12 Best Free Ringtone Download Sites

Use these sites to download the best free ringtones for your phone

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Free ringtones are a great way to add some fun and personality to your phone without having to spend your hard-earned money on even more phone accessories. Using the websites below, you'll be able to get some free ringtones downloaded to your phone in minutes, and some even let you create your own ringtones.

There's a variety of free ringtones available from each of these websites that include music, sounds effects, movie and TV clips, funny sounds, message tones, and just about anything else you could want to have on your phone.

These free ringtone download sites all have different features that make them unique, so be sure to check out each of them until you find your favorite.

How to Use a Ringtone Website

Ringtone websites let you download audio files directly from their site. In most cases, the audio files are already prepared as ringtone files for you so that all you have to do is put the ringtone on your phone to use it.

However, not all phones make the transfer process easy. In fact, only Android devices, like phones from Samsung, Google, etc., can download ringtones directly to the device.

For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, you have to first download the ringtone to your computer and then transfer it from your computer to your phone. You can do that with iTunes.

To download ringtones to an Android or BlackBerry device, pick the MP3 option on the ringtone website. If you're going to use the ringtone on an iOS device, download the M4R version of the ringtone.

If the ringtone website provides a ringtone in an audio format that your phone doesn't recognize as a ringtone file, your phone might store it as a song instead of a ringtone. You can use a free audio converter program like FileZigZag to save the ringtone in a format usable on your phone.

Some of these audio file downloads will start playing in your browser automatically and won't prompt you to download the ringtone to your computer. If that happens, right-click the file and choose to save it so that you can pick where it should download to on your computer.

How to Change Your Ringtone

Downloading free ringtones is just one step; to actually use the ringtones on your phone, you have to change your ringtone settings so that your device knows which audio file to use as the ringtone.

You can change your Android ringtone or pick a different iPhone ringtone from the Ringtone area of your phone's settings.

Not every ringtone website is legal, and even the legal ones sometimes have copyrighted music. If you see a ringtone from a modern, popular song, it's more than likely copyrighted and illegal to download.

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Zedge

Zedge party ringtones

What We Like

  • Several fun categories of ringtones

  • You can preview a ringtone before downloading it

  • Shows trending ringtones at the top

  • There's an Android app

What We Don't Like

  • All ringtones download as MP3, which isn't the ringtone format for some phones

Zedge has a massive collection of free ringtones that you can browse by sound and popular searches. Categories help you find free ringtones related to animal sounds, party sounds, alarm sounds, cat sounds, game sounds, and more.

Zedge really excels at having some excellent sound effects and movie clip ringtones. Pick a ringtone to preview it and use the download button to put it on your device.

Android users can install the ZEDGE app to download ringtones.

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Tones7

Tones7 free ringtones

What We Like

  • Simple and easy to use

  • Instant downloads

  • MP3 and M4R files

  • Online previews

What We Don't Like

  • Lots of website advertising

Over 25 categories of completely free ringtones are available at Tones7. You can find both MP3 and M4R downloads here, which means they work on iPhone, iPad, Android, and other devices.

Every download page lets you listen to the ringtone and see its details, like the file size, number of downloads, description, and genre.

The list of most popular ringtones on Tones7 is a great place to start if you're not sure which genre to choose. They also have a page for newly added ringtones.

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mobile9

Mobile9 rintone downloads

What We Like

  • Shows ringtones compatible with only your phone

  • Dozens of genres of ringtones

  • Sorting options help you find the most popular ringtones

What We Don't Like

  • Must wait several seconds for each download

  • Limited to 10 ringtone downloads per day

mobile9 has you enter your device type before you even get to the free ringtones. This means that once you're in, everything you're looking at is going to be compatible with your phone.

You can search through mobile9's free ringtones by what's hot, new, or tagged as the best of them all. There's also a filter you can use to only show free ringtones by the category they're in, like oldies, Spanish, funny, SMS, and many others. A family filter can be toggled on and off too.

