How to Transfer Ringtone to Google Nexus One

If you want to transfer your favorite ringtone from your computer to Google Nexus One phone then its easy to do. Ringtone that you want to copy to Nexus One should be one of the following fomats:

Google Nexus One supports the following ringtone file formats MP3, WAV, WMA (8), MIDI, M4A, AMR, OGG Vorbis. If you want to create a custom ringtone for Android phone check this: how to create custom ringtone

How to transfer ringtone to nexus one


Connect Nexus One to computer

  1. Connect your phone with computer using USB data cable that comes with your phone.
  2. Tap and drag down the notification bar from the top of Nexus One screen.
  3. Tap “USB Connected”.
  4. Tap “Mount” button.


Transfer ringtone file to Nexus One

  1. Open My Computer on PC, you will see a new drive icon under “Devices with Removable Storage” section, open this drive.
  2. Open the ringtone folder and copy your favorite ringtone file from computer to that folder.
  3. Again tap and drag down the notification bar from the top of Nexus One screen.
  4. Tap “Turn off USB storage”
  5. Tap “Turn off” button


Set Nexus One ringtone

  1. Run “Music” application from Nexus One (You can type “Music” in the search box at the top to find it)
  2. Tap Songs
  3. Locate your ringtone file that you have copied.
  4. Tap and hold on the file this will open options menu, select “Use as phone ringtone” from options
7 comments… add one
Ula May 16, 2010, 3:24 am

These instructions work perfect to transfer ringtone from computer to nexus one

nexus May 16, 2010, 10:59 pm

Nexus one support lot on ringtone formats, even wav and mp3. i will transfer some wav as ringtone, Thanks

Susan May 31, 2010, 6:22 am

Can you write a method to create custom ringtone for android

maan June 1, 2010, 8:11 pm

Your guide is really nice, i will try to transfer the ringtone to google nexus.

Bilal June 3, 2010, 10:38 am

Thanks, i am newbie and easily transfer ringtone to Nexus

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