How to change ringtones on the Samsung Tocco F480

Themes 16:32, 4 Aug 2008

You can customise ringtones and message alert tones on your Samsung Tocco F480 for free using your own stored music tracks - we show you how

Changing ringtones and message alerts on your Samsung Tocco F480 is quick and easy, whether you want to use the standard pre-loaded ringtones pre-loaded or customise it by using your own music.

In just a few button presses you can completetly alter the sound your phone makes when you get a call or a message alert.

As well as the selection of tones offered by Samsung, you can choose any music (or sound effect) that you've loaded up onto the Tocco or have on your memory card as a ringtone or message alert.

You can change ringtones as much as you want, whenever you want. And it's very simple to do - here's how you do it:

Changing the ringtone

  1. From the standby screen, press Menu (Figure 1).
  2. In the main Menu, press Settings (Figure 2).
  3. In the Settings menu, select Phone profiles and press (Figure 3).
  4. You will be presented with a list of phone profiles for different situations and environments. The one you're currently using will be ticked. Highlight the one you want to use (in our example, Normal) and press the Edit button at the bottom of the display (Figure 4).
  5. You are taken into the profile settings (Figure 5). At the top of the list you'll notice three tab icons - these represent (from left to right), ringtone, message alert, and keypad sounds. You can switch between settings for these by tapping one of the tabs.
  6. You should be taken first into the ringtone settings list. Should you want to change the Call alert type (from melody to vibration then melody, for instance) tap this option and scroll through the list of options to choose the one you want.
  7. To change the Voice call ringtone, tap this option on the screen. You will be taken into a list of phone file folders from which to choose your ringtone (Figure 6). You can tab across to view files stored on a memory card, if you have one installed.
  8. Press the Sounds option. You now have the choice of choosing from your Music files, Ringtones that are loaded onto the phone, or My voice clips (clips you have recorded) (Figure 7). You can select from whichever of these folders you want - the setting procedure is the same for each. In our example, we'll choose from our Music folder to select one of our tunes as the new ringtone.
  9. Press the Music option. A list of tracks appears (Figure 8). Tap the one you want in order to highlight it (Figure 9). Press Options, then tap on the Select menu option to install it as your ringtone (Figure 10).
  10. You are now taken back to the Normal profile settings, where the Voice call ringtone has changed (Figure 11). To save this change, press Options and then Save (Figure 12). Alternatively, press Back and you will be asked whether you want to Save?. Press Yes.

In the ringtone settings menu, you can also change the video call ringtone (which is lower down the menu) by following the same procedure.

Press Back to go back through the menus, or the Call End button to return to the main menu or standby page.

Changing the message alert tone

  1. Follow the above procedure until you get to the profile settings you require (points 1 - 5) (in our example, Normal) (Figure 5).
  2. Instead of changing the ringtone settings, tap the message alert tab (in the top centre of the display). A set of message alert settings appears (Figure 13). You can change the Message alert type, if you want to, by tapping the panel and choosing the appropriate option.
  3. To change the Message alert tone, press the Message alert tone panel (Figure 14). In the menu that appears, press Change. Then choose one of the options Use effect tone (one of Samsung's pre-loaded effects) or Use my alert tone (allowing you to choose from your own sounds) (Figure 15). In this example, press Use my alert tone.
  4. Press the Sounds option (Figure 16). In a similar way as changing ringtones (above) you now have the choice of choosing from your Music files, Ringtones that are loaded onto the phone, or My voice clips (Figure 17). In our example, we'll again choose a file from our Music folder.
  5. Press the Music option. A list of suitable MP3 tracks appears (Figure 18). Tap the one you want in order to highlight it.
  6. Press Options, then tap on the Select menu option to install it as your message alert (Figure 19).
  7. You are now taken back to the Normal profile settings, where the Message alert tone has changed (Figure 20). To save this change, press Options and then Save (Figure 21). Alternatively, press Back and you will be asked whether you want to Save? Press Yes.

Disqus - noscript

[color=purple][/color]I have an 8GB Micro SD memory card in my phone (so I have plenty of memory available) and yet, when I try to change my ringtone, a message flashes up saying 'Phone memory full'. This is the same for when I am trying to recieve music files via bluetooth and changing my phone background. I can't seem to find how to change the default memory to the card instead of the phone for all aspects. Please help.....it is so frustrating!!

Can some one please help with changing the default alarm tone? The current default "Sunny Day.mp3" gives everyone a fright each time - a discreet sound is all that's needed. I don't seem to be able to find this option on the phone after looking everywhere. Any help would be much appreciated!

in samsung metro duos 3322 phone when setting the mp3 song as ringtone it asked to copy the song into phone memory
if there is no space in phone we con't set the ringtone. why?

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