3 Easy Ways To Make A Ringtone For Android

If you are someone who likes to experiment with your Android device, especially when it comes to songs, ringtones, etc, this is the right place for you.

We have come up with the best application that is needed to Make a Ringtone for Android devices.

There are no limited uses for a ringtone on android; you can save it for alarm, text, or contacts.

In fact, you can customize one of your own, different for each contact on your device, isn’t it cool? Therefore, to make your process easy we have come up with the three best apps serving this purpose. 

How To Make a Ringtone for Android? 

Following are some of the best applications that can be used to Make a Ringtone for Android:

1. Using RingDroid

You can create a ringtone using the RingDroid application in any of the audio files saved on your internal storage i.e. WAV, ARM, MP4, 3GPP, AAC, or MPE3.

With only 1-2 attempts, you’ll easily learn this process as it is straightforward and easy. And the best part of this application is that it is absolutely free and does not require a computer on hand. 

For creating the ringtones, the following are the steps:
  • Launch the application; you can install it from Google Play if you haven’t downloaded it yet. 
  • You can see all the music you have on your phone when you open the app.
  • At the top there’ll be a search option, you can use that to locate the song you want to set as a ringtone. (If you have recently downloaded a song and couldn’t find it here, restart the application).
  • Select the song by tapping on it. 
  • Shrink down the song by tapping on Trim.
  • Select the part you want to make a ringtone by adjusting the markers. 
  • Once you have successfully adjusted the markers, in the bottom-right corner tap on the download icon. 
  • Export the ringtone after naming it. 

Assigning the Ringtone using RingDroid:

You can use this same application for assigning the Ringtone and for this the steps are:

  • After you export the trimmed tune, you’ll see a window pop-up on your screen, tap on the Use as an option on it.
  • You can select it as an alarm, ringtone, notification, or any other available combination of the three of your choice.

You can also assign it from the application’s main menu:

  • Tap on Trimmed Tone in the main menu, and choose the file you have saved. 
  • Tap on More and then tap on Use as.
  • Select what you want to use this tone as, such as Alarm, ringtone, notification, etc. in a combination of the three. 

2. Using GarageBand (For macOS)

If you are a MAC user and looking for a way to Make a Ringtone for Android. You just need to make sure you have the updated version of the application while using it. And steps for this are:

  • The application opens with New Project selected by Default and Empty Project highlighted. 
  • Tap on the Choose button to start.
  • Import the audio file by tapping on the Microphone icon on the pop-up window. Check you have selected No Input before you tap on the Create button. 
  • With the help of Finder Look for your song. Drag the song into GarageBand. It loads into the first track.
  • On the right side of the red record button, there’ll be a Cycle Button click on it. Keep this button ON by toggling it till the end of the process. 
  • On the number line, there will be a yellow highlight, hover your cursor to the left end of it. You need to set the ringtone’s starting point by managing the arrow left or right.
  • And the same needs to be done with the right end to set the ending part of the ringtone.
  • Most of the ringtones on Android run for 30 seconds therefore you need to check the highlighted yellow part to see where the tone starts and ends. 
  • Go to the GarageBand from the Menu Bar. Go to the Preferences. Go to Advanced and check the box next to Auto Normalize.
  • Followed by Export Song to Disk on the Menu bar, click on the Share button, after you are satisfied with the ringtone selection. 
  • Select a name, and save the file format, location, and quality in the pop-up window. 
  • Click on Export Button to finish. 

3. Using AVCWare Ringtone Maker (For Windows)

You just need to select the song and trim it and export it in MP3 for making a ringtone with AVCWare. And the steps for this are:

  • Launch the program. Locate the song that you want to convert into a ringtone by clicking on Browse. 
  • Select the portion of the song you want to make the ringtone of by adjusting the handles. If you prefer you can also input the ringtone’s starting and ending parts manually.
  • Select the Output File and Output Folder to save your ringtone.
  • In the lower-right corner click on the iPhone icon. After that follow the steps to assign ringtones. 

Assigning the Ringtone using the Phone’s Setting Menu

Steps for assigning Ringtones using the Phone setting menu can be different for different versions of Android phones. For example, if you are a Samsung user, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open the setting application.
  • Tap on Sounds and Vibration
  • Tap on the Ringtone option.

While for a standard Android 10 interface these are the steps:

  • Open the Settings on the phone.
  • Go to the Sounds.
  • Select the Phone ringtone option.
  • Select My Sounds.
  • Select the ringtone you want.

Assigning the Ringtone using the Phone’s Contact Menu

You can also customize the ringtone for different contacts in the contact app on your phone. Simply make a ringtone and then assign it to the contact with help of these steps:

  • Go to the Contacts; select the contact you want to customize with the ringtone.
  • In the top-right corner tap on the three dots.
In the top-right corner tap on the three dots. make a ringtone for android
  • Tap on the Set Ringtone option.
Tap on the Set Ringtone option.
  • Select the ringtone you prefer for that particular contact. 

Keep in mind that this process as well can be a little different for each version of android. Such as for Samsung Galaxy A10e you need to select the Contact’s Edit button for customizing the ringtone. 

Copying Your Ringtone To Your Phone’s Internal Storage

After making the ringtone on your PC you can easily upload it to your phone using easy steps. This is not difficult at all, just follow these steps:

  • Plug a USB cable into your phone. Plug the other end of the USB into your PC for stabilizing a secure connection.
  • Open the Ringtones folder. Or you can also create a folder yourself.
  • Unplug your Android Device. Then assign the ringtones following the steps mentioned above. 

Besides this, you can also upload the ringtone to a cloud-cased or OneDrive, and from there you can directly download them on your Android device. And this process doesn’t need a USB cable and is easier and quicker. 


Hence, we have mentioned everything that you might need to make a ringtone for an Android device. To ease the entire process, we have also mentioned the process of assigning the process using three different ways.

You can choose the best as your preference. You can also save the ringtone on your phone’s internal storage.

But as mentioned above, you need to keep in mind that there is a possibility that the steps for different versions of Android can be different. But in general, these are the ones that work for many Android devices. 

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