Why customize Galaxy S5 ringtones and notifications tones?
In any public area, when you hear the notification whistling, you know someone gets a notification on the Samsung Galaxy phones. Sometimes, you may unconsciously check your own Galaxy S5 if you are using the default notification tone.
So, if you choose some other notification tones for your Galaxy S5, you can easily know whether you or someone else get an notification.
You can customize the notification tones for your messages, for your gmail and for some other apps as well. you may easily know whether the notification is from your business Gmail account or private Gmail account, or from your messaging, or just from S Planner.
Even more useful, you can know who is calling you without check the screen by simply customizing Galaxy S5 ringtones.
You may not know you can easily customize Galaxy S5 ringtones and notification tones to make your Galaxy S5 more productive for you.
How to customize galaxy S5 ringtones?
Method 1: Choose pre-installed ringtones to customize Galaxy S5
In your Galaxy S5, Samsung preinstalled a lot free ringtones for you. If you find the default one is not of your taste, you can always choose a new one at Settings–Sound–Ringtones.
This is the simplest way to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones. You can immediately use a new ringtone you like. You can easily know whether your Galaxy S5 rings when there are many default Samsung ringtones in the public area.
Of Course, this Galaxy S5 ringtone customization is limited by the available ringtones pre-installed.
You may want to use your own music files. So, please read on.
Method 2: Use music files (e.g., MP3) in your Galaxy S5 to customize Galaxy S5 Ringtones
You can also use any music file in your S5 to customize the Galaxy S5 ringtones.
In your Galaxy S5, open the Music app, locate the music file in your S5, tap and hold the music file until it is selected. You then tap menu button (the 3 vertical dots) and choose “set as” as shown below. You can set the music as:
- Phone ringtone. The music will be added as one of the available (customized) ringtones in your Galaxy S5. You need specify to play the music from the beginning or to let the system decide, then tap “Done”. Please note, this action only adds the customized ringtone to your phone and it does NOT change your default ringtone. To use this music as the default ringtone, you need go to Settings–Sound–Ringtones and choose it as the default ringtone.
- Caller ringtone. The music will be added as a customized ringtone as what Phone ringtone option does. The new ringtone will also be assigned to a contact in your address book. You will be prompted to select the contact. So, you know who is ringing you before looking at the screen. This is the Galaxy S5 ringtone customization that most users are looking for. The ringtone can also be used for other contacts or used as the default Galaxy S5 ringtone because it will be available in the list of ringtones.
- Alarm tone. The music will be assigned to your alarm clock.
Method 3: Use music files (e.g., MP3 files) in your PC to customize Galaxy S5 Ringtones
Sometimes, you may want to use the music file on your PC to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones.
You can copy the music to your Galaxy S5 through USB cable, Bluetooth, or WiFi direct. Then you can follow Method 2 to use the music to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones and notification tones.
If you want, you can also directly copy the music file to the Ringtones folder in the internal storage of your Galaxy S5. Once the music file is copied there, it will be available in the ringtone list so that you can customize Galaxy S5 ringtones with this music.
Method 4: Use ringtone apps to customize Galaxy S5 Ringtones
There are also some good ringtone apps in Play store. Normally, these apps will download the ringtones to your Galaxy S5.
If you want to use some music as Galaxy S5 ringtone, but you cannot find the music file, you may try some ringtone apps.
How to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact?
Each contact in your address book can have different ringtones!
As mentioned earlier, it is very easy to assign or customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for each contact so that you know who is calling you once the phone rings.
There are two methods to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact.
Method 1: Use music files (e.g., MP3) in your Galaxy S5 to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact
This method of customizing Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact was mentioned as method 2 in the section of “How to customize galaxy S5 ringtones?”
Once you choose caller ringtone in your music app, this ringtone will be added to your Galaxy S5 and assigned to the contact you choose later.
Method 2: Choose from available ringtones to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact
Open the Contacts app in your Galaxy S5, tap the contact you want to assign a non-default ringtone, tap edit button (the pencil), then tap Ringtone field, choose from available ringtones to customize Galaxy S5 ringtones for this contact.
How to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones?
Just like ringtones, you can also customize Galaxy S5 notification tones if you don’t like the default notification tones (whistle). There are two commonly used methods to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones.
Method 1: Choose from the pre-installed notification tones to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones
You can customize Galaxy S5 notification tones by choosing other notification tones that are preinstalled by Samsung and/or your carrier.
Go to Settings–Sound–Notifications, choose any available notification tones in the list to customize Galaxy S5 notification tone.
Method 2: Use music file on your S5 or PC to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones
You can also copy any music files from your S5 or from PC to Notifications folder in the internal storage (SD Card 0). Once the music files are put there, you can select them as in method 1.
How to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones for individual apps?
Some apps have their own notification tone settings. You need check settings of individual apps.
For pre-installed Samsung apps, Samsung allows you to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones. The apps include:
- S Planner (Samsung calendar)
- Ringer (ringtones)
You can customize the notification tones for these apps in Settings–Sound –Samsung apps section.
How to customize Galaxy S5 notification tones and vibration patterns for individual contact?
In addition to customizing Galaxy S5 ringtones for individual contact, and customizing Galaxy S5 notification tones for messaging app, you can even set different notification tones and different vibration patterns for each contact in your address book.
You can do this easily. Open Contacts app, locate the person you want to assign different notification tones and/or vibration patterns, tap edit button (pencil), tap Add another field in the bottom, then check Message tone and Vibration pattern. After doing this, you can customize notification tone and vibration pattern for this contact.
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