1. gsontag's Avatar
    So i accidently added a song to "use as ringtone" when i was trying to get it to a playlist. I know this isnt a big deal, but i want to delete it from my ringtone list. Problem is, when i go into my file manager and go to ringtones its not there! anyone know if this can be delete?
    11-24-2009 10:33 PM
  2. xliderider's Avatar
    My Astro file app can view the Ringtone directory in the Droid's system files (\System\Media\Audio\Ringtones). It can also do a file search.
    11-24-2009 11:09 PM
  3. gsontag's Avatar
    Ya mine can to but it only finds the audio file in the media player and not the ringtone.
    11-24-2009 11:21 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    So i accidently added a song to "use as ringtone" when i was trying to get it to a playlist. I know this isnt a big deal, but i want to delete it from my ringtone list. Problem is, when i go into my file manager and go to ringtones its not there! anyone know if this can be delete?
    I did this the first day I got my phone and was stumped as well. That is until I found the ring tone with my MP3's in the music app. Then simply long press on it, then hit delete.
    marlowesmom likes this.
    11-25-2009 08:54 AM
  5. mathumom's Avatar
    I am having the same problem, but I have been into the music app files and there are no ringtones in there? Where else can they be hiding?
    12-01-2009 10:10 PM
  6. graymulligan's Avatar
    plug it in via USB, and check your ringtones folder. It may be there twice, once in music, and once in ringtones.
    12-02-2009 07:35 AM
  7. beekeeper's Avatar
    Any file considered to be "music" (and thus viewable in the music player) can end up being marked in an internal database as being a "ringtone" as well if you hit that "Use as ringtone" button. There is pretty much no built-in method to un-mark this.

    I got tired of not being able to remove these accidental ringtones, so I put a (free) solution up on the market. "Ring Remover" does nothing but offer to remove the "is ringtone" status of any media that are both "music" and "ringtone". (It'll leave the file there, so you can still play it as music.)

    (If you downloaded ringtones, or put things in an explicit ringtone directory, you need a different solution -- involving physically deleting the files -- since the file scanner will just recreate the ringtone status everytime you restart or re-insert the SD card.)
    05-03-2010 07:24 PM
  8. fulltimegeek's Avatar
    Delete Ringtone is an app on the Android Market that works great at deleting Ringtones. You can also remove the phone's default ringtones.
    06-18-2010 08:28 AM
  9. too40shorty's Avatar
    I searched and searched for a solution and finally located one. It won't let me post the link where I found it but here's the solution below.

    1. Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications
    2. Hit Menu Button > Filter > All
    3. Scroll To DRM Protected Content Storage and select
    4. Clear Data

    Hope it helps and saves some others wasted time searching.
    07-14-2010 04:46 AM
  10. Shtooky's Avatar
    My Astro really helped. Once your in the app. its under soundriod, then select the one you want, hit edit and delete.
    09-15-2010 05:54 PM
  11. Happy Camper's Avatar
    Here is how I did it:
    Go to the music widget, go to play list, and then to recently added...
    press and longhold the song(s) you want to delete, then several options come up, press delete.
    04-05-2011 09:29 AM
  12. qfman's Avatar
    using a file explorer program, I am using ES file Explorer goto
    /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones
    I found the *.mp3 name but when I deleated the files it did not remove them from the ringtone list
    :~(
    Any other ideas?
    02-09-2012 12:17 AM
  13. qfman's Avatar
    Yes but it only shows the *.ogg's that ship with the phone. It does not show the ringtones that MP3 Ringtone Maker added to the ring tone list!
    02-09-2012 12:25 AM
  14. qfman's Avatar
    Actually, I found that the same app I used to create the ringtone also let me delete it from the list!
    02-09-2012 01:01 AM
  15. mrrimshot's Avatar
    HI, I'm Rimmy and I'm new to the Android world, and I've gone Android happy by downloading some that I now want to get rid of. That's what led to to the forum. By and large i'm enjoying the Droid world.
    06-23-2012 03:43 PM
  16. mrrimshot's Avatar
    SGH T589 phone notifying memory is full erroneously. How do I correct that?
    07-06-2012 06:02 PM
  17. ragcat612's Avatar
    I have a new RAZR MAXX, and downloaded a couple of ringtones I didn't want. I came to this forum, which led me to this PERFECT app: Awesome Ringtone Manager, free. of course. It lists all your ringtones, you delete at will. PERFECT!!
    12-19-2012 08:41 PM
  18. just_jjuk's Avatar
    I downloaded ringtones and when i tried to add more ringtones, its duplicated the list...how can i remove the duplicates? I tried ring remover app, it only found some of the music tracks that I had mistakenly added to the ringtones and it removed them...and i have put all the ringtones i want in a folder named ringtones in the phone memory...i was able to delete the ones in both the phone memory and the sd memory, but not in the default ringtones folder...H E L P anyone...my very first smartphone...
    01-28-2013 02:30 PM
  19. arivera1982's Avatar
    if you go into google play store and download the FREE app ringtone remover (the picture is a green and white recycling bin) once you download and open the app it lets you select the ringtones you want to delete including stock ringtones. I hope this helps.
    08-20-2013 09:35 AM
  20. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Use a file explorer and get rid of the ringtones

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    08-20-2013 10:10 AM
  21. Hugger Mugger's Avatar
    I used Ringtone Remover to try and get rid of my S3's pre-installed ringtones. Appeared to work fine But next time I switched the phone on they were all back.They are clearly reloaded automatically at startup.
    Many other things are reloaded by the same start up process so playing about could cause major problems. I also don't want to root my phone.
    I see that Delete Ringtone has been recommended.
    Does anyone know if that app PERMANENTLY removes or hides the pre-installed ringtones or will they just reappear next time the phone is booted up?
    08-24-2013 03:07 PM
  22. Bob Van West's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy s5. I create my own Ringtones off MP3's on my device.
    I found the custom ring tones:
    My Files>Media>Audio>ringtones
    To get to "My Files" From your Home Screen:
    (On the bottom of your screen (Task Bar) you should see an icon called "Apps" it looks like a grid of boxes. On my phone it is located at the bottom right. Do the following to get to My Files:
    Apps>My Files.
    If you use another File Explorer program, the actions above should be similar. I suppose I will download another file explore program just to test it out.

    >=next step
    06-11-2015 10:52 AM
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