Create Custom Ringtone in Android with Ringtone Maker

Ever want to create custom Android ringtones but think it’s too complicated to do? With Ringtone Maker, you can make new ringtones in minutes. It’s free and easy and by far one of the quickest ways to make a ringtone out of existing music or sounds on your phone.

Download and installing

You can download and install Ringtone Maker from the Google Play Store through either your mobile phone or online.

The installation is standard on Android phones, and the permissions for the app ask for a wide variety of access, mostly to your call logs and contacts.


After opening Ringtone Maker for the first time, you can start by accessing its settings. You can do this by opening the menu on your phone.

From there, you can organize your music in a certain way or open the options.


The options of Ringtone Maker let you set your default music folder on the phone as well as where you store your ringtones, alarms and notifications.


Keep in mind that creating custom Android ringtones will take up storage space, so choosing where to keep what you make can help conserve space on your device.

Creating and editing ringtones

Once your music folders are set, Ringtone Maker will populate them with all the possible files to make ringtones with.


Choose a song to create a ringtone and click Edit.


The quickest way to find the perfect spot to start your ringtone is to click the “Play” button and listen to your song. Perhaps, you already know where you want to start your ringtone or maybe you’re waiting for the right moment. Once there, you can pause the song.

From there, look at #1 on the image above. These sliders can be used to pinpoint more exact spots in your song along the musical graph. You can drag them left and right to get the right spot to start and stop your ringtone. If you pull the sliders away from one another, you can extend the amount of time the ringtone runs.

Let’s say you know the exact time stops for your ringtone. If you click on “Start”, indicated by a #2 on the image above, you can then enter in those time stops to be used.


During the use of the slider tool or the time tool, you can zoom in and out on the track for a closer look, as shown in #3 above.

When you have set the time length and find the right starting and stopping points, click on #4 in our image to save the ringtone.


Save what you created as a ringtone, notification or alarm, then name the ringtone and click “Save.”

Setting default ringtones

When successfully saved, you can do a variety of things with your new ringtone.


You can save it as a default ringtone for a particular group or function or you can assign it to a specific contact. You can also share ringtones through e-mail so others can use what you’ve created, as long as their phone supports third party ringtones.

After saving the ringtone, you can go back to it at any time by using Ringtone Maker. You can edit it as you see fit or create a new ringtone.


Ringtone Maker is one of the most used and simplest ways to make custom Android ringtones, notifications and alarms. It’s easy-to-use interface lets you create ringtones in no time, so if you’re looking for a way to make your own, Ringtone Maker is the go-to Android app.

Melissa Popp
Melissa Popp

Melissa Popp has been a freelance writer for over a decade. While she primarily has focused on writing about technology, she's also written about everything from custom mailboxes to health care to just about anything in between. Melissa is the Content Strategist for, the nation's leading marketplace for trailers for sale, the Social Media Manager for the best roofing Denver company as well as a Writer here at MakeTechEasier. She's a proud support of the Denver SEO community and a big fan of online radio.

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