How To Change Alerts on HTC Windows Mobile Phone

April 2018

HTC Windows Mobile allows you to customize or change alerts on your phone. Customizable alerts sounds include ringtones, SMS alerts, and alarms.

This tutorial will show you how to do so. It applies primarily to HTC Diamond, HTC Touch, and HTC Touch Pro Windows Mobile phones. However, these tips may also be applicable on other HTC Windows mobile phones.

In order to use a custom MP3 as a ringtone, you have to first save the music to your phone's internal memory.

Connect your phone to a PC. Then, using HTC's syncing software, go to the Explorer menu.

Head to Application Data > Sounds, and add the music that you wish to use as a ringtone. Alternatively, you can go to My Documents > My Ringtones and copy and paste the files that you wish to transfer. To set a music track as a ringtone, press and hold the track name, and choose Set as ringtone.

To define other tones (e.g. SMS, Email, On/Off), select Start > Settings > Sounds and Notifications > Notifications.

Here, you can choose from the music that you've added to your phone's internal memory to set as a ringtone or as an SMS or email alert.

N.B. If you use a whole music track, it will be bulkier and the music will be continuously played when you receive a phone call. It is, therefore, best to cut the music track with software like AIV MP3 Cutter. To customize an alarm tone, you will need an MP3 cut to a maximum of 45 seconds. For this, you can either use MP3 Cutter, which is installed by default on your HTC. AIV MP3 Cutter is an alternative to this program.

Then, you need to encode music to WAV format. You ca use a software like Format Factory to do this.

Once encoded, copy and paste the WAV file into the Windows folder.

On your phone's main screen, tap the time display. In the window that opens, select the Alarms tab.

Tap the bell icon, and from there, you can choose the music track that you added to the Windows folder.

N.B. If you want to define a full music track as an alarm tone, you must encode the music in WAV format, CCITT A-law in 11.025khz, in 8 bits, and in mono. If you want to save some space, you can delete the default ringtones from your phone. To do this, head to My Device.

In the Windows folder, go to Ringtones. Inside, you will find default ringtones, alerts, and alarms. Simply delete them to free up some space.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on December 11, 2016 at 06:01 PM by owilson.
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