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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Ringtone in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The easiest way to help you easily recognize that you have an incoming call is by changing the ringtone to the desired one. You can use the default ringtone provided by this phone or use your own music or mp3 if you like more personal ringtone. Also, you can change the ringtone for all incoming calls or only for those that you communicate with frequently.


How to change ringtone using 3 different methods?
Generally, there are three methods available that can be used to change ringtone: from the Phone app, from the settings menu and from the Contacts app. You can choose the one that best suit your need.


Method #1: From the Phone app
This method lets you change ringtones for all incoming calls with ease from the Phone app settings. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Call.
  4. Scroll down to find Ringtones and keypad tones, and then tap it.
  5. Tap Ringtones.
  6. To use Samsung default ringtone go to the step #7, while to use your own music as ringtone go to the step #8.
  7. Use Samsung default ringtone:
    • Select the desired ringtone you want to use.
    • Tap OK button.
    • The selected sound has been set as ringtone.
  8. Set your own music or mp3 as ringtone:
    • Tap Add button.
    • Tap Sound picker to select song from the Music Player app.
    • Select the desired song you want to set as ringtone.
    • If necessary, enable Auto recommendation so that your phone can extract the highlights from sound files.
    • Tap Done button.
    • The selected song has been set as ringtone.


Method #2: From the Settings menu
This method has similar function with the #1 since it will also let you change ringtones for all incoming calls with ease, but it's done from the settings menu. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the sound and display section, and then tap Sound .
  3. Tap Ringtones.
  4. To use Samsung default ringtone go to the step #5, while to use your own music as ringtone go to the step #6.
  5. Use Samsung default ringtone:
    • Select the desired ringtone you want to use.
    • Tap OK button.
    • The selected sound has been set as ringtone.
  6. Set your own music or mp3 as ringtone:
    • Tap Add button.
    • Tap Sound picker to select song from the Music Player app.
    • Select the desired song you want to set as ringtone.
    • If necessary, enable Auto recommendation so that your phone can extract the highlights from sound files.
    • Tap Done button.
    • The selected song has been set as ringtone.


Method #3: From the Contacts app
This method lets you assign different ringtones for different contacts so that you can easily know who is calling you simply by hearing the ringtone. It'd better to be used for your favourite or important contacts. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap the required contact whose ringtone you want to change.
  3. Tap to edit the selected contact.
  4. Tap Ringtone.
  5. To use Samsung default ringtone go to the step #6, while to use your own music as ringtone go to the step #7.
  6. Use Samsung default ringtone:
    • Select the desired ringtone you want to use. FYI, if you choose Default ringtone, then it'll use the ringtone that has been selected in the Phone app settings or in the sound settings(see method #1 and #2)
    • Tap OK button.
    • The selected sound has been set as ringtone for the selected contact.
  7. Set your own music or mp3 as ringtone:
    • Tap Add button.
    • Tap Sound picker to select song from the Music Player app.
    • Select the desired song you want to set as ringtone.
    • If necessary, enable Auto recommendation so that your phone can extract the highlights from sound files.
    • Tap Done button.
    • The selected song has been set as ringtone for the selected contact.

As a note, if you change ringtone using method #1 or #2, make sure not to choose silent as ringtone unless you want a sound not to be played when an incoming call is received without having to put your phone into the silent/vibration mode.

Comments

  1. My Galaxy S5 kitKat 4.4.4 will NOT give me the option to use Tone Picker as an option when I try to use part of a song as a ring tone. It will not give me ANY option at all. I have the auto recommendations checked. How can I resolve this?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Robby Rogillio,
      Thanks for coming.
      You can use the following steps as the alternative way to to set a song as a ringtone:
      1. Open the stock Music Player app.
      2. If needed, tap the "Track" tab to see all of your song.
      3. Long tap on the required song you want to set as a ringtone.
      4. Tap the Three dot icon at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select "Set as".
      5. Select "From the beginning" to use the selected song from the beginning as a ringtone, or select "Auto recommendations" to extract the highlights from the selected song and then use it as a ringtone.
      6. In the Set as section, select "Phone ringtone" to set the selected song as a ringtone.
      7. Tap "Done" button.

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  2. My father's phone runs Android 4.4.2 yet, when I attempt to follow theses directions, what I see on his screen doesn't match the screen caps shown in this article. There appears to be no option to assign a custom ringtone to contacts. Helotes, please? :-)

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    1. Hi Robyn Allegra,
      Thanks for coming.
      If you don't mind, can you please send me a screenshot of your issue(where you can't find the option to assign a custom ringtone to contacts)?
      You can send it to: rehanp2001@gmail.com
      Also, please let me know the model number of your father's phone.

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