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Tutorial: Use audio files as ringtones, alarms or notification sounds (Windows)

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.

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