Have you recently bought a Huawei smartphone , your first smartphone, and not being particularly knowledgeable with technological devices, you can’t figure out how to change its default ringtone? Did you want to change the ringtone on your Huawei smartphone but, browsing the list of available ringtones, you haven’t found any you like? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place at the right time!
With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to change Huawei ringtone by first showing you how to change the default ringtone of your smartphone, then how to assign a specific ringtone to a contact (yes, you can do this too!) And, finally, how to download ringtones from the Internet and apply them on your phone in a very simple way. So, are you ready to get started? Well, then cut out five minutes of free time, read the instructions I am about to give you and try to put them into practice: I assure you that, even if you are not a particularly technological type, you will be able to do everything in a very simple way.
Note: for the tutorial I used a P9 Lite equipped with Android 6.0 and EMUI 4.1.1. In any case, the indications in the post are valid a little for all smartphones produced by Huawei and all versions of Android / EMUI. So I just have to wish you good reading and good fun!
Change default ringtone on Huawei
If you are a beginner in the world of technology and want to know how to change the default ringtone of your Huawei smartphone , all you have to do is go to the Settings menu (the gear icon on the home screen) and select the Audio item from the screen that opens.
At this point, go to Phone ringtone , select the Ringtone tab from the page that opens and listen to all the default Huawei ringtones (by pressing on their names). Once you have found the ringtone of your interest, put the check mark next to its name and press the √ symbol located at the top right to apply it.
Mission accomplished! Now you have changed the default ringtone of your Huawei smartphone and, consequently, the ringtone used by the phone to report all incoming calls.
If you also want to change the notification tones , that is the sounds that are played by the smartphone when a new message arrives, go back to the Android Settings menu , go to Audio and select the Default notification tone item . Select, therefore, the Ringtone tab , choose the notification tone you prefer the most and make it the default tone by pressing the √ symbol located at the top right.
Assign a ringtone to a contact
Would you like to assign a specific ringtone to a contact , so you know immediately who is calling you based on the ringtone that is playing from your smartphone? Yes it can do that too. All you need is the Google Contacts app , which you can download directly from the Play Store.
If you do not yet have the Google Contacts app installed on your smartphone (it is the one with the blue circular icon with the little man in the center), open the Play Store (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol on the home screen), search for ” contacts “ in it and proceed to install the app by first pressing on its icon in the search results and then on the Install / Accept button . If you are reading this tutorial from your Huawei smartphone, press here to directly open the Play Store page dedicated to the Contacts app.
When installation is complete, open the Contacts app by selecting it from the home screen of your phone, select the contact you want to assign a personalized ringtone to and tap first on the ⋮ button located at the top left and then on the Set ringtone item in the menu that appears .
Therefore, choose the Select ringtone option from the box that appears on the screen, place the check mark next to the ringtone you want to assign to the contact and press the √ symbol located at the top right to save the changes.
Change WhatsApp ringtone on Huawei
In addition to changing the ringtone of classic calls, would you like to change the ringtone of WhatsApp calls ? Nothing easier. First, access the home screen of your Huawei smartphone and select the WhatsApp icon from it. With the application started, select the Chat tab , tap the ⋮ button located at the top right and select the Settings item from the menu that appears.
In the screen that opens, go to Notifications , then scroll down to the bottom of the page that is proposed to you and select the Ringtone option located under the heading Call notifications . Finally, select the Select ringtone option from the box that appears on the screen, put the check mark next to the ringtone you want to use in WhatsApp and save the changes by pressing the √ symbol located at the top right.
From the WhatsApp settings screen you can also change the notification tones that the smartphone must play when new messages arrive. I have explained to you in more detail how to act in my guide on how to change ringtone on WhatsApp.
App to download ringtones on Huawei
Are the ringtones included in your Huawei smartphone “tight” on you? Would you like something different to make your device more “personal”? Then don’t waste any more time and download one of the many ringtones apps available on the Play Store.
ZEDGE is one of the best apps dedicated to smartphone customization. It allows you to download ringtones, wallpapers and notification tones to use on Android in a very simple way, as well as for free. To download it on your Huawei smartphone, open the Play Store , search for it and start the installation by first pressing on its icon in the search results and then on the Install / Accept button . If you are reading this post from your phone, press here to directly open the Play Store page dedicated to ZEDGE and download the app.