Most of the favorite ringtones at mobile9 include sound effects, movie clips, and original music.

After you've listened to the ringtone you like, you can download it or have it sent to your device (if your device is capable of direct downloads).

mobile9 also has a mobile app that Windows Phone and Android users can install to listen to the ringtones.

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Melofania

Melofania's Olly Murs ringtones

What We Like

  • Ringtones download instantly (no waiting period or ads)

  • A preview is available for every ringtone

  • Every ringtone works with Android and iPhone

  • You can make your own ringtones from song files or YouTube videos

What We Don't Like

  • Although there's a ringtone editor, you can't edit ringtones made by others unless you download the file and then re-upload it to the editor

  • Can't browse for ringtone downloads by genre (only the artist's name)

Much like some of the other ringtones sites from this list, Melofania lets you edit your own music files to create a custom ringtone, as well as simply download ringtones created by other users.

The ringtone editor is really easy to use because you can drag the clip section around the music file, choosing exactly what part of the song should be made into a ringtone.

In addition to making your own ringtone, you can search or browse through ones created by others like by the artist name or by a section just for featured ringtones. If you're not sure where to start, see the top ringtones downloaded at Melofania.

When you're ready to download a ringtone from Melofania, you can select one of two file types that will work with iPhone, Android, and other phones.

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CellBeat

CellBeat theme song ringtones

What We Like

  • Dozens of ringtone genres

  • Ringtones can be sorted by popularity

  • Downloads are instant

What We Don't Like

  • Some genres don't show any ringtones

  • The ringtone creation tool doesn't work

  • Ringtone download links are often dead

CellBeat is another free ringtone download site that has plenty to choose from. Some of the categories include classic, disco, alternative, funky, games, Indian pop, Latin, jazz, and electronica.

Ringtones can be previewed on the site and you can see when they were uploaded, how many downloads each has received, the length and file size, and other details.

CellBeat has various links to make finding your next favorite ringtone easy, such as the recent ringtones, most downloaded ringtones, and highest rated ringtones pages.

On a ringtone's download page are two links: one for iPhone and one for Android.

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Cellsea

Cellsea most downloaded hard rock ringtones

What We Like

  • Displays ringtones compatible with your specific device

  • Five ringtone format options (MP3, M4R, OGG, etc.)

  • Finding the most popular ringtones is easy

  • Over 30 genres of free ringtone downloads

What We Don't Like

  • Clicking the download button often displays a pop-up ad

  • Some download links ask you to purchase the song instead of download it for free

Cellsea lets you edit your own music to create custom ringtones as well as download ones created by other users.

It's easy to use Cellsea because you can select the phone you have and then browse for not only ringtones but also for wallpapers and apps that are made specifically for your phone. Then just search or browse for ringtones by recently added, popular now, most downloaded, or highest rated.

If creating your own, the online ringtone creator is super easy to use. You get to choose the precise length of the ringtone and whether you want it to fade in and/or out. You must create a free account to make your own ringtone.

Once you find or build the ringtone you want, the download page has instructions for getting the ringtone on your Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry device. There's also a mobile-optimized version of the desktop site.

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MyTinyPhone

MyTinyPhone jazz ringtone downloads

What We Like

  • Has lots of free ringtones

  • There are several ways to save the ringtone to your computer or phone

  • Multiple search and sort options make finding a ringtone simple

  • There's an Android app

What We Don't Like

  • The different download options can be confusing

MyTinyPhone has over half a million free ringtones that you can browse through by category, date added, and popularity, and there are numerous ways to download them.

After you find the ringtone you want, you can have it sent to your phone as an attachment or URL, saved to your computer, opened directly from your phone using a special code number, downloaded as an M4R file for use on iOS devices that use iTunes, or opened from your phone using the given QR code.

If you've been to MyTinyPhone before, you might like the new ringtones section to find the newest additions. The most popular ringtones area is also fun.

