How To Add Custom Ringtones And Sounds To Your Android Phone?

Everybody likes to be different and we’re all looking for ways in which we can stand out, be it through our fashion, through our beliefs, or through our taste in music. One does not simply become a trendsetter by following what others are doing.

Today, we are going to show you another subtle way in which you can stand out – ringtones and sounds on your phones! You’ll learn how to exactly add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android phone.

If that sounds interesting, let’s dive right in.

By Downloading The Music File

Probably the most widely used method of adding ringtones to your phone, this process requires you to simply download the music file that you wish to make your ringtone from the internet.

There are various sites that lets you download all kinds of music. Now, just make sure that your file is in the file manager app which won’t be a problem because Android systems have it preinstalled. You can always install one from the Play Store if you don’t. Once that is done, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to your Downloads folder

Step 2: Copy the ringtone that you downloaded by long pressing on it

Step 3: Paste it in the Ringtones folder of your internal memory

Step 4: Paste it in the Notification folder if you wish to set it as the alarm tone or the tone for text notifications etc.

Step 5: Open the Settings option

Step 6: Find the Sound option. It can be named Sound & Notification or Display & Sound based on your phone

Step 7: Click on Phone Ringtones

Step 8: Find the ringtone you downloaded and added to the Ringtones folder. Tap Save

Step 9: Click on Default Notification Sound and add the notification sound you downloaded. Tap Save

If You Want To Add A Custom Ringtone To A Specific Contact, Follow These Steps:

Step 1: Open the Contacts of your phone

Step 2: Select the contact whose ringtone you want to change

Step 3: Click on the three dots at the side of the contact

Step 4: Click on Set Ringtone

Step 5: Find the ringtone of your choice and save it

Via Zedge App


Known to have one of the largest collections of ringtones, this app is a crowd puller when it comes to ringtones and wallpapers. One of the best qualities of this app is that it allows you to set the ringtone from the app itself. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the app and search for the ringtone you want

Step 2: Download the ringtone you desire

Step 3: Click on the three dotted option on the right hand side corner

Step 4: Click on set ringtone option

Step 5: A pop-up dialogue box will appear asking for permission to set it as ringtone

Step 6: Click on Allow

Step 7: Zedge will then proceed to ask permission to modify settings

Step 8: Click on Settings and then on modify system settings

Step 9: Now proceed to return to the app and you will find that your ringtone has been set

Via Ringdroid App


This is the perfect app to avail of if you wish to use only a certain section of the song for your ringtone. It is very easy to use. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the app and open it

Step 2: Select the song you wish to make your ringtone

Step 3: Crop out the section that you want to make your ringtone

Step 4: Save that ringtone onto your device

Step 5: Set it as your ringtone

Copy From Your Computer

One of the easiest ways to add custom ringtones is to transfer them using your computer. All your favorite tones and personalized creations can be transferred from your computer with ease! Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect your computer to your phone

Step 2: Use the USB option on your phone to transfer files

Step 3: Choose the files that you wish to make your ringtones and copy them

Step 4: Open the Ringtones file on your phone’s internal storage

Step 5: Paste them there

Step 6: Open the Ringtones option from phone settings to find the ringtone there


There you have the A-Z guide for getting amazing custom ringtones and standing out from the crowd. Which method are you going to try out first? Let us know in the comments.