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A Detailed Guidance: How To Add Custom Ringtones And Sounds To Your Android?

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Mar 13, 23, updated Sep 20, 23

In Android, you already have pretty good choices for ringtones. But if you've got bored of them and want something special, there is a way out. You can create your own tailor-made ringtones like a professional and beat your boredom.

Customized ringtones add a special and unique touch to your phone. So even in a large crowd, your phone stands out, and you can easily recognize that sound!

To help you out, we have written this comprehensive article to guide you on how to add customized ringtones on your Android. So, let's begin:

In this article
  1. How to Trim the MP3 File?
  2. How to Set an MP3 File as a Ringtone on Android?
  3. How to Set an MP3 File as a Notification Sound?
  4. How to Set MP3 Ringtones for Specific Contacts?

How to Trim the MP3 File?

If you love a particular song and want to use it as your Android's ringtone or notification sound, then there are better options than using a big file due to storage issues. However, if you trim the MP3 file, you can use it effectively to save storage on your phone without losing audio quality.

To trim and edit an MP3 file, you can use Wondershare Filmora. It is a fantastic and easy-to-use editor to edit all sorts of audio files. The editor also possesses a rich library of tools to select and cut audio files easily, detect silence, adjust the volume of the background, blend soothing sound effects in MP3 files, and more.

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Here is why Wondershare Filmora is an excellent option for trimming MP3 files in split seconds:

Features

  • Import the video files and export the audio files out of them.
  • Select and cut the audio as per your desired length.
  • Easily detach audio from video files.
  • Adjust the volume of the audio.
  • Insert audio transitions.
  • Attach several different audio files together.

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How to use Wondershare Filmora?

To use Wondershare Filmora to trim your audio files, perform the following steps:

Step1 Download the software. Now launch the software on your PC.

Step2 Click on the "Import" option to add an MP3 file.

adding an mp3 file in filmora

Step3 Drag the MP3 file and drop it into the "Timeline Panel" present at the bottom.

adding an mp3 file to the timeline

Step4 Click the MP3 file, and a double arrow will appear. Drag the double arrow on the MP3 file to select a part that you want to trim. Now, click the "Split" option to delete the selected part.

select and trim the mp3 file

Step5 Click the "Export" option and export the newly created MP3 file in MP3 format.

export the mp3 file in mp3 format

How to Set an MP3 File as a Ringtone on Android?

After learning about how to make keen ringtones by yourself, it’s time to set the MP3 file as your Android ringtone. You can set a trimmed MP3 file as a ringtone on your Android phone by doing these steps:

Step1 Transfer the trimmed MP3 file from your PC to your Android phone's "File Manager" using a USB cable. You can also use Google Drive or other cloud services to sync the trimmed file on your Android phone.

transfer the trimmed mp3 file

Step2 Open "Settings" on your Android phone. Scroll below and tap the "Sound" option.

open settings and tap sound option

Step3 Scroll below and tap the "Phone Ringtone" option.

tap phone ringtone option

Step4 Now, all the default ringtones of the phone will appear here. To use a customized ringtone, tap the "+" button on top to add the trimmed MP3 file here.

tap + button to add trimmed mp3 fille

Step5 Select the customized ringtone from "Sound Picker" and tap "Done," and that's it. You've now successfully set a customized ringtone on your Android phone.

select customized mp3 file from sound pickerr

How to Set an MP3 File as a Notification Sound?

Apart from setting ringtone, you are also supported to set customized notification sound. If you want to use an MP3 file as a notification sound on Android, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step1 Launch "Settings" on your phone and tap the "Sound" option.

open settings and tap sound option

Step2 Now scroll below and tap the "Notification Sound" option.

tap notification sound option

Step3 A list of default notification sounds will open up. To select the trimmed MP3 file, tap the "+" button available at the bottom.

tap + button to add trimmed mp3 filee

Step4 Select the customized sound and tap "Save." Now you have successfully set a customized MP3 file as a notification sound.

select customized sound and tap save

How to Set MP3 Ringtones for Specific Contacts?

If you want to set an MP3 ringtone for specific contacts on Android, do these steps:

Step1 Open "Contacts" on your Android phone and select the contact number you are looking to assign an MP3 ringtone.

open contacts and select

Step2 Tap the "Edit" option available at the bottom.

tap edit option

Step3 Tap the "Ringtone" option.

tap ringtone option

Step4 A list of default ringtones will appear. If you want to add a customized ringtone, tap the "+" button on top.

tap + button to add trimmed mp3 file

Step5 Select the customized MP3 file from "Sound Picker," and you are done.

Repeat the above steps to set MP3 ringtones for other contacts on your Android phone.

select customized mp3 file from sound picker

Conclusion

In this comprehensive article, we dug deep into finding an easy way to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android phone. We also shared a simple method to trim large MP3 files using Wondershare Filmora to sort the storage issues without affecting the audio quality.

In addition, we provided you with a detailed guide to add a customized ringtone on your Android phone, set it as a notification sound, or use it for specific contact numbers.

Hopefully, you will find our article helpful, and you can now add customized ringtones and sounds to your Android phone on your own without any hassle.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Sep 20, 23
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