Android - Use a song as ringtone

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Android - Use a song as ringtone

Android offer a wide selection of ringtones, but you can also a create custom ringtones out of your favorite songs. Several methods are available:

Method 1:

  • Connect your smartphone to your PC.
  • Copy the song of your choice in the "Ringtones" folder of your phone.
  • If the Ringtones folder doesn't exist, create it at the root of the internal storage of your phone.

The list of compatible audio format is listed here: media format and codec support.

Method 2:

  • Open the Music Player app.
  • Tap and hold on the music track of your choice.
  • Tap on Set As Ringtone.

The Sound Picker feature

The Sound Picker feature (available on the Samsung Galaxy S5) can automatically select the "best" section of a song and use it as ringtone.
To use the Sound Picker feature:
  • Go to Settings > Call Settings > Ringtones and keypad tones.
  • Tap on Ringtones > Add
  • The "Complete action using" menu will be displayed.
  • Select the "Sound picker"
  • Leave the "Auto recommendation" option checked.
  • Browse for your audio file/song and the Sound picker feature will do the rest.

The Ringdroid app

The "RingDroid" allows you to create ringtones out of a specific section of a song.