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How to Set Custom Notification Ringtone in Android

Android Custom Notification Ringtone Photos

Android Devices are rolled out widely in the world. In Android devices there is no easy option to set a custom or own notification ringtone. But, we can make a custom notification ringtone manually. Here is a Guide to set a own custom notification ringtone.

Android Custom Notification Ringtone Photos

How to Set Own Custom Notification Ringtone in Android:

  • First thing is, you need to create a folder in Memory SD card. So, you can use Astro,ES File Manager or any other for this process.
  • Open any File manager go to the SD card, and create new folder named as “media“(without quotes).
  • And open the media folder, and create another new folder named as “audio“.
  • Then open the audio folder and again create 2 new folders. One is “notifications” and another one is “ringtones“.
  • It must be in this path- SDcard> media> audio> notifications

Android custom Notification Ringtone photos

  • After the above process move the tone that you want to set as notification ringtone to the notifications folder.
  • You can also use the ringtones folder to set the ringtones.
  • After that, go to Settings> Sound> Notification Ringtone.
  • Now you can see the custom tone that you moved earlier to the notifications folder.

If the moved tone is not there, then restart your phone. Then check the ringtones settings. The file will be there and just select it click ok.

See Also – How to Create Animated GIF on Android Mobile with GIFDroid

Now we successfully learnt, how to set own / custom ringtone & notification ringtone in Android.

A Blogger, A Photographer, A Gadget freaky, A Gamer and An addictive Android lover.



  1. vicky

    April 27, 2012 at 1:14 am

    THANK YOUU!!!!

  2. Miu_slim_shady

    June 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    It works great. thanks

  3. Saed_elsamaty

    August 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks. i did it:)

  4. Ryan Jones

    September 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Do you create the folders on you SD card or the phone internal memory

    • Marcel Garcia Gabriel

      March 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

      SD Card.

  5. BIll G

    February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    That workaround for “fooling” adroid into finding notification sounds in a manually created media>audio>notifications on the external SD card is absolutely brilliant! Whew! Saved my fanny! I did NOT want to root my brand new samsung galaxy note 2 (I’m a big chicken) to be able to write to the /system folder. I NEVER would have guessed that ‘droid would “find” another user-made alternate path! You have been the Android Golden Goose that layed the Golden Android Egg today. I will remember that little trick for the rest of my life. I have been “learning” linux/unix since 1996, and never suspected I could create another alternate path for the opsys to find. You have my utmost appreciation and admiration! Short answer: Thank You. Live long and prosper!

  6. BIll G

    February 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    oh, btw, the media>audio>notifications workaround worked on ‘droid 4.1.2 jelly bean. πŸ™‚

  7. Robinhuang

    February 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Work on my acer android phone. thanks a lot..!!!

    been like fools looking for change ringtones for a week -_-

  8. Robinhuang

    February 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    ah btw. working on gingerbread

  9. Jennifer Meredith-Walne

    April 9, 2013 at 2:18 am

    hahaha love it πŸ™‚ i did this before but just got a new android after using blackberry for 4 months and i totally forgot how to do this πŸ™‚

  10. Selva

    April 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    It works very well…………… Thanks Bro…

  11. TT

    August 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Excellent help worked easily Thanks for your trick buddy
    Thanks !!!

  12. Denis Santana

    September 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

    It worked ok for me. Thank you for sharing this tip with us!

  13. Marcel Garcia Gabriel

    March 18, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Works perfectly in android 5.1 to change notifications sound in whattsapp to you own sounds, without reboot, thanks a lot

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