Windows Phone 8.1: Custom SMS Sound

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Problem

  • How to enable my own sound/ringtone/mp3 for text messages (SMS) on a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone?
  • Typical Smartphones: Nokia Lumia 630, 930, 1030, ..

Solution

  • Connect your Windows Phone to your PC
  • You will find a folder Ringtones on your Windows Phone
  • Paste your music-file (mp3,..) in this folder

Ringtones folder

  • Disconnect your phone from PC
  • Open Windows Phone Settings

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  • Tap ringtones + sounds

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  • Tap "manage sms sounds"

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  • Tap "Messaging"

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  • Change the notification sound for messages

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