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Set a ringtone

by Adam Marks Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:37 pm EDT

Sounds & Ringtone app Setting a ringtone is a great way to personalize your phone, and doing this with webOS is really simple. To change your ringtone, all you need to do is open up the "Sounds & Ringtones" app and tap on the "RINGTONE" line to bring up a list of available ringtones. Simply scroll through the list ringtones or just start typing to search for a specific ringtone. Tapping the Preview sound icon play button on the right will preview that ringtone, while tapping on the name of the ringtone will set it (a checkmark will briefly appear before returning to the main Sounds & Ringtone screen). Once you return to the main Sounds & Ringtone page, just close the app and you will have set your default ringtone. But what if you want to use a song or sound file that is not currently on your phone, or didn't appear to be listed as an available ringtone? Continue reading after the break to learn.


The first step to get your personal ringtone added is to make sure that the sound file is on your phone. If it is not already, you will need to:

  1. Attach your device to a computer and access USB mode
  2. Copy any .mp3 or .wav file to your device. If this is to be used only for a ringtone you should copy it to the \ringtones directory on your device. Otherwise, you can put it anywhere on the USB drive
  3. Exit USB mode when done

Then, you need to set the ringtone. If you added the file to the \ringtones directory, just follow the directions above to set the ringtone. However, if you added it elsewhere on the device, there are a few extra steps you need to take. Just as above, load up the Sounds & Ringtone app and tap on the RINGTONE line. You will then need to add the file to the list if available ringtones. To do this:

  1. Click on the  Preview Song icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to be presented with a list of all available .mp3 or .wav files on your device.
  2. Find the file you are looking for by scrolling through the list or use the type-to-search feature and tap on the name of the file/song. You can also tap the Preview sound icon play button on the right to preview that song first.
  3. Once you return to the listing on available Ringtones, follow the original directions above to find and set the ringtone.
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