How to install ringtones on your Samsung Galaxy S

How to 12:11, Oct 05 2010

We show you how to install ringtones on your handset quickly and easily

The Samsung Galaxy S comes with, shall we say, an interesting selection of ringtones. While some people may find something usable amidst the pre-installed options, others might prefer a wider selection.

Luckily, it couldn't be easier to install ringtones on your Samsung Galaxy S.

In this guide, we show you exactly how it's done.

First, you'll need to find some ringtones you like. To make things as simple as possible, ensure your ringtones are DRM-free MP3 files. Also, they should typically be 30-seconds or less in length.

A good source for free ringtones is and high quality normal, ringing ringtones can be purchased from RCP Tones. You can also make your own ringtones using music you already own thanks to free audio editing software such as Audacity.

Once you have some great ringtones on your computer, you're ready to go:

  1. Ensure your microSD card is in your Samsung Galaxy S, then connect it to your computer using the supplied USB cable
    1. If your Samsung Galaxy S does not mount automatically, touch the USB icon that appears in the menu bar at the top of the display, drag it down to expose the Android Notification Pane, then tap on USB Connected and select Mount (or Disk Drive)
  2. Using a file explorer on your computer, navigate to the root folder (the main directory) of the memory card in your Samsung Galaxy S
  3. Create a new folder called ringtones (some devices require a lowercase "r" so please name the new folder exactly as specified)
  4. Now, simply copy all of the MP3 ringtones you want on your Samsung Galaxy S into the new ringtones folder

That's it! You can now unmount your Samsung Galaxy S and your ringtones will become available as options when changing your ringtone.

  1. To set one of your new MP3s as your ringtone:
  2. From the home screen, tap Menu then Settings
  3. Tap Sound, then Phone ringtone
  4. Scroll to the ringtone you want, select it and then tap OK



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