Android or iPhone: How to Set a Personalized Ringtone for Contacts

Around the world, there are about 2.7 million people who use mobile phones.

Because so many people use their phones, you probably have a lot of people who use it as a way to contact you.

If a lot of those people are always contacting you, you may want to know who is calling or texting you without having to look at your phone.

Setting a custom ringtone for significant others helps identify important calls or messages. Find out here how to set a personalized ringtone for contacts.

Use These Tips to Set up a Personalized Ringtone

If you want to set up a customized ringtone, it doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or an Android. You can do this on both systems, the process is just a little bit different.

Here we will show you how to do this depending on which device you have.

If You Have an iPhone

If you have an iPhone, there are a few different ways you can do this.

If you are on the home screen, you can go into your contacts app. If you can’t see the app, it may just be hidden in some folder. Once you find the app, you will see a list of all of your contacts.

If you can’t find the app, you can always go to your iMessages app. Click on one of the threads between you and contact and tap on their picture at the top of the screen.

Click on the “i” button and then press down on their name. Then click on their name again and it will take you to the area where you can customize the ringtones.

However, if you did find the contact apps, you will need to select one of the specific contacts that you want to set a personalized ringtone for.

When you select that person, you will see a button that says Edit in the top right-hand corner.

Once you click Edit, then you will see an option to edit all of their contact information.

If you scroll down, you will see a section that says Ringtone and Text Tone. The ringtone is what you will hear when that person calls you. The text tone is what you will hear when they text you.

You can set something different for each one, but if you want to know who is calling or texting, it may be better if you choose the same one for each.

If you haven’t set up a ringtone for that person, then right now it is probably the default. If you click on that, you will see a bunch of different options that you can change it to.

You can listen to each one to see which one you want. If you don’t like any of the options, you can also buy more tones in the App store.

If You Have an Android

If you have an Android, the process will be a little bit different. This process may be a little bit different depending on what type of Android you have, but overall it should be somewhat similar.

When you’re on the home screen again, you will need to find the Contacts app. Sometimes it is labeled as People. Once you’re in the app, select the person you want to set a personalized ringtone for.

When you can see the details for the contact you selected, tap on the three vertical dots that are in the top right-hand corner. A small menu will pop up, and you can choose Edit.

Once you’re in edit mode, just scroll down until you can see the ringtone option. Tap on this, just like the iPhone method, and figure out what you want to play when that person calls or texts you.

Make a Customized Ringtone

Now that you know how to set up a different ringtone for each contact that you have, you may want to make a customized ringtone for each person if you don’t like any of the options available to you.

There are two different ways to get new ringtones for your phone, and you can check out this site for more information.


If you are using an iPhone, you can use the Garageband app to create different ringtones. There is a list of stock music that you can choose from, and once you create some that you like, you can put them into iTunes.

Once you sync your phone, you should be able to see all your new options and choose whichever one you want.

If you don’t like Garageband, there are many other ringtone maker apps on the App store that you can download and use.


If you have an Android and want to make your own ringtones, you can also use Garageband. Like if you have a MacBook, you can create them on there and then import them to your Android.

It might be more of a difficult process to do this, but you can do it if you are determined.

Just like with the Apple App store, you can also use Google Play to download apps that can make ringtones as well. Check the reviews before you download one and see which options would be better

iPhone vs. Android

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, you can still set up personalized ringtones for each of your contacts.

This is a great way to save the time of checking your phone every single time to see who is texting or calling you.

If you have an Android or an iPhone and are thinking about switching manufacturers, you should check out this app to learn more about it.