You may not know you can fully customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones in many ways, including:
- Choosing your own default ringtones, instead of the over the horizon that everyone else is using.
- Using your own audio files on the phone or on the PC as Galaxy Note 4 ringtones
- Assigning different (customized) ringtones for individual contacts so that you know who is calling before picking up the phone.
This guide will show you how to customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones.
If you want to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tones, e.g., change Galaxy Note 4 notification tones, customize message notification tones for individual contacts, please check this guide.
How to change default Galaxy Note 4 ringtone?
By default, Galaxy Note 4 uses the “over the horizon” as the default ringtone as many other Galaxy phones. So, when you hear the ringtone in public area, sometimes, you may notice several people are checking their phones.
Changing the Galaxy Note 4 default ringtone is very simple.
Go to Settings, tap Sound. Current default ringtone is shown under Ringtones.
Tap Ringtones. The next window depends on apps you installed. For example, if you installed ES File Explorer (here is a mini guide), you will have the option to choose ES File Explorer or Media Storage. If you choose ES File explorer, you will be directed to select individual audio files, not the pre-installed ringtones. Media storage will bring you to pre-installed ringtones and all audio files you put in the Ringtones folder (see below).
Tap Media Storage and tap Just once. If you didn’t install ES File explorer, you will get the next screen directly.
In the list page of available ringtones, you can select any of them. Then tap Done to apply the setting.
How to use audio files on your PC as Galaxy Note 4 ringtones?
If you don’t like the pre-installed ringtones or you want to customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones, you can use your own audio files as ringtones.
The simplest way to add your own ringtone files for Galaxy Note 4 is to copy these audio files directly into the Ringtones folder from a PC.
Connect your Galaxy Note 4 to an USB port in the PC. You may need install Kies 3 if your PC fails to recognize your Galaxy Note 4.
Once your Galaxy Note 4 is recognized, you can copy any audio files into the Ringtones folder on the phone storage.
Sometimes, you may get a warning message on audio file format. Usually you can ignore it.
Once the audio files are copied to the Ringtones folder, they are treated as pre-installed Galaxy Note 4 ringtones.
When selecting ringtones, they are listed together with the pre-installed ringtones.
Select it as other pre-installed Galaxy Note 4 ringtones. Tap Done.
Now you should notice the default ringtone is changed to your audio file copied from the PC.
How to use audio file in the phone as Galaxy Note 4 ringtones?
If the audio files you want to use to customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones are already in the phone (either internal storage or SD card), you can use them directly as ringtones without copying them to the Ringtones folder.
When in ringtone selection page, tap the “add” button in the bottom as shown below.
Tap Sound picker.
Tap Just once.
Select the audio file. By default, Galaxy Note 4 will extract the highlight part of the audio file. You can turn it off if you want to play from the beginning.
Then Tap Done to apply the new ringtone.
Now you can check the new default ringtone on your Galaxy Note 4.
How to assign different ringtone for individuals?
Many Samsung Galaxy phone users are not aware that they can assign each contact different ringtones.
This is very useful when you want to identify who is calling without looking at the phone or picking up the phone.
Open Contacts app. Open the contact with whom you want to set a customized ringtone.
Tap edit icon in the top as shown below. Current ringtone is shown.
Tap Ringtone. (Again, if there is a pop up window asking you to select app, choose media storage- just once)
Select the ringtone from the list (which includes the pre-installed Galaxy Note 4 ringtones and all audio files in Ringtones folder) or choose “add” in the bottom (as shown above).
Tap “Done” to apply the new customized ringtone for this individual.
Now you should notice this contact is using non-default ringtone.
Tap Save in the top to save the modification. Don’t forget this step
Can you customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones for the default and for individual contacts?
If you have any questions to customize Galaxy Note 4 ringtones for the default or for individual contacts, please let us know them in the comment box below. We will try to help you find a solution.
More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available at Galaxy Note 4 how-to guides page.