Filed Under (LG Ally, LG Android Phones, LG Phone Problem and Solution) by lg-phones on 03-06-2010

Do you want to add custom ringtones and notifications on your LG Ally Android smartphone? Is it possible to change this setting to a custom ringtone? Were to put the custom ringtones and notifications on my microSD card? LG Phone Problem and Solution

It’s not as complicated as it appears. Hook up the LG Ally to your pc, and enable mass storage. LG Android Phones

Place your ringtones there.

  • /media/notifications is where custom notifications such as SMS alerts, emails, etc
  • /media/alarms is for custom alarm tones.
  • /media/ringtones is for sound files you want to use as ringtones

Rebooting your LG Ally phone when you’ve putting your file on these folder, the file will show up as whatever is in the tag info not the filename. Hope it is helpful! LG-Ally info

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Abbie Walsh on 6 June, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

When I hooked mine up, it only gave me an a folder for notifications, not ringtones. How can I change this?

Abbie on 6 June, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

Nevermind! I just added in the folder ‘ringtones’ and it worked.

steve nicks on 8 June, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

The file will show up as whatever is in the tag info not the filename. Hope it is helpful!


Allison on 11 June, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

Thanks! I have been messing with this for a couple of hours. Worked great!

andrew on 15 June, 2010 at 9:23 am #

when i plug my ally into the computer nothing pops up. it doesnt show its connected

Chris on 17 June, 2010 at 4:16 am #

Drag your notifications tab down, click USB and select mount! You may have to retoggle your USB in the computer to re-recognize it :o]

Chuck on 3 July, 2010 at 6:57 am #

When I hook up my new LG Ally to my Windows Vista system and choose enable USB storage on the phone, all that I can access from the computer is the content of the “/sdcard” folder [as viewed via the ASTRO file manager on the phone]. This folder contains the picture gallery from the camera and the downloaded attachments from text & picture messages.

Since “/sdcard” is the folder that was mounted as the root directory of the F: drive on my computer, I have no way of backing up to the root of the actual file system on the phone to be able to access anything under “/media”.

What do I need to do to correct this problem so that I can load some custom ring tones & notification tones on my phone?

Joey on 5 July, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

I didn’t even have a ringtones folder so I made one under


that didn’t work, so I moved it to


tried again… apparently after I added my files, I had to unplug my SD card and then plug it back in. Hope this helps anyone else who might have the same problem (and maybe save you some time?)

Ales on 10 July, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

I’m not understanding what I’m doing here. Where are these folders located? Or where am I creating them? I hooked it up to my PC and I guess I enabled mass storage and now its telling me on my phone that I “have connected your phone to your computer via USB. Select “Mount” if you want to copy files between your computer and your phone’s SD Card”. Wha do I do now? I have been trying to make my custom ringtones and notification tones for HOURS now! I’m going crazy trying to figure this out.

Ales on 10 July, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

OMG I figured it out! I can’t believe it! I thought it was virtually impossible to do! You guys are amazing and I can finally sleep after 5 hours of trying to figure this out. lol Thank you thank you thank you!

Sarah Kylie on 26 July, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

I don’t have a media folder?

Anonymous on 28 July, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

when u get a sound sent to u how do u set as a ringtone

April on 30 July, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

I downloaded an application called zedge which is a free application and when I went to pick a ringtone it gave me a choice between whether I wanted to use an android tone or one from zedge and now I don’t have that option and I can’t pick any of the tones I downloaded for notifications. I don’t get the option anymore to pick whether I want android or zedge. Anyone know how to fix this?

michael on 3 August, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

Thank you joey!!! I had been goin at this for like 3 hours then i read your comment and it finally worked! THANK YOU

LindseyNicole on 11 August, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

How do I sent music through text?
I have a bunch of awesome ring tones that my friends enjoy, but I don’t know how to send it to them.

