How to Change the Ringtones on your Android phone

How to Change the Ringtones on your Android phone

Tired of the default ringtone on your Android smartphone? Interested in changing it to something else?  Watch this tutorial to learn how to easily change the ringtones on your Android device. I’ve also posted a written step-by-step guide below for those of you who aren’t visual learners. Click the “Read More” button below for the video tutorial and step-by-step instructions. And don’t forget to leave a comment if you have questions or need some additional assistance.

Instructions on How to Change the Ringtones on your Android Smartphone:

Step 1: Unlock your phone so that you appear on the Home Screen

Step 2: Click the “Menu” button on your smartphone

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon that appears

Step 4: Click the “Sound” option in the settings menu

Step 5: Select the “Phone Ringtone” option

Step 6: Click on the names of the various ringtones that are available. You will hear a preview of the ringtone.

Step 7: After you make your selection for ringtone then click on the “OK” button.

Step 8: You are done! Enjoy your new ringtone the next time you get a phone call!

Video Tutorial:

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I'm a huge Android fan and also the founder of the DroidLessons website. I started obsessing about the Android platform as soon as I got my HTC EVO phone in mid-2010. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with learning all that I can about the Android OS and sharing that knowledge with my friends and family.
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  1. Linda Key
    Linda Key April 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm .

    I downloaded music from my computer to use as ringtones. I have added all the music to the ringtone list. Then I have have gone into each individual who I would like to have a custom ringtone. It seems to do everything fine, however as soon as I click “ok” (thinking the ringtone has been saved to that contact) I go back in and the ringtone says “default” There are about a dozen individuals I would like to have a personal ringtone, so how do force the default for each of these individuals to go away and for this little Droid to save the ringtone? All my contacts rings to the default ringtone, which in this case is a song I picked out from one I added, but I want unique rings. I sure hope you can help

  2. shelley
    shelley November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm .

    What do I do if I want 2 put one of my ringtones as my ringtone

  3. clara
    clara December 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm .

    John how do I set ringtones to each contact?

  4. patti
    patti May 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm .

    I’m looking for a free music, ringtone and ringback songs for my brand new droid bionic and also some cool apps. Any suggestions?

  5. Jenn
    Jenn December 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm .

    I have a Droid 4 and no matter what ringtone I set, the calls come through as being announced. “Call from xxx-xxx-xxxx or Call from contact name.”. I’d love to get that back eventually but would like to turn it off occasionally for simple ringtones. Any clue?

  6. Lynn
    Lynn February 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm .

    Is there a way that I can set one ringtone for emails and another ringtone for texts?

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