. Grimlock's Avatar
    This is one of my minor issues with WP8, hopefully they change it soon
    11-10-2012 01:03 PM
  7. Amanda Richey Duncan's Avatar
    Has anyone figured it out yet on how to do the text tones?
    03-14-2013 11:49 PM
  8. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Has anyone figured it out yet on how to do the text tones?
    You can not do it, until there is an update to allow custom text tones.
    03-15-2013 08:21 AM
  9. Eren68's Avatar
    I love my Lumia 820. I moved from Blackberry and this is my ONLY real annoyance. I monitored 6 different mailboxes, ALL with custom sounds on the Blackberry, so a simple task is now an awkward one on the Lumia. I really hope they sort this as its such a basic function on most phones nowadays.
    03-23-2013 02:35 PM
  10. sinister1's Avatar
    This is an embaresment, a damn shame on Microsoft's part here we are in 2013 with over 32,000 votes for this directly on Windows Phones Suggestion site and still nothing. WTH?
    Custom sounds for SMS, MMS, Email, Notifications etc
    04-07-2013 01:51 PM
  11. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I remember when I chose my sms ringtone on my phone for the first time in 2005 and I think it was possible earlier. We're in 2013.
    04-07-2013 01:55 PM
  12. krayziehustler's Avatar
    you can create your own tones and assign them on a per contact basis...but that only applies to phone calls from that person

    this doesn't apple to texts/emails though.
    04-09-2013 01:01 PM
  13. Ultimateone's Avatar
    you can create your own tones and assign them on a per contact basis...but that only applies to phone calls from that person

    this doesn't apple to texts/emails though.
    which has absolutely nothing to do with a thread talking about custom text tones
    04-09-2013 02:05 PM
  14. stevaside's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm new to WP & just noticed this myself...Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me to not be able to choose a custom text tone.I don't remember any phone that wasn't able to do that..even like 10 years ago....
    02-25-2014 06:56 PM
  15. ajb1965's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm new to WP & just noticed this myself...Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me to not be able to choose a custom text tone.I don't remember any phone that wasn't able to do that..even like 10 years ago....
    You can do this now. When you edit a contact, you have an option to choose a unique ringtone, or text tone for each person. I am also less than a week into WP, but I have this option on my Lumia Icon.
    02-25-2014 07:12 PM
  16. Localhorst86's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm new to WP & just noticed this myself...Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me to not be able to choose a custom text tone.I don't remember any phone that wasn't able to do that..even like 10 years ago....
    You can do this now. When you edit a contact, you have an option to choose a unique ringtone, or text tone for each person. I am also less than a week into WP, but I have this option on my Lumia Icon.
    Please note that this feature was introduced in GDR3 so make sure you're on GDR3 already to use it ;)
    02-26-2014 07:19 AM
  17. bolsi's Avatar
    Making your own custom ringtone or text tone for Windows Phone 8 is very easy. You do need to do this on a PC though.
    Download Windows Phone App for desktop here

    Plug your phone into the PC with the USB cable.
    Make sure you place the MP3 files you wanna use inside Music folder within library on the PC.
    Open Windows Phone App for desktop and select PC, click ringtone, mark the files you wanna transfer and click sync.
    All done

    The tones will be transferred and will now show up inside Ringtone and Text tone under "Custom"
    02-28-2014 07:05 PM
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