When you initially purchased your smartphone, it came with settings that were adjusted in the shop or factory where it was manufactured in. Because of this, you probably spent some time browsing all of the settings and adjusting them according to your preferences and needs.

However, one of the things that you maybe didn’t change is your smartphone ringtone. In most cases, the ringtone can turn out to be quite annoying, which is why you might have to change it. Here is a list of the top five signs that’ll reveal whether or not you should change your current smartphone ringtone:

1. If It Started to Annoy You Whenever Someone Calls


I recently purchased a new Samsung smartphone and like many people, I didn’t bother to change the default ringtone. After weeks of using the phone, it slowly, but surely started annoying me when someone called my number. Don’t get me wrong, the sound isn’t unpleasant, it just didn’t sit well with me, especially since the tune repeated itself from the moment my phone starts ringing until I reach and answer it.

If you found yourself in a similar situation where the default ringtone on your device started annoying you, it’s the first sign that you have to change it as soon as you can. Fortunately, with new phones, you can change the ringtone relatively quickly and easily, and all you must do is access the settings and choose from the list offered by the system or choose from the list of songs you already have stored on the device.

2. If You Cannot Identify Spam Callers

In the last couple of months, the amount of spam calls has drastically increased, and if you’ve been subjected to such calls, you should definitely think about changing the ringtone for the numbers that have been calling and bothering you. Now, you should remember, that if you’re facing a spam caller that contacts you from several numbers, you could choose to save them as a contact and give the numbers custom ringtones.

By doing so, you’ll know exactly who is calling you, without even glimpsing at the screen of your smartphone. You should keep in mind that there is a wide array of websites such as that offer various tunes and songs for your phone. All you’ll have to do is to access the site, application, or platform of your choosing, find a tone, audio file, or tune that is suitable for your needs, press on download, and you’ll be good to go.

3. If You Want to Know When Your Family, Friends, Colleagues, or Boss Calls


Another sign that it’s time for you to change your ringtone is if you want to know who is calling you, no matter if it’s a family member, friend, colleague, partner, or even your boss! This means that, by assigning customized ringtones to the most important contacts on your phone, you’ll know who is calling you, and more importantly, you can make sure that you don’t miss the call, especially since it can be really important.

Again, you’ll first need to store the contacts on your phone, and from there, you can set specific and different ringtones for each of them. You should remember that Android and iOS smartphones have different settings, which means that assigning ringtones to your contacts is different on these platforms. Hence, before you give up on doing this, you should do some digging and learn how you can adjust this, no matter what operating system your device utilizes.

4. If You Need to Know When Someone From Work Contacts You

In the last two years, we’ve experienced a pandemic, which is why a lot of us have to work from the comfort of our homes. However, this has its downside as well, mostly because it became extremely easy for our work and personal life to mix together. If you have to separate these two things from one another, a custom ringtone will definitely help you do this. By doing so, you’ll definitely feel better about everything, which can result in your being more productive as well.

Now, it’s worth mentioning that you don’t only have to set up custom tunes for the work contacts on your smartphone, instead, you can set up custom notification sounds as well! Hence, if you and your colleagues use, for example, a specific online messaging app such as Skype or Viber, you can adjust the notification sound, so, that when someone from work contacts you, you’ll know exactly what platform they have used for sending you a message.

5. If You Want to Express Your Music Preferences


A lot of people don’t realize this, but you could actually choose a song as your ringtone! Of course, the entire song won’t be played when someone calls you, however, you could cut a portion of it and set it up as your ringtone. Now, there are two methods to trim a song. Firstly, you could do it by using your computer and specific programs that’ll allow you to cut out the portion of the song that you want to utilize. But, the second method might prove to be a little bit simpler.

When you access your device’s settings, you should head to the “Sounds” tab. If you have the song stored in your music folder, you should be able to find it, and once you do, you can set it up as your default ringtone. You must keep in mind that most phones will allow you to cut it immediately after you select it, hence, you don’t need to go through the time-consuming and tiring process of using a PC program to do this.


If you noticed any of the five signs we’ve mentioned in our list above, it’s time for you to change your default ringtone to something that suits you better. Besides making the experience more pleasing for your ears, changing your ringtone will also allow you to know who is calling you, without having to look at your phone.

By now, it might be pretty clear to you that you need to change your ringtone, and if so, you really shouldn’t waste any more of your time reading articles similar to this one. Instead, you should start thinking about which tune, audio, or song you might want for your ringtone and change it as soon as possible!