1. Why you may want to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone?
The default Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone can confuse you if some other people are also using the default ringtone.
Sometimes, you may want to know who is calling you based on the ringtone without check the screen.
Some Galaxy S6 owners may want to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone with own music files (or other audio files).
This guide will show you:
- how to change the default Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone;
- how to use your own music file as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone;
- how to use different ringtones for different contacts.
As the ringtone setting for Samsung Galaxy S6 is identical to that for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, this guide also applies if you want to customize Galaxy S6 edge ringtone.
2. How to change Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone?
To set or change Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone, you can go to Settings.
Tap Sounds and notifications as shown below.
Tap Ringtone as shown below. Please note, the current default ringtone is listed behind Ringtone.
If you have ES File explorer or other ringtone handling apps installed, you may get the options of choosing apps to handle your request.
For example, I installed ES File Explorer on the Galaxy S6, so I get the option of choosing ES File Explorer or Media storage.
Media storage option will allow you to select any pre-installed ringtones and any music files you put in the Ringtones folder.
Tap Media Storage.
Tap JUST ONCE a shown below
Now you can select any of these ringtones. It will become the new default Galaxy S6 ringtone.
3. How to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone with your own music files on the phone?
In addition to the pre-installed ringtones, you can also use your own music files or any audio files as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone.
The music can be on your phone or on your PC.
In this section, we assume the music file to be added as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone is located in your phone. If the music file is located on your PC, please read next section.
To customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone with your own music files on the phone, please go to Settings—Sounds and notifications—Ringtone. Similar to the steps in section 2, you need choose Media storage and JUST ONCE if you are given the options.
Now instead of selecting a ringtone, scroll down the list of ringtone to the bottom. Tap + Add ringtone as shown below.
The music files on your Galaxy S6 will be shown. Tap the one which you want to use as Galaxy S6 ringtone.
For example, as shown below, you want to use Together as the new ringtone for your Galaxy S6. Tap the music to check.
For a music file, because it is usually quite too long for a ringtone, by default, Galaxy S6 choose part of the music as the ringtone. Samsung calls it “Highlights only” as shown below.
If you want to use the whole song as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone, you can unchek Highlights only as shown below.
Tap DONE in the top right as shown below once you finish selecting.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone should be applied as shown below.
Please note, for a music file, once you added it as ringtone in this way, it will be then permanently available in the ringtone before you delete the file.
So, you can use this music file just like pre-installed ringtones as customized ringtone for some contacts as well (see section 5).
4. How to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone with your own music files on your PC?
If the music file you want to use as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone is located in your PC, you can copy them to the Ringtones folder in Galaxy S6.
You may connect your Galaxy S6 to the PC with a USB cable. Then in Windows Explorer, you should be able to find your Galaxy S6.
However, if you cannot find your Galaxy S6 (or S6 edge), you may need install Smart Switch as explained in this page.
Once your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge is connected to the PC, navigate to the Ringtones folder as shown below.
Then copy music file from your PC to this folder as shown below.
In this example, you want to use LetMeBe.m4a as the new Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone. So you copy this file to the Ringtones folder on Galaxy S6.
As shown below, you need verify the music file is copied to the folder. If the system ask you to convert, you may accept.
Once the file is copied to the Ringtones folder, it is ready for you to use it as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone immediately.
Please go to Settings—Sounds and notifications—Ringtone. Similar to the steps in section 2, you need choose Media storage and JUST ONCE if you are given the options.
You can find Let Me Be now is in the ringtone list as shown below.
Tap it will change your current Galaxy S6 ringtone to this one.
Again, after tapping the music file, you will be asked to use part of music (highlights only) or the whole song (from the beginning) as shown below.
This setting is only required when you first time use this music file as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone.
Tap Highlights only (or From the beginning, it is up to you and the music file) as shown below.
Tap OK to confirm.
Now, in the Ringtones and sounds, you can find the music file is your new Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone as shown below.
5. How to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone for individual contact?
In addition to changing ringtone, or using own music file as Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone, you can also customize ringtone for each contact on Galaxy S6 so that you know who is calling once Galaxy S6 rings.
To customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone for individual contact, please follow these steps.
Step 1: In Contacts app, tap the contact you want to use special ringtone.
Step 2: Tap EDIT as shown below.
Step 3: Tap Ringtone as shown below.
Current ringtone is shown. If you have’t customized ringtone for this contact, it should be the default ringtone, which actually changes if you change default ringtone in Settings–Sounds and notifications–Ringtone.
Step 4: Choose a ringtone for this contact.
You can choose from any pre-installed ringtones, or any music files you added from your PC (section 4), or music files on your phone (section 3).
Of course, you can also use + Add ringtone as highlighted in the green box below, exactly as in section 3.
Tap <– Ringtones as shown below to finish the customization of ringtone for this contact.
Step 5: Save the settings.
In the contact edit page, the new ringtone is assigned to this contact as shown below.
Tap SAVE as shown below to save the settings.
6. What about Samsung Galaxy S6 edge ringtone?
As mentioned, the settings for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge ringtone are identical to those for Galaxy S6.
So, you can use this guide to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 edge ringtone, although we use Galaxy S6 most of the time.
Can you customize Samsung Galaxy S6 Ringtone? Can you customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone with your own music files on the phone or on your PC? Can you customize Samsung Galaxy S6 ringtone for individual contact?
Please let us know in the comment box below, if you have any questions or encounter any problems on how to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 Ringtone, or how to use your own music files as ringtone, or how to assign a special ringtone for some contacts.
We will try to help you.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.