5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2012 6:06 PM by lakewooder1 RSS

changing ringtone

I know I am going to be embarrassed when I hear the answer, which I suspect has something with me not understanding the Droid system. I am trying to change my ringtone from one of the phone's options to a song ringtone I have purchased. Everything online says that the way to do that is to click and hold on the song in Music, and an option will come up saying something like, Use as Ringtone.

 

But when I click on the song in Music, I only get "add to playlist' 'settings' and 'options,' which calls up the menu for playing back the song.

 

How do you change the ringtone to a song?

  • 1. Re: changing ringtone
    koolkat222

    Try going to the settings menu, then sounds. There, you should see phone ringtone. When you select that is when the song choices should appear.

     

    Hope this works for you.

  • 2. Re: changing ringtone

    The surefire way to make your song available as a ringtone is as follows.

     

    Plug your phone into your computer.

    Press the button on your android screen to Turn on USB Mode

    Open the phone in "My Computer" (you will now be looking at the contents of your sd card)

    Right click somewhere in this window and highlight New->folder

    name this folder "ringtones" (without the quotes)

    copy your song into this folder

    Safely remove the phone from your computer.

    On your phone press

    Home->Menu->Settings->Sounds->Ringtone and select your song from the list.

     

    Note that you can also do this for notifications by creating a folder call "notifications" on your SD card and placing custome notification sounds in it.

     

    Enjoy your new ringtone!

  • 3. Re: changing ringtone
    wchettel

    mikewithe wrote:

     

    The surefire way to make your song available as a ringtone is as follows.

     

    Plug your phone into your computer.

    Press the button on your android screen to Turn on USB Mode

    Open the phone in "My Computer" (you will now be looking at the contents of your sd card)

    Right click somewhere in this window and highlight New->folder

    name this folder "ringtones" (without the quotes)

    copy your song into this folder

    Safely remove the phone from your computer.

    On your phone press

    Home->Menu->Settings->Sounds->Ringtone and select your song from the list.

     

    Note that you can also do this for notifications by creating a folder call "notifications" on your SD card and placing custome notification sounds in it.

     

    Enjoy your new ringtone!

    This is excellent advise from mikewithe.  While you're at it, you can also create a folder named "alarms" on your SD card.  You would use this folder to store any "alarm" type mp3 sound file for use by your alarm clock app or any other app that uses 'alarms'.

     

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    WCHettel

    Davie, FL

  • 4. Re: changing ringtone
    tmo_alicia_b

    Hi lakewooder1,

         Were you have to get the ringtone set using any of the suggestions above? Let us know what you did, and if it worked!

  • 5. Re: changing ringtone

    I'm sorry to take sooo long to respond, it was my wife's phone, and she got busy and then we lost the darn cable .... but once I got plugged in tonight, that solution worked great and she is now very happy that Chariots of Fire is her ringtone now. Tip of the hat to mikewithe