How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

The Moto G5 series was easily among Moto’s most popular smartphones launched in 2017. The handsets ticked with customers due to their stock Android experience which offers a very simple to use UI and top-notch performance.

However, for some reason, it is extremely difficult to set a ringtone for an individual contact on the Moto G5, G5 Plus and the  Moto G5s and G5s Plus. In fact, even something as simple as setting a custom ringtone is pretty complicated for no reason at all.

If you are frustrated after trying for hours on how to set a custom ringtone for individual contacts on your Moto G handset, follow the steps below.

Read: Best Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus Tips and Tricks

How to Set Custom Ringtones on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

Setting a custom ringtone on your Moto G5 or Moto G5s is pretty easy, though requires quite a few steps.

Step 1: Transfer the custom ringtone to the handset’s internal storage inside a folder called ‘ringtone.’ This folder should already be present so you will not need to create one with the same name.

Step 2: With the ringtone file transferred, head over to Settings -> Sound -> Phone ringtone. The ringtone that you transferred in the previous step should show up in the list. Simply tap on it and press the Save button located on the top-right.

You have now successfully managed to set a custom ringtone on your Moto G5 or Moto G5s/Plus.

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts On Moto G5 and Moto G5s

Step 1: On your Moto G5/Plus or G5s/Plus, open the Contacts app and navigate to the contact for which you want to set a custom ringtone.

Step 2: Tap on the contact’s listing to get their detailed overview. From here, tap the 3-dot overflow menu button followed by the Set ringtone option. The ringtone picker will now open from where you will be able to select any ringtone of your choice.

How To Set Up Custom Text Message Notifications For Individual Contacts

If you want to set up a custom text message notification for individual contacts, my recommendation would be to use a third-party SMS app like Textra or Chomp SMS. These apps offer plenty of customization options and features along with the option of easily setting a different notification tone for each contact.


Still facing issues while trying to set a custom ringtone on your Moto G5 or Moto G5s? Drop a comment and we will help you out!