How to set Ringtone in Xiaomi Mi A1

Mi A1 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi to run on stock Android under Android one initiative. Guaranteed software updates, No bloatware, fast performance are some of the key advantages of this smartphone. However, on the negative side, it does not features some of the useful functionalities of MIUI. One such limitation is setting custom MP3 ringtone.  So in this post, let’s find out two different ways on how to set ringtone in Xiaomi Mi A1.

How to set Ringtone in Xiaomi Mi A1

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How to set Ringtone in Xiaomi Mi A1

There are several ways to set custom tones as ringtone in Mi A1. However, we will guide on two methods. One without using any third party apps and another one using third party file manager.

How to set Ringtone in Xiaomi Mi A1 without using any third party apps

  • Open the pre-installed default ‘File Manager’.
  • Browse to the folder or path where your desired ringtone is saved.
  • Copy the MP3 or other music files. To copy, long press on the file. Tap on copy button which is at the top.(overlapping square box button just before vertical three dots.).
  • Now, go to the folder ‘Local->Internal storage->Ringtones’.
  • Now tap paste icon.


  • Go to the Settings->Sound->Phone Ringtone.
  • Choose the MP3 ringtone which you have saved in ringtone folder.
  • Tap on OK. The ringtone will be set.

How to set Ringtone in Mi A1 using ES File Explorer App

This is the 2nd method wherein user have to download a third party file explorer. We personally used ES file explorer and below steps are for using ES file explorer to set MP3 ringtone in Mi A1.

  • Go to Play Store.
  • Search and download ES File Explorer.
  • Once ES explorer installed, go to Setting->Sound->Phone Ringtone.
  • Select ES file explorer to open.
  • Browse to the location where the ringtone is saved.
  • Tap on OK. The ringtone will be set.

Video guide on How to set custom ringtone on a smartphone running on stock Android

3 comments… add one
  • bae Jan 12, 2018, 2:05 pm

    There is no setting for rington in ES file explorer.
    so this article is fraud.

  • Ashwani kumar Feb 7, 2018, 3:38 am


  • Dana Mar 6, 2018, 1:13 pm

    Is it possible to set different ringtones to certain contacts?

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