How to Set an MP3 as Message Alert Tone on Samsung Galaxy Y?

You can set an MP3 file as the default message alert tone on a Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone by adding it first to the Notifications folder on the SD card.

Adding an MP3 File to Message Alert Tones

Make sure the music file is saved on the phone’s memory card before doing the steps below.

Notifications folder holds the music files added to the system notification and message alert tones.

Notifications folder holds the music files added to the system notification and message alert tones.

1. Go to Apps Menu > My Files. Open the folder where the music file is saved. For example, Media.

2. Tap and hold the file for two seconds until the hidden system commands pop up.

3. Select Copy or Move.

The file will remain in its original location if you choose to copy. Otherwise, select “Move”

4. The system will list the available folders to paste or move the audio file after which. Select the Notifications folder and tap either Paste or Move Here

Redo steps 2 to 4 to add another file.

No Notifications folder? You can create it manually. On MicroSD card’s root directory (/sdcard), press the Menu Key* then select Create Folder. The folder name should be “Notifications” without the quotation marks.

Changing The Default Message Alert Tone

1. Go to Messages. Press the Menu key then tap Settings.

2. Scroll down. Tap Select Ringtone.

3. Find and select the music file you’ve just added to the list. Press OK to save.

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Tip: AAC is supported in Galaxy Y. Hence, you can use an audio file you’ve purchased from the iTunes Store as an alert tone.

*Menu key is located beside the Home button.

Comments

  1. By Wolfey on

    thanks pal, usually i can work these things out but this one had me stumped for the last 35 minutes.Your advice worked perfectly.Gold star for you!

  2. By Ankur on

    there is no Notification folder in my sd card/phone memory. And i’m not able to access my phone memory. Please help

  3. By Arjayescueta on

    i can’t such folder in the list..i made my own folder and added my tones there,but still it didn’t work..please help

  4. By Zaib_hanif06 on

    dear i make notification folder and add my favorite ring tones but favorite tone come in notification folder please help me
     

  5. By Zaib_hanif06 on

    Dear i make notification folder and add my favorite ring tones but favorite tones not come in notification folder please help me

  6. By Kalikot417 on

    why it doesn’t work? already transfered the file and selected it as notification ring tone but when you received a text message it still plays the previous non-mp3 ring tone
     

  7. By darryl on

    hahaha… it’s just a matter of exploring. Make a notifications folder and proceed with the instruction. ^^

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