How to Install and Customize Ringtones on Android Phones

MakeUseOf | 2/11/2019 | Neeraj Chand
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Android gives you a wide variety of options for customizing your phone, and changing your ringtone is one of the most enjoyable.

As you might expect, you have many options for changing your phone’s various alerts and tones from the default options. With a bit of work, you can use your own track as a ringtone. Even better, you can apply custom ringtones to specific contacts. And don’t forget about custom notification sounds!

Custom - Ringtones - Notification - Sounds - Android

Let’s go through how to create and set custom ringtones and notification sounds on Android one by one. We used a OnePlus 6T as an example here; your phone may look slightly different.

Most people keep the bulk of their music files on a computer. To convert one (or more) music tracks into your phone ringtone or notification sound, use the following steps.

Download - Audio - Recording - Desktop - App

Download the free audio recording and editing desktop app Audacity.

Install the LAME MP3 encoder library, which will allow you to export files from Audacity in MP3 format.

Audacity - Source - File - File - >

Launch Audacity and open the source file by going to File > Open. You can also drag and drop a track into Audacity if you prefer.

Use your mouse to highlight the section of the song you want as your ringtone and press Ctrl + C to copy it. You can click the Play button to preview the selection.

Press - Shift - + - C - X

Press Shift + C or click the X at the top-left of the current track to close it.

Paste the selected portion of the music file into a new track with Ctrl + V.

Effect - Menu - Changes - Audio - Amplify

If you wish, you can use the Effect menu to make further changes to the audio. Use the Amplify option to boost the volume, or Fade In/Out to make the tone start more gently.

When you’re done, save the file to your computer with File > Export > Export as MP3. Give it a...
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