Results: how much do you customize your ringtones and notification sounds?

Results: how much do you customize your ringtones and notification sounds?
There are two kinds of people out there — those who change their default ringtones and those who don't. The latter group is doomed to forever check their phone whenever they hear another one ring nearby — they can never know if it was theirs that made the sound or someone else's. The former, on the other hand, is also split up — some are casual customizers, others change their notification sounds so much that they sometimes forget to react when their phone rings.

So, we thought we'd ask you — what do you do when you get a new smartphone? Do you customize your tones and if so — do you pick from the stock gallery or are you quick to cut up your favorite songs and transfer them to the handset? Here's how the poll votes tallied up:

How much do you tinker with your ringtones?

I just leave them on default. I might change them in the future, but who knows
15.58%
I will browse through the stock ringtones to pick a different one, but I mostly leave notifications as they are
16.19%
I change both my ringtone and notifications, usually with sounds from the stock library
28.29%
I make my own ringtones and / or notification sounds!
39.94%

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11 Comments

1. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Yeah I set a custom ringtone and notification sound. How awkward when you're in a noisy environment and a phone rings and 6 people including you pull out their phone thinking it's theirs. With custom sounds that's exceedingly rare for me.

3. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Wouldn't you know it was your phone because your watch would be vibrating on your wrist too?

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Only one i changed was the alarm sound

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I changed my alarm tone to my favourite tone. Couple of days later it was THE most hated song ever for me lol..:P

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hey Sambomb lovers, your phone will never be an iPhone if you change its ringtone to the iPhone one. Hahahahahahaha

7. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course not. Changing a ringtone can't change the parts inside to tech from several years ago, or remove true multitasking (or limit the function in any way).

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

i dont use samsung phone too buggy. but on my LG G5 i tested various launcher theme some almost identical to ios , windows phone ect. so i can have 95% identical look to an iphone including ringtone ect whitout loosing my advantages.

6. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I customize all my ringtones and notification sounds, always have!

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

39% "I make my own ringtones and / or notification sounds!" , if this poll was done for the general public it would be 5%.

10. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

for sure customize my ringtone has been the same for a while and its become a bit of a trade mark no one else has the same so all the people close to me know when its my phone ringing haha incase your wondering tokyo drift XD it started as a joke but grew on me just the beat

11. rickybazan

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I have a different ringtone for all my favorite/recurrent contacts. That way I can always know who's calling without even taking my phone out of my pocket. All my ringtones are 8-bit, to make it sound uniform. The way I choose the ringtone is simple. I relate the ringtone to the person. For example, Mirai Nikki Op for my gf or Imperial March for my dad... I have just one notification sound for everything. A Ryu Hadouken sound. More than one person have praised my ringtones and notification sound. ;)

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