1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Support Setting a song as your ring tone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andyandroid81891, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. andyandroid81891

    andyandroid81891 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    May 5, 2010
    120
    8
    36
    Hey guys. 1 more question...

    Can't seem to figure out how to set a song as my ringtone. I've tried in the music app and in sound settings.

    ideas?

    ~Andrew
     

    Advertisement

  2. eldiente

    eldiente Active Member
    16

    Jan 2, 2010
    32
    1
    16
    I cant seem to figure it out either, hopefully someone will find a way ro do it.
     
  3. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member
    313

    Sep 10, 2010
    1,640
    1,599
    313
    Clemson, SC
    you can do it with zedge, but only with songs in their database (which is huge). i have never been able to figure out how to set a song in my library as a ringtone on any android device. :thinking:
     
  4. Proph

    Proph Well-Known Member
    53

    May 5, 2010
    369
    99
    53
    Houston, TX
    i may be wrong about this, but i thought you had to move the song to the "ringtone" folder on the internal storage, then just go to either the contact or the phone default and your song will show up in the ringtone list.
     
  5. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict
    1,343

    Jun 18, 2010
    13,646
    8,004
    1,343
    Statesboro, GA
    RingDroid allows you to make your own ringtone from songs on your library. Even lets you pick from specific sections of the song, so if you like a chorus of a song, you can pick that part as your ringtone. Great app..

    edit: I just checked, it is now called Ringtone Maker.
     
  6. eldiente

    eldiente Active Member
    16

    Jan 2, 2010
    32
    1
    16
    I had actually downloaded 2 songs from zedge already and they don't show up in the ringtone selection and there isn't an option to make them a ringtone either. I have used ringdroid before and it works great but still doesn't let you choose to have the song a ringtone. I will have to try to move the song into the ringtone folder, I still haven't hooked up my phone to my computer yet. Does Astra work to do this without the computer's help?
     
  7. Szarach

    Szarach Member
    16

    Dec 9, 2011
    12
    6
    16
    Go into the phone from My Computer if you are on windows, find the folder called Ringtones or make one, and just drop the song in there.
     
    rere1121 and Frisco like this.
  8. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
    143

    Jan 28, 2010
    1,232
    192
    143
    Where Diamond Head Stay
    This.

    I had no problems selecting my own ringtone file once I figured out how to get my Nexus to show up as a drive on my PC (had to reinstall the usb drivers).
     
  9. eldiente

    eldiente Active Member
    16

    Jan 2, 2010
    32
    1
    16
    I used Astro and it worked, I was able to put the ringtones into the ringtone folder and they now can be selected from as the default and for individual contacts.
     
  10. JessicaLynne

    JessicaLynne Active Member
    23

    Dec 6, 2011
    29
    38
    23
    Cosmetologist
    Michigan
    does anyone know how to text a ringtone to someone?
     
  11. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
    143

    Jan 28, 2010
    1,232
    192
    143
    Where Diamond Head Stay
    Use a file manager app like Astro. Select the ringtone file and long press the file name. A pop up menu will let you select Send, then select your SMS app (I have Handcent as an option).
     
  12. Nocta Hemata

    Nocta Hemata New Member
    6

    Sep 9, 2010
    4
    2
    6
    Student
    1904, CA
    I have found that Go SMS Pro also allows you to select music for your ringtones. Once the application is installed go to your phone Settings > Sound > Phone Ringtone > GO SMS Pro> Music. You can use the same process for notification tones as well. Hope this helps.
     
  13. orlando bull

    orlando bull Well-Known Member
    68

    Oct 29, 2011
    178
    172
    68
    Orlando
    Yep, just put it in the "ringtone" folder. I now have the knight rider theme as my ring. Probably won't last long, but, I had to have something other than the stock rings.
     
  14. pgrommesh

    pgrommesh Active Member
    18

    Feb 14, 2010
    41
    10
    18
    alright, ive done what yall say and was able to set the ringtone, but i like to set an alarm to a song and even after the above it is still not there for me to use for an alarm. Ideas?
     
