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Ringtones for the Droid Bionic

Ringtones for the Droid Bionic can be lots of fun. They uniquely identify your phone’s ring, especially when you forget to mute your phone and you’re hustling to turn the thing off because everyone in the room is annoyed by your ringtone choice.

On the Droid Bionic, you can choose which ringtone you want for your phone. You can create your own ringtones or use snippets from your favorite tunes. You can also assign ringtones for individual contacts. Here’s how it’s done.

Changing the ringtone

To select a new ringtone for your phone, or to simply confirm which ringtone you’re using already, follow these steps:

  1. At the Home screen, press the Menu soft button.

  2. Choose Settings and then choose Sound.

  3. Choose Phone Ringtone.

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

  4. Choose a ringtone from the list that’s displayed.

    Scroll the list. Tap a ringtone to hear a preview.

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

You can also set the ringtone used for notifications: In Step 3, choose Notification Ringtone rather than Phone Ringtone.

Text messaging ringtones are set from within the Text Messaging app.

Rolling your own ringtones

You can use any MP3 or WAV audio file as a ringtone for the Droid Bionic, such as a personalized message, a sound you record on your computer, or an audio file you stole from the Internet. As long as the sound is in the MP3 or WAV format, it can work as a ringtone on your phone.

The secret to creating your own ringtone is to transfer the audio file from your computer to the Droid Bionic. After the audio file is in the phone’s music library, you can choose the file as a ringtone in the same way you can assign any music on the Droid Bionic as a ringtone.