If you want to customise your smartphone, changing the ringtone is a good place to start. Before smartphones became the norm, you had to pay for custom ringtones, but now you can create a unique ringtone using any app of your choice. If you like a hook from a song or a sound bite from a movie, converting it into a ringtone is a pretty easy task. In this article, we show you how to create a custom ringtone for your Android smartphone.
Create a custom ringtone using a third-party app
If you want to set a song as your ringtone, you want the hook or a particular segment of the song to play whenever you receive a call. Setting the entire song as the ringtone can be quite tedious and defeats the purpose of a customised tone if you can’t even hear the desired part. Luckily, there are a ton of song editing apps on Google Play Store that will help you trim a song to an ideal length. Once you have edited a song, you can set it as your ringtone. Here’s how you can trim a song using the ‘MP3 cutter & ringtone maker’ app.
Step 1: Install the ‘MP3 cutter & ringtone maker’ app from Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the app and select the song you want to trim.
Step 3: Use the slider to trim the song and edit the part you want to set as your ringtone.
Step 4: You can also use the fade effects and alter the volume of specific parts of the song.
Step 5: If you want to get creative, you can even merge multiple songs together to create a unique ringtone.
Step 6: Once you’ve edited the song, save it on your device. You can also set the song as your ringtone directly from the app.
Set a song as your ringtone on Android
Once you’ve trimmed a song down, you can set it as your ringtone from your phone’s settings. Here’s how.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select ‘Sounds and vibration.’
Step 2: Select Ringtone and tap on the plus icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select the song from your phone’s storage.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Done.’
This is how you can create a custom ringtone for your Android smartphone. If you do not want to use a third-party app to edit a song on your phone, you can achieve the same result by using Audacity on your PC. Once you’ve figured out how to trim a song to an ideal length, you can use it to set custom notification sounds and personalised ringtones for different contacts as well.
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