  15. xinn3r

    xinn3r Well-Known Member
    18

    Nov 9, 2011
    75
    13
    18
    Xiamen, China
    For ringtones, put the song in ringtones folder, for alarms, put song in alarms folder, for notifications, put song in notifications folder
     
    littlefilly and pgrommesh like this.
  16. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    Moderator
    2,033

    Nov 17, 2009
    12,562
    12,270
    2,033
    Male
    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
    Manchester, TN
    I just miss the stock ringtones that were on my OG Droid - I guess these astronomical ringtones just don't get it for me. I had my favorite, and I'd like it back.

    Does anyone here know of a place where I can go to get the old ringtones so I can load them onto Nexus? :thinking:

    EDIT: NVM, I DID IT!

    I went into the system folder of my rooted Droid, copied my ringtone to the SD card, then copied the ringtone to the PC via USB. THEN I connected Nexus to the PC and dropped it in the "Ringtones" folder. DONE! :D
     
    DSCR likes this.
  17. pgrommesh

    pgrommesh Active Member
    18

    Feb 14, 2010
    41
    10
    18


    Wow i probably should have opened my eyes. Thanks!
     
  18. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
    143

    Jan 28, 2010
    1,232
    192
    143
    Where Diamond Head Stay
    Wow, good on you! ;)

    And for those of you who have migrated over from the Blackberry world and miss your notifiers and ringtones, here are the original Bold ringtones:

    Bold ringtones
     
  19. M0381U5

    M0381U5 Member
    16

    May 30, 2011
    14
    2
    16
    Sorry to be so blunt,

    ....But to those that suggest having to copy a file to the ringtone folder via a pc or non existing app, or install an app to assign ringtones, PLEASE. I understand that this seems to be the only way to achieve this goal, but seriously, ICS development needs to do something about this.

    My SGSII does all this out of the box, no apps no mods. Besides, you cant transfer a file from one folder to the other with out a file manager/browser which is NOT included as standard for the Galaxy Nexus either.

    The ability to assign a music file as a ringtone from the music player or the file manager/browser, to the phone or a contact, is a standard feature provided for every previous version of android on every model of phone I have ever had, prior to ICS.

    The next update to ICS 4 had better include or provide alternatives to many standard features from previous versions. ICS 4 is turning out to be a big fail, IMO. If this is what is to be expected when upgrading my SGSII to ICS 4, then I will not be doing so.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
    Frisco likes this.
  20. sunnyboy167

    sunnyboy167 New Member
    5

    Mar 20, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    I was wondering the same thing since I received the ICS update on my nexus s. It turned out to be very simple. All you have to do is download the original android music player that we all know from stock 2.2-2.3 roms. It is available on the market and it has the classic feature of adding songs you have in your playlist as your ringtone
     
  21. littlefilly

    littlefilly Member
    15

    Mar 14, 2012
    10
    0
    15
    Female
    retired
    I want to convert a .wav file to a mp3 format so I CAN use it as a ringtone...anyone familar here with that process? someone suggested using foobar2000 and something called LAME... help? thanks
     
  22. malcster

    malcster Well-Known Member
    53

    Aug 2, 2010
    245
    59
    53
    Male
    Nottinghamshire
    You could try audacity think that saves as mp3

    Normally use sound forge
     
  23. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 29, 2012
    580
    61
    78
    Male
  24. umataro42

    umataro42 Well-Known Member
    53

    Aug 3, 2010
    310
    66
    53
    Male
    San Pedro, CA
    I use MP3 Ringtone Maker, it lets you choose any song from your library, and you can also select portions of a song (intro, guitar solo, chorus, etc) if you don't want the whole thing.
     
  25. blackyblackguy

    blackyblackguy Well-Known Member
    16

    Dec 18, 2011
    51
    2
    16
    Just use a ringtone maker app, select a song from your music library ON YOUR PHONE and select what section of the song you would like. No need to jump through so many hoops just to get a ringtone.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...