Android Tips – Use MP3 as Ringtone

How to use MP3s as Ringtone for your android phone? – Android Tips

Android Tips - Use MP3 as Ringtone

As part of my learning of using my new Galaxy Y Android Phone, I would like to share how a simple guide on how to use MP3s as your ringtone. I remember back then that this was one of issues my father was worried about if he switched to a non Nokia phone. I hope this guide will help him a lot!

So let’s get started. I would assume that you already have the MP3 file that you want to use as your ringtone.

Now, connect your phone to your computer via a wire, bluetooth or wifi. It doesn’t matter which method you use. You just need to be able to browse through your phone contents via your computer.

While browsing through your phone, create a folder in the SD card and call it ringtones (use small letters). Copy the MP3 file you want to this folder and you are done!

The next time you will browse through your Settings –> Sounds –> Ringtones, you will see the files you have copied into the ringtones folder. You can also do the same for notifications. All you need to do is to create a separate folder called notifications and drop your desired notification tones there.

Update: For changing your alarm tone, create and use the folder alarms.

See how easy it was? Please let me know if you have any questions or help needed or more Android Tips. I’ll try to share more on using Android Tips as I learn them while using the phone.

Till next time,


4 thoughts on “Android Tips – Use MP3 as Ringtone

  1. Thanks mate!

    Never knew that I could change my ringtones to a different level. Bookmarked this post!

    Thanks Allen for this and you’re a genius!

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