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erichw1504's avatar

How can I download a ringtone from my laptop and put it on my phone?

Asked by erichw1504 (26448points) October 22nd, 2009

My phone is the enV3 (Verizon), but I am without a data plan (no access to interwebs). So, is there a way to download a ringtone file off of my computer and then use it on my phone? I do have a USB cable for it.

Recently, I tried syncing a ringtone to it via Windows Media Player but I just plays as music and I can’t set it as my ringtone.

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deni's avatar

You should just be able to drop it onto your phone once you have it connected through the USB…did you try that?

MissAnthrope's avatar

If you have bluetooth, you can get a USB bluetooth dongle for your laptop. Mine came with software that has an interface for moving files between the comp and the phone.

I’ve never connected via USB cable, but I would imagine deni is right. If that doesn’t work, you should check the phone manufacturer’s website for any software that would enable you to do this.

erichw1504's avatar

@deni Yes, I also tried that… with no success.
@MissAnthrope Wouldn’t that essentially be the same thing as connecting via USB? Thanks for the link though, I will check it out when I get home from work.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@erichw1504 – Yes, I guess it would. It’s really the software that made the whole process both possible and easy. :) It sounds like you’ll have to get some drivers and/or software, as well.

fireinthepriory's avatar

Bluetooth will work, but yes it’s the same as downloading with a USB cable. I don’t know how you would do that (where to put the files).

I also have an enV, although I have the enV2, and Verizon. I use You can make your own ringtones out of songs you have on your computer, and it’s free. The site texts the ringtones to you, and tells you how to save them to your particular phone. If you already have a ringtone on your computer, just upload it (under “Create Ringtone”) but don’t make it shorter than it already is, you know what I mean? I’ve done this before. It’s really easy. You do have a sign up and verify your phone number and things, but it’s easy, and it keeps track of all your ringtones you ever use, so if you switch phones you can just go online and send them all again. I also use it to send myself wallpapers.

Sarcasm's avatar

I’ve heard (never tried) that, if you just properly cut that ringtone to 30 seconds or whatever the magical number, and convert it to .mp3, you can just “email” it to your phone. It’ll come across as a txt with an attachment.
The phone’s “email” would be something like

(edit: that is to say, if your phone number is (123) 456–7890, you could sent texts or other things to it via

I’d love if someone could confirm this for me. It may inspire me to finally get that Doctor Who ringtone.

fireinthepriory's avatar

@Sarcasm Doctor Who ringtone? What is stopping you??!!? I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that before! Sorry, Flight of the Conchords theme song, but you’re being replaced…

Divalicious's avatar

This is where I get my ringtones for free. The site sends them to your phone as a text message, and you just choose the option to save it to your phone.

I’ve also gotten wallpaper for my phone there with no problems.

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