How to get and set ringtones on your LG Optimus One

User guides 10:59, 22 Dec 2010

We show you how to get and set ringtones on your LG Optimus One

Ringtones, although often very annoying, are a central component of any mobile device and while the preset ones on the LG Optimus One are adequate, they're not the best.

So if you fancy getting something slightly more up-to-date and personal, you might want to check out our guide on how to do so.

Here's exactly how it's done.

First, you'll need to find some ringtones you like. To make things as simple as possible, ensure your ringtones are DRM-free MP3 files. Also, they should typically be 30-seconds or less in length.

A good source for free ringtones is and high quality normal, ringing ringtones can be purchased from RCP Tones. You can also make your own ringtones using music you already own thanks to free audio editing software such as Audacity.

Once you have some great ringtones on your computer, you're ready to go:

  • Ensure your microSD card is in your LG Optimus One, then connect it to your computer using the supplied USB cable

    • If your LG Optimus One does not mount automatically, touch the USB icon that appears in the menu bar at the top of the display, drag it down to expose the Android Notification Pane, then tap on USB Connected and select Mount (or Disk Drive)
  • Using a file explorer on your computer, navigate to the root folder (the main directory) of the memory card in your LG Optimus One
  • Create a new folder called ringtones (some devices require a lowercase "r" so please name the new folder exactly as specified)
  • Now, simply copy all of the MP3 ringtones you want on your LG Optimus One into the new ringtones folder

That's it! You can now unmount your LG Optimus One and your ringtones will become available as options when changing your ringtone.

  1. To set one of your new MP3s as your ringtone:
  2. From the home screen, tap Menu then Settings
  3. Tap Sound, then Phone ringtone
  4. Scroll to the ringtone you want, select it and then tap OK


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For macintosh users: connect usb cord to phone connect usb to computer open menu on cell choose notification window opens choose USB CONNECTED" window opens with green robot choose "turn on USB storage" window opens hit ok "USB storage in use" appears in orange look on computer desktop device icon appears as "no name" double click and open up the USB card window opens choose "DCIM" DCIM window opens To create Music folder to upload MP3 songs: create folder named "Music" with capital M upload MP3 files To create your own Ringtones sound folder: create folder named "Ringtones" with capital R upload MP3 files of sounds or music for ringtones to create new your own Notifications sounds folder or music: create folder named "Notifications" with capital N upload MP3 files of sounds or music for notifications when finished, you must ALWAYS drag the "no name" or device icon to trash BEFORE disconnecting. Once icon disappears from desktop, look at cell screen and hit "turn off USB storage" Screen turns back to green Turn off phone NOW disconnect USB cord from cell. Turn phone back on. To change sounds for ringtones, notifications etc: Open menu on cell choose settings choose sound For new ringtone choose phone ringtone select new or customized ringtown For new notification choose notification ringtone select new or customized ringtown when finished close out of settings new ringtones and/or notifications available.

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