How to Install Ringback Tones

By Maya Walker

Many mobile users are opting to use ringback tones to personalize or enhance their mobile phone experience. Ringback tones are short musical clips that can be used to replace the preloaded ringers on a mobile phone. The tones can be used to alert you of a new call, text message or email. Depending on your phone's model, you might be able to use the tones for other applications on your phone. You can install ringback tones on your phone within a few minutes from your home computer.

Step 1

Connect your mobile phone to your computer using a USB or data cable. Drivers for your mobile phone will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer when it is connected.

Step 2

Click "Start" and select "My Computer" from the menu. Double-click your mobile phone's icon in the "My Computer" window.

Step 3

Open the folder containing the ringback tone you created or downloaded to your computer.

Step 4

Drag the ringback tone file to the phone's open folder. Release the file in the phone's folder to install it on your mobile phone.

Step 5

Drag and drop any additional ringback tones in the phone's folder until you are finished. Disconnect your mobile phone from your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Depending on the website you purchased or created your ringback tone from, you may be able to send the tone to your phone through a text message. Select the option to send the tone to your phone and open the text message you receive from the website. Click the download link and wait for the tone to be installed on your phone.