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Ringtones not able to be set!

When i look at my sounds i can see all of my ringtones (i have a LOT of them)... then when i go to the "select ringtone" screen, it won't even show half of my ringtones as options... it's not because i have so many because i deleted some and no new ones are available... can anyone help me?

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  • katye Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem but some work fine as ringtones (from my memory card)... just not others and they're the same format. It's when I put new tones on there that they won't show up as tone options. My previous ones show up fine. I can play the new tones from my sounds folder but can't apply them as ringtones - it shows up as 'default' instead of the ringtones so I'll have like 10 of them that say that. I deleted some (just incase I had too many) but it still didn't work. I even moved them to my phone too but still no luck. Don't laugh but I even tried texting them to myself and replacing the files and they still didn't work. I was going to bluetooth them to my friends phone and then back to myself but they wouldn't bluetooth to her. I thought maybe something was wrong with the files to I remade the songs (and downloaded the others from a different website), checked all the settings and put them on my memory card and I still can't get them to work as ringtones (although they're still playing fine in my sounds folder). Is there a way to fix this or is my phone messed up?

  • kingcole Mar 01, 2008

    i cant set my songs has ring tones on my ringtones on mynMOTORAZR V3xx

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Anyone know what formats ringtone formats are supported on a Motorola V325 / V325i?

    It looks like they do *.mid (midi), *.wav (wave), but these behave differently than the factory installed sound clips. Example: the factory installed clips are controlled by the master volume, while wav files clips blast through the speaker even when the master volume is turned to off? Very strange.



  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    can't set uploaded songs as ringtones like i could with my old piece of **** razr. didn't think it could get any worse but i guess verizon found a way

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    have many ringtones but they dont show up to set them as a ringtone. nor do they have set as ringtone on them? any ideas how to fix?

  • kimmysoo Apr 16, 2008

    I can't set my sounds as ringtones on my nwe V3A. I even bought the Motorola Phone Tools software and it is still NOT working. Contacted Motorola support and was told they had to be in mp3 format (which they were) and under 30 seconds in length (which they were). I am getting very frustrated with this. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?????

  • jtd116 Apr 28, 2008

    I just got a new Razr V3a and it won't let me use ringtones that I received via bluetooth as ringers. I don't have a memory card or anything like that. Just wondering what changed between the old ones and new ones and how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I can not use new ring tones on my cell phone.

  • Kandygirl May 11, 2008

    I have been losing ringtones to apply to my contact list. All of my ringtones are still listed in the media gallery but they keep disappearing from my contacts. I don't have a memory card so they are all saved to the phone. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    same problem...

  • froggy82 May 28, 2008

    I herd new phones made after March for alltel have achip to prevent us from using our songs off our memory chip and applying the ringtones to our contacts.

  • XCountryX May 28, 2008

    i have the moto rzr V3m from Verizon Wireless..

    and i have sent like a billion ringtones to my phone and they go into MY SOUNDS...I go to set as ringtone n all it says is erase erase all or status..

    thats it..

    How gay and all of em but 2 have red locks on em


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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    i have the same problem i get a sounds msg. store it they try to set it as a ring tone and its on my sounds menu but not able to apply it as a ringtone, WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • calli_blaze Aug 04, 2008

    I can not set up personal ringtones. It allows me to add the information to the contact, but it will only play one ring tone for all of my contacts. Even if I have a different ring tone set up for them.

    The solution noted below does not help me.

    I can set any of my ring tones for everybody, I just can't have different ringtones for different people.

  • Redneck12 Aug 11, 2008

    Every time i go to the sounds menu i cant set any of the sounds my friends send me i cantadd them as my ringtone. Help!! I went to everything on my phone just to solve the problem. nothing helps!

  • queengothica Aug 28, 2008

    I have razor and i have lots of MP3 Ringtones that have been bluetoothed to my phone I KNOW they are MP3s and i KNOW they are saved ON MY PHONE, when i go to a contacts name to select them a "ringtone" the only options it gives me are the one's that came on the phone and the two ringtones that are "locked" that i bought. NONE of my bluetoothed one's show up as an option and none of this information helps. WHAT is the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    ************** i can not set a ringtone 4 nothing



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I have a motorola razor trying to put certain songs for certain callers it shows that the ringtone is set but when they call it plays my ringtone for all my other calls

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Won't be able to set the ringtone and the manual that I got was only up to page 50 and to set the ringstyle is on page 58 and also SSetting the Phone theme is on page 62 and I don't have all these pages in the Manual.Can the motorola company send me those pages that I have been missing?
Thanks for whoever could help.

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Yes u can set ring tone what ever you have in phone memory only( if it in sd card u cant set the tone, 1st move the ring tone from sd card to phone memory with format of Mp3... then u can njoy ring tone

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Omg stupid people they updated the razor so you cant set your sounds as ringtones, that would be free. get what im sayin they are screwing us and trying to get us to pay for ****, how the hell am i supposed to set buy left for dead soundtracks verizon you mutherfuckers!!!

Posted on Jan 26, 2010


I have the Same problem!!!! Some of my songs will say apply able but then some of them wont even say "Apply as" ... what do i do?

Posted on Aug 18, 2008


I am having the same problem. I have a Motorola w375 and I have bluetoothed an MP3 from my computer on to my phone. It has showed up in my media gallery however it doesn't give you the option to "apply as" ringtone like my purchased ringtones. any fix?

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My sister just got a razr V3 and i downloaded a song from and when i store it, it wont let me set it as a ringtone for when people call or for messages please help!:(

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I was researching this for a friend and discovered this supposed solution on the following forum. Souns a little complicated, but not bad. It will require downloading another program which is freeware but you will also need the motorola drivers for the phone (usually come with motorola phone tools)

Hope it helps

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Hi there,
I understand now the difference between a sound being on the phone and the sound card. But how do I find where to format it into an MP3? I want to record my own sounds and set them as ringtones. They told me I could do this with the razor, but I can't figure out how to, and the manual isn't clear either.

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