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How to Change Ringtone on Android Phone Tablet

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Introduction

Changing your ringtone is a fast and easy way to customize your Android phone, and it add a bit of fun and personality, not to mention it makes it easier to recognize your when your phone is ringing, rather than someone else's.

This guide will walk you through changing your default, as well as your per contact ringtones.

Android Ringtones.

1 Global Ringtone

  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Sound.
    Android Settings with Sound highlighted.
  3. Select Phone Ringtone.
    Sound Settings with Phone ringtone highlighted.
  4. Select the ringtone you'd like to use from the list. They will play a preview of each when you select them. Select OK when you've found the one you like.
    Ringtone selection with OK highlighted.

2 Contact Ringtone

You can assign a ringtone to a specific person on your contact list, so you'll know when they are calling without looking at your phone.

  1. Open Contacts.
    Android Contacts.
  2. Select the contact you'd like to set a ringtone for.
    Contact list with contact highlighted.
  3. Select Edit in the top-right.
    Contact displayed with Edit highlighted.
  4. Select the Menu on the top-right.
    Edit contact with Menu highlighted.
  5. Select Set ringtone.
    Menu with Set ringtone highlighted.
  6. Select a ringtone you'd like to hear when this person calls. You will hear a preview when you select one. Select OK when you've chosen the one you like.
    Ringtone selection with OK highlighted.

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Changing your ringtone is a fast and easy way to customize your Android phone, and it add a bit of fun and personality, not to mention it makes it easier to recognize your when your phone is ringing, rather than someone else's.

This guide will walk you through changing your default, as well as your per contact ringtones.

Android Ringtones.

  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Sound.
    Android Settings with Sound highlighted.
  3. Select Phone Ringtone.
    Sound Settings with Phone ringtone highlighted.
  4. Select the ringtone you'd like to use from the list. They will play a preview of each when you select them. Select OK when you've found the one you like.
    Ringtone selection with OK highlighted.

You can assign a ringtone to a specific person on your contact list, so you'll know when they are calling without looking at your phone.

  1. Open Contacts.
    Android Contacts.
  2. Select the contact you'd like to set a ringtone for.
    Contact list with contact highlighted.
  3. Select Edit in the top-right.
    Contact displayed with Edit highlighted.
  4. Select the Menu on the top-right.
    Edit contact with Menu highlighted.
  5. Select Set ringtone.
    Menu with Set ringtone highlighted.
  6. Select a ringtone you'd like to hear when this person calls. You will hear a preview when you select one. Select OK when you've chosen the one you like.
    Ringtone selection with OK highlighted.