Customize Notification Sounds on Android Oreo
Edited by Jay, Visihow Admin
As we've mentioned several times in our articles, customizing various elements of a mobile device is always superior on Android. We're not knocking iOS phones or tablets, but there is no question that when it comes to tweaking and personalization, Android-powered devices come out on top.
The topic of this tutorial doesn't require using ADB or having any root access. Instead, everything can be handled directly from the device itself and if you wish, a computer or laptop.
Android Oreo comes with some pretty cool stock ringtones and sounds. However, users who like to personalize their device, have the option of adding their own tracks and sounds. The good news is that adding custom ringtones and notification or alarm sounds isn't all that complicated, especially with Android's easy-to-follow folder system. It's merely a matter of copying the sound files you want into their proper locations.
Although MP3 is the go-to compression format for audio on most mobile devices, Android supports playback for a vast range of audio file types, such as; MP3, WAV, M4A, AAC, AMR, WMA, and FLAC.
In the following VisiHow article we'll show how and where to copy your sounds and music files within your device's internal storage so that they can get set as ringtones, notification/alarm sounds, via the settings app. We'll also show how to fix a ringtone for a specific contact. For this How-to tutorial, we used a Google Pixel running Android 8.1.0.
Add Custom Ringtones from a Computer (Windows)
The following steps are assuming that you have sound/music files stored on a computer that you'd like to use for ringtones, notifications, or alarms.
Set Custom Ringtones, Notification Sounds and Alarms
Now that you've copied some music/sound files to your device, it's time to set them as your defaults.
Copy or Move Ringtones from the Downloads Folder
Sometimes you may download ringtones or audio files from the internet using your mobile browser. In this case, you have to copy or move the files to the appropriate folders.
- 1Access your app tray and tap the "Downloads" icon. We have it directly on our home screen in our example.
Set a Custom Ringtone for a Contact
You can add a specific Ringtone for any contact on your device.
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