How to Change Ringtone on Samsung Android Phone

You can set any song as a ringtone on Samsung. Here are the steps to fully change the ringtone on a Samsung Android phone.

Changing the ringtone on a phone is one of the most common things most of us do. In fact, the ability to change the ringtone is available in almost all types of phones, including the good old feature phones and even the dumbphones. One of the best things about having a custom ringtone is that it makes it easy to differentiate your phone ring from other phones that use the default ringtone. In general, most phone manufacturers use their own default ringtone to differentiate themselves. However, it can still be an issue if multiple people have phones from the same manufacturer.

Thankfully, you can easily change the ringtone from the Android settings. A Samsung phone is nothing different as it has a long list of awesome ringtones to choose from. If needed, you can set your favorite song or audio clip as the ringtone on Samsung.

In this quick and straightforward article, let me guide you through the steps to change the ringtone on a Samsung phone.

Steps to change ringtone on Samsung

To change the ringtone on a Samsung phone, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Open settings on Samsung.
  2. Tap on the “Sounds and vibration” option.
  3. (optional) Select the SIM card.
  4. Choose the “Media Storage” option if prompted.
  5. Select the ringtone of your choice.

Note: To set a song or other audio file as the ringtone, follow the section below the detailed steps.

Detailed steps

1. First, open the Samsung settings app. You can do that by tapping on the “Settings” icon in the app drawer. Being a system setting, you will find the option to change the ringtone in the Settings app.

2. After opening the Settings app, tap on the “Sound and vibration” option. As you can tell from the name itself, there is where you can change the ringtone and other sound settings.

open sound settings samsung

3. On this page, tap on the “Ringtone” option.

select samsung ringtone settings

4. If your Samsung phone has multiple active SIM cards, you will be prompted to choose a SIM to change the ringtone. This lets you set different ringtones for different SIM cards.

5. If your phone prompts you to select an app to complete the action, select the “Media Storage” option. This dialog only appears when there are multiple apps that can complete this specific action.

select media storage on samsung

6. Samsung will show a list of predefined ringtones. Select any ringtone of your choice to listen to it.

7. Once you find the ringtone of your choice, keep the selection as is, and tap on the “Back” button on the top left corner.

change samsung ringtone

The setting is saved automatically. From now on, you will listen to the new ringtone whenever you receive a phone call.

Set custom song or audio as the ringtone in Samsung

Apart from the predefined ringtones, you can also set a custom song or audio file as the ringtone. This is particularly useful if did not like the predefined ringtones or if you just want to use your favorite song, music, or audio file. Before following the below steps, make sure the song or audio file is in MP3 format and stored in the Internal Storage (not in external or SD card storage).

  1. Open settings on Samsung.
  2. Tap on the “Sounds and vibration” option.
  3. (optional) Select the SIM card.
  4. Choose the “Media Storage” option if prompted.
  5. Tap on the “+” icon on the top-right corner.
    add custom song as ringtone on samsung
  6. If prompted for permission, tap on “Allow”.
    allow media permission
  7. Browse through the catalog and select the song of your choice.
  8. (optional) You use the “Search” option on the top to find the song you are looking for.
  9. After selecting, tap on the “Done” button on the top.
  10. Close the Settings app.

From now on, your Samsung phone will play the custom song or audio clip as the phone ringtone.

Important note: While picking a song from the catalog, the “Play selected highlights only” option might be turned ON by default. What this option does is play a section of the selected song it thinks is good. It might not play the song from the beginning. If you want the song to play from the beginning, turn OFF the “Play selected highlights only” option.

That is all. I hope that helps. If you need any help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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