We have been making custom ring tones on our phones for years, but with today's smartphones everything has become simpler. Here we will guide you through the process of creating a custom ring tone for your Android device using a variety of methods including RingDroid, GarageBand and AVCWare Ringtone Maker. Setting your phone to play the latest Ed Sheeran melody every time your last Tinder date rings has never been easier.
Create a ringtone with RingDroid
RingDroid is an intuitive app that allows you to create ringtones from any WAV, 3GPP, ARM, AAC, MP4 or MPE3 audio file that you have on your Android phone. The process is simple and easy to understand, at least after one or two attempts. The best part? It's completely free and you can create ringtones without having your computer to hand.
Copy the number to the internal storage of your telephone
The number must be the internal storage of your telephone before you can make a ringtone out of it. How you do this is up to you, but there are a number of ways to do it.
- The "retro" way would be to connect your phone to your computer for manual transfer.
- You can also transfer the number file to your Google Drive account and then download it to your phone.
Make the ringtone with RingDroid
- Start RingDroid. You can download the app for free on Google Play if you don't have it yet.
- RingDroid shows all music on your phone when it is opened. Scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top and find the number that you want to use for your ringtone.
- If you cannot find your newly downloaded number, try closing the app and restarting.
- Tap the song title to select it and tap Trim to reduce it.
- Adjust the markers and select the part of the number that you want to use as a ringtone. [1
- Give the ringtone a name and export it.
Assigning the ringtone with RingDroid
If you have just finished making your ringtone, setting it up is easy.
- Tap Use as on the window that appears immediately after you have exported your trimmed melody.
- Then select whether you want to use it as an alarm, ringtone, notification, or a combination of the three.
If you set it from the main menu of the app, it is also easy to do.
- From the main menu of the app, tap Show cropped and then select the file that you saved.
- Tap More and then Use as .
- Like the last method, you will I can then choose whether you want to use it as an alarm, ring tone, notification or a combination of the three.
Assign the ringtone via the settings menu of your telephone
- Go to Settings > Sound> Telephone ringtone. Then select My sounds on a standard Android 10 interface.
- Select the desired ring tone.
The process may differ slightly on the phones from other manufacturers and in earlier versions of Android. For example, on Samsung phones, go to your app Settings and then on Sounds and vibrations> Ringtone .
Assign the ring tone via the Contacts menu of your telephone
If you think that a number of contacts deserve their own custom ring tones, you can set individual ring tones in your app Contacts . To create a ringtone, follow the steps above and then assign it as follows:
- Open Contacts and select the desired contact.
- Tap the three points in the upper right corner.
- Select Set the ring tone.
- Select the desired ring tone for that contact.
Creating a ringtone with GarageBand (MacOS)
GarageBand is another free alternative that allows Mac users to create their own custom ringtones for Android. And because Apple software is included with your Mac, you don't have to buy the software.
- Start the program and make sure you have the latest software update before you continue.
- Open the chosen number in Garageband by dragging your files to Garageband.
- Select Cycle mode (the circular arrow icon next to the red button Record ) and select the part of the number that you want to use for your ringtone. . Keep in mind that Android ringtones usually run in 30-second loops (or less).
- Go to Garage tire> Preferences> Advanced and make sure that the box next to Normalize auto is checked.
- After you have selected a ringtone, click on the Share option in the main menu bar. Then click on Export number to disk and choose the desired MP3 format and a storage location for the resulting audio clip.
- Click on Export in the lower right corner of the window.
How to make a ringtone using AVCWare Ringtone Maker (Windows)
AVCWare is a piece of software that allows you to easily create ringtones by choosing your number and selecting the part of the desired number select to use and export as MP3.
- Start the program and find the number you want to convert. If you don't have the program yet, you can find it here.
- Move the selection handles to select the part of the number that you want to use. You can also manually enter the exact start and stop times for your ringtone.
- Select the Output file name and Output folder to save your ringtone.
- Click on the iPhone icon in the lower right corner. When you are finished, follow the steps above to set and assign ring tones.
Copy your ringtone to the internal storage of your phone
Whether you create your ringtone on your Mac or Windows computer, you must have it on your phone. You do this as follows:
- Connect your Android phone to your computer.
- Drag your new ring tone to the Ringtones folder on the internal storage of your phone. If you don't have a ring tone folder, go ahead and create a folder.
- Eject your Android phone. When you are finished, follow the steps above to set and assign ring tones.
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