Anonymous on 12 August, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

what the fuck is with this phone?

dom on 12 August, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

ok i bought a new lg ally fone. i bought a rington off of the internet on verizon wirless.com. it sent me a text to download it, i hit download, but now where did the ringtones go and how do i set those ringtones as my default ones?

jared on 15 August, 2010 at 12:18 am #

joey thank you so much i followed the instructions and made a notification folder and restarted the phone like they said and it didnt work so i tried what u said and popped out the sd card and put it back in then it was there as soon as it prepared the sd card thanks alot ur a life saver =D

emiy on 17 August, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

I dont understand!! I plug my phone up to my pc and it wont do anything.. it says I need to download something and when I try it still doesnt work.. please help me!! I have some ringtones someone sent me thru text and I want to use them.. I saved them to my sd card. now what???

angela on 18 August, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

ugh! where r the ringtones..i can only access through my music…i want to set tones for individual contacts…and different tones for motifications…i dont see an option for ringtones

Kay on 27 August, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

This worked great! THank you so much…got it all done very quickly! Also figured out how to put music on my phone too! Thanks again! =)

Len on 31 August, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

Ok I’m confused I just got this phone and I bought a ringtone off verizon.com and it was sent as a text but now what? I can’t figure out how to save it or where it went. HELP

Christine on 2 September, 2010 at 5:20 am #

I hooked up the USB port like it says but I didnt understand what the mass storage was, so I just hit mount as posted by others, I then put a copy of the tone/notification sound I wanted in the media folder and it worked, not too hard overall, I wish there was an easier way to get the tones though otherwise its a great phone!

Cindy on 3 September, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

I would love it if someone could tell me how to get ringtones from my laptopn (Windows 7) to my phone Verizon LG Ally. Please help.

Tia on 12 September, 2010 at 6:20 am #

so basically he was no help.. i got the phoe a couple of days ago and heres how u manage downloaded ringtones;
1. download ringtone (mytinyphone.com) is a good site.
2. goto that kind of invisible grid on your home page.
3. goto music save your files in a “playlist”
4.touch the playlist and hold it so that you can rename it “ringtones” or whatever you want.
5. open the playlist that you just created, open a file push the menu button and set it as your ringtone.
Hope this helped..
Have a nice day!

Jessie on 22 September, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

I do not have a ringtone issue however, my alarm only goes off when it feels like it and also my phone does not alert me when I have a new e-mail (though I have it set to check every 15 mins.) Can anyone help me with these issues? Or someone else at least having the issues?

Shay on 28 September, 2010 at 12:57 am #

were you ever able to figure out the issue with the zedge application? I accidentally checked the box this evening and now I can’t see either of the applications all I see is a listing of the ringtones.

Nick Vitale on 29 September, 2010 at 10:49 am #

ok I have been trying to put ringtones on my phone i pluged my phone into my mac book and nothing popped up anywhere on my screen or anyplace else i could think of any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated

kryssy on 2 October, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

okay so i just got my lg ally & i’m trying to set up my ringtones for certain people.. how do i do it?! idk where/how to get to my ringtones on my ally :/ HELP!

kase on 3 October, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

HOW DO YOU SAVE/Download pics sent via text message

kristen on 12 October, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

i’m having the same problem as kryssy…i just want to set ringtones for certain people and i can’t figure it out. some help please!!!

Nathan Bowen on 12 October, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

How do i save a picture that someone has sent me?

nutnnice32 on 17 October, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

when i plug my phone into my windows 7 laptop it does nothing. how do i get it to show up on my computer?

king harkinian on 20 October, 2010 at 12:28 am #

link isuh dick

brittany on 23 October, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

Guys, heres whatcha do.
Plug in your phone to the USB port. Then on your phone, pull down the notifications tab and click on the USB button. Press Mount. On your computer press “Open Folder to View Files”. click on ‘media’ then on ‘audio’ then on ringtones or notifications and drag your song or sound to there. then unplug the phone or restart it and there ya go. :)

Andrew on 26 October, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

I enabled USB, pressed “mount,” and opened my phone to see these folders: Android, DCIM, download, and LOST.DIR. I have no media, no ringtone, no notification folders. So I made them, as well as every combination of root/tree folders (i.e. audio within media, etc.) and …… nothing. What am I doing wrong? I still don’t have my new sounds in the list when I open to apply a new one.

