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How to Set a YouTube Music Song as a Ringtone on Your Android Smartphone

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ada staples By Ada Staples
Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: YouTube Music Tips

YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube. YouTube Music has a huge number of songs. There are probably only a few users who use smartphones all the time who have thought about setting their favorite song as a ringtone on their smartphone. Therefore, this article will explain how to set your favorite YouTube music song as a ringtone using an Android smartphone, so please use it as a reference.

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The device used this time is the "Xperia XZ1 Compact" (OS is Android 9.0). Although the description of each item in "Settings" differs depending on the device, don't worry as the setting procedure is almost the same. You can jump directly to the part you want to read by clicking on the table of contents.

Part 1: Rip Music from YouTube Using Desktop Software

There is no difference in the sound files or materials that can be used for ringtones and notification sounds, but some people may confuse them with ringtones and notification sounds, so I will explain a little bit here.

Ringtone is the sound you hear when you receive a call or email, and notification sound is the sound you hear when you receive a message from an app such as Twitter or Line.

Notification sounds always have notifications. Setting a ringtone is equivalent to setting the sound that plays when you receive a call.

Part 2: How to Download Ringtones from YouTube Music

If you want to set your favorite song as a ringtone on your Android smartphone, you can only use MP3 or AAC music files. With interchangeability in mind, set the ringtone to MP3.

Tools Needed

Most mainstream music streaming services prohibit downloading. YouTube Music is no exception, using its own encryption technology to encrypt uploaded music.

Even if you subscribe to YouTube Music Premium and use the download feature, the downloaded music is not an MP3 file but a separate encrypted file type.

Therefore, in this article, we will use a special software called KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter to download MP3 files.

KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter can convert YouTube music to MP3 files and download and save them on your PC. Furthermore, you can also use it as a desktop YouTube music player.


KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

  • Download YouTube Music to PC and Mac.
  • 10X faster conversion speed is supported.
  • Convert YouTube Music to WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC.
  • Preserve the original audio quality and keep the ID3 tags.
  • Burn YouTube Music to CD with one click.
  • No need to install the YouTube Music app.
  • Steps to download ringtones

    Now that you have the tools, you can start downloading your favorite music right away. The steps below also work on macOS.

    Step 1 Log in to YouTube Music.

    When you download and launch the KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter tool mentioned above, the "YouTube Music Web Player" built into the software will automatically open. Now, log in to your YouTube Music account.

    Please be assured that KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter does not collect account information.

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    Step 2 Configure output settings.

    TClick the settings button on the left side of the screen to open the settings screen. Here, you can choose the output format. If you want to output multiple songs in playlist order, add "Playlist order" in the output file name.

    set up youtube music output format

    Step 3 Add your favorite ringtone.

    Click the YouTube Music library or search icon to find the song you want to set as a ringtone, then click the Add to conversion list button at the bottom right to add the song you want to convert to KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter.

    converting youtube music at 10x speed

    Step 4 Convert and download YouTube music songs to MP3.

    Click Convert to start the conversion.

    add youtube music to convert

    Step 5 Transfer converted songs to a smartphone.

    Once the conversion is completed, you can see the converted music. Click on the folder icon after the song, and you will see the converted MP3 file. Transfer the downloaded MP3 file to your smartphone, and you're done.

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    Part 3: How to set YouTube Music songs as ringtones

    Now, once you have secured the MP3 file by following the steps above, let's set the ringtone to your favorite melody.

    How to set general ringtone settings

    ① Tap “Settings” on your smartphone to open it.

    ② Next, tap on sound settings.

    ③ Scroll to the bottom and tap "Ringtone" → "Add sound".

    ④ Select a song from your storage and set it as your ringtone.

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    How to set individual ringtones

    1. Tap "Contacts" on your smartphone to open it.

    2. Select the person you want to make individual settings for and tap the menu at the top right of the screen.

    3. Tap the ringtone setting, add your favorite song, and change it.

    set individual ringtones


    The above is how to set a YouTube music song as a ringtone on your Android smartphone. If you customize your smartphone and set the ringtone to your favorite melody, you'll become even more attached to it. With KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter, you can freely download not only MP3 files for ringtones but also your favorite songs and enjoy them forever on any device. You can download the KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter and give it a try.


    Ada Staples

    Ada Staples is keeping a strong passion for the multimedia industry. As an avid music enthusiast, she contributes numerous articles about technology and music tools to various websites and blogs.