Music player supports file formats such as AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, and WMA. Music player does not necessarily support all features of a file format or all the variations of file formats.

You can also use Music player to listen to podcasts. Podcasting is a method for delivering audio or video content over the internet using either RSS or Atom technologies for playback on mobile devices and computers.

Play a song or a podcast

To open Music player, select Menu > Music > Music player.

You may have to refresh the music and podcast libraries after you have updated the song or podcast selection in your device. To add all available items to the library, select Options > Refresh library.

To play a song or a podcast:

  1. Select categories to navigate to the song or podcasts you want to hear.

  2. To play an item, select the item from the list.

To pause playback, tap ; to resume, tap .

To fast-forward or rewind, tap and hold or .

To go to the next item, tap . To return to the beginning of the item, tap . To skip to the previous item, tap again within 2 seconds after a song or podcast has started.

To turn random play () on or off, select Options > Shuffle play.

To repeat the current item (), all items (), or to turn repeat off, select Options > Repeat.

If you play podcasts, shuffle and repeat are automatically turned off.

To adjust the volume, press the volume key.

To modify the tone of the music playback, select Options > Equaliser.

To modify the balance and stereo image or to enhance the bass, select Options > Settings.

To return to the home screen and leave the player playing in the background, press the end key.

To close the player, select Options > Exit.


Select Menu > Music > Music player and Playlists.

To view details of the playlist, select Options > Playlist details.

Create a playlist

  1. Select Options > New playlist.

  2. Enter a name for the playlist, and select OK.

  3. To add songs now, select Yes; or to add the songs later, select No.

  4. If you select Yes, select artists to find the songs you want to add to the playlist. Select Add to add items.

    To show the song list under an artist title, select Expand. To hide the song list, select Collapse.

  5. When you have made your selections, select Done.

    If a compatible memory card is inserted, the playlist is saved to the memory card.

To add more songs later, when viewing the playlist, select Options > Add songs.

To add songs, albums, artists, genres, and composers to a playlist from the different views of the music menu, select an item and Options > Add to playlist > Saved playlist or New playlist.

To remove a song from a playlist, select Options > Remove.

This does not delete the song from the device; it only removes it from the playlist.

To reorder songs in a playlist, select the song you want to move, and Options > Reorder playlist.

To grab a song and drop it to a new position, select the song in the desired position and Drop.

To finish reordering the playlist, select Done.


Select Menu > Music > Music player and Podcasts.

The podcast menu displays the podcasts available in the device.

Podcast episodes have three states: never played, partially played, and completely played. If an episode is partially played, it plays from the last playback position the next time it is played. If an episode has never been played or completely played, it plays from the beginning.

Transfer music from a computer

You can use the following methods to transfer music:

  • To install Nokia Ovi Player to manage and organise your music files, download the PC software from, and follow the instructions.

  • To view your device on a computer as a mass memory device where you can transfer any data files, make the connection with a compatible USB data cable or Bluetooth connectivity. If you are using a USB data cable, select Mass storage as the connection mode. A compatible memory card must be inserted in the device.

  • To synchronise music with Windows Media Player, connect a compatible USB data cable, and select Media transfer as the connection mode. A compatible memory card must be inserted in the device.

To change the default USB connection mode, select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > USB > USB connection mode.

Nokia Ovi Player

With Nokia Ovi Player, you can download music from Ovi Music, transfer music to your device from your computer, and manage and organise your music files. To download Nokia Ovi Player, go to

You need an internet connection to download music.

Download, transfer, and manage music between your computer and mobile device

  1. Open Nokia Ovi Player on your computer. If you want to download music, register or sign in.

  2. Connect your device to the computer with a compatible USB data cable.

  3. To select the connection mode on your device, select Media transfer.