How to download music and set it as a ringtone. After you've tried the tones that come with your phone, you've grown tired of all of them. It is normal. So now I want to show you how to configure Songs as a ringtone.

I am pleased to tell you that, to do this, you are in the right place, at a time that could not have been better. Next, I will explain how to download music and set it as a ringtone on the mobile phone either a device Android or iPhone.

In the next few lines, I will recommend the best places to find freely downloadable music, after which I will explain how to cut the songs to suit your needs and how to set them as a ringtone on your mobile phone. Finally, I will show you a couple of applications suitable for the purpose of collecting ready-made ringtones.

How to download music and set it as a ringtone on Android

Do you have a phone Android?

Then I intend to show some places de Internet to download songs and then cut the part you like the most and finally show you how to set it as ringtone.

Choose the ringtone

Downloading ringtones and music on Android is not an impossible task: in fact, there are a large number of online sites and services designed specifically for that purpose and that, in many cases, can be used absolutely free of charge.


The first site I would recommend to download ringtones on Android is Tones 7. For your information, it is a web portal full of ringtones belonging to a large number of musical genres (dance, pop, rock, punk, Latin, etc.), which can be downloaded absolutely free and legally.

To take advantage of it, connect to the main page of the service, press one of the categories placed on it (eg. New ringtones to access the file of the last added ringtones, Popular tones for the most downloaded or Genders to access the list of music genres included on the site), press the name the ringtone you think might interest you, and to play a preview, tap the button play.

If you are satisfied with the ringtone, you can download it immediately by pressing the link Download ringtone Located at the bottom of the page in question: after a few seconds, the corresponding MP3 file will be downloaded into the memory of your phone.


If Tones7 hasn't convinced you, you can take a look at peat. It is a portal that contains, in addition to games, backgrounds and themes, a large selection of ringtones and songs for all tastes.

To use it, first connect to the main page of the service, press the button tones placed at the bottom and to play a preview of the proposed ringtones press the button play.

If the "automatic options" of the site do not convince you, you can explore the contents by genre by pressing the element All genres and selecting the genre of your interest. Use the magnifying glass resident at the top to perform specific searches. However, once you have identified the ringtone you are interested in downloading, press the button (↓) place next to your name and wait for the chosen MP3 file to be downloaded to your device.


If I have never heard of that, Jamendo is a website full of complete songs, published by independent artists from all over the world.

In other words, it is possible to freely download and use the music available on the website, as long as the use remains purely personal. However, to use Jamendo's music for commercial purposes, there is the Jamendo license portal.

Downloading music from Jamendo is very simple. All you have to do is go to the website of the service, press the start, identify the song that may interest you (you can navigate through the proposed categories using the appropriate dropdown menu placed at the top, if the previews you are not satisfied with the suggestions on the home page) and start playback by pressing the button. play.

Once you find the song that convinces you, you need to touch the button Download (The Arrow down with drawer ) placed in your correspondence and tap the button Free download for personal use MP3 quality Resident on the following screen: To download the song in question to your device, you may be asked to log in with your personal account.

All you have to do right now is touch the button Create an account, complete the proposed form with the necessary information (an address email and one password ) and press the button Create Account. If you wish, you can speed up the process by authenticating with Facebook or with google using the appropriate buttons.

Cut and set the ringtone

Finally you have chosen the song to use as a ringtone and now play the part of cut to create a ringtone with a part that sounds good.

So I can only suggest the app Ringtone maker : this is a free application available at Play Store That allows him edit songs in phone memory to get real ringtones. It also allows you to generate alarms (that is, tones to be used as alarms) and notification tones.

To use the app, download it directly from Google Play Store. At startup, the application displays the entire file of music tracks in the phone's memory (internal or external) on the screen. The first move you need to do, therefore, is to identify the song to be changed, tap the icon (⋮) place in your correspondence and choose the item edit of the proposed menu.

At this point, you should use some gray indicators placed in the graphic attached to the next screen to define the point and final point the part of the song that you want to convert to a ringtone. If you wish, you can listen to the result by pressing the play button located at the bottom.

Once you reach the goal, press the button Save placed on top (the shape diskette ), enter the name to be assigned to the crop and tap the button Save to complete the procedure. Once this is done, you can set the song as a ringtone directly from the app: to do so, tap the button Set as default ringtone located in the menu that appears immediately after the save operation.

However, if you do not need to make a cut in the previously downloaded song, you can set it as a ringtone, always through the application, without making any changes: to do so, access the Ringtone Maker home screen again, identify the song as you like, press the button (⋮) corresponding to your name and choose the option Use as default ringtone of the proposed menu.

For your information, Ringtone Maker is not the only application that allows you to intervene on music tracks to cut only interesting points, but there are many others, free and equally functional.

How to download music and set it as a ringtone on iPhone

You have a iPhone ? Even in this case you can download music and set it as a ringtone in a simple and fast way.

With the GarageBand app, a very useful iPhone application, you can set the song as a ringtone without having to go through iTunes and your PC.

