In this guide, I will show you three methods of customizing Moto E ringtones: 1). select from the pre-installed ringtones; 2). use music files in your Moto E; and 3). use music files in your PC.
So, you can use ringtones that you like and you can customize Moto E ringtones as you want.
Customize Moto E ringtones method 1: Select from pre-installed Moto E ringtones
There are about 40 pre-installed ringtones in your Moto E. You can easily select any one of them that you prefer.
To set your ringtones, go to Settings-Sound. Tap phone ringtone as shown below.
You then can select any of the pre-installed Moto E ringtones (about 40) . Scroll up and down to select the desired one, then tap OK to change the ringtone for your Moto E.
After you tapping OK, the new ringtone applies immediately. Now, you get a somewhat different ringtone!
If you are not happy with the pre0-installed ringtones, or you want to use your own sound file, please read on.
Customize Moto E ringtones method 2: Use your own music file on your Moto E as Moto E ringtones
If you want to use the music/sound files that are already saved (e.g., downloaded or recorded) in your Moto E, you can easily use them as your Moto E ringtones.
But before you can proceed to use these files as your ringtones, you need install a free app called ES File Explorer File Manger. If you haven’t install it yet, please follow our guide to install this app to your Moto E from Play Store.
Once the app is installed, when you tap the Settings–Sound–Phone ringtone, you can tap ES File Explorer–Just Once as shown below.
Then navigate to the sound/music file (e.g., mp3, m4a..) Tap the music file and the the file will be used as your new Moto E ringtone. The interface will close automatically and you will return to Settings-Sound page.
Customize Moto E ringtones method 3: Use your own music file on your PC as Moto E ringtones
You can also use the music file in your PC to customize Moto E ringtone. To use this method, you need a USB cable to connect your Moto E to the PC.
Once you connect your Moto E to the PC using an USB cable, the phone should be recognized automatically and is identified as XT102X as shown below.
Click the Ringtones folder, you should find the 3 pre-installed music files (ogg format) as shown below.
Now, you can copy any music files to this Ringtones folder.
You may get a warning messaging as shown below when you copy some formats of the music file, e.g., mp3 file. Most of the time, it is safe to ignore this message. So, you check “Do this for all files”, then click Yes to copy.
Once the files are copied to Ringtones folder, they should automatically appear in the ringtone list!
Now, in your Moto E, go to Settings–Sound–Phone ringtone, you can select the copied file as your new Moto E ringtone as method 1!
If you have ES File Explorer installed, you need tap Media Storage–Just one. Then select the music. Tap OK to change your Moto E ringtone immediately.
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