How to Add Your Own Ringtones and Notification Sounds to Your Android Device

One of the beautiful things about Android is its customizability. You can personalize the look of your smartphone or tablet by adding a custom launcher, animation, widgets, menus, themes and much more.

Another exciting thing to add personal taste to your Android device is to set your own ringtone or notification sound.

It is very simple. Let’s have a look how to do it.

  1. Transfer or Download Sound File to Your Device

The first thing you’ll need to do is to transfer a ringtone or notification sound to your device from a computer or either download one from the internet directly.

Android natively supports OGG, WAV, MP3 and M4A formats of sound files.

  1. Move Sound File to Ringtones or Notification Folder

After downloading a sound file, move it to the right folder on your device.

To do so, you will need a file browser app. There are many file browsers out there but I’ll recommend you to use ASUS File Manager, which is free to download on Google Play Store.

Once you’ve installed ASUS File Manager or any other file browser on your device, open it and move to Download folder.

Now press the downloaded file and hold it for a while to select it and tap Cut button.

If the downloaded file is a ringtone, paste it to the Ringtones folder and if it is a notification sound file, then to Notifications folder.

If there is no Ringtones or Notifications folder already in your device, you can create one by heading to internal Storage or main SD card directory, tapping + button and selecting New Folder.

Now name the folder either Ringtones or Notifications, and paste the copied file into the relevant folder.

  1. Reboot Your Device:

Now reboot your device to let Android find the copied file.

  1. Set Your New Ringtone or Notification Sound

When your device starts again, go to the main Settings menu à Sound & notification. Find your new sound file from Phone ringtone or Default notification ringtone folder, choose it and tap OK.

Congratulations, your device will now play your downloaded sound file to alert you on incoming calls or notifications.

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