How to Add Ringtones to Samsung Android Phone

By | January 11, 2021
How to Add Ringtones to Samsung Android Phone.
Ringtones sometimes reflect one’s personality.

How to Add Ringtones to Samsung Android Phone

This article will guide you on how to add a ringtone to your Samsung android phone.

To add a ringtone on your phone, you can either use an app or your computer to create a custom ringtone file if you no longer want the preloaded ones.

If you are new in the android world, some things might be unfamiliar at first, but don’t worry.

So let’s get down to it.

Adding a Ringtone – using Your Computer

Prepare your ringtone file – you can get ringtones from different places or create one yourself.

Ringtones should span a length of thirty seconds and can be from any sound file.

Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable – please unlock your screen, if locked, so your PC can read your phone.

Open your device’s storage.

If you are using Windows, you can find your Android phone in the My Computer/This PC window (⊞ Win+E).

If you are using Mac OS X, the Android phone will appear on your desktop, but you will need to download and install the Android File Transfer program first.

Locate and open the Ringtone folder – the location depends on the phone you are using.

It is usually found in your device base folder or at media/audio/ringtones/.

You can create one in your phone base folder if you don’t have a Ringtone folder.

Right-click on a clear space on your phone’s root directory and tap “Create new” → “Folder.”

Copy the ringtone file into the Ringtone folder.

Click and drag the file from your computer to your Ringtone folder, or you can right-click it and select “Copy” and then right-click in the Ringtone folder and select “Paste.”

Disconnect your phone after the ringtone transfers.

The transfer process should only take a moment.

Go to the Settings app on your phone, open, and select “Sound.”

Tap the “Phone ringtone” or “Ringtone” option, then select a ringtone from the list.

The ringtone will display with its peculiar title. If the ringtone has an ID3 (information) tag, otherwise it will be indicated by its filename.

Adding a Ringtone – using an App

Download “Ringtone Maker” from the Galaxy Store – there are many apps available that can make ringtones, but Ringtone Maker is free and has a simple interface.

You’re free to use other apps, and the process will likely be very similar to this one.

Download or transfer the song you want as a ringtone to your device.

To get the Ringtone Maker to work, ensure the music file is stored on your Android device.

Open the Ringtone Maker app.

A menu of all sound files on your device appears.

If you can’t locate the file you seek, press the Menu button at the upper-right corner and choose “Browse.”

Scroll through your device’s storage and select the sound file you want.

Tap the green button next to the file you want to edit and then select “Edit” from the menu.

You can adjust the track you want to convert to a ringtone by using the sliders.

Ringtones are great when they are 30 seconds or less.

Click the play button, and the current selection will play.

The zoom button is useful to ‘zoom out’ and ‘zoom in’ on the wave graph.

Make your start and stop points in lulls so that the ringtone is not jarring.

Are you satisfied with your selection?

If so, tap the “Save” button. The Save button looks like a disk and is at the top of the screen.

Name the ringtone.

The name created when “saving” is what appears in the ringtone selection menu.

Press “Save” to store your new ringtone in your Ringtones folder.

You can use the ringtone you created initially for other system sounds, such as alarms or notifications, click the menu that says “Ringtone” and select the desired location.

Go to the Settings app on your device and tap “Sound”.

Tap the “Phone ringtone” or “Ringtone” option and then select your new ringtone from the list.

How to Change Ringtones on Samsung Android Phone

From the home screen, tap Apps – from there, tap Settings, and then tap the My Device tab.

Click on Sounds and Notifications.

Scroll and tap Ringtones.

Tap your preferred ringtone, and then tap OK.

Your phone ringtone has now changed.

Best Ringtones for Android Smartphones

Here are top ten ringtones for Android smartphones:

  1. Pick Up Yo Phone by Mr. T
  2. Crazy Frog
  3. OMG by Usher
  4. South Park Soundbytes
  5. Super Mario Brothers (Theme)
  6. Exorcist Theme (Tubular Bells)
  7. Get Low by Lil’ John
  8. Original Nokia Real Tone
  9. Star Wars Theme
  10. Vibration – Really more of a default winner, etiquette often requires setting our phones to vibrate to avoid being that person to attract the ire of others


You can add a ringtone to your Samsung device using a Windows or Mac computer, or you can use an App like Ringtone maker.

This article shows you a step by step guide on how you can achieve that without breaking a sweat.

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