How To: Add custom ringtones to your Samsung Focus S WP7 Mango Phone

Posted on Dec 14 2011 - 3:02pm by Brian

Since the beginning of time, people have wanted to put custom ringtones on their cell phones. The same is true for users of the Samsung Focus Mango phone. There is however one small problem–Microsoft didn’t make the process of adding custom ringtones very intuitive. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to find your solution.

It’s actually a very simple process which I will now begin to walk you through.

1. Prepare your ringtone–it must follow these 4 rules:

  • 39 seconds or shorter
  • Less than 1MB
  • MP3 or WMA format
  • DRM free

You can obtain a ringtone by manually chopping up an .mp3 using a sound editor, (I used Ringdroid on my Android phone and just transferred the edited files [Check out our best Android Ringtone Maker article]), or search online for an appropriate file.

2. Move your file to a Zune-indexed directory–just make sure that you can find the file from your Zune software.

3. Change the file’s genre to “RINGTONE” so that your audio clip is recognized as such. To do so, find the ringtone in your Zune library, right click it and choose edit. Now you can change the genre to RINGTONE:

4. Sync the ringtone to your Focus S, and then select your new ringtone! After connecting your phone and syncing, navigate to Settings > ringtones + sounds and choose from the new category labeled “Custom.”

For more tips an tricks, check out our Samsung Focus S tips archive.

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