Free ringtones for Android, iPhone, and other devices are easy to come by and sometimes beat making your own. But you need to know where to look. There are lots of ringtone websites on the web, but they’re not all created equal.

Some are so full of ads that you can hardly find a real download button, others have so few options that they’re not even worth checking out, and some make you pay for the ringtones.

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    Below is our hand-picked list of the very best free ringtone sites. Find ringtone songs and random sounds to make anyone listening to your ringer wonder where in the world you found your awesome tone.

    Note: Android phones identify audio files as ringtones when they’re in the MP3 format, whereas iPhones need the file to have the M4R file extension. If the ringtone you download from one of these websites isn’t in the correct format for your device, use an audio converter like FileZigZag to create the right file. You can also convert MP3 to M4R with iTunes.

    Important: Downloading free ringtones that were created from popular songs is most likely a copyright infringement, and we therefore don’t recommend it or condone it.

    ZEDGE

    Finding free ringtones through ZEDGE is simple. You can search for a ringtone or you can sift through the trending items on the homepage to see the most popular ringtones they have to offer.

    Use the play button to instantly preview the tone. If you like it, select its title to find the download page, where you can save the ringtone as an MP3.

    While on any ringtone download page, you might find some interesting tags you can select for similar tones. For example, there might be a COUNTRY MUSIC tag you can choose to find all the country-related ringtones on ZEDGE.

    Phonezoo

    Phonezoo’s free ringtones provide you with thousands of options. The site is a little strange to use but you don’t need to create a user account or do much of anything but preview or download the ringtones.

    There are several categories you can browse through if you know what kind of ringtone you want: holiday, funny, text message, music, movies, or Bollywood.

    Once you settle on your favorite tone, use the Android button on the download page to save the ringtone to an MP3. There’s also a Send to Phone option but it might not work for you (it didn’t for us).

    CellBeat

    Much like these other free ringtone sites, CellBeat lets you look through over a dozen categories to find your next favorite ringtone. A few of them include disco, blues, country, house, alternative, pop, rap, sexy, lounge, and Latin.

    One unique feature of using this ringtone download site versus the others is that there are several details about each ringtone, including how many times it was viewed, its rating, who created it, how long it is, how big the file is, and more.

    There are free ringtone downloads for both iPhone and Android. After you’ve listened to the ringtone to make sure it’s what you’re after, select either iPhone M4R or Android MP3.

    The only downside with using CellBeat to download ringtones is that there are far too many ads. Be careful what you click.

    Tones7

    Tones7 is a helpful ringtone download site because there are over two dozen genres of ringtones to look through and the website ads are unobtrusive. Some of the more unique genres include holiday, cinematic, children, Christian, sayings, pets & animals, jazz, message tones, and folk.

    You can also find all their most popular ringtones to see what others are downloading, and view the newest tones each time you visit.

    Every ringtone at Tones7 is absolutely free, can be previewed before you begin the download, and works on both Android and iPhone devices.

    MyTinyPhone

    Over half a million more free ringtone downloads are offered at MyTinyPhone. If you haven’t found an awesome ringtone yet, you surely will after using this site.

    These free ringtones are easy to look through because you can sort the list by popularity, date added or rating, as well as filter them by all time, today, last week, or last month.

    There are also over a dozen ringtone categories to pick from, including regular ones like dance, country, classical, and rock, but also unique genres such as sound effects, voice, themes, games, gospel, and fun.

    The easiest way to get these free ringtones is to pick the SAVE TO PC option on the download page to get the MP3. Or, use the SAVE FOR IPHONE button for an M4R version (there are even instructions on the download page for importing the ringtone into iTunes for use with your iPhone).

    Notification Sounds

    A simple name and a simple website, Notification Sounds offers just that: free ringtones in the form of alert sounds. You won’t find music clips here but instead things like sound effects, wake-up tones, message tones, Christmas sounds, and more.

    You can also use the TAGS menu to find ringtone downloads that have been labeled things like bold, applauses, soft, sms, office, message, delicate, creaky, effects, drops, door, dog, soundfx, shot, shiny, and dozens more.

    There’s a preview button for every ringtone, and three download options: MP3 (Android, Windows, BlackBerry), M4R (iPhone and iPad), and OGG.

    Mobile9

    Free ringtones you download from Mobile9 will for sure work for your device because the very first step is to tell the site what kind of phone you have. This neat feature ensures that every ringtone you find will download in a compatible format.

    There are both ringtone downloads and notification sounds that you can look, but also a search option to find ringtone downloads by name or tag.

    Each download page has a preview option and a download button, as well as a few stats about the file, like how big it is and how many times it’s been downloaded.

    Unfortunately, as a free user, you must wait several seconds for each ringtone to download. It’s not a long wait though, and you’re getting all these ringtones for free without having to even make a user account – sounds like a deal to me!

    ToneTweet

    ToneTweet is yet another free ringtone download site that has interesting categories we’ve yet to see in this list. You’ll find ringtones in genres like annoying, funky, Halloween, and marimba, among others.

    This ringtone site is put together well and has few ads that’ll get in your way. Plus, all ringtones can be previewed on the site before you commit to the download.

    However, while there is a separate download button for iPhone ringtones and Android ringtones, it seems that only one of them works. To get these free tones, use the iPhone link, but know that it’ll download as an MP3.

    Itunemachine

    As much as itunemachine sounds like an iTunes-specific service, it actually has free ringtones for both iPhone and Android devices. The site is super sleek, almost completely ad free, and couldn’t be easier to use.

    It should be simple to find great ringtones for Android and iPhone here because of the variety of categories. For starters, there’s a New Ringtones and Best Ringtones section to locate those downloads, as well as genres for instrumental, music, WWE, NLF, sound effects, sports, funny, video game, alarm, and message ringtones, among several others.

    You can preview any ringtone quickly without having to go to the final download page. There’s a separate download button for MP3s and M4Rs for every ringtone.

    Melofania

    Melofania is another free ringtone download site chock-full of some really great downloads; check out the top ringtones list to see them.

    Something that makes Melofania unique is that some ringtones have variants – slight deviations from the primary ringtone – that you can download, such as a different part of the song.

    All the ringtones at Melofania are available for Android and iPhone. Just use the right download button to get the version that works with your phone.

    Note: Like we mentioned at the top of this page, downloading copyrighted music is illegal in most countries, and Melofania has a lot of it. Stick to alert sounds or funny noises to avoid legal issues.