How to change the ringtone and use your favorite song as ringtone on Android 5.0 Lollipop (Nexus 4, 5, 6 and 9 tutorial)

How to change the ringtone and use your favorite song as ringtone on Android 5.0 Lollipop (Nexus 4, 5, 6 and 9 tutorial)
The Android 5.0 Lollipop is a huge overhaul in the visual style of the world's most popular platform, and with those rich customization options for the visuals, you might also want to change your ringtone and use something a bit more modern as a custom ringtone. So how do you change the ringtone on Android 5.0 Lollipop to your favorite song?

Just going into the ringtone folder is not a solution since Google is not providing you with an easy way to add new custom ringtones from there. Fear not - the whole process is actually not complicated at all.

It takes a bit more fiddling, but in the end if you have your favorite music file at hand, it should not take more than a couple of minute. Take a look at the slideshow below where we guide you through the process of changing your ringtone to that favorite tune of yours.

Note that this Android 5.0 Lollipop tutorial will work on all stock and near-stock devices including the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, etc.

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7 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Beginner's guide.

2. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Still the same old procedure. Why can't they just add a "Add Ringtone" button?

3. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

I'd love to meet the one person on earth that didn't know how to do this.

6. PhatJeebus

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Please to meet you! :)

7. ndesrosiers

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 2016

So, what are you doing on that page ?!?

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'd like to see an article on how to do this on an iPhone.

5. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Me too!

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