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How to Set your Android Ringtones


Have you ever been in a situation when you hear a ringtone and mistake someone else’s phone ringing for yours because it has the same default ringtone? Android has been programmed to allow tons of customization and this includes the power to change your ringtone.


You can just simply choose one of the preset ringtones that your smartphone offers. Alternatively, you can set also custom ringtones from your media files, or get a downloaded brand new ringtone using a third-party app for maximum personalization.


Learn all the ways to line Android ringtones and alter them as many times as you wish.



How To Set Your Android Ringtones on


If you discover that the default ringtone on your phone annoying, or even you simply don’t like it, you'll easily change it in your phone’s Settings. To change your Android ringtone, follow the guide below.


  1. Open the Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Select the Sound & vibration.
  1. Then Scroll down and select Ringtone
  1. When you get the Permission request pop-up window, you can select Allow to proceed. 
  1. Under the Ringtones, you’ll find a selection of preset Android ringtones that you can choose from. 

Now you can select them one by one to hear what they sound like and then you can choose the one you want. 



How to Set a Custom Android Ringtones


You can set your own custom ringtone on your Android phone through the Settings app. Take note that before a custom Android ringtone can be set on your phone, you need to download the audio file to your smartphone. If you would like to vary your ringtone to something more personalized, follow the steps below.


  1. Open Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Select Sound & vibration.
  3. Scroll down and select Ringtone
  1. This depends on what phone you have, there are different paths to set a custom ringtone on your Android. It might be a separate Custom section where you’ll find an option to Select from files, or it could be a + icon that you’ll need to select to add a custom ringtone, whichever you'll still arrive at the designated ringtone function.

You’ll then see a list of all of your audio files downloaded. Select one of them to set as your new custom Android ringtone. 



How to Set a Custom Android Notification Sound


After you set a custom Android ringtone, you might want to take it further and change the notification sound on your Android device as well. Make sure you first download a message tone or a notification sound that you want to use, then follow the steps below.


  1. Open Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Select Sound & vibration.
  3. Scroll down and select Default notification sound
  1. Select Custom > Select from files and choose the audio file that you want to use as your new notification sound. 

You can repeat the same procedure if you want to change your default message tone to a custom one also. 



How to Set Android Ringtones for Specific Contacts


It is very easy now If you want to know who’s calling before you pick up your phone or even looking at it, you can now set specific Android ringtones for different contacts. This will assist you identify the caller easier, also as prevent from becoming bored of hearing an equivalent default ringtone all the time.


To set an Android ringtone for a specific contact, follow the steps below. Note that the instructions might differ slightly from other phones depending on what smartphone you’re using.


  1. Open the Contacts app on your phone and find the contact you’d like to set the ringtone for. 
  1. Open contact’s settings and select Edit.
  1. Scroll down and select Ringtone
  1. Under Ringtones you can choose one of the preset ringtones, or you can select Custom and set a personalized ringtone from a media file for your contact. 
  1. Once you’ve selected the your preferred ringtone, go back to the Edit Contact page and select Save

Now you can repeat the procedure to set different ringtones for your different contacts on your Android device. 


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