Changing your ringtone is one of the earliest forms of customization in cell history. Online communication is starting to make calls less common, but it’s still good to hear a personal phone call when someone calls. However, the process is not that straight forward, so we’ll show you how to change your ringtone music and Android notification sound.
There are several ways to do this; Some methods are free while others are paid, so be sure to find the one that best suits your needs. Let’s start with the paid ones, which tend to be much simpler.
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How to create a ringtone for Android phones:
- Convert a song
- Tuning of sound
- Message sounds
Editor’s note: Keep in mind that some of the instructions in this guide are based on the stock version of Android 10. Different manufacturers set up their user interfaces differently, and exact processes may be slightly different in your device.
Turn all songs into a ringtone
Creating a ringtone is not as complicated as it used to be. It turns out that you can use all common mp3 files, but Android will also support other formats such as OGG and WAV. It allows you to create your own ringtone music for your phone and you can download these files from any music store or service you use, including Google’s own Play Music.
Set a custom ringtone in new Android devices:
- Download or transfer the song you want to set as a ringtone to your phone. This can be done via USB, direct download or whatever cloud storage solution you want. If you use a service like Google Play Music, you can only download the mp3 file to your device.
- Open settings Ideas.
- Go to Sound.
- Select Advanced.
- Hit Ringing.
- Go to My sounds.
- If your ringtone does not appear, press + in the lower right corner.
- Find the song and tap it.
- Hit Save.
Set ringtone music on older devices:
- Download or transfer the song you want to set as a ringtone to your phone.
- Move your song to a file management app ringtones folder. If you have connected your device to a computer via USB, you will be asked how you want this connection to be handled, so choose to explore files and folders. This makes the phone’s storage look and function like any other folder on your PC, so you can only copy and paste the file directly into the Ringtones folder.
- Open settings Ideas.
- Select Sound & notification.
- Knock on Ringing.
- Your new ringtone music should appear in the list of options.
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2. How to cut your ringtone from your phone
You may not want your ringtone music to start from the beginning of the song. To select your favorite department, you need to cut the sound, which requires specialized software. Professional audio editors probably do not need much help with paid software such as Adobe Audition, Reaper or Pro Tools, so we will offer guides for simpler and free solutions.
How to tune ringtone music with Audacity (MacOS, Windows, Linux):
- Download, install and launch Audacity.
- Go to File> Import> Audio.
- Find and select ringtone.
- Use the selection tool and the cursor to select the part of the sound you want to keep as your ringtone music.
- Once a section has been selected, you can press Space to just play that part and make sure you like it.
- Click now Edit> Delete Special> Trim Sound.
- Only the section you selected will remain.
- Print F5 to activate Time Shift Tool and drag your sound to the beginning of the timeline.
- I would also advise on using Fade In and Fade Out at the beginning and end. These options can be accessed by going to Effect menu.
- Go to now File> Export and select the desired format. I would use mp3.
- Move the file to your smartphone and follow the instructions in the section before to turn it into a ringtone.
Alternatively, you can use an audio editing app directly from your smartphone. Search for “audio editor” in the Google Play Store and you will come across a variety of options. We like Music Editor for its simplicity, but it also helps that it is free. You can pay to remove ads, but it is optional.
To tune music with Music Editor (Android):
- Download, install and launch Music Editor from the Google Play Store.
- click Cut sound alternative.
- Select the song you want to turn into a ringtone.
- Drag the sliders to select the part of the song you want to keep as the ringtone. The green is the beginning and the red the end.
- You can use the media controls at the bottom to get a preview.
- Beat diskette icon top right.
- Choose a name for the new file.
- Hit OK.
- Now follow the instructions in the previous section to turn it into your ringtone.
To trim music with a site editor:
You may not even need specialized software! There are plenty of online tools that can get the job done. One of them is mp3cut.net, and the process is also super simple.
- Open your browser of your choice and go to mp3cut.net.
- Select choose File button.
- Find and select the song file you want to tune.
- Let the site work with its magic a bit.
- Use the sliders left and right to select the area you want to keep as your ringtone.
- Choose whether you want to fade in or out. Also choose the duration of your bleaching.
- Hit Cut.
- Select Save.
- Transfer the file to your phone.
- Follow the steps in the first section of this article to set the sound as your ringtone.
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How to change notification sound on Android
You probably hear message sounds more often than ringtones, so you may also want to adjust this sound. Message sounds can be created the same way you make ringtones. You just need to follow the instructions below when you are ready to select your message sound.
- Open settings app on your Android phone.
- Select Sound.
- Knock on Advanced.
- Hit Standard message sound.
- Select the clip you want to use as your message sound.
- Hit Save.
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