How to Cut a Song for Ringtone on Android

You can set any song on your Android device as a ringtone for your calls, messages and alarms. But what if you like just a part of the song? Well, this is where things get a little tricky.

Android doesn’t let you create custom ringtones for individual contact. However, you can set an MP3 file as custom ringtone or notification sound.

How to Make a Certain Part of a Song Your Ringtone Android

To create a custom ringtone, you need to find an audio file that is supported by the Android operating system. If you don’t have one handy, you can download an MP3 file from Google Search and save it to your phone. Alternatively, you can also convert YouTube videos into MP3 files using a website like this or any other similar service out there.

First of all, we’ll need to create a folder inside the internal storage of our phone. Go to My Files app and navigate to Internal Storage > Create New Folder and name it Ringtones.

Next, we’ll need the song that we wish to cut for a ringtone on our phone. If the song is already in your phone’s memory, then skip this step. Otherwise, transfer it from your computer using a USB cable or via Bluetooth.

Using Ringtone Maker

Ringtone Maker – Mp3 Editor & Music Cutter is an Android application which helps you cut or trim your audio files to set as your phone ringtone. This app also lets you create ringtones from your favorite songs.

Here are the steps to create a ringtone from any song on your device:

Step 1: Download Ringtone Maker from the Google Play Store on your Android device and launch the app.

Step 2: Select Audio from either Music, Ringtones or Alarms option at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see all of your audio files loaded in that section.

Step 3: Tap on the song you want to use as a ringtone. A new window will pop up with a few options such as play, set as and trim.

Step 4: To set an alert tone for SMS or an alarm tone, tap Set As and select either Phone Ringtone, SMS Tone or Alarm Tone.

How to Set Ringtone from YouTube

You can get ringtones from YouTube to your phone in a few minutes. But firstly, you need to make sure that the ringtone is not longer than 40 seconds. If it is, then you should cut the part of the song you want using Ringtone Maker.

  1. Open YouTube and search for the video or audio you want to use.
  2. If you are on a desktop computer, copy the URL of the video that you want to convert and set as a ringtone. If you are on a mobile device, click on “Share” and then choose “Copy Link“.
  3. On your iPhone or Android phone, open the browser and go to Paste the link of the YouTube video in the box at the top of the screen and click “Start“.
  4. Once “Download” button appears below, click on it and a new window will open up with an option to select file format (MP3). Click “MP3” and wait for the conversion to complete to download the file to your computer or device.
  5. Find your downloaded ringtone in your downloads folder (usually Downloads or My Files) or in your notification bar if you’re using a mobile device. Don’t forget to rename it so that you know what it is!

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