How to Make Custom Ringtone on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of using the same old ringtones on your Android phone? Do you want to add a personal touch to your device by creating a custom ringtone?

Look no further, as we will guide you through the process step by step. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a custom ringtone on Android.

Step 1: Choose a Song

The first step in creating a custom ringtone is to choose a song that you want to use. It could be your favorite track or something that holds a special meaning for you. Keep in mind that the length of the song will determine the duration of your ringtone.

Step 2: Trim the Song

Next, you need to trim the song to create a snippet that will serve as your ringtone. There are several apps available on the Play Store that can help you with this task.

One popular option is Ringtone Maker. Install and open the app, then select the song from your device’s music library.

In Ringtone Maker, use the sliders to adjust the start and end points of your ringtone. You can preview it by tapping the play button. Once you are satisfied with your selection, save it as a new file.

Step 3: Rename and Convert

To ensure compatibility with Android’s ringtone format, rename your trimmed file with an extension “.mp3”. If it is already an mp3 file, skip this step.

If necessary, convert your file to mp3 format using an audio converter app like Media Converter. Open the app and select “Audio” as the output format. Choose your trimmed file and start the conversion process.

Step 4: Move the File

Now, you need to move the converted file to the appropriate folder on your device. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable and enable file transfer mode.

Navigate to the Ringtones folder on your device’s internal storage or SD card. If the folder does not exist, create a new one. Copy and paste the converted file into this folder.

Step 5: Set as Ringtone

The final step is to set your custom ringtone on Android. Go to Settings on your device and select Sound & vibration. Tap on Phone ringtone or Default ringtone, depending on your Android version.

In the ringtone selection menu, scroll down until you find the name of your custom ringtone. Select it and save the changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully created and set a custom ringtone on your Android device.


  • If you want to set a specific part of a song as a ringtone, make sure it has a distinctive melody or chorus that can be easily recognized in just a few seconds.
  • If you encounter any issues with renaming or moving files, try using a file manager app like ES File Explorer.
  • If you prefer not to connect your phone to a computer, you can use cloud storage apps like Google Drive or Dropbox to transfer files wirelessly.
  • To delete or manage custom ringtones, go back to the Ringtones folder on your device’s storage and make any necessary changes.
  • Please note that some Android devices may have slightly different menus or options depending on the manufacturer’s custom user interface.

With these simple steps, you can personalize your Android phone by creating custom ringtones. Enjoy the satisfaction of having a unique ringtone that reflects your personality and style!

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