How to Get Ringtones on Android Phone

No one likes using the default ringtones that come with their mobile devices. They're generic, and quite frankly, boring. Unfortunately, most mobile devices don't come with a step by step guide on how to download ringtones for your Android phone, but that's where we come in.

We've put together a step-by-step guide to help you customize the ringtones, text notifications, and other sounds on any Android mobile device. This also works for tablets that use the Android operating system, so you can customize email notifications.

Ringtones Rocks: Step by Step Guide

Ringtone Rocks is a fantastic source for catchy ringtones crafted from popular pop, rock, and other songs.

Step 1

Pick a song from the options listed on Ringtones Rocks song catalog. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try browsing the index. All songs are alphabetized by artist name. After choosing a song, click on “Get It On Google Play” app icon right above the “Play” button.

Step 2

Download the song or songs you need from or from the Audiko app. Refer to the instructions about the Audiko app.

Audiko: Step by Step Guide

Step 1

Choose the song that you would like to use for your ringtone. You will need to have a copy of this song on your mobile device, on your computer, or preferably both.

Step 2

Open the Audiko app or visit the Audiko website. Both locations offer the same tools.

Step 3

Upload your song. If you are using the Audiko application, it is recommended that you work while connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 4

Select the section of the song that you wish to use for your ringtone, and use Audiko’s tools to trim the file down to size.

Step 5

Download your new ringtone. If you’re using the Audiko app, you should be able to set the ringtone directly from the application. From the website, you will need to continue to step 6.

Step 6

Transfer the new ringtone file to your phone. Refer to the instructions for setting a ringtone from your phone’s memory.  

Choosing a music file from your phone’s memory is simple. You will need to refer back to these instructions if you download a ringtone on your computer and need to transfer it to your phone’s memory.

Transferring a Song from Computer to Your Mobile Device

Step 1

Plug your phone into a USB port via its charging cable.

Step 2

Wait for the phone to connect to the computer. Some phone models may require you to choose a connection style (Media, Debugging, etc.) You want to make sure that your phone is connected as a media device.

Step 3

Once the phone memory disk is open, choose the Music folder.

Step 4

Copy and Paste the chosen music file to the phone’s memory.

Step 5

Go into your phone’s settings. The exact location will vary from phone to phone, but you’re looking for the Sound Profile’s menu.

Step 6

Tap the menu titled “Phone Ringtone” or something similar. As mentioned, this may vary from phone to phone, but all Android phones will have a menu that allows you to customize your ringtones and notifications.

Step 7

Choose a file that you want to set as a ringtone. If the sound menu doesn’t automatically load your music files, look for an option that allows you to add a file. If it’s not on the main page, try selecting your phone’s options button.

Step 8

Select a music file. Click Ok.

Step 9

Disconnect the phone from the computer.

It’s as simple as that. Now you’ve got all the tools that you need to add the perfect custom ringtone or notification for your Android device.

Alternative Ways to Find Ringtones

Finding compatible ringtones isn’t as hard as it used to be. Most Android devices utilize the standard MP3 music file for their tones and notifications. A few places to look for ringtones include:

Your Music Playlist. If you don’t mind having a 3-5 minute long ringtone, you can choose a song that is already saved to your device’s memory or cut a part using Audiko app.

Applications on the Google Play Store. There are a variety of free and paid apps on the Play Store that offer the ability to download ringtones and notifications.

Information is suitable for Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, HTC, Motorolla, LG, Huawei, Nexus and another Android devices.