In this guide, I’ll show you how to set an MP3 file as a message alert tone in Samsung Galaxy Y. In that specific phone handset, message alert tone is also known as the notification ringtone. You’ll find it under Sound Settings. Now, when you pull up the selection screen, there’s no option there for you to set a ringtone from any of the file folders on your phone. So, here’s the workaround for that:
1. Go to My Files.
2. Locate the mp3 file that you want to add as a message alert tone. e.g. Media Folder.
3. Tap the mp3 file name around 2 seconds until it pulls up the selection screen.
4. Select Copy.
5. It will list the folders you want to paste the file. Select Notifications folder and tap Paste Here button.
6. Go back to Settings – Sound – Notification Ringtone and select the mp3 file you’ve just added from the list. OR,
a. Go to Messages.
b. Press Menu Key.
c. Go to Settings.
d. Scroll down to Select Ringtone.
e. Choose the MP3 file as your message ringtone. Click OK.