One of the most common questions upon getting a new BlackBerry device is “How do I download and install ringtones.” Well here is a step-by-step lesson that will take you from the start to finish of downloading your own ringtones and editing your profiles for your device. We've focused the tutorial around CrackBerry.com's Awesome FREE Ringtone Gallery. I hope to make it easier to understand the different ways you can download or create your own ringtones, and also how to edit your profiles and notifications for your calls, emails, sms etc.
Many sites have made this extremely easy for BlackBerry devices. Since we can utilize tones in the MP3 format, there is no need to pay for tones or convert them in any way. Any MP3 format file may be used as a ringtone on your device. To start downloading, head over to the CrackBerry.com Ringtone page. Here you may browse through multiple categories/genres of ringtones and find one that you like best. I chose the newly added “Thundercats Opener” (one of my favorite shows). First off, make sure you are logged in to CrackBerry.com (if not, click “login” in the upper right corner of the page). For this part, we will walk through using a custom ringtone for the device’s default call ringtone. We will download a ringtone and have it sent straight to the device.
We start by selecting the ringtone to download, after clicking on it you will be brought to the details page. Click “Email Ringtone”.
The next page will allow you to enter the address to email the tone. This should be an email address associated with your device, as you will receive a link to download the tone through your mobile browser.
You will receive an email on your device with a link to download the tone. Open the email, highlight the URL and select “Get Link”. Alternatively, if you cannot click the link in the email (depending on your email viewer, 3rd party apps etc.) you may highlight the URL, copy it and paste it into your mobile browser.
Note - if for some reason you do not receive an email from CrackBerry.com (and the site says it has been sent), check your junk folder. If that doesn't work, you may want to try sending the ringtone to another address (your gmail or hotmail) and forwarding to your BlackBerry from there.
A page will open in your browser and ask you if you want to open or save the item – choose “Save”. You will be presented with an option to choose where to place your file. You may put it on your device in the ringtones folder, however the best option to conserve device memory would be to save it on a memory card if you have one.
A download screen will appear. When the file shows “completed” exit your browser and return to the home screen.
Setting the Ringtone (Editing Profiles)
Next we will set the new tone as the default ringtone for the Loud profile. From the home screen, select the “Profiles” icon and scroll to “Advanced”. Then highlight loud, hit the menu key and select “Edit”.
We are now in the edit screen for all of the alerts associated with the Loud profile of the device. For this instance we are only setting the ringtone, so scroll down to “Phone” and select it. From here, we have the option for “Out Of Holster” and “In Holster”. These are two often confused options. “Out of Holster” means the device is not in a holster, or case, or any sort totally naked. “In Holster” means the device is in a holster or case – covered. When the device is ‘In Holster”, a small magnet in the case signals the device for a different lot of settings. (Not all cases have magnet that will signal the device). So you can pick and choose to have the device louder when in the holster, or simply vibrate. The choice is yours. For now we will set the “Out of Holster” tone. Scroll to Tune and select it. You will be presented with a list of all the tones on your phone. Scroll until you locate the new tone (usually alphabetically) and select it.
Your ringtone is now selected. A few more things to make sure everything is good to go.
Next to “Out of Holster” there are four options. Choose one depending on how you would like your phone to ring.
- None: Silent – no tone at all
- Tone: Device will alert based on volume/profile settings
- Vibrate: Device will vibrate but have no sound
- Vibrate + Tone: Device will vibrate before sounding the alert tone
For this instance we select “Tone” which will cause the device to ring an audible alert with no vibration. Set the “Volume” for the tone (High, Medium or Low). Set the Repeat Notification to either “LED Flashing” or “None”. From here, press menu button and select “Save”. Your new ringtone is installed and ready to go!
To add the tone for other profiles (quiet, normal etc.) Take the same steps, only edit the profiles for your liking, perhaps changing the volume, vibration etc. These steps are the same for all the alert settings on the device. SMS, MMS, Email etc. Simply edit the profile you wish to change and go through the same steps to set the chosen alert.
Installing Ringtones From The Desktop (PC)
There are two ways to do this – either through the supplied Roxio Media Manager, or by simply dragging the file to your device if you have mass storage mode enabled. For Media Manager, we can start with the same steps as when downloading a ringtone from the mobile device, however this time instead of “Email Ringtone”, select “Download Now!”. Save the MP3 file to your desktop (or any folder you choose). Open The Desktop Manager and load the Media Manager.
