How to Load Ringtones Into Samsung Cell Phones

by Robert Kingsley
black woman on cell phone image by Susan Rae Tannenbaum from

Adding ringtones to your Samsung cell phone can be a great way to personalize it to your taste. By playing a favorite song, sound bite or noise, you can express your personality while making your phone recognizable in a crowded din. Modern Samsung phones even have the capability to assign unique ringtones to each of your contacts so you'll always know who is calling, even with the phone in your pocket. Setting up personal ringtones is a quick process. They can be transferred from any computer with a USB cable.

Step 1

Download or create ringtones on your computer. The files, whether downloaded or created, must be MP3 format and less than 300 KB.

Step 2

Press "Menu" and click "Settings" on your Samsung phone.

Step 3

Click "Personalized" and select "Phone Settings."

Step 4

Select "USB Mode" and choose "Mass Storage." Save your changes.

Step 5

Plug your Samsung phone into your computer using the USB cable included with your device.

Step 6

Click "Start" from your Windows desktop and click "Computer."

Step 7

Select your phone from the list of available drives. It will be listed as "Removable Drive." Double-click the drive.

Step 8

Open a second window and browse to the location of your MP3 files.

Step 9

Select each file you wish to transfer by holding "Ctrl" and clicking each file.

Step 10

Drag your files into the "My Sounds" folder.

Disconnect your phone after the transfer is complete. Your new ringtones will now be selectable on your phone.


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About the Author

Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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