How do I use an MP3 as a ring tone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZDroid1, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    Web sites claim that I simply push the menu key and press "set as", but no such option exists. I got the MP3 from Amazon.
     

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  2. chicknlil

    chicknlil Well-Known Member
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    Download Ringdroid from the app market. You can use it to set as much or as little of the mp3 as a ringtone.
     
  3. tigresuaz

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    If you do a search it should bring it up, but ill go off of what I did,
    -plug your phone to your pc, and use as mass storage. if you have an external card.
    -there should be a media folder, if there isnt one on your external card, make one.
    -make a subfolder inside media and name it audio
    -make a subfolder inside audio and name it ringtones
    -copy any an all music you want to use as ringtones in this folder

    After doing this you should be able to go to settings: sound:voice call ringtone, and you should be able to see your music there and pick them as your ringtones.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to do ringtones for individual contacts, so if anyone knows I would be appreciative.
     
  4. sremick

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    Unless the contacts are native contacts stored only on the phone, the option won't appear in the contact properties. For example, it doesn't work with Google/Gmail contacts, which a lot of people use.
     
  5. tigresuaz

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    OK maybe that is the problem, cuz all my contacts are linked through google. Well i'll keep looking, Thanks!
     
  6. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    Yes. I use Google contacts, and won't stop for this reason. I guess this is a limitation in the Android system. Hope they will fix it.

    That said, I would like to use an MP3 as a general ringtone.
     
  7. Lagunar

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    well... it's been easy for me =)

    i use myFiles to browse the memory, go to the mp3, open it

    then the menu key, set as --> blah blah

    BUT now that you say it, i tried with a full mp3 (a slayer song) and it doesn't let me do the same... the "set as" doesn't appear.

    well.... no so easy for me in the end hahahahaha

    some mp3s let you, some don't
     
  8. sremick

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    That's not a problem, they work fine. You can also use this to crop a section from a song:

    Ringdroid - Android app on AppBrain
     
  9. cmt074

    cmt074 Well-Known Member
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    I created a folder in the root of the device called 'ringtones', tossed MP3s in there and they show up as selectable ringtones on the phone.
     

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