If you register for a free account at MyTinyPhone, you can upload your own MP3s to turn them into ringtones. When doing so, you have the option to keep the ringtone private or to share it with other MyTinyPhone users.

If you're on an Android device, you can use the MyTinyPhone mobile app to download the free ringtones.

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Ringer

Ringer website

What We Like

  • Lets you build your own custom ringtone

  • Ringtones can be made for iPhone and Android devices

  • Your custom ringtone can be as long as you want it to be

  • Lets you adjust the volume and start/end times

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn't include a fade in or fade out option

  • Can't download ringtones made by other users

Ringer doesn't offer ringtones for you to browse through and download. Instead, it's merely a ringtone maker that allows audio files to be uploaded to the site and edited. You can upload MP3, WAV, WMA, and some other types of audio files.

The ringtones you make at Ringer can be any length, and choosing the selection out of the audio file is really easy to manipulate by either dragging the edges of the selection or choosing the exact time the ringtone should start and end.

Ringer also lets you adjust the volume of the ringtone before you download it. 

When finished, just choose which format to save it as (MP3 or M4R) and then select the MAKE RINGTONE button to have Ringer adjust the audio file like you specified so that you can download it to your computer.

Uploaded files are deleted from Ringer.org after one hour.

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Audiko

Audiko's free indie ringtone downloads

What We Like

  • Downloads ringtones in both M4R and MP3 formats

  • Lets you browse by artist and genre

  • Includes a free ringtone maker tool

What We Don't Like

  • You can download only five ringtones for free

  • A [free] user account is required

  • Some "download" links are fake and make you pay for the ringtone

Audiko has ringtones in genres such as rock, dance, rap, soundtrack, classic rock, pop, and others. You can look through the top 100 ringtones or browse by artist.

Like some of the other websites from this list, Audiko can also create a ringtone from your own music collection or through a URL of the audio file.

An M4R file is available if you wish to use a ringtone on an iPhone, else an MP3 version can be downloaded for most other phones.

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Mobiles24

Mobiles24's free funny ringtones

What We Like

  • No user account required

  • Lots of options

  • Many genre choices

  • Compatible with all devices

  • Sorting and filtering options

What We Don't Like

  • Many iPhone download links don't work

Mobiles24 is another source of ringtones. You have access to over 130,000 ringtone downloads.

Like most ringtone download sites, you get to preview the sounds before saving them. When it's time to get the ringtone, you can choose a version that works for Android and other phones, and one that can used on iPhones.

If your phone supports it, you can download these ringtones without a computer by scanning the QR code on the download page. An app is available for Android users.

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Notification Sounds

Sound effect downloads from Notification Sounds

What We Like

  • Easy to navigate

  • Multiple download options

  • Sound previews

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively limited list of genres

Sometimes all you really need is a simple notification sound, one you might find at this ringtone site aptly called Notification Sounds.

A few of the categories of free ringtone downloads include Sound Effects, Funny, Christmas Ringtones, Animals, Wake-Up Tones, and Mini Ringtone Songs.

When you download a ringtone, you can choose from MP3, M4R, and OGG.

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Phonezoo Ringtones

Phonezoo's free ringtones

What We Like

  • Instant downloads

  • Every ringtone can be previewed before the download

What We Don't Like

  • Includes only a few ringtone categories

  • Ringtones download as MP3s only

  • The "send to phone" feature doesn't work

Phonezoo is another free ringtone website that lets you download and share ringtones for your mobile devices. Some of the ringtones you can download are in the MP3 format while others may be saved as M4A files.

The website isn't laid out very nicely, so it's not as easy or fun to browse through like most of the services from above, but it does offer free ringtone downloads without any strings attached.

All of the ringtones can be previewed before you download or share them.

This Phonezoo.com URL used to belong to a different ringtone website that has since been shut down. What you see here is a website with the same name and similar function (ringtone downloads), but it's not the same website it used to be.