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How to change and customize ringtones in Samsung Galaxy Tab



There is no direct shortcut in Samsung Galaxy Tab to change your default ringtone or set your own ringtone. Normally in phones you can transfer ring tones from your computer or other mobile phones and then set them up as your ring tones. In order to change your ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Tab press the Home icon at the bottom.

Changing ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Once you are on the home screen press the Settings icon so that you can see this pop-up window:

Changing ring tone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Press Settings and you see the following list of options

How to change ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Among these options you have to press “Sound Settings” and this shows:

Custom ring tones in Samson Galaxy Tab

When you tap on “Phone ringtone” you are shown a list of available ringtones on your Samsung Galaxy Tab:

Custom ringtones in Samsung Galaxy Tab

You can use this screen in your Samsung Galaxy Tab to change your ring tone.

Using custom ring tones in Samsung Galaxy Tab

What if you want to use a custom ringtone in your Samsung Galaxy Tab? A custom ring tone would be something like a song or some music track that you would like to be played when somebody calls.

In order to achieve this first of all you have to have the sound file on your Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can put the sound file from another device (it can be your computer, laptop, tablet or another mobile phone). Once you have put the sound file in your Samsung Galaxy Tab you have to go to that file. In order to achieve that, go back to the home screen, or wherever you can locate the “my files” icon. Click this icon and you will see a list of folders you can access. For this example I have put the file in the bluetooth folder because this is where I transferred the file from another mobile phone.

Changing ring tones in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Currently this folder contains the legendary the X-Files track.

The X-Files ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Click the sound file and it will start playing. You can tap on the pause button if you don’t want to listen to the file right now. And then you press the “Settings” icon on the bottom panel. The following screen pops up:

Setting custom ringtone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Press “Set as”:

Voice call ring tone in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Here you can select “Voice call ringtone”.

Then you can go back to the home screen and follow the same procedure mentioned above in order to change the ringtone. Among the list you will find your the X-Files sound file. Select it and you have got yourself a custom ringtone for your Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Custom ring tones for Samsung Galaxy Tab

6 thoughts on “How to change and customize ringtones in Samsung Galaxy Tab

  1. Eric

    I dont get the option to change my incomg call ringtone. However, I get the option to change my notificatoon ringtone.

  2. Psyfuel

    how do change the notification ringtone? i can change the voice call ringtone but not the notification one.

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