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    I want to add new ringtone and SMS sounds to my Nokia 920 besides getting from apps is there a way to store on the phone so I can access at a later time


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    Plug in your Lumia 920 to your computer, it will show up as mass storage device. Lumia 920\Ringtones I believe is the path.
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    Yes but only for ringtones. I think for SMS it's not possible.
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    I was able to connect my Nokia 920 to my couputer and load ringtones stored on my computer to the Ringtones Folder that appears on the Windows Phone software that appears when you connect your phone to your computer by a cable. (PS: I tried to send ringtones by bluetooth from my dumb phone to the Nokia 920 that I just bought. Although it appeared to work, I couldn't find them on the phone.)

    The ringtones that I loaded are available for use on my phone now for calls and alarms. Custom ringtones won't appear for voice message or text message alerts. Might this be a Window's 8 issue or a Nokia issue. The phone I had was just a dumb phone and I loaded my free ringtones via bluetooth to that phone and could use them for anything.

    Hopefully this is something that might change with a software update?
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    This will show you how to do it, along with the exact requirements for your files that you use.

    Custom Ringtones on Windows Phone 8 That Was Easy.

    Only ringtones can be customized at this time. Notifications remain locked to use customization because Microsoft is....slow at adding features.
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    That's just dumb (that you can't have custom message notifications)
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    I don't know that dumb is the right word but it is definitely in need of change. I bought WP8 phones for wife and kid and when anyone gets a text we all have to grab for our phones to find out who!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenScrew View Post
    I don't know that dumb is the right word but it is definitely in need of change. I bought WP8 phones for wife and kid and when anyone gets a text we all have to grab for our phones to find out who!
    You do realise you can change the sms/notifications sound to something else right? It just has to be one of the premades..
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    These are the Premade ringtones you were talking about:
    1. Nokia Calender (already assigned to calendar reminders, can't change it)
    2. Nokia Clock (this is about 6+ seconds, not apt for texts)
    3. Nokia Email (I use this for texts)
    4. Nokia Message (I use this for emails)
    5. Windows message
    6. Windows reminder
    7. Windows VoiceMail (assigned to voicemail)
    8. Windows Email
    9. alert 1
    10. alert 2
    11. alert 3 (already assigned tone when the phone is plugged in for charging, can't change it)
    12. alert 4
    13. alert 5 (facebook and whatsapp pre-assigned tone, can't change it either)
    14. alert 6
    15. alert 7

    Most of these are already assigned to apps. so can't use them as we can't customize them. one of the alerts is assigned to viber as well (don't remember which one). Pre-made are not all exclusively used for texts. having like 5-7 options for text message tones is nothing..
    This needs to be fixed. they need to either increase the choices or make it customizable. I love the phone but this is one of the most annoying things about it. having more choices would help, especially when they promote every windows phone for yourself as its completely different etc etc..
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    I use another feature for sms on my 820. If you go into:
    Settings
    Speech
    Turn 'read incoming text messages aloud' to 'always on'.

    This means when you receive a text, it tells you who it is from, without having to do anything. The phone then prompts you as to what you want to do next, e.g read it or ignore.

    If you say read it, you then have more options, e.g reply and a few others.

    I'm a painter and I can be up a ladder, say read it and reply whilst still decorating. The phone sits in a pouch off my belt and most times it works fine, occasionally though it does mis-interpret the odd word or two which can be funny.

    I wish there was a solution for email as well though!

    Hope this helps,
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    my cheep trackphone that a use to have had all the customization options for ringtones & Sms sounds! you could even change the welcome banner! so how come my new state of the art smart phone be so "Dumb" as to not have half the features as my trackphone had? Ahh! i'm about to switch if microsoft dont start stepping up soon!
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    Folks: Just got my Nokai Lumina 822 and, as you all are saying, I cannot BELIEVE we cannot create custom SMS alerts!. As Gino Sleuth recently noted, there are a mess of premade alert tones - but WHERE are these saved on the phone? My thought was to locate where these are stored and REPLACE them with my own tones... Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks. Tom
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    i've been using Super Mario Coin Sound effect as my SMS/IM alert since the dawn of the ugly ol' Symbian phones back in 2003
    Microsoft... "y u very behind"?
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    Not possible through that folder.
    Because I have already added many Ringtones to my phone.
    If it was so, these ringtones would also appear in the Message Alert Tone column too.
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    I have a Nokia 520 and you can NOT add custom sms sound to the phone. The lug heads at either Microsoft or Nokia are either to slow or stupid to understand that everybody loves their own sms sound.
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    Just install GDR3 and your wish will come true
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