How to Change Your Droid X's Ringtone - dummies

How to Change Your Droid X’s Ringtone

By Dan Gookin

On the Droid X, you can choose which default ringtone you want for your phone, plus you can ringtones for individual contacts. By assigning different ringtones to different contacts, you can tell who’s calling you without even looking at your phone.

Choosing the phone’s ringtone

You can select a new ringtone for your phone or simply confirm which ringtone you’re using already:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Launcher button.

  2. Choose Settings→Sound→Phone Ringtone.

    If you have a ringtone application, you may see a menu asking you which source to use for the phone’s ringtone. Choose Android System.

    You can also specify the ringtone used for notifications: Choose Notification Ringtone rather than Phone Ringtone.

  3. Choose a ringtone from the list that appears.

    Tap a ringtone to hear a preview.

  4. Touch OK to accept the new ringtone or touch Cancel to keep the phone’s ringtone as-is.

Setting a contact’s ringtone

You can assign ringtones by contact so that when your annoying friend Larry calls, you can have your phone yelp like a whiny puppy:

  1. Touch the Phone icon on the Home screen.

  2. Choose Contacts from the top of the window.

  3. From the list that appears, choose the contact to whom you want to assign a ringtone.

  4. Touch the Menu soft button.

  5. Choose Edit from the menu that appears.

  6. Press the Back soft button so that the onscreen keyboard goes away.

  7. Choose Additional Info from the bottom of the scrolling list.

    More options for editing the contact appear.

  8. Choose Ringtone.

    If you see a Complete Action Using menu, choose the option Android System to select one of the phone’s ringtones. Otherwise, you can use another listed application to choose a ringtone.

  9. Choose a ringtone from the list that appears.

    The same list is displayed for the phone’s ringtones.

  10. Touch OK to assign the ringtone to that contact.

  11. Touch the Save button to save the new settings.

Whenever that contact calls, the Droid X rings using the ringtone you’ve specified.