So, you’ve got an awesome song you want as a ringtone, or a cool little sound effect to use as an SMS notification. The only question is, how do you get all that audio goodness onto your device? We’ll take a quick look at how to do that here.
The process is relatively simple. The first step is to get your phone hooked up to your computer, and to mount the SD card. When you plug in your phone via USB, pull down the top notification menu, and choose the option to mount the SD card. After a few seconds, you should get a message that your SD card is mounted and ready for file transfers.
At this point, open up “My Computer” on your PC, and choose the last removable disk. This should be your SD card in your phone. If you can’t figure out which device is your phone, unmount your SD card via the pull down menu on your phone, unplug your device, and see which removable device disappears inside your “My Computer” folder. When you plug the phone in again, the one that then appears is the phone.
Once you get inside your SD card, you’ll need to create some folders. Simply go into the removable device, and create these files:
- On the root of the card, create a folder called “media” (no quotes)
- Inside media, create a folder called “audio” (no quotes)
After that, you’ll need to create folders depending on how you want to use your sounds:
- To use any of these sounds as alarms, inside audio, create a folder called “alarms” (no quotes)
- To use any of these sounds as notifications, inside audio, create a folder called “notifications” (no quotes)
- To use any of these sounds as ringtones, inside audio, create a folder called “ringtones” (no quotes)
That’s it! Simply unmount your SD card and reboot the phone. Once it starts back up, just go to Settings > Sounds and Notifications, and your files should show up, depending on where you put them.
So go crazy! How do you think my HTC Hero gives Captain Picard’s doorbell every time I get a text message?
Be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments!