The default ringtone on your Android device isn’t always the best option. It might be too quiet, too loud, or just plain boring, and you might not want to listen to it every time you get a call. Among Android’s many customization features is the ability to change your phone’s ringtone, add custom ringtones, and even set unique ringtones for specific contacts. Here’s how to change the ringtone on an Android phone.
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To change the ringtone on Android, go to Settings > Sounds and vibration > Phone ringtone and choose options from the list of available system ringtones. You can also download and add custom ringtones to your device.
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How to change your ringtone on Android
Go to Settings > Sounds and vibration > Phone ringtone. You will see a list of system ringtones to choose from. Touch an option to preview a ringtone and select it to set as ringtone for your phone calls. If you have a dual SIM phone, you’ll have the option to set separate ringtones for both SIM cards, so you have a way to easily identify which number you’re receiving a call on.
How to Add a Ringtone to Your Android Device
You can manually add a custom ringtone to your device or use personalization apps. If you download or transfer a song or ringtone to your phone, be sure to save it to your phone’s Downloads or Media folder.
Go to Settings > Sounds and vibration > Phone ringtones > Ringtone from internal memory. You will see a list of all downloaded audio files saved on your phone. Choose the ringtone you downloaded and set it as the default ringtone for your phone.
Remember that the steps may vary depending on the phone you have. On a OnePlus device running Android 12, you will see a section for Custom ringtones in the Telephone ringtones menu. Faucet From this device and select the audio file you want to set as ringtone. The phone will automatically sort audio files saved on your phone into categories such as Music and Recordings.
On a Samsung phone running Android 12, go to Settings > Sound and vibration > Ringtone and tap the “+” icon in the upper right corner. Go to the Folders tab to find files in your device Downloads case.
You can also use personalization apps like Zedge to find a great list of curated custom ringtones for your Android device. Open the app, tap the hamburger menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner, then tap Ringtones. Choose a ringtone and press the download button. You will have the option to set the sound as a ringtone directly from the app or download it to your phone’s media folder.
How to Change the Ringtone for a Specific Contact on Android
Open the contacts the app or go to Phone > Contacts. Tap the contact you want to set a ringtone for, scroll to Settings > Ringtone, and set the ringtone for that specific person.
Again, the steps may be different depending on your phone. On a OnePlus device running Android 12, select the contact, tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner and go to Set ringtone.
Select the contact on a Samsung phone running Android 12 and press Edit in the bottom bar. Faucet See more and scroll to Alarm to set a unique ringtone for a specific contact.
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You’ll find downloaded custom ringtones in your phone’s Downloads, Media, or Ringtones folder. Open your file manager app, navigate to Internal storage, and look for Media or Ringtones. You will need root access to access the system ringtones stored on the device.
To change the WhatsApp ringtone, tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner and go to Settings > Notifications. Scroll to calls and change the ringtone.