Use a Custom ringtone on WP7 Mango

With Windows Phone 7 Mango, it’s now possible to use a custom ringtone.
However, you have to know how to do this because simply transfering any mp3 to your phone is not going to work. There are some constraints….
Your ringtone has to be:

  • a .WMA or .MP3
  • max 1Mb in size
  • about 30 sec. long (don’t know the correct length, but if you keep it below 30sec, it will definitely work)
  1. Connect your phone to your PC
  2. Load the ringtone to the folder where it’s picked up by Zune.
  3. In Zune, right-click the ringtone and select Edit.
  4. In the Genre field, type “Ringtone”.
  5. Transfer the ringtone to your phone

On your phone, go to Settings => Ringtones + Sounds en there you will find your custom ringtone.



By Bart

Bart is a certified SharePoint consultant / architect at CTG Belgium NV with a broad professional experience in IT, a background in software development with a specialisation in Microsoft products and technologies and a solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. He started as a COBOL developer on a mainframe environment and grew into software development for Windows platforms. Participated in projects varying from migrations of existing applications to development of Web applications and Windows applications. Became fascinated by the SharePoint 2007 platform and strongly believed in the added business value of this platform. Is since then fully committed to SharePoint and focuses on SharePoint implementations, migrations, integrations, design and coaching. Stays on top of new developments within the SharePoint technology stack and related technologies.


  1. Well so far mp3 works fine and wma files as well for ringtones. I do have a question thougth about transporting videos from my computer to phone. What filetype is best to convert to and won’t give me any problems while trying to play it. MPEG, MP4 or WMV or some kind…plz let me know

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