How to Make a Ringtone on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of using the same old ringtones on your Android device? Well, you’re in luck!

With just a few simple steps, you can create your own custom ringtone and add a personal touch to your phone. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a ringtone on Android, so let’s get started!

Step 1: Choosing the Audio File

The first step is to select the audio file that you want to use as your ringtone. It can be any song or sound clip that is stored on your Android device. You can choose from your music library or download a specific audio file.

Step 2: Trimming the Audio

Once you have selected the audio file, it’s time to trim it down to create a shorter ringtone. To do this, you will need a reliable audio editing app from the Google Play Store.

There are several options available, such as Audacity, Ringtone Maker, and Mp3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker. Download and install one of these apps on your device.

Note: The steps may vary slightly depending on the app you choose, but the general process remains the same.


  1. Open Audacity and import the chosen audio file.
  2. Select and highlight the section of the audio that you want to use as your ringtone.
  3. In the top menu, click on “Edit” and then “Trim.”
  4. Save the trimmed audio file in a suitable format (e.g., MP3 or WAV).

Ringtone Maker:

  1. Launch the Ringtone Maker app and import the audio file.
  2. Drag the markers to select the desired section of the audio.
  3. Click on the “Save” button and choose a suitable filename for your ringtone.

Mp3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker:

  1. Open the Mp3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker app and select the audio file.
  2. Drag the sliders to set the start and end points of your ringtone.
  3. Click on the “Save” button to save your newly created ringtone.

Step 3: Setting Your Custom Ringtone

Now that you have created your custom ringtone, it’s time to set it as your default ringtone or assign it to a specific contact. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Android device’s Settings.
  2. Select “Sound” or “Sound & Notification,” depending on your device.
  3. In this menu, you will find options like “Phone Ringtone” or “Default Ringtone.”
  4. Browse through your ringtones and select the one you just created.

Note: The location of these settings may vary slightly depending on your Android device’s operating system version. If you are unable to find these options, try searching for “ringtone” in the settings search bar.


You have successfully created and set a custom ringtone on your Android device. Enjoy listening to a personalized sound whenever someone calls!

With just a few simple steps, you can make your Android device feel more unique and personal. So why settle for the default ringtones when you have the power to create your own? Follow this tutorial and let your creativity shine through your custom ringtone!

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