How to add custom ringtones and sounds in Android [Tip]

phone-916392_960_7201Do you know how to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android Smartphone? It can be fairly easy to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android Smartphone once you know what to do. Here are some steps to make custom ringtones and sounds and then add them to your Android devices.

Steps to Add Custom Ringtones and Sounds to Your Android Smartphone

It is easy to set a ringtone in your Android Smartphone. Just go to your Smartphone’s setting and select “Sounds and Ringtones” option. Then add the ringtone you wish to have in your Smartphone. But to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android Smartphone, you need to first have an MP3 editor to make the custom ringtones and sounds.

If your Smartphone does not have any MP3 files and sounds to create the custom ringtones, you can download them online. You can download not only MP3 files, but also M4A, WAV and OGG format files. But, you just need to make sure your editor file supports all these formats. Once you have successfully downloaded the music or other files you need to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android, go to the Downloads folder and select the files and cut and paste to the proper folder where you are storing all your music files.

MP3 Editors

There are a number of free MP3 editors available in the Google play store. There are many that are free and easy to download so you can edit MP3 files. One example is “Ringtone Maker,” a free app that can be downloaded from the play store. After downloading the app and installing it on your Smartphone, open the app and select the song you want to edit. The track will be open in the editor mode and you can edit the track scroll bar waveform that is displayed in the timeline. You can create custom ringtones and sounds for your Android and have fun finding sounds that match your friends’ personalities.

Once you are done with editing the MP3 file, save the changes to your Smartphone. Make sure you choose the option “Ringtone” when saving the edited MP3 file. When saving the file, remember to give a name for the file. Ringtone Maker provides you with an option to make the edited file as your ringtone. Instead, you can also go to settings and select it from there to make it as your official ringtone.

Adding Sounds

In the same way, you can add sounds and make it as your official ringtone. Not all ringtones have to be music. To add sounds as your custom ringtone, launch the Ringtone Maker. Now, open the sound that is saved in your Smartphone to edit. Make the necessary changes to the sound file and then save the file in your Smartphone. Go to settings in your Android Smartphone and then from there go to the Sound and Ringtones option. Select the file you have saved and then make it your ringtone.


Android is a user friendly operating system and because of its ease of use, the popularity of Android has been huge. It is easy to create and add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android Smartphone when compared to other Smartphones like iOS and Windows. With the help of a good MP3 editor, you can easily add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android Smartphone.

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