Change the Ringtone on a Samsung Phone
Change up the Ringtone on a Samsung device by selecting a pre-loaded ringtone or use a custom music file. You can even select an individual ringtone for a specific contact; so when your phone plays a special ringtone you'll know who's calling. Need help customising your notification tones? Check out our guide How to set a music file as a Notification Tone on my Samsung Phone for step-by-step instructions.
If you would like to extend the number of rings before a call is sent to your voicemail, you will need to get in touch with your network provider as they will be able to increase the ringer length before your call is diverted to your voicemail.
You can use files that are saved to your device as MP3, WAV, AAC and MP4 as a custom Ringtone. To use a music file as a ringtone, see the steps below:
If prompted, select Sound Picker to find music files on your device.
Whether it's your boss, your BFF, or a favourite family member; you can customise the ringtone that plays when that special someone calls your phone. There's no limit to how many different contacts you can select a custom ringtone for. See the steps on how to choose a separate ringtone for just one person in your contacts:
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On devices running Android OS 7 and higher, you can set individual/ group Notification sounds for the Samsung Messages app. For devices running Android OS 7, you can follow the steps for Customising the Ringtone for a Single Contact, and select Notifications at Step 4 instead. For devices running Android OS 8 or 9, see the steps below:
Please Note: If you delete the message conversation and recreate another conversation with the same contact, the notification tone will revert to the default notification tone. If you want a customised message tone for a specific contact or conversation, you will need to follow the below steps to reapply the custom tone.
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