Mobile Phones Android How to Make a Song Your Ringtone on Android Use music to customize your smartphone By Jennifer Allen Writer Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. Her work has appeared in Mashable, TechRadar, and many more publications. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jennifer Allen Updated January 17, 2020 Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email In the past, it was a little tricky to choose a new ringtone on Android compared to making a ringtone on iOS, but things are much easier now and you don't need special software. Here's everything you need to know about how to make a ringtone for Android and how to make a song a ringtone. To follow most of these steps, your Android smartphone needs to be running Android 9.0 Pie or later. How to Make a Song Your Ringtone In a few simple steps, you can turn your ringtone into something more personal than the standard ringtones included with your smartphone. Here's what to do. These steps require you to already have the song or audio file on your smartphone. Moving files on Android isn't too complicated when you know how, or you can find free music via the Google Play music store. On your smartphone's home screen, tap Apps. Tap Settings. Tap Sounds and Notifications. If it's not listed under Quick Settings, scroll down to find it. Tap Ringtones > Add. Choose a track from the songs already stored on your phone. You can also tap albums, artists, or folders, as well as search by name, if you have a lot of audio files on your smartphone. Tap the song you want to use. Tap Done. The song or audio file is now your ringtone. Just retrace the steps to change it again. How to Tweak a Song to Make It the Perfect Ringtone With some songs, you might not want the opening riff as your ringtone. If you want to pick out a clip from a song, you need a dedicated app to do the job. The RingDroid app is one of the best, and it takes seconds to use and trim down a song with. Here's how to trim a song. Download and open the RingDroid app. Tap the song file you want to edit. Tap Trim, then drag your finger around the clip, cutting it down to just what you want to hear. Tap download. Tap play to hear a preview. Tap Save. Tap Use As. Tap Ringtone, then tap Done to set the ringtone. How to Set a Ringtone for a Specific Contact Want to set a different ringtone for different people, so you know exactly who's calling? It's simple enough, once you know how. Tap Contacts. Scroll down to the person you want to add a custom ringtone to, then tap the contact's name. Tap Edit. Tap Ringtone. Choose the ringtone, then tap OK. Tap Save.