How to Send Music to a Phone Through an SMS

By Meaghan Ellis

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Cell Phone

  • Sound Attachment Capability for SMS Text Messages

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Sending music through an SMS text message isn't as difficult as it sounds. It only requires a little more effort than sending an average text message. But nevertheless, it can be done in the same amount of time. As long as the file isn't too big to fit on the phone, you can send music via SMS text message in seconds. If you compose the message correctly, there should be no complications with completing and sending the SMS text message to another cell phone user.

Press the phone's main menu key to view the phone's menu folders. This key is usually located in the middle of the phone's directional keys at the top of the phone keypad.

Press the directional key below the main menu key to scroll through the menu. Press the menu key once again once you have located the "Messaging" section in the phone.

Select the "Create a Message", "New Message" or "Compose" option to begin structuring the SMS text message.

Type the 10-digit cell phone number of the person you want to send the music sound to in the blank data form box that will be provided.

Press the "Options" key (most often located in the upper right corner of the phone's keypad) to view the text message composition settings for the phone.

Select the "Insert" action to create an attachment for the text message, and select the "Sound" option in the Insert list to indicate music will be sent in the SMS text message. The phone will automatically redirect to the Sounds folder where all of the phone's pre-installed sounds and ringtones are located.

Scroll through the list of sounds and select the music you want to send in the SMS text message. Press the main menu key, or right soft key in the upper-right corner of the keypad, to select the music sound you want to send as an attachment.

Press the right soft key in the upper-right corner of the phone again to send the SMS text message with the music sound attachment.


This action may not be successful on all phones.The ability to send music in a text message depends solely on the type of phone you are using. This option is usually available on more recent versions of multimedia phones.

The music you want to send must be currently stored to your cell phone. Otherwise, there will be no way of retrieving the music to attach it to the message as a sound insert.

The cell phone number entry process may vary, depending on the type of phone you are using. Some phones require that the cell phone number be entered prior to creating the message, while others may require the entry after the message is created. Either way, the 10 digit cell phone number must be entered accurately for the text message to be sent successfully.