Now you have to select the criterion by which to browse the ringtones available in ZEDGE: select the Featured tab and press the ≡ button located at the top right to choose whether to browse the ringtones based on the suggestions of the app ( Featured ), to their degree of popularity ( Popular ) or their publication date ( Recent ). Alternatively, select the Discover tab to browse the ringtones based on their categories or their musical genres (eg Alternative , Dance or Hip Hop ) or press the icon of themagnifying glass (top right) to search for a ringtone based on its title.
Once you have found a potentially interesting ringtone, select it and press the ▶ ︎ button to listen to a preview in real time. And if you are convinced you want to download it, press the smartphone icon with the arrow located at the bottom and select one of the options that are proposed to you: Set ringtone to set the ringtone as the default ringtone for all calls; Set contact ringtone to set the ringtone as a specific ringtone for a contact; Set notification to set the ringtone as the default notification tone for all notifications or Set alarm to set the ringtone as the default ringtone for all alarms.
The first time you use ZEDGE to change the ringtone of your smartphone, you will need to provide some permissions to the app: press the Allow button to allow the application to access the phone’s memory, then press the Settings button and move the lever to ON for the Allow writing system settings option to allow you to change the system settings (in this case, the ringtones to use).
If you want to download notification tones to use for your messages instead of ringtones to use for calls, press the ☰ button of ZEDGE (top left) and select the item Notifications from the menu that appears on the side. Otherwise, the procedure for downloading and setting the ringtone is the same as described above.
MyTinyPhone is another free application that, like ZEDGE, allows you to download wallpapers and ringtones to your smartphone. To install it on your device, open the Play Store , search for it within the latter and first tap on its icon in the search results and then on the Install / Accept button . If you are reading this post from your smartphone, press here to directly open the Play Store page dedicated to MyTinyPhone and download the app.
Once installation is complete, start MyTinyPhone by selecting its icon from the Android home screen. Then accept the conditions of use by pressing the Continue button and access the list of ringtones available for download by first tapping the ☰ button located at the top left and then on the Ringtones item in the menu that appears on the side.
At this point, use the tabs above to browse the ringtones based on their categories , staff recommendations ( Custom ), publication date ( Recent ) or their degree of popularity ( Popular ) and, once identified the one you are interested in, select it.
On the page that opens, press the ▶ ︎ button to listen to a preview of the ringtone and, if this satisfies you, tap the Download button to download it to your smartphone. Once the download is complete, you can set the ringtone as default by tapping the Set button and selecting one of the options that appear on the screen: Standard ringtone to set the ringtone as the default ringtone for all calls; Contact ringtone to set the ringtone as a specific ringtone for a contact; Notification ringtone to set the ringtone as the default notification tone or Wake up alarms to set the ringtone as the default ringtone for all alarms.
The first time you use MyTinyPhone to set a ringtone, you will need to authorize the app to access the phone memory and system settings as I explained to you earlier for the ZEDGE app.
After following my tutorial on how to download music on Huawei, you have downloaded some songs on your smartphone, now you would like to turn them into ringtones but you don’t know how to do it? Then let me recommend Ringtone Maker by Big Bang Inc .: a free application that allows you to import the songs present on the phone memory and cut them in order to turn them into ringtones. You can download it directly from the Play Store .
When the download is complete, to create your ringtone with Ringtone Maker, start the app, grant it permission to access the data on the smartphone memory (or on the SD card), locate the song to be cut and first press the ⋮ button located next to the latter and then on the Edit item in the menu that appears.
At this point, use the sliders of the Ringtone Maker editor to set the start and end points of the ringtone to be created, press the floppy disk icon located at the top right and set the Ringtone option in the Type menu . Finally, type the name you want to assign to the ringtone, press the Save button and choose whether to set the newly created ringtone as the default ringtone for all calls or as the ringtone for a specific contact.
Upload ringtones to Huawei
If the ringtones includes “standard” in your smartphone do not satisfy you and the apps I have previously reported did not allow you to find the songs of your interest, you can connect the device to the computer and copy songs in MP3 format on it, placing them in the Music folder .
Once the operation is complete, you can set the ringtones you uploaded from your PC by going to the Settings> Sound> Android phone ringtone menu and selecting them from the Music tab .
Alternatively, you can load the songs into the Ringtones folder on your smartphone and then find them in the Android ringtones menu, along with Huawei’s default ringtones – the choice is yours.
If you find it difficult to get your smartphone to be recognized by the computer, read my tutorial on how to connect Huawei to your PC and put into practice the instructions in it. If, on the other hand, you are unable to load music on your Huawei smartphone, consult the guide I have dedicated to this topic.