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Use Custom Music On Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus, Galaxy S9

Listening to music on Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus and Galaxy S9 is something perfectly natural. But since you brought your favorite songs to your smartphone, why not take advantage and use it to personalize your device?

By using custom music on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9, you can set a special alarm tone that will make your early mornings easier to handle. If you want to add your own style and customize your smartphone, music is one of the best ways to do so. And in this article, we will explain to you how to use custom music and tweak your alarm a little bit.


Get to know your alarm options

As you’ve probably discovered by now, your Smartphone already comes with a couple of pre-defined alarm tones. If you’ve tested them all and none of them seems appropriate or you find them to be too aggressive for a gentle rise, you have alternatives at hand.

First, you can use the Google Play Store and find a special app for alarm clocks with different alarm tones. Some of those apps will be available to download for free, while others will cost you money. And even though you might read good reviews and decide you want to pay for a particular app, there is a chance that your musical preferences won’t match the ones of the users who positively reviewed that app.

Second, if you just can’t find something to please you or you’re tired of testing pre-defined options, you can use a song that you already know that you love. A song you already have saved on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus or Galaxy S9 and that is waiting for you to set it as an alarm tone.

Read on and you will find the instructions on how to select, set up, and then use your favorite songs as an alarm for your favorite smartphone.


How to set custom music as your alarm tone

The most important rule for being able to set a particular song as an alarm tone is to have that song stored on your device. It has to be on your physical memory since accessing it from a cloud account such as your Google Music account won’t work.

If you have the songs on your computer, use a USB cable to connect your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S9 to that computer and move all the songs you consider using as alarm tones on the smartphone. Just make sure you transfer it to the folder labeled as Music.

Note – if you’re a Mac user, the Android File Transfer tool will help you make the connection with the smartphone. From there, simply click-drag the songs to your Android device.


With all the music that you need already transferred to the phone, you have a few more steps to take:

  1. Access the App tray;
  2. Tap on the Clock app;
  3. Access the editing screen of the alarm you want to personalize;
  4. Tap on Alarm tone;
  5. In the newly opened list of default songs, look for the Add button;
  6. Tap on the Add button;
  7. Browse for the song that you transferred on your smartphone;
  8. Select the song that you want to set as a custom alarm;
  9. Select the option labeled as “Auto recommendations”;
  10. Tap on Done.


Now you just configured your alarm app to play the song that you want to hear in the morning. Thanks to the Auto Recommendations feature that you enabled, the alarm won’t start with the beginning of the song, which is usually much slower, and will skip instead directly to the highlight of that song, or at least the loudest part.

Of course, if you prefer a gentler wake-up call, you can skip the Auto Recommendations feature and enjoy the music from its very beginning.


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