When you decided to go with Android, customization was probably at the top of the list. Many longtime Android devotees swear by the ability to change up every element of how their phone works. So perhaps you want to extend that capability to ringtones. Sure, there are those sounds that come on your phone, but you can also opt for music from your own sources. Here we shall be dealing on how to customize ringtones through the Zedge app
How To Find And Set Ringtones Through The Zedge App
There is a lot of places to find ringtones, but far and away the easiest is Zedge app. Zedge is a customization app that looks to personalize your phone in a number of ways, but most notably with its Ringtone and Wallpaper galleries. Zedge even streamlines the process, letting you download and set your ringtone from the same screen.
Browsing the app is a simple affair, you can browse by category or you can search for something specific. Once you find a ringtone in the app you like, here is how to set it:
Step 1 ====> Tap the Set in the middle of the ringtone’s details screen.
Step 2 ====> Tap Set Ringtone.
Step 3 ====> Tap Allow to allow Zedge to download the ringtone to your phone’s storage
Step 4 ====> Tap Settings to be taken to the page where you can allow Zedge app to modify system settings, like your ringtone.
Step 5 ====> Tap Allow modifies system settings.
Step 6 ====> Tap the back button to return to Zedge.
Step 7 ====> Finally, you will see a toast notification at the bottom of the screen telling you the ringtone has been applied. If you wish to set a ringtone to a specific contact or as your notification tone, you can select those options from the same Set menu.
How To Set A Custom Ringtone In Settings
Step 1 ====> Open Settings.
Step 2 ====> Tap Sound. If you don’t see a section with Sounds in the title, type Ringtone into the search bar at the top of your Settings app.
Step 3 ====> Tap Phone ringtone
Step 4 ====> Tap the custom ringtone you added to the ringtones folder.
Step 5 ====> Tap Save or OK.
If you do not see these options on your device, simply tap the back button to exit the ringtone picker. If your custom ringtone has been properly set, you will see its name underneath Phone ringtone.
How To Manually Add A Ringtone File To The Ringtones Folder
If you already have a cool, custom ringtone you just need to add to your phone, then you will need a file manager app to get it into the Ringtones. Now, some phones have file managers on them out of the box, but if not, you will need to download one from the Google Play Store; for this steps, we are using Solid Explorer.
Step 1 ====> Long-press your custom ringtone in the Downloads folder (or whichever local folder you downloaded it to).
Step 2 ====> After long-pressing the first ringtone, you can tap more ringtones if you wish to copy multiple sounds at once.
Step 3 ====> Tap the Copy icon (two documents stacked on top of each other).
Step 4 ====> Swipe in from the left edge of the screen to open the location menu.
Step 5 ====> Tap Internal Memory.
Step 6 ====> Tap the Ringtones folder. If you want to set the sound you are moving as a text tone or an alarm, you would tap the Notifications folder or Alarms folder.
Step 7 ====> Tap Paste.
The Settings app on some phones will see the new ringtones immediately, but if yours doesn’t, reboot the phone. Upon reboot, the new ringtones should appear in the list of available ringtones in the Sounds menu.
How To Apply A Custom Ringtone To A Contact
By giving each of your most-used contacts a special ringtone, you can tell who is calling without having to scramble across the room and grab your phone off the charger. This is useful at all times but especially during work hours, when answering personal calls can earn you a reprimand but missing a client call could slow down your progress.
Step 1 ====> Open Contacts.
Step 2 ====> Tap the contact you wish to set a custom ringtone for.
Step 3 ====> Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner
Step 4 ====> Tap Set ringtone.
Step 5 ====> Select the custom ringtone you added to the ringtones folder.
Step 6 ====> Tap Save or OK. If you do not see these options on your device, simply tap the back button to exit the ringtone picker.
How To Set A Custom Notification Sound In Settings
You didn’t settle for a default ringtone, so why would you settle for a default notification tone? If you already have a text tone you like, I have about ten I will cycle through myself, you can add them to the Notifications folder just as we added our custom ringtones to the Ringtones folder. From there, the process should seem familiar by now.
Step 1 ====> Open Settings
Step 2 ====> Tap Sound. This menu may be named differently depending on your phone, with possible names being Sound and Display, Personalization, etc.
Step 3 ====> Tap Default notification sound
Step 4 ====> Select the custom notification sound you added to the Notifications folder.
Step 5 ====> Tap Save or OK. If you do not see these options on your device, simply tap the back button to exit the sound picker
Finally On Customize Ringtones Via The Zedge App
So now every time you get bored with the sounds your phone makes, you can fire up Zedge app and download a bunch of new ones. The Zedge app has an extensive database, so you will not run out of them any time soon.