1. Radioham's Avatar
    The traditional - dit dit dit, dah dah, dit dit dit tone for an incoming text message is distinctive and more audible than anything on offer in the Windows/Nokia selection (in my opinion). I have recorded the alert in Windows as suggested in the Nokia manual in both a Wav and a MP3 format. On transferring the recording via usb lead to the 'Ringtone' section, it works perfectly - BUT ONLY AS a telephone alert. It does not seem possible to copy/move the recording to the TEXT alert folder.

    Anybody have any ideas??
    01-27-2014 06:01 AM
  2. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    All Ringtones go into the Ringtone Folder including ones you wish to use for TXT\IM.
    01-27-2014 06:41 AM
  3. Radioham's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. Yes that is true, but on my phone at least that folder is divided into Phone/new text or IM/New voicemail/new email.
    You cannot use an item in the Ringtone file for anything in another file - I cannot import my recording into the 'Text' file or drag it there. This seems to be odd for a Windows operating system.
    01-27-2014 11:03 AM
  4. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    That is odd. On my L521, I have just the Ringtones folder and I can drag any mp3 I want into it and set it as any ringtone I want, Calls, Msgs, Alerts.... without any length limitations or anything.
    01-27-2014 12:32 PM
  5. Radioham's Avatar
    When I access the 'Settings' folder on the phone via USB and Win. Explorer on my PC, I can select Ringtones but this folder does not open into the individual sub folders for the phone/ text/voice mail/email. If I could, there would be no problem. Each of these headings have their own selection of sounds which cannot be moved. You only appear to have the facility to import a recorded sound into the main folder which by default goes to the phone section. NUTS!

    Thanks for your time
    01-27-2014 03:49 PM
  6. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    That is odd. On my L521, I have just the Ringtones folder and I can drag any mp3 I want into it and set it as any ringtone I want, Calls, Msgs, Alerts.... without any length limitations or anything.
    Do you have GDR3 developers preview or Black already? If not, then you're misleading cause it's not possible.
    01-27-2014 05:12 PM
  7. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    Do you have GDR3 developers preview or Black already? If not, then you're misleading cause it's not possible.
    Yes, I have GDR3 and did not ask poster assuming he was up to date to be able to use msg tones. No I am not trying to mislead anyone and if you have better input then wouldn't it make more sense to help the poster with his issue instead of trying to find fault with me?

    BTW, my phone works exactly as described.
    01-27-2014 08:14 PM
  8. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    How would he have it when barely anyone starting recieving official black update for 520?
    01-28-2014 06:41 PM
  9. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    How would he have it when barely anyone starting recieving official black update for 520?
    Maybe he has GDR3. It isn't just on Lumia Black.
    01-28-2014 07:45 PM
  10. Radioham's Avatar
    Hi
    My phone is a Nokia Lumia 520 - black in colour but I think you may be talking about type of software when you refer to Lumia Black. Mine is '' Windows Phone 8.0 Lumia Amber Release. I have since tried right clicking the Ringtone Folder but it still refuses to open into the sub folders/files.
    01-29-2014 11:06 AM
  11. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    Hi
    My phone is a Nokia Lumia 520 - black in colour but I think you may be talking about type of software when you refer to Lumia Black. Mine is '' Windows Phone 8.0 Lumia Amber Release. I have since tried right clicking the Ringtone Folder but it still refuses to open into the sub folders/files.
    This would explain why you can't choose custom msg tones. Custom msg tones are only available for phones running GDR3, GDR3 Developer Preview or Lumia Black.

    I apologize for the confusion before. Going by your original question I mistakenly assumed you were running a newer version than Amber.
    01-29-2014 09:23 PM
  12. Radioham's Avatar
    Many thanks for your response - now we know. Do you know if 'amber' updates to 'black'? I realise that the 520 is essentially a budget phone relative to the many smartphones on the market but I would have thought that existing software could easily be carried over.

    Regards
    01-31-2014 08:48 AM
  13. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Yes, our 520's will get the Black update - see info in thread below.

    The Lumia 520 Black Update Thread
    01-31-2014 02:27 PM
  14. Radioham's Avatar
    Many thanks. I spoke with Nokia today and they confirmed that with Amber you can only use the tones from the preloaded selection for TEXT/IM, Email & voicemail. Also that the Black update will be available for Amber versions - guess we will just have to wait!

    Regards
    02-03-2014 02:22 PM
  15. Radioham's Avatar
    Now have Black update and imported 'sounds' now go into a 'Custom' section so I have transferred my preferred alert into my Text/IM folder.

    Sanity restored.

    Regards
    02-10-2014 11:26 AM
  16. Nenad Savic's Avatar
    5 sec FOR A TEXT tone!!!!!!!!!! are u crazu!!! 2014 year and i have 5 sec limit for stuped sms tone!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA@@@@!!!!!
    04-27-2014 12:50 PM

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