Transfer Audio Files to Use as Ringtones or Notification Sounds

From a Windows PC:

  1. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to your computer via USB
  2. Swipe the "Status" bar down and if necessary, tap "Connected as a media device" and enable "Media device (MTP)"
  3. In the AutoPlay window on the computer, click "open device to view files using Windows Explorer"
  4. Open a second Windows Explorer window and locate the desired audio files on your PC
  5. Copy the files, and transfer them on your phone's memory - preferably in the "Notifications" and / or "Ringtones" folder(s)
  6. Once the transfer is done, eject the phone storage from the system tray and safely disconnect it from the PC

From a Mac:

NOTE: Skip the first 3 steps if Kies is already installed on your Mac

  1. Open the Internet browser on the Mac and navigate to Kies
  2. Click "Download for Mac OS"
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install Kies on the Mac
  4. Connect the Galaxy S6 Active to the Mac via USB (if necessary enable "Media Device" from the notification area
  5. Launch Kies on the Mac
  6. In Kies, click the "Folder" icon associated with "Internal memory" or "External memory", depending where you wish to add the audio files
  7. On the Mac, locate the desired audio files
  8. Drag them, and drop them in Kies to begin the transfer
  9. Once the transfer is done, eject the Galaxy S6 Active's virtual drive and safely disconnect the smartphone

Add Transferred Audio Files to the Ringtones List:

  1. Tap "Apps" on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Tap "Sounds and notifications" under "Device"
  4. Under "Sound", tap "Ringtones and Sounds"
  5. Tap "Ringtone" > "Add ringtone"
  6. Complete the action using "OneDrive" or "Sound picker", then tap "Always" or "Just once"
  7. Tap the desired audio file and press "Done"

Change the Phone's Ringtone Settings

Change the Ringtone for All Calls:

  1. Go to the phone's "Settings" menu
  2. Under "Device", tap "Sound and notifications"
  3. Tap "Ringtones and sound"
  4. Tap "Ringtone" and select the desired ringtone from the list
  5. Tap the "Back" arrow and the changes should be automatically saved

Change the Ringtone of a Specific Contact:

NOTE: You cannot set custom ringtones to contacts stored on the phone memory or SIM card.

  1. Launch the "Contacts" app
  2. Select the desired contact and tap the "Edit" button
  3. Tap "Ringtone" and select the desired ringtone
  4. Tap "OK" > "Save"

Change the Notification Sound:

  1. On the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Tap "Settings" > "Sounds and notifications"
  3. Under "Sound", tap "Ringtones and sounds"
  4. Select the desired notification type
  5. Tap and select the desired notification sound
  6. Tap the "Back" arrow and changes will be saved automatically

See More: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: Transfer and Set Custom Ringtones & Notification Sounds