We’ve been making custom ringtones on our phones for years now, but with smartphones, everything has gotten much easier. In this guide, we will run you through the process of making a custom ringtone for your Android phone using RingDroid, GarageBand, and Fried Cookies Ringtone Maker.
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How to Make a Ringtone using Ringdroid
RingDroid is an intuitive app that lets you create ringtones from any WAV, 3GPP, ARM, AAC, MP4, or MPE3 audio file you have on your Android phone. The process is straightforward and easy to grasp after one or two attempts. The best part? It’s completely free (not to mention ad-free) and you can create ringtones without having your computer on hand.
Step 1: Mount your Android phone
Connect and mount your Android phone to your computer.
Step 2: Locate & load your desired song
Choose your desired ringtone song and load it on to your Android phone. Feel free to eject your phone after uploading the song you want to use.
Step 3: Open RingDroid
Open the program. You can grab the app for free at the Google Play Store if you don’t have it already.
Step 4: Select your song
RingDroid will show a list of all the music on your phone when you first open the program. Scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top and to locate the song you would like to use for your ringtone. Tap the song title to select it.
Step 5: Select your favorite part of the song
Adjust the markets to select the part of the song you wish to capture for your custom ringtone. The length and placement of the song clip can be tweaked, but keep in mind that Android ringtones continually run in 30-second (or less) loops, so don’t pick something that you are going to regret later. You can also click the play button to preview the ringtone clip.
Step 6: Save your ringtone
Click the floppy disc icon at the bottom once you’re satisfied with your selection. Then name the ringtone and select the type of audio file you’d like to save it as.
Step 7: Assign the ringtone
Choose whether your want to make the clip your default ringtone or assign it to a specific contact. The ringtone can later be set by going to your phone’s settings and accessing the Sounds option.