When media manager options, select the “Folders” tab to view the files on your PC.
Scroll to the folder containing the downloaded ringtone (in the case “Desktop”) and select it. Now in the bottom left pane, scroll to your ringtones folders on the device (or on the memory card, depending on your choice) and select it.
Now simply click “Copy Down” and you will be prompted on how you want to convert the file.
Select “Convert for Optimal Playback” and click ok. The file will transfer to your device. Your ringtone is now installed and you’re ready to go.
Perhaps the easiest way to get ringtones onto your device is to have a memory card installed and enable Mass Storage Mode. To do this, install a memory card into your device. Go to Options > Media Card. Here you need to enable Mass Storage Mode by changing the option to “On” & also change “Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected” to Yes.
Now when you connect you device to your PC a dialog will pop up and ask you what you’d like to do. Select “Open A Folder to View Files” and you’re memory card will display all the folders on it.
Navigate to the BlackBerry folder:
Navigate to the ringtones folder:
Now simply drag the ringtone you downloaded from your PC into the ringtones folder.
And that’s it! The ringtone is ready to go!
Now, if you choose to remove any ringtones, you can do so by navigating to your ringtones folder on your PC. Simply delete the files from the folder and they will be gone. You will need to do a battery pull in order to remove them from your list of ringtones however.
Take the steps above to set the tone for your alert for each profile. Unfortunately there is no easy way to edit all your profiles at once, so if you plan on using more than one (Loud for home, Quiet for work etc.) you will have to edit them each one by one to change the tones, volume, vibration etc.
This method also works for any MP3 files you have on your PC. You can download them from other sites, or maybe just rip them from your own CD collection (its hard to find a good Tesla tune online these days).
That’s basically all there is to getting custom ringtones on your device - either by downloading them directly to the device, or loading them from a PC via Media Manager or Mass Storage Mode. These steps apply to choosing and setting a tone for phone, emails, sms, mms, alarms, calendars etc.
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Navigate to the BlackBerry folder: Navigate to the ringtones folder: Now simply drag the ringtone you downloaded from your PC into the ringtones folder. And that's it!How do I download and install ringtones? ›
Android: Launch the Settings app, then select Sound and vibration. Tap Ringtone, then choose yours from the list. If you can't find the "Sound and vibration" menu, use the search bar at the top of Settings and search for "Sound." When you enter that area, tap Phone ringtone to set your new one.How do I download a song as a ringtone? ›
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Sound & vibration. 2 Images. Close.
- Tap Phone ringtone.
- Tap My Sounds. 2 Images. Close.
- Tap the + icon in the lower-right corner. Close.
- Select the audio file you want to use from your phone directory.
- Tap Save in the upper-right corner.
- Mobile9. Mobile9 is a site that provides ringtones, themes, apps, stickers and wallpapers for iPhones and Androids. ...
- Zedge. Want an app to help personalize your phone? ...
- iTunemachine. ...
- Mobiles24. ...
- Tones7. ...
- Ringtone Maker. ...
- Notification Sounds. ...
- NASA Audio and Ringtones.
- Mob.org Ringtones.
- Mobiles Ringtones.
Zedge is one of the most popular ringtone and notification tone apps. It features a huge number of ringtones from across a variety of genres and types.Can I download ringtones without iTunes? ›
You can use iRingg to create and customize iPhone ringtones without iTunes. It will send your new tone to the Sound Settings on your iPhone, above the default tones.Why is Zedge no longer free? ›
The Zedge app for Android is always free to download and use. You can, however, buy credits to purchase Premium content sold by professional creators in our Premium Marketplace. You may also pay a subscription fee to use Zedge without seeing ads in our free content sections.How do I download ringtones for free? ›
- Zedge. Zedge is a renowned ringtone site for both ringtone fans and people who like nice wallpapers for their phones. ...
- Phonezoo. ...
- MyTinyPhone. ...
- Tones7. ...
Zedge's Android app allows you to browse and download ringtones for free, as long as your okay with seeing ads. If you'd rather have an ad-free experience, you'll need to subscribe to the paid version. To get Zedge: Open the Play Store.
Not only Android apps you can get from Google Play, but songs can you download from Google Play. Because Android ringtones does not limit the time duration, you could set any song as the ringtone on Android phone freely, after you buy the songs from Google Play.Can I download a song from Amazon Music to use as a ringtone? ›
Using a USB cable to connect your Android mobile phone to the computer, you can also directly drag the downloaded Amazon Music songs to the device easily. Then you can set the Amazon Music as ringtones on your mobile phone.How do you download a song? ›
- Open Google Play Music in a web browser and log in if necessary.
