How to change WhatsApp calls ringtone on Android and iPhone

It has been more than 3 months since WhatsApp calling feature first came to Android smartphones. Now when the calling feature is launched for most used platforms Android, iOS and Windows in smartphone’s, it is time that we talk about changing the ringtone for incoming calls you get in WhatsApp. In this post, we will share about how to change WhatsApp calls ringtone on Android, iPhone, and Windows. This feature enables users to have a different ringtone for WhatsApp calls and cellular calls so that the calls can be differentiated by listening to the ringtone itself.

Change WhatsApp calls ringtone

You can change the ringtone for WhatsApp calls from the same Settings menu where ringtone for messages is changed.

Change WhatsApp ringtone for incoming calls in Android

  • Open WhatsApp and select Settings
  • Under Settings select Notifications
  • In Notification settings, select Ringtone under Call Notifications.
  • Select the desired ringtone.

This will change the WhatsApp calls ringtone for all the contacts. You can also change WhatsApp call ringtone for individual contacts.

In Android, you have more ringtones to choose from to set as incoming WhatsApp call ringtone.

Moreover, you can set a different ringtone for messages in different WhatsApp group and contacts on iPhone and Android.

UPDATE: WhatsApp has now removed the option of changing WhatsApp call ringtone in their iOS app with iOS 10. WhatsApp calls have the same ringtone as normal phone calls on iPhone.

Change WhatsApp ringtone for calls in iPhone / iOS

  • Open WhatsApp and Tap on Settings Tab at bottom right corner
  • Under Settings select Notifications
  • Here in Notifications under WhatsApp Calling Notifications you can change WhatsApp calls ringtone
  • Select Ringtone and select the ringtone from the options presented
Change WhatsApp calls ringtone
Change WhatsApp incoming call ringtone
  • Tap on Save to save changes to incoming calls ringtone

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With this, you have successfully changed WhatsApp call ringtone. However, as of now only 2 ringtones are available apart from the Default one to set as incoming WhatsApp call ringtone in iPhone.

You can also assign different call ringtones to each WhatsApp contact with iOS WhatsApp update recently.

Set different call ringtone for each contact in WhatsApp 

Recent WhatsApp update allows  you to assign different call ringtone for each contact in WhatsApp. Follow the steps given below to set different call ringtone for each contact :

  • Open WhatsApp and Tap on the chat of the contact for which you want to change the call ringtone.
  • In conversation screen, tap on Contact Name on top of the screen. This will open up Contact Information.
  • Under Contact Info you will find Custom Notifications. Tap on it.
  • Under Custom Notifications, tap on Ringotne and select the desired one from the list provided.
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Set custom call ringtone for each WhatsApp contact

To change WhatsApp Message ringtone select New Message under Message Notifications in the 4th step given above. For a group, select Group Message under Group Notifications to change the ringtone for group messages.

Change WhatsApp ringtone for incoming calls in Windows

Currently, you cannot have a different ringtone for WhatsApp calls and cellular calls in Windows. However, you can change the ringtone for incoming WhatsApp calls by changing the ringtone for cellular calls. The same ringtone which you set for cellular calls will be used for WhatsApp incoming calls as well in Windows.

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You should be able to change ringtones in WhatsApp for incoming calls, messages and group messages in your smartphone with the method above. Do you like WhatsApp calling feature and setting a different ringtone for WhatsApp calls? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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One thought on “How to change WhatsApp calls ringtone on Android and iPhone

  1. Hello, setting customized notification is different from setting customized ringtones.
    This article is about setting customized notifications only.
    With customized ringtones, I want to assign MY OWN sound files, eg .ogg or .mp3, as the ringtone for an application event. For WhatsApp I am able to do this on an Asus phone by copying my own sound files to the /Ringtones folder. However, on an Alcatel Pixi 3, I could not, my sound files in /Ringtones and /Notifications are not visible when I went to choose ringtones for message notifications.

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