Setting Custom Ringtones and Notification Sounds

Transferring Audio Files from a Windows PC:

  1. Establish a USB connection between the Kyocera Hydro Life and computer
  2. At the prompt, tap "Media sync (MTP)"
  3. From the AutoPlay window on your computer, click to "Open device to view files using Windows Explorer"
  4. In a second Windows Explorer window, locate the desired audio files stored on your computer's HDD
  5. Drag the files you wish to use as ringtones or notification sounds, and drop them on your phone's memory. NOTE: copy notification sounds in the "Notification" folder etc.
  6. Once the transfer is done, click "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray
  7. Click "Safely Remove Mass Storage Device" > "OK"
  8. It's now safe to disconnect your smartphone

Changing the Phone's Ringtone:

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Swipe to "Device" and tap "Sound"
  4. Tap "Phone ringtone" under "Call Ringtone & Vibrate"
  5. Select the ringtone you wish to use and tap "OK"

Change the Ringtone for One Contact Only:

NOTE: You can't set custom ringtones to contacts which are saved on the SIM card or the phone's internal memory.

  1. Tap "People" while on the home screen
  2. Select the contact you wish to edit
  3. Press "Menu" and tap "Set ringtone"

Change the Notification Sound:

  1. Tap "Apps" on the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Swipe to "Device" and tap "Sound"
  4. Scroll to "System" and tap "Default notification sound"
  5. Select the desired notification sound and press "OK"

Screen Settings

Changing the Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. Tap "Apps" while viewing a home screen
  2. Tap "Settings" and go to "Display"
  3. Touch "Brightness"
  4. Mark or clear the "Automatic brightness" check box. (NOTE: if checked, you won't be able to set the brightness level manually)
  5. Press "OK"
  6. To change the timeout duration, tap "Sleep" from the "Display" settings menu
  7. Select the desired value

Changing the Wallpaper:

  1. From the home screen, tap the "All Apps" icon
  2. Go to "Settings" and tap "Display"
  3. Tap "Wallpaper" and select to pick a wallpaper from "Gallery", "Live wallpapers" etc.
  4. Tap "Wallpapers" to choose between the default images
  5. Scroll to the images and, when viewing the desired one, tap "Set wallpaper"
  6. Press the "Home" button and view the new wallpaper on the home screen

Adding or Removing Home Screen Widgets:

  1. Open the apps drawer
  2. Tap the "Widgets" tab
  3. Scroll to the desire widget
  4. Tap and hold the widget you wish to add
  5. Drag the widget on top of the "Add to Home screen" button at the top (keep holding the widget)
  6. Drag the widget over the desired home screen panel, and release it in an empty area to lock it into place
    • To move a widget: Tap and hold it until it expands, then drag it in a different location
    • To resize a widget: Tap and hold it until the blue border appears. Drag the border to resize the widget. NOTE: not all widgets are resizable
    • To remove a widget: Tap and hold it, then drag and drop it on top of the "Remove" button at the top

Creating Home Screen App Shortcuts:

  1. Tap the "All apps" icon from the home screen
  2. Press and hold an app that you wish to create a shortcut of on the home screen
  3. Drag the app on top of the "Add to Home screen" area at the top
  4. Keep holding the app shortcut, and move it on the desired home screen
  5. When ready, drop the app to lock it into place
  6. To remove the app shortcut, tap and hold it, then drag it over the "Remove" button

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