Galaxy Note5 - Set a Music File as a Ringtone (SM-N920W8)

Last Update Date : Feb 12. 2019

Ringtones

Your device can turn songs or music files you have downloaded, such as MP3s, into custom ringtones. You can assign personalized MP3 ringtones to your contacts.

Music is under copyright protection and this applies to ringtones as well. You can only use a music song as a ringtone (i) if you can listen to the song directly from your smartphone and (ii) if the music file is stored on your device or a file hosting service linked to your smartphone (which proves you have the legal right to use it). It is not possible to use a music as a ringtone if you are listening to it from the Internet (from YouTube, for example) or a music streaming service (like Pandora or Deezer, for example).

The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version (Android 5.0 Lollipop for this FAQ).

Assign a Personal Ringtone

You can assign custom ringtones to your contacts. This makes it easier to identify a caller without needing to look at your device's screen.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Contacts.
3 Touch the desired contact, and then touch EDIT to edit the contact's information.
4 Touch ADD ANOTHER FIELD.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
5 Touch Ringtone.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
6 Touch Ringtone.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
7 Scroll to and touch Add ringtone to create a custom ringtone from the sounds stored on your device.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
8 If necessary, quickly double-touch Sound picker.
9 Select the music file you want to use. You can touch the filename to preview the music file, and touch it again to pause.
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10 Mark the Highlights only checkbox to use highlights from the song for the ringtone, instead of playing the song from the beginning.
11 Touch DONE to set the ringtone.

Create a Custom Ringtone

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Scroll to and touch Sounds and notifications under the Device tab.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
4 Touch Ringtones and sounds.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
5 Touch Ringtone.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
6 Scroll to and touch Add ringtone.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
7 Quickly double-touch Sound picker, if necessary, and select the music file you want to use.
Galaxy Note5: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?
8 Mark the Highlights only checkbox to use highlights from the song for the ringtone, instead of playing the song from the beginning.
9 Touch DONE to set the ringtone.

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