Stand out from the Crowd by Changing the Text Message Notification on Your Android

There was a time when we used to “install” MIDI files on our old Nokia phones just to change a few notification tones. Now we can install one of the free SMS ringtone apps for Android and call it a day. Technology has made everything clear and easy, especially the lazy folk who like fart sounds as their notification tone.


I had an embarrassing personal experience and no longer use burping sounds as my SMS ringtone on Android. I would strongly suggest you turn off the smartphone sounds completely before giving a presentation on workplace ethics. Enough of my stupidity, let’s check out some of the best SMS ringtone apps for Android now!

Note: The free SMS ringtone apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone. The apps worked fine, and no problems were faced during testing. The apps may need to download little chunks of data after you have installed them. The apps are in no particular order as they all provide something unique.


#1Message Ringtones#2Funny SMS Ringtones#3ZEDGE#4100’s of Buttons and Sounds#5Videogame Sounds
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    Message Ringtones

    This is the only app that doesn’t force full-screen ads on your face, and this is why I have promoted it to the top despite having a low ranking. The app has a clean and easy to use interface. The only problem is that there is nothing to indicate how you can set the ringtone as your notification.

    Hint: You have to long press on a tone for a pop-up to appear.

    The collection is a little random, and there is no way to arrange the tones according to their name or genre. However, there are some great tones for you to choose. In my experience, we all listen to all the available tones until we get the one that is perfect for us. So it really doesn’t matter that the tones are not arranged but it would have been great to have the option.

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    Funny SMS Ringtones

    Just as the name suggests, this app caters to the jesters residing in us. There are some really hilarious ringtones in the app. It will take a real cold heart not to smile when you receive a message with one of these tones set. I wouldn’t use any of the tones now that I’m what they call an “adult”. But god I wish I had this app back in the 00’s.

    There is around 80 great sounding funny ringtones for Android included in the app. The app has yet to see an update so I think the developer is not interested in including more tones anytime soon. But 88 notification tones are more than enough to keep you busy for a long while.

    The interface is big and easy to see. I really like the rating system that makes it easier to locate your favorite tones in an emergency. There is even a favorite tab right on the top that further encourages you to curate the list yourself.

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    ZEDGE

    ZEDGE is perhaps one of the best customization apps on Android. It was included on our ringtone apps for Android as well as wallpaper apps for Android lists. Now it is making a return to this list as well.

    There are not a lot of SMS tones available on ZEDGE, but they sure are of super quality. I really hate the low bitrate of tones; it gets exponentially more horrible when played on your smartphone’s speaker.

    This app does away with those notifications and provides quality tunes for your usage. As the tunes are of high quality, the app usually downloads them separately. There is a great favorite option that allows you to bookmark tunes without actually downloading them thus saving bandwidth.

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    100’s of Buttons and Sounds

    This app can’t technically be called an SMS notification app for Android but is one of the best ones or the very same purpose. The app has around 400 buttons with unique sounds that you can select as your SMS notification tone.

    The best thing is, almost all of them are of great quality. Some are funny, some are musical, and some are even dialogues from your favorite TV shows and movies. It’s a mixed bag but boy oh boy is it entertaining.

    I spent around 15 minutes just playing a ton of sounds and having a blast. At the end of the testing, I was genuinely lost at the amount of amazing tones at my disposal. You will feel confused as well when you don’t know which SMS notification you should select first. The only downside is there isn’t a search button available on the app. An app of this scale would definitely benefit from a dedicated search function.

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    Videogame Sounds

    I’m a huge videogame nerd, I just preordered 3 games this week, and I’m not even ashamed. So it should come as no surprise that one of the apps I selected is videogames related. Videogame Sounds is exactly what the name implies, and it is gaining popularity fast.

    There are a lot of iconic gaming sounds in the app that I’m pretty sure everyone will love to use as their SMS notification tone. From the classic Mario 1UP sound to amazing Zelda healing music, the app has them all. You can even select Street Fighter music as your smartphone ring tone in this great app.

    The interface is kept simple, and there is not a lot to the app. You can set the tunes as an alarm as well which is a nice touch. I wanted to use the tone with one of the best alarm clock apps but it didn’t work though.

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Conclusion:

These were a few amazing SMS Ringtone apps for Android available on the Play Store. I use Instant Buttons all the time, but the app was recently removed from the store for some reason.

What tunes do you like?

Do you like to be spontaneous and loud or do you prefer something mellow?

Do chime your preferences in the comments below.

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