[HOW TO] Custom ringtone/notification/alarm sounds in Android

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  1. nxwing
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    So you wanna set some custom sounds eh? You've come to the right place. This guide will be divided into three sections: Notifications, Ringtones and Alarms. The first steps for each of them will be somewhat similar so don't get confused, got it? Good.

    For this guide, you'll need:
    • A device running Android (For this guide, I've used a Galaxy Mega 6.3 running Marshmallow)
    • A file manager (I've used the default CM13 file manager for this one but any file manager should work fine)
    • The sound/tune/music you want to use (Preferably in .mp3, .ogg, .wav format)
    To set a custom notification sound:
    1. Locate the custom notification sound you want to use, make sure it's short as it's only a sound for notifications (I'll be using "Jingle ~ Neverending Trouble")
    2. Move it or copy it to the Notifications folder located at the root directory of your device
    3. Open up Settings
    4. Navigate to Sounds>Notification Tone (This step may vary)
    5. Select the sound you've placed in the Notifications folder earlier (Mine was "Jingle ~ Neverending Trouble")
    To set a custom ringtone:
    1. Locate the custom ringtone you want to use, make sure it'll last at least one minute as it is a ringtone (I'll be using "Klavier Gavin ~ Guilty Love")
    2. Move it or copy it to the Ringtones folder located at the root directory of your device
    3. Open up Settings
    4. Navigate to Sounds>Phone Ringtone (This step may vary)
    5. Select the sound you've placed in the Ringtones folder earlier (Mine was "Klavier Gavin ~ Guilty Love")
    To set a custom alarm:
    1. Locate the custom alarm sound you want to use, make sure it's long so you'll wake up (I'll be using "Cross-Examination ~ Allegro 2013")
    2. Move it or copy it to the Alarms located at the root directory of your device
    3. Open up your Clock/Alarm app
    4. Select or create an alarm
    5. Tap the area where you select a sound to be used
    6. Select the file you've placed in the Alarms folder earlier (Mine was "Cross-Examination ~ Allegro 2013")
    If you need help, feel free to PM me or to post on this thread or on my profile. I'll be willing to help :)

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    Last edited by nxwing, May 30, 2016 - Reason: Revised the guide
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    A lot of music players allow you to set songs as your ringtone, as well. I know Poweramp and Player Pro do.
     
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    Yeah but they can't set songs as a notification tone.
     
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    True.
     

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