How To Add Custom Video Ringtones on Android Phones

Adding custom video ringtones to your Android phone is a great way to personalize your device and make your ringtone stand out. With the right apps and tools, it’s easy to turn videos into ringtones. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the entire process step-by-step.

What You’ll Need

Before we get started, here are the things you’ll need:

  • An Android phone running Android 5.0 or higher
  • A video file you want to use as your ringtone (MP4 or other common format)
  • A computer with video and audio editing software (optional)

I’ll also be recommending some apps to download later in this guide to make the process even easier.

Trim Your Video

The first step is to trim your video down to the specific part you want to use as your ringtone.

  • Import the video into video editing software like Filmora or OpenShot on your computer
  • Trim it down to 10-30 seconds
  • Make sure it’s a part of the video that works well as a short audio clip

Trimming on your phone is also possible with apps like InShot or VivaVideo.

Convert Video to MP3

Next, we need to extract the audio from your video clip and convert it into an MP3 ringtone file. Here are your options:

  • Use a free online converter like MP3Cut or OnlineVideoConverter
  • Use desktop software like Freemake Video Converter (Windows and Mac)
  • Use a mobile app like Video to MP3 Converter (Android)

This will give you the MP3 file you need for the next steps.

Transfer MP3 to Your Phone

Now you need to get the MP3 file onto your Android device:

  • Connect your phone to your computer and transfer the file over
  • Upload it to cloud storage like Google Drive and download it on your phone
  • Use a file sharing app like Xender to send from computer to phone wirelessly

Be sure to save the MP3 ringtone file into a dedicated ringtones folder on your phone’s internal storage. This is usually called “Ringtones” or “Notifications”.

Set as Default Ringtone

The last step is to officially set your new MP3 ringtone file as the default on your phone:

  • Go into Settings > Sound > Phone Ringtone
  • Select the “Ringtones” or “Notifications” folder
  • Choose your new ringtone from the list
  • Tap “OK” to confirm

And you’re all done! Going forward, your custom video ringtone will play for all incoming calls and notifications.

Customize Per Contact

You can also set a unique video ringtone for specific contacts:

  • Open your Contacts app and select a contact
  • Tap the menu icon (3 dots in top corner)
  • Choose “Set ringtone”
  • Select your special ringtone just for them

So the next time that person calls, you’ll hear your custom video ringtone!

Troubleshooting Tips

If your custom ringtone isn’t working, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure the ringtone file is in MP3 format
  • Confirm it’s saved in your Ringtones/Notifications system folder
  • Check that the ringtone is under 30 seconds long
  • Restart your phone after changing ringtone
  • Double check that it’s set as default in Settings

With the right apps and preparation, you can easily set a custom video ringtone on Android. Personalize your phone and surprise your friends!