Choose the ringtone

To start, you can download the song you prefer using the same instructions that I provided in the Android section: the reference Internet sites are practically the same!

If you have trouble downloading through Safari, I recommend that you repeat the operation using the built-in browser in the file manager total. In fact, it is an Internet browsing application that allows you to download MP3 songs directly to iPhone from dedicated Internet sites.

All you have to do is open the browser from the file manager, go to the site of your interest, start the song and press the button. Download generated by the browser.

Cut and set the ringtone

Once you have downloaded the MP3 file you want, install the application GarageBand directly from the App Store: in fact, it is a very powerful application made available by Apple, available for iPhone and iPad, designed for creating music tracks from scratch (just to give an example, it is possible to superimpose numerous musical instruments Interactive and make them play together to compose a real song). However, GarageBand also has specific functions for editing existing audio, and we will use them in the course of this guide.

Are you curious to know how to use it? After downloading, installing and launching the application on your iPhone, press the button siguiente, repeat the operation with the button Use GarageBand. Swipe multiple times until you find the item Audio recorder and select it with a tap.

Once done, press the symbol Graphic script (the penultimate, top left, represented by many windows ) located on the next screen and finally press the button loop (next to the gear) located at the top right.

At this point, press the card Audio files placed on top, make a long touch on the part you want to cut and when the icon starts moving drag at the beginning of the editor. After completing this operation, play the song in question and move the cursors from left and right to define the part of the piece you want to cut: if you need to hear the result of the cut, press the play button located at the top.

Once the desired result is achieved, press the button export ( arrow pointing down located in the upper left). Select option My songs From the menu that opens on the screen, do another long touch.

In the preview of the project you just created, select the icon share (The square with down arrow ) and, to finish the process and set the clipping as a ringtone, press the option tone from the proposed menu on the screen.

Alternatively, if you do not intend to "pass" through GarageBand, you can take advantage of alternative applications to cut music (eg WavePad Audio Editor Free or Ringtone Designer, just to mention a couple) and then set the ringtone through the program iTunes for Windows and Mac.

Other solutions to download music and set it as a ringtone

If you got here, it means that you have acquired all the necessary skills to download music and set it as a ringtone. However, you would like to have something that can do this even faster. If this is the point, I think I know what it could do for you: in fact, there are applications that allow you to download ringtones in a few taps and immediately set them as a ringtone, without having to perform two "separate" operations. Here are the ones that, in my opinion, are the best.

Audiko (Android / iOS)

The first service I intend to report is audiko : In this case, it is an application for Android (free) and iOS (1,09 euros) with attached web service that allows you to download dozens of ringtones for your phone in one touch.

To use it, download the app from Google Play Store or from the App Store, start it and, after possibly granting the access permissions to the device, press the button magnifying glass to find the ringtone of your interest or, alternatively, identify it among the proposals displayed on the main screen of the application, in the categories popular Or between Collections (accessible through the button on Android or in the lower section of the application on iPhone).

Once you've made your choice, press the name of the song in question and then press the play button to hear a preview. Find the song you like, press the button Add to Favorites (the icon of the arrow, on Android) to download it to your phone. At this time, you may be asked to log in through Facebook.

As for the Android, once the download is complete, you can directly set the ringtone you just downloaded: to use it as a ringtone for calls, press the button Default ringtone or else choose whether to use it as ringtone for messages, alarm or single contact.

As soon as to iPhonethings are not that fast, unfortunately: to set the ringtone downloaded by Audiko, you need to transfer it to PC using iTunes file sharing and sync it by following the procedure I illustrated in my guide on how to set ringtones in iPhone.

Zedge (Android / iOS)

Similar to Audiko, too Zedge is an application for Android and iOS that allows you to download ringtones in an absolutely simple way and configure them (at least in the operating system from Google) in a couple of taps.

To use it, first download it from your mobile store, launch it, and on the screen that opens, press the button Start / Continue accept the terms of use of the service; if you are on Android, press the button twice continue to access the main screen of the application.

Although the applications for two operating systems they are based on the same service, the interfaces are quite different. Talking about android, Press the button tones attached to the main screen of the application, identify the ringtone you want to use from the list of proposed ones (or discover new ones by pressing the section Discover ), tap your preview and if interested press the button Download (the conformed mobile phone with inward arrow ) to immediately choose whether to set the ringtone as the primary ringtone ( Set of ringtones ), specific ringtone for a contact ( Set contact ringtone ), ringtone for notifications ( Set notification ) or wake up ( Set alarm sound ).

After pressing the option that suits you best, tap the button allow to allow Zedge to save the ringtone to memory and, if necessary, press the button again adjustments and go up to ON the lever corresponding to Allow changing system settings to allow the application to intervene in the ringtone and voila!

Looking at instead iOS, after starting the application, choose a ringtone from those proposed (or press the button in the form of magnifying glass to search by category), tap your preview to hear it, and if interested, press the button Download (the one at the bottom right). As explained above, you can set the downloaded ringtone as a ringtone by synchronizing it with iTunes, through the Pc.