Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

Ringtones

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

Important: 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).

Note: 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 6.0 Marshmallow for this FAQ).

Create a Custom Ringtone

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Scroll to and touch Sounds and vibration.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
4 Touch Ringtone.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
5 Scroll to bottom and touch Add ringtone.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
6 Touch Sound picker.

Note: When prompted, touch ALLOW to access music files.

Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
7 Select the song for your music file.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Note: Mark the Highlights only checkbox to use highlights from the song for the ringtone, instead of playing the song from the beginning.

8 Touch DONE to set the ringtone.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Assign a Personnal 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.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
4 Scroll to and touch More.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
5 Touch Ringtone.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
6 Scroll to bottom and touch Add ringtone.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
7 Touch Sound picker.

Note: When prompted, touch ALLOW to access music files.

Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
8 Select the song for your music file.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Note: 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.
Galaxy S7: How can I set a music file as a ringtone on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

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