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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blackberry - How to assign a ringtone to a contact (pictures)

One of the great new featuers of the current generation of RIM Blackberry devices is the ability to associated ringtones with a specific contact. The functionality is supported on the Blackberry Pearl (8100 Series), Blackberry 8800 Series (8800, 8830), and the Blackberry Curve (8300 Series). This guide / tutorial will take you through the step-by-step process on how you can add a ringtone to a specific person or entry on your contact list on your RIM Blackberry.

This guide assumes that your a running a current version of the Blackberry Device Software, currently equal to: BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2 and 4.2 Service Pack 1 (4.2.1).

Here is the step-by-step guide:

1. Go to you contacts list on your Blackberry and open the specific contact that you would like to add the ringtone to.

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2. Click the "Menu" button on your Blackberry and select the "Edit" option.

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3. Click on the trackball, or use the "Menu" key and select the option to "Add Custom Phone Tone."

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4. The phone takes you back to the "Edit" screen. Select the "Custom Phone Tone" option, click the "Menu" and select "Change Option."

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5. Scroll through your list of ring tones currently installed on your Blackberry, select the ringtone that you would like to be associated with this contact. (If you need help adding a custom ringtone, please see this post.)

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6. You can now see your custom ring tone associated with the contact from your list in the edit mode.

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7. Click the "Menu" button and select the "Save" option and click to save your settings.

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Congratulations, you now have your custom ringtone assigned to your contact. The next time your phone rings from that contact, you will have that ring tone!

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This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes:RIM Blackberry 8800, RIM Blackberry 8830, RIM Blackberry Curve, RIM Blackberry 8300, RIM Blackberry Pearl, RIM Blackberry 8100


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tips! Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great resource!

Anonymous said...

These instructions weren't quite accurate for the Bb Curve 8300 but I was able to use them as a start and then I figured out the rest on my own.

Anonymous said...

Hi are you able to get a "custom ring tone" for SMS messages for a contact?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making this so simple.