How to set a custom notification sound


The instructions below show how to easily add or change custom notification sounds on your Android phone. Step by step instructions and video tutorial.

Download a ringtone from the site

If you liked the ringtone on the site and want to set it as the notification sound on your phone, download it to your phone simply by pressing the “Download ringtone” button. Than move it from the "Download" folder to the "Notifications" folder using the file manager. If there is no “Notifications” folder on your phone, create it.

  • 1. Select notification sounds and download them to your cell phone.
    Custom notification sound: download ringtone
  • 2. Open your file manager.
    Custom notification sound: open file manager
  • 3. Next open the "Download" folder.
    Custom notification sound: open download folder
  • 4. Long press the music file to select it. Then tap on the three dots.
    Custom notification sound: select file
  • 5. Tap on "Copy to..." or "Move to..."
    Custom notification sound: options
  • 6. Next open the "Notifications" folder.
    Custom notification sound: open notifications folder
  • 7. Tap on "Copy" button to copy your music file to the "Notifications" folder.
    Custom notification sound: copy file
  • 8. Go to phone settings.

Transfer ringtone from your computer

If you downloaded a ringtone to your computer and want to set it as a notification sound on your phone, do the following:

  • 1. Connect your phone to the computer.
  • 2. Copy your file into the "Notifications" folder. If there is no “Notifications” folder on your phone, create it.
  • 3. Go to phone settings.

How to set a notification sound in Settings

After following the above steps, your ringtone will appear in the list of notification sounds. Go to the phone settings and set it as described below:

  • 1. Open your phone's Settings app.
    Custom notification sound: open settings app
  • 2. Next, tap on "Sound".
    Custom notification sound: sound option
  • 3. Scroll down to "Notification sound".
    Custom notification sound: sound settings
  • 4. Choose your ringtone and tap "OK".
    Custom notification sound: sound picker
  • 5. Exit your settings.

Video tutorial

Video instructions for installing custom notification sound on your Android phone.

June 4, 2020

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