Creating custom ringtones on the Android phone sounds like a cool idea and apps like Ringdroid, MP3 Cutter, and Ringtone Maker make it easy. However, learning how to use the app may take a little more than a few minutes. In this article, I show you how to create custom ringtones from any song on Android phone.
While many apps allow you to create custom ringtones for an Android phone, I have selected the three best apps for the task.
Ringdroid, MP3 cutter, and Ringtone Maker. Of the three, Ringdroid comes first in my recommendation. However, feel free to use all the three apps before deciding which one you want to use.
Ringdroid is a free open-source app and is ad-free unlike the other two apps in the list. The app is easy to use and comes with all the features needed to create custom ringtones, alarm tones, and notification sounds.
Begin by downloading the Ringdroid app from the play store. The app is free to download, and the size is just over 300KBs.
Make sure; you have the song or music that you want to turn into ringtone saved in the internal or external storage on your phone.
Open the Ringdroid app on your phone.
The app’s interface will list all the music files saved in your Android phone including the songs and default ringtones.
You can force the app to show all audio files by tapping on Menu ( three dots) and then tap on “Show All Audio.” Use the search bar for the easier finding of the songs.
Scroll through the music files and tap on the song that you want to use. Wait for Ringdroid to load the music files.
On the editing screen, you can see two sliders to select the start and end points. You can also enter the “Start and End” points at the bottom.
Drag the first slider to the point from where you want the ringtone to begin and the second slider to the endpoint.
Tap on the Play button to check if the Start and End selection are right.
To create the ringtone, tap the Save ( File icon) at the top. Select the File type as Ringtone and enter a name for the new ringtone.
Tap on Save to create the ringtone.
Now the app will show you two options. Tap on Make Default to make that ringtone as your default ringtone.
Tap on Assign to Contact to set the ringtone for any contact. If selected, you need to choose the contact of the next screen, and that’s it.
- Set as Default – If you missed setting the newly created ringtone as Default, you can do it after creating the ringtone as well. Tap on the Down arrow button in front of the music file and select Set as Default Ringtone.
- Assign to Contact – The same applies to assign a ringtone to a Contact. Tap on the down arrow button and select Assign to Contact.
- Record Audio – Would you rather record your own audio and set it as Ringtone? To set your own recorded audio as Ringtone, tap on the Record (mic) icon on the top and start recording the audio. Tap on Stop and then make any edits if you want to. Tap on the Save button to save the audio as a ringtone.
2. Ringtone Maker
Ringtone Maker is a bit more sophisticated Ringtone maker app for Android and is an excellent alternative to Ringdroid if you need more features.
The app is free to download, so begin with downloading the Ringtone Maker app from the App Store.
Open the app from the app drawer. On the interface, the app will list all the music files saved in your Android phone.
You can scan for the unlisted music files by taping the Menu icon and then Scan option.
From the main screen, tap on three dots beside the song that you want to set as ringtone and select Edit.
The editor has two sliders like Ringdroid. The top slider allows you to set the start point and the bottom slider is for setting the endpoint.
You can also use the Zoom function if you want to deal in the millisecond.
Once you have set the “Start and End” point, tap on the Volume icon on the top.
Here you can set the Fade in and Fade out time and also adjust the volume.
Tap OK to save the changes.
Tap the Save (file icon), select file type as Ringtone, give a name to the Ringtone and tap Save.
That’s it. You have successfully created custom Ringtone from a Song on Android phone. Next, you can either set that the new ringtone as default ringtone or assign it to a contact.
Ringtone Maker app also has a Record and Browser option. Using the Record New option, you can record your voice and set it as ringtone, and the browser function acts like file explorer, in case you want to select a music file manually.
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3. MP3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker
If you want a basic ringtone app, then MP3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker is a good choice. The app has edit music and Record and edit features.
Download MP3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker app from the Google Play Store.
Open the app. On the app interface, there are three buttons.
Tap on Edit Music button to create a custom ringtone from a song. Other settings in the app are similar to Ringdroid.
Drag the top slider to the Start point and the bottom slider to the End. Use the play button to see if the selection is right.
Tap the Save (file icon) at the top, select file type as Ringtone, enter a name for the ringtone and then tap Save.
The app will save the ringtone and show you Make Default button. Tap on it to make the ringtone as default ringtone. You can find all the ringtones created using the app in Saved Ringtones section. The only thing to consider here are the ads even inside the edit page that makes the interface look a bit busy.
While I prefer to keep the simplest possible ringtone available on the smartphone by default, some people prefer to personalize their Android smartphone. Android allows you to set a different ringtone for different contacts and what can be the better way of personalizing the Android phone by setting your favorite song as the ringtone.