1. Mystictrust's Avatar
    It appears the restrictions for custom ringtones have been loosened.

    If you can play a sound file on your phone, it isn't protected with digital rights management (DRM), and it’s smaller than 30 MB, then you can use it as a ringtone on your phone.
    On Mango, the ringtone was restricted to being smaller than 1 MB, 39 seconds, MP3 or WMA only, and DRM-free.

    I remember a lot of complaining about the restrictions way back when. Looks like people can upload any song they want without editing (good for those who may just want the first 30 seconds of a song to play or something) or use higher quality bitrates in their ringtones, or use any file format the phone supports. Nice!

    Add ringtones to my phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    Also, it'll be easier to add ringtones:
    3.Find a sound file on your PC (for example, music files are often in the Music folder and organized by artist and album), and then drag the file into the Ringtones folder.
    Last edited by Mystictrust; 10-30-2012 at 04:30 PM. Reason: Added info for drag-n-drop
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    10-30-2012 04:28 PM
  2. pavvento's Avatar
    It appears the restrictions for custom ringtones have been loosened.



    On Mango, the ringtone was restricted to being smaller than 1 MB, 39 seconds, MP3 or WMA only, and DRM-free.

    I remember a lot of complaining about the restrictions way back when. Looks like people can upload any song they want without editing (good for those who may just want the first 30 seconds of a song to play or something) or use higher quality bitrates in their ringtones, or use any file format the phone supports. Nice!

    Add ringtones to my phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    Is it possible to use custom sounds for any other type of notification (email/text, etc) or just phone calls?
    10-30-2012 04:30 PM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar
    And is it possible to assign people with different ringtones? I like to give people "fitting" ringtones and also know who is calling before I even get my hands on the phone.
    10-30-2012 05:00 PM
  4. pavvento's Avatar
    And is it possible to assign people with different ringtones? I like to give people "fitting" ringtones and also know who is calling before I even get my hands on the phone.
    This is possible on 7.5. In the people hub tap edit and then tap ringtone.
    10-30-2012 05:04 PM
  5. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    So they are listening to people's complaints. Hopefully next time around they'll add custom alerts and let you customize notifications/alerts more (like choose between ring & vibrate or vibrate then ring, setup a do not distrurb/quiet time, etc). Oh, and a notification LED (or a Windows home button that glows as one) please! One that can be turned off of course.
    10-30-2012 06:54 PM
  6. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Can notifications be given custom sounds now or is it still limited to the ring?
    10-30-2012 11:30 PM
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