1. Wade Dickinson's Avatar
    Am I missing something here? My windows 7 phone used an app called easy ringtone and music to make almost any song into a ringtone. It seems to work on my Windows 8 Lumia 920 but when I go to change a ringtone for a contact the imported tones do not show up. I can't seem to find an app that simply uses the songs I already have on my phone (which would be my first choice) and I'm finding it really annoying in an otherwise really good experience with my new phone.

    Any ideas, suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
    12-16-2012 03:34 PM
  2. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    did you try nokia's ringtone maker?
    12-16-2012 07:30 PM
  3. 920Walker's Avatar
    Can't use DRM music to make ringtones. Wicked lame. Never a problem for years with previous phones.

    I'm sure there's a work around if you remove DRM from the songs before converting them to ring tones.
    12-16-2012 07:49 PM
  4. MerlotC's Avatar
    You don't have to trim your songs down like you did with wp7. You can just put the full length mp3 into your ringtone folder. But if you want to use a snippet, the Nokia Ringtone Maker mentioned above works great.
    12-16-2012 08:56 PM
  5. Reginald Atkins's Avatar
    can't use DRM files, but non DRM's you can just copy the MP3 to the ringtones folder.
    12-16-2012 09:01 PM
  6. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    you can use mp3s the issue is you cannot load them in the music folder of your phone then copy them to the ringtone folder it just wont work. You need to load them directly from your computer straight to the ringtone folder...
    12-16-2012 09:02 PM
  7. Wade Dickinson's Avatar
    Drag and drop is such an easy solution, thanks!!!
    12-27-2012 04:32 PM
  8. awneze's Avatar
    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
    03-11-2013 12:08 AM
  9. Dave Adeth's Avatar
    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
    it should be located all the way on top of the ringtone list
    03-11-2013 12:18 AM
  10. mythmoon's Avatar
    You should change the music style to be RingTone after put it to the ringtones folder. Did you have a try with the Mp3 Cut?
    03-19-2013 09:35 AM
  11. Pega5u5's Avatar
    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
    I had the same problem. To correct it, I connected my phone to the computer with the USB-cable. I moved the file from the phone to my computers c-drive with drag and drop. Then moved it back with drag and drop. seems that copy paste and dragging and dropping are different actions in this case.

    see also How to set a song as ringtone on Windows Phone 8 like Lumia 920, HTC 8x
    Monika Sharma2 likes this.
    06-13-2013 06:38 AM
  12. Abraham Mpharalala's Avatar
    When you copy your music in the ringtones file make sure they are in windows media format not mp3 then you will get in ring tone list.
    It will be in the first group.Get going
    Thanks.
    08-08-2013 07:31 PM
  13. des920's Avatar
    When you copy your music in the ringtones file make sure they are in windows media format not mp3 then you will get in ring tone list.
    It will be in the first group.Get going
    Thanks.
    Mp3s will work fine too.
    08-08-2013 07:41 PM
  14. hinsothea's Avatar
    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
    11-12-2013 08:36 PM
  15. metalchick719's Avatar
    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
    Not true. I have a bunch of ringtones I made that I had in m4a format for my iPhone that I converted to mp3 specifically to use on my Lumia 810. All of them worked just fine. I added three to my 920 that I switched to back in May, again no problem.
    11-12-2013 11:17 PM
  16. Danushka Walisingha's Avatar
    this worked for me....
    01-23-2014 02:02 PM
  17. IlyaGi's Avatar
    Right click on the mp3 file -> Properties -> Details
    Add something to Title.
    03-11-2014 05:56 AM
  18. mpt15's Avatar
    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
    use the Nokia Ringtone Maker app. There's no need to change any metadata or format with this app- it works with mp3 and mp4
    03-11-2014 06:43 AM
  19. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    MP3 files work perfectly. Just make sure that they are not long. I know when I had the iPhone they couldn't be longer than 30 seconds. Maybe the same applies to WP8. I use Sony SoundForge for my cut and convert methods. I usually leave them at 128kbps and have no problems.
    03-11-2014 11:13 PM
  20. jz pa's Avatar
    do not drag and drop just copy past the mp3 you want to the ringtones folder and voila
    10-25-2014 07:24 PM
  21. Haider Hassan1's Avatar
    Thiis problem easy solution..go window store ..download ringtone maker 8.1 software..and select your music store favourite song 🎶 cut and enjoy....😃
    02-01-2015 04:37 PM
  22. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    WP8.1 can use full length mp3 without needed to trimmed first, but you have to put it into "phone\ringtones" with your computer, it didn't work if you copy your mp3 files with your phone. cmiiw
    02-01-2015 11:28 PM

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