How to use a song as a ringtone on Android

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The ringtone is one of the elements that most defines you. In addition to using the generic sounds included in Android, it is possible to use your favorite music. We can say, then, that there are as many ringtones as there are songs and musical tastes. There are several ways to set a custom song as a reminder. Do you want to know them?

Set a song as a ringtone from the settings

The first method uses the system’s ringtone selector. You can find it in the Android settings, in the section Sounds.

Sound settingsSound settings

Then select Phone ringtone.

Ringtone OptionsRingtone Options

In the popup dialog, tap on Add ringtone.

Add ringtoneAdd ringtone

Using the file browser, locate the audio you want to set as the ringtone.

Select ringtoneSelect ringtone

Now, the next time they call you, the chosen song will play.

Add a song as a ringtone with the music player

Some customization layers may not allow adding tones to the predefined list. So use the music player as an alternative. It should be noted that not all manufacturers include a player. Nor can we ensure that all native players include this option. If that’s the case for you, simply download one that supports this feature, or take a look at the alternative methods mentioned in this guide.

Once you’ve accessed the player, find the song you want to use as a ringtone. Open the song options and tap on Use as ringtone.

Set ringtone from playerSet ringtone from player

From that moment on, the chosen song will have been set as the ringtone.

Use a song as a ringtone with Ringtone Maker

To finish, we will talk about Ringtone Maker, an application that can help you if the other solutions have not worked for you. You can download and install it using the link you have below.

On your home screen, tap Ringtone.

Add a ringtoneAdd a ringtone

The application will take care of searching for all compatible files. Tap on the side arrow to see more options.

Open tone optionsOpen tone options

In the context menu, click on Set as Ringtone. If you want to choose a specific fragment of the song, you can do it with Edit.

Assign ringtoneAssign ringtone

Ringtone Maker will immediately change the current ringtone to the chosen song.

Where to find free ringtones?

There are a number of ways to find free ringtones. For example, on the Internet there are a large number of royalty-free music banks that you can freely use for this purpose, if your license allows it. On the other hand, there are more specific applications, for which we recommend visiting our section with the best apps to personalize the ringtone on Android. Finally, you can use your own MP3s, both those that you have extracted from your CDs and those that you have bought over the Internet. Remember to transfer them to internal memory so that they are available.