- Click "Music Library." ...
- At the top of the screen, click "Albums" or "Songs."
- For the album or song you want to download, click the three-dot menu and then click "Download" (if you're downloading a song) or "Download Album" (to download the entire album).
- In the iTunes app on your PC, choose File > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library.
- Locate a file or folder, then click Open. If you add a folder, all the files it contains are added to your library.
- Happy Diwali Live Wallpaper HD. Free. ...
- Sweet Tree Live Wallpaper. $2.58. ...
- Fireflies Live Wallpaper. Free. ...
- 3D Live Wallpaper. Free. ...
- Clockwork Live Wallpaper. Purchase. ...
- The Matrix Live Wallpaper. Free. ...
- Garden Live Wallpaper. ...
- Galaxy Core LiveWallpaper.
There are more than 25 alternatives to Zedge for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad and F-Droid. The best alternative is Wall You, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zedge are Wallpapers, WallpapersCraft, Wallpaper Studio and Wallo - Wallpapers & Ringtones.How do I upload ringtones to Zedge? ›
- From your Artist page, click the “+Add content” button in the Ringtones section. Click “Choose files” on the screen that appears. ...
- To add or edit metadata and monetization options for any Ringtone: From your Artist page, click the “Edit” button in the Ringtone section. ...
- Item Details screen.
Each ad you watch earns you 10 Zedge credits, and there's a maximum number of ads you can watch each day. Zedge credits come in bundles: 500 credits for $0.99; 2,750 credits for $4.99; 6,000 credits for $9.99, and 14,000 credits for $19.99. Prices are the same on Android or iOS.How do I download ringtones from Zedge to my phone? ›
- Tap the Set in the middle of the ringtone's details screen.
- Tap Set Ringtone.
- Tap Allow to allow Zedge to download the ringtone to your phone's storage. Source: Ara Wagoner / Android Central.
- Connect your BlackBerry device to the computer and launch BlackBerry Desktop Software.
- Select “Music” and do one of the following: In the drop down list select “Sync All Music” ...
- Select “Sync Music” (circled in red below) ...
- Click “Close” when the synchronization is completed.
In File Manager, navigate to the Audio folder and create the folder Ringtones and add your MP3 there. Then go to the Settings > Notification and Sounds > Ringtones and it should be present. Thanks!How do I add ringtones to my internal storage? ›
- Head to the Phone ringtone menu in Settings (refer to the steps above).
- Select My Sounds. Close.
- Tap the + icon in the lower-right corner.
- Pick an audio file from the file manager and set it as the default ringtone. 2 Images.
- Connect your Android to your Windows PC using a USB cable.
- If you are given a selection of connection options, select Transfer Files (MTP).
- Select the music files from your computer.
- Drag the files into the Music folder on your Android device.
Google Play Music
This is a staple on Android — obviously — and just keeps getting better. You'll have to pay a monthly fee to use the service, but you'll get access to a slew of music, radio stations, podcasts and more. The app lets you stream to your heart's content and also download tracks for offline playing.
Changing Your Phone's Ringtone
Select "Sound & notification" or "Sound." This will open up your notification options. Tap "Ringtone" or "Phone ringtone." This will open a list of all of the available ringtones on your device. Tap a ringtone to select and preview it. The ringtone will begin playing when you select it.
To get Zedge:
- Open the Play Store.
- Type zedge into the search bar and tap the search icon.
- Tap ZEDGE Wallpapers & Ringtones. ...
- Tap Install.
- Pi Music Player.
- Jam Music.
- Pimp Your Sound.
- Advanced Download Manager.
- Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on both Android devices and pair them. ...
- Step 2: Select the ringtones you want to share and in the share menu, choose "Bluetooth." Once the name of the other new device appears in the available devices, select it to send the files.
Convert the song to a ringtone format
Open iTunes, locate the song that you want to set as ringtone > Right-click it and choose Song Info. 2. In the prompt window, click Option > Set the Start and Stop time of the ringtone > Click OK to confirm. Please be noted that the ringtone is up to 30 seconds.
Default ringtones are usually stored in /system/media/audio/ringtones . You might be able to access this location using a file manager.
- Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
- On a PC, open iTunes for Windows. On a Mac, open the Finder.
- Drag and drop the ringtone to your device.