Our mobiles come with a good number of factory ringtones, notification and alarm , but perhaps none of them convinces you or you simply want to use a different one. Today we will see how to do it without using any additional application.
Only recently , with Oreo, Android stock has allowed you to choose any audio file as a ringtone directly from the selector, but there is a foolproof way to achieve the same, compatible with practically all layers of personalization: copy the files to a certain folder .
First, get the audio
The first thing you will need is the audio file that you want to use as a ringtone, notification or alarm. Android supports a large number of formats , including AAC, MP3, Ogg and WAV, although if you want to avoid problems, it is best to stick to WAV or MP3. If you have the file in another format like AAC, nothing happens, you can always test first if it works and, if not, use a converter .
A practical example. There are various classic game sound effects in WAV format on this website . Feel free to use any audio, though keep in mind that a notification sound shouldn't be too long if you don't want it to get heavy. For ringtones or alarm tones you have more possibilities.
Android uses the file name as an identifier in the ringtone selection list, so you may want to rename the files to something you can remember later. If you have the audio files on your PC, you should copy them to your mobile (I have used Telegram, but feel free to use any other application or the USB cable).
Second, everything in your folder
Now comes the most important part. You will need a file manager versatile enough to allow you to move files and create folders, which is something quite basic .. If your mobile comes with one, it will probably work for you. If not, I recommend MiXplore although it would be worth it with any other that you prefer.
In your file manager, go to the internal memory of your mobile and create the Notifications , Ringtones and Alarms folders . You can actually create these folders wherever you want (within other folders ... or not), so it's up to you where you want to put them. If you find that your mobile already has some folders like that, you can reuse them.
Next, move the alarm sound files to the Alarms folder , the notification sound files to the Notifications folder, and the ringtone sound files to Ringtones .
It may take a few seconds for your phone to register these new tones, but you really have nothing else to do. Go to the alarm tone, ringtone and notification tone settings and you will see that the tones you just added appear directly in the list, next to those that were pre-installed.
If everything went well, the new tones will appear in the list to choose from , both in the notification and call tones as well as in the alarms. Some layers of customization (or Android Oreo) let you do the same from the menus, but you have to go one by one. With the folder method you can have a tone pack ready to go in a minute.
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