One of the things that everyone does, especially when they are bored with the default ringtone, is changing the ringtone. Some even when they buy a new phone, changing the ringtone to their preferred one is the first thing they do. Your Android phone has a variety of preinstalled ringtones that you can change through the settings. If you want to define a personal ringtone, you can use any of the various free apps to create your own ringtone from the music files on the phone or you may have a predefined ringtone, and you only need to choose it as the default ringtone. And here the problem occurs! Sometimes you can’t choose the tone you want due to the inability to choose applications other than the default application of ringtones. In this article, we’ll explain the steps to solve this problem.
How to change the ringtone on Android phones?
It is known that there is only one way to change the ringtone on Android phones, and it is an easy and simple method. Its steps are as follows:
Open the settings on your Android phone.
Find and tap “Sounds and vibration” in Settings.
And now many options will appear, Choose and tap the “Ringtone” option.
It’s supposed now to see several options for apps through which you can change the ringtone. One of those options is the default app of the ringtone; through which you can choose one of the preloaded ringtones on the phone.
The list of apps that appear when the ringtone is selected may include file manager, Google Drive, and any software that makes ringtones. However, you may not have an options menu appearing. You are transferred directly to the default program that contains only the default tones. After that, you can not choose a special tone other than the default. To solve the problem, you can continue reading the article.
Reset the default settings for the default ringtones app
When you change the ringtone for the first time, the phone prompts you to choose an application from one of the applications that will do the task. It gives you two options while viewing apps; the “one time only” option and the “always” option. If you choose only once, the task will be completed once using the specified application, The interface will ask the same question again next time. And if you choose “always”, the same app will be used every time to complete the process. This is exactly why you don’t see multiple options while changing the ringtone if you choose the “always” option. In this case, you will be stuck in the application you selected for the first time. To solve the problem, the following steps can be taken:
- Open Settings on your phone.
- Find the “Apps and notifications” option and tap on it.
- Click on the three dots icon in the top-right corner and choose the “Show System” option. If you don’t see the three dots icon, click on “View all applications”. Then tap on the three dots icon and select Show system.
- A list of all the applications installed on your device will appear, including the default applications. Find a media storage app, and press on it.
- Click the “Open by default” option. And if you don’t see this option, click “Advanced Options”, and you will find it.
- Now if there are any default presets related to the main program for selecting the notes, you will find them here. Just click on Clear Defaults and you’ll see the app list again when you select the ringtone.
Reset default app preferences
If the default ringtone app issue is not resolved by the previous steps, all you have to do is reset the entire app preferences and return them to default. But be aware that when doing this, it will clear all default actions for all apps on your phone, not only the ringtone app. To do this, follow these steps:
Open Settings on your phone.
Find the Apps and notifications option and tap on it.
Click on the three dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Show System. If you don’t see the three dots icon, click on “View all applications” Then tap on the three dots icon and select Show system.
A list of all the applications installed on your device will appear, including the default applications. Find a media storage app, and press it.
Click on “Open by default”. And if you don’t see this option, click on “Advanced Options”, and you will find it.
Now if there are any default presets related to the main program for selecting the notes, you will find them here. Just click on Clear Defaults and you’ll see the app list again when you select the ringtone.