Yoli on 29 October, 2010 at 10:11 am #

this worked really well for ringtone:
plug in phone to computer
on your cellphone, go into notiications and select mount and files open up on your computer, find where your ringtone is and copy and paste it in into the media folder labeled “ringtones”, shutdown your phone properly on your computer, and do the same on your phone and your ringtone will be on your phone

mandy on 31 October, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

thank you soo much this really helped me!

lisa on 7 November, 2010 at 11:57 am #

i don kno how to do this i been tryingg forever to put my sounds as ringtones i been followin all of these intructions an not a dam thing is workin i made a new folder an turned off my phone an nothin

lisa on 7 November, 2010 at 11:57 am #

i need help!!!

lisa on 7 November, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

ok ive tryed everything everbody has said and i still do not have any ringtones. idk whats going on but i really need help. please try to explain how.

Beth on 12 November, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

I downloaded songs and I’ve been tryin’ to add them as notifications and ringtones so I have all of them in both categories. Any idea how I add them? I didn’t pay for the ringtones and it worked before, but I had to take my battery out and it must’ve reset everything. Any help is appreciated!

Anonymous on 17 November, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

i dont get it i need help! bad! ugh!

stephanie on 19 November, 2010 at 10:22 am #

i have downloaded several ringtones from http://www.myxer.com and dont know where they are at or how to get them to where i can use them. the only time i can see them is if i go to where you change the call and alert tones but i cant listen to them from there. THANK YOU for any help

lg-phones on 19 November, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

thank you, stephanie

AZEd on 23 November, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

I have exactly the same situation as Andrew (26 October, 2010). I enabled USB, pressed “mount,” and opened my phone to see these folders: Android, DCIM, download, and LOST.DIR. I have no media, no ringtone, no notification folders. How do I find this elusive ‘media’ folder?

Kris on 25 November, 2010 at 1:49 am #

If someone sends me a ringtone, how do I then save it and set it as my defauly

Phil on 25 November, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

Hold your finger over the sender’s name, and select “copy attached to SD card”. Then go into your music player, and find the sound. Hold your finger over it and select “Use as phone ringtone”

Judy on 26 November, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

even though i have the lg optimus this really helped.. i kept on reading the comments. and was able to figure out how to add ringtones to my Notifications..

kiki on 26 November, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

hey i pressed mount but nothing happen is something supposed to pop up also i read what brittany put and i have a windows vista so where would i go to to click “open folder to view file” ?

lilly on 29 November, 2010 at 9:03 am #

i have this phone and i dont know how to set my music as my texting ringtone will you help me plz

Danielle on 3 December, 2010 at 6:14 am #

Figured it out, thanks so much! I was getting so sick of the stupid notification noises! Now I have all my ringtones for my notifications! :)

Biznitch Inc on 3 December, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

after “open folder to view files” right click in an open area and create new folder named “media”, then inside that folder create new folder named “audio”, then inside that folder create two new folders, one named “ringtones” and one named “notifications”… then go back to the original folder and open “my_sounds” and find the particular sounds or songs that you want for either ringtone or notification and copy and then paste in the appropriate folders that you just created… And there you have it…

katina on 13 December, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

when i plug my usb into the computer it always tells me “no driver found” so i never even get a chance to click usb or mount because i cant even get it to find my device

katina on 13 December, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

when i plug my usb into the computer it always tells me “no driver found” so i never even get a chance to click usb or mount

Melody on 13 December, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

I need help cause i had to reset my phone and now my SD card is NOT mounting it wasnt before i reset it what do i do.

kbnfeowang on 17 December, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

the lg ally is good but it kinda sucks !

Confused on 27 December, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

Okay so I’ve downloaded what I thought were ringtones off of a music downloaer app on my phone. They’re songs, not ringtones. Is there any way to make them show up under ringtones like when setting an alarm or a ringtone for texts or something? Helpppppp me pleaseeeeeeeeeww.

Karen on 28 December, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

I have downloaded the same ringtone from mytinyphone a billion times. I find it in my music, set it as my ringtone and it works fine UNTIL my phone turns off for any reason (which it does a lot since it runs out of charge every day) or it randomly gives me the SD card removed unexpectedly message. Just formatted the card and that doesn’t help. How do I get the ringtone to stay on the phone permanently? I’m thinking it needs to get to the SD card somehow, not sure why it doesn’t do that automatically or how to make it do that. This is driving me crazy and I’m sure the answer is in this thread but I’m having trouble following which answers go to which questions. If someone can give me a step by step I would be so appreciative!!!

merita on 4 January, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

ok. i have the LG Ally and i was having problems with finding my downloaded ringtones (i made them on myxer.com) but i played with my phone a bit and found out where they went and how to set them as ringtones.
go to settings, then sound and display settings, then phone ringtone, then click android system and you should see your downloaded songs/ringtones by the bottom.
hope this helped you!

merita on 4 January, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

the same thing goes for text message ringtones. settings,sound and display settings,notifications ringtones, android system, and your ringtones should be by the bottom of the list.

