Our mobile phones come with a good amount of ringtones, notification and alarm factory, but perhaps none of them convinces you, or you simply want to use a different one. Today we will see how to do this without using any additional applications.
Only recientementewith Oreo, Android stock has enabled you to choose any audio file as a ringtone directly from the chooser, but there is a sure-fire way to achieve the same thing, compatible with virtually all layers of customization: copy the files to a specific folder.
First, get the audio
The first thing you will need is 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 files, although if you want to avoid problems it is best that you stick to a WAV or MP3. If you have the file in another format, such as AAC, nothing happens, you can always try first if it works and, if not, using converter.
A practical example. In this web page there are several sound effects from classic games in WAV format. Feel free to use any audio, but please note that a notification sound should not be too long if you do not want it to be done heavy. For ringtones or alarm have more possibilities.
Android uses the file name as an identifier in the list of selection of tones, so you may wish to rename the files to something you can remember. If you have the audio files in the PC, you’ll need to copy them to your mobile (I have used Telegram, but feel free to use any other application or the USB cable).
Second, every thing in its 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 that is pretty basic.. If your phone comes with one, you will probably serve. If not, I recommend MiXplore even though you would be with any other that you prefer.
In your file manager, go to the internal memory from your mobile phone and creates the folder Notifications, Ringtones and Alarms. You can actually create these folders where you want them (inside of other folders… or not), so it depends on you where you want to place. If you find that your phone already has some folders as well, you can reuse.
next, move the sound files of alarms folder to the Alarms, the sound files of notifications to the Notifications folder and sound files of ringtones Ringtones.
it Is possible that your phone will take a few seconds to register these new tones, but you really don’t have anything else to do. Go to the settings of the alarm tone, ringtone, and notification tone, and you will see that appear the shades that you just add directly in the list, next to the ones that came pre-installed.
If all has gone well, you will see the new ringtone in the list to choose from, both in the tones of notification, as called in the alarm. Some layers of customization (Android or Oreo) let you do this from the menus, but you have to go one-on-one. With the method of the folders you can leave a package of tones ready to use in a minute.
The news How to add new ringtones, notification, ringtones, and alarm sounds to Android was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .
March 28, 2018
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