Chances are you paid hundreds or more than $1,000 for your current smartphone, but that money doesn’t buy great ringtones. Sure, you’ll have plenty of options that come pre-installed, but they may lack that custom or personal touch.
Along those lines, there are still plenty of ways to keep our devices looking and feeling original. Tap or click here to see how you can customize your iPhone.
You can certainly buy new ringtones and sounds, but if you’re looking for some cool, free alternatives, look no further. Here are nine sites that promise to change your customization game.
But before we share these sites
You would like to know how to set tone on your smartphone. While some sites offer specific instructions, others do not. Tap or click here for instructions on downloading ringtones to your Android device.
As you might already know, Apple doesn’t make it a simple process to add ringtones to your iPhone. But just because there are a few extra steps doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Tap or click here to add a custom ringtone to your iPhone.
Lastly, make sure you are not infringing on any copyrighted material while downloading or creating ringtones. That’s why we do not recommend using ringtones created from songs from your favorite bands, especially new, popular hits, unless you are sure of the copyright.
Mobile9 is a site that provides ringtones, themes, apps, stickers and wallpapers for iPhone and Android. The good thing about this site is that it will only give results that will work with your specific smartphone model.
like to read? You can also access free books to be downloaded as PDF or EPUB formats. For a site that has it all, go to Mobile 9. To download and set up on your device, follow the on-screen prompts.
Want an app to help personalize your phone? Zedge is a great option. With over 30 million active users and over 400 million downloads, this site doesn’t offer much less. Get the ability to print generic wallpapers, live wallpapers, video clips, music, ringtones, sticker packs and even on demand.
With Zedge Premium, you can access exclusive content and customize and sell your own original wallpapers, videos, music, ringtones and more. It’s free to get started. Simply fill out the application to become a seller from its website. This site is perfect for self-proclaimed DJs.
3. iTunes Machine
Despite its name, the iTunemachine is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. You can download ringtones of all kinds, including Bollywood, Spanish, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Country, Alternative and other popular genres. Want TV Theme Songs? iTunemachine has found it.
What about making your own ringtone? Just use ringtone maker of iTunemachine and really customize your device. Download your tones and add them to your device according to your operating system’s instructions.
4. Mobile 24
This site can deliver free ringtones, wallpapers, themes, live wallpapers and even games and apps. All downloads are currently available for Android, Blackberry 10, Windows Phone, Symbian and Java phones and tablets and are coming soon to the Apple App Store.
Not sure how to find what you want? Access the Mobiles24 forums and talk to other users. Have small children? At the bottom right of the site, turn on Family Filter. Perfect for families to use together.
If you’re having trouble downloading Tones, visit Mobiles24’s FAQ page.
If you’re only interested in wallpapers and ringtones, go to Tones7. This straightforward site offers ringtones of many genres. Want christian, rnb, holiday or message tones? This should be your go-to.
All content is free and offers some extra sounds compared to the previous sites. Want to wake up to birdsong? What about a rooster’s crow? OK, so maybe you don’t want the last one, but if you want to prank someone, get the sounds here.
For instructions on downloading content to your phone, visit Tones7’s help page.
7. Ringtone Maker
Where do you go if you want to mix your own ringtone? You guessed it – ringtone maker. The site has been stripped of basics. Take a sound clip or music file from your computer and upload it to the site. Select a start and stop time, then click the Make ringtone button.