Karen on 7 January, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

Where is “android systems”? The only thing that shows up when I go to my ringtones is the list of tones that came with the phone. The one I download over and over shows up as a file until my phone turns off and then it disappears.

sarah on 11 January, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

ally, connected to computer. pulled down notification bar… NOTHING. how do i get whats on my computer to the phone ie: pix & music ?!

Lori on 26 January, 2011 at 7:41 am #

I have everything else figured out but can I not set a different txt msg ringtone for different people on my contact list….I like to have my husband, sister, bestfriend (ppl who txt me alot) txt msg alert all to be different so I know who is txting without looking? Anyone know if I can do this and how? Thanks :)

charles on 10 February, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

there is no way you can set up a a different txt msg ringtone for different people on my contact list….but you can use your android voice text as an option

DSC on 11 February, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

try this to set a ringtone from text msgs…… forward the original ringtone to a friend and have them send it back to you…. sounds wierd, but it works…. mine would not locate it on the SD card until i did this (2 seperate ones) hope it helps

DSC on 11 February, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

try this to set a ringtone from text msgs…… forward the original ringtone to a friend and have them send it back to you and then resave to your SD card…. sounds wierd, but it works…. mine would not locate it on the SD card until i did this (2 seperate ones) hope it helps

Caroline on 1 May, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

Okay. So first I used mytinyphone.com and editied the ringtone I wanted and sent a link to my phone so I can dowload it on my phone.I did and the ringontes are in the music section. So when I go to a contact to set a specific ringtone for them the song doesn’t show up on the choice list. I tried plugging it in on the computer to move them under the ringtone list but it doesn’t work somebody help pleasee & thank you. (:

Anonymous on 9 June, 2011 at 1:08 am #

download ringo lite and bam there ya go…….. easy as tht… took me a while to figure tht out….

Jenni on 13 June, 2011 at 10:19 am #

I have the brand new LG Genesis. I downloaded songs from myxertones.com, and they were sent in a text message. Can someone please tell me how to save the ringtone from a text? Thanks!

Anonymous on 20 June, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

help. lg ally. downloaded ringtone from verizon wireless. sent me text message of ringtone. now what? not showing up ANYWHERE.

Jon on 3 August, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

Ok…I was getting mad and losing hope, but here is what you HAVE to do. When you connect your phone to your computer, right click, open folder to view files, create a new folder called media, make a new folder inside of that called audio, make a new folder inside of that called ringtones/notifications whatever, paste your file in that folder, unmount mass usb storage, go into astro, sd card, media, ringtones, click and hold the file, then it gives the option to set as ringtone.

Sue on 10 August, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

Why doesn’t my LG mobile show me who my messages are from?

Oz on 13 August, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

Anyone know how to get a ringtone to the notification list? I have it saved in ringtones, just can’t figure out how to get it to my notification list. thanks for the help!

amy on 24 September, 2011 at 3:25 am #

Okay i have my notification ringtone set on a normal song and it said saved and all volumes are up but it keeps playing the dinging ringtone and wont play my song how do i fix this??

laci on 29 September, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

I have the new LG Genesis. I download all my songs from myxer. I have them in my music file but can’t set them as ringtones. Anyway around this??? Please let me know :) Thanks!

angie on 30 October, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

I have a lg geneisis and I don’t know how to set text and pictures as a ringtone and not just the tones that came with my phone! How do I set notifacations as my ringtones

Melissa on 13 November, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

If they sent it to you via text, hold down the msg and save to SD card. Then go into your music and look in the recently added file. It should be there. Do a long touch on it and it should give you option of default ringtone. Just worked for me. No need to plug it into your PC

Matt on 5 May, 2012 at 9:53 am #

Complicated but worth the effort. Thanks for posting.

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