How do I change the voice on my incoming call on Android?

Android smartphones give users the ability to customize various sounds on their device, including the incoming call voice. Users may want to change the default incoming call voice for several reasons:

– To distinguish their own ringtone from others in loud places

– To identify callers without looking at the screen

– To hear a more pleasant or entertaining voice announce their calls

– To maintain their privacy by avoiding the default robotic voice announcing their name

There are a few different ways Android users can change the incoming call voice:

– Use the built-in voice options in the Android settings

– Download third-party apps that offer custom call voices

– Set custom voice recordings as ringtones

– Assign unique voices to specific contacts

This guide will walk through each of these options in detail, including customizing notification sounds and troubleshooting any issues with the call voice.

Check if your Android supports changing incoming voice

Not all Android devices support the ability to change the incoming call voice. This feature is dependent on both the Android version and device manufacturer.

Android versions that support changing the incoming call voice include:

  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Android 10
  • Android 11
  • Android 12

Manufacturers that support changing the incoming call voice on their devices include Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Google Pixel. Manufacturers that currently do not support this feature include Sony and HTC.

To check if your Android device supports changing the incoming call voice, go to Settings > Sounds > Phone ringtone. If you have the option to select a different voice for the ringtone, your device supports this feature.

Change incoming call voice using default settings

Most Android phones come with default voice options that can be set for incoming calls. Here are the steps to change the incoming call voice using these built-in settings:

1. Open the Phone app on your Android device and tap the 3-dot menu icon in the top right corner.

2. Select Settings from the menu.

3. Tap Call Settings.

4. Under Incoming Call Settings, tap Call Voice.

5. You will see options to change the incoming call voice based on language and style. For example, you may see options like English (United States) – Female Voice 1, French (Canada) – Male Voice 2, etc.

6. Tap on the voice you want to set as your incoming call voice.

7. The selected voice will now be used for all incoming call announcements. You can repeat these steps to change it again anytime.

So in summary, the Phone app’s Call Settings allow you to customize the incoming call voice based on language and voice style preferences. Most Android devices come with several built-in options to choose from.

Download and install custom call voice apps

There are several great call voice changer apps available on the Google Play Store. Some top options include:

  • Voice Changer with Effects (
  • Voice changer during call with sweet voice effects (
  • Call Voice Changer – IntCall (

To download and install a call voice changer app:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your Android device.
  2. Search for the call voice changer app you want to use. For example, “Voice Changer with Effects”.
  3. Tap on the app and then tap “Install”.
  4. Once installed, open the app and enable it. Most apps require allowing access to the microphone in order to function.
  5. Follow any setup steps in the app, such as selecting a voice or effects to use by default for calls.

Once installed and enabled, the call voice changer app will take effect whenever you make or receive calls. Try making a test call to a friend to ensure it is working before using it in important situations.

Set custom call voice files

If you want to set a custom MP3 audio file as your incoming call voice, you will first need to create or obtain the MP3 file. Some apps like Zedge allow you to download custom call voices. You can also create your own MP3 file using audio editing software on your computer.

To create a custom call voice MP3, record a short audio clip of the voice you want, such as yourself saying “Incoming call” or a celebrity voice saying something similar. Make sure the audio clip is clear and audible. Then export and save the recording as an MP3 file.

Once you have an MP3 file for the custom call voice ready, follow these steps to set it as your incoming call ringtone on Android:

  1. Copy the MP3 file to your phone’s internal storage or SD card.
  2. Open the Settings app and go to Sound & vibration > Phone ringtone.
  3. Tap the plus icon to add a new ringtone.
  4. Select the MP3 file you want to set as the call voice.
  5. Tap OK to confirm.

Now when you receive an incoming call, your phone will play the custom MP3 voice file instead of the default ringtone. You can set different call voices for contacts to identify callers. Just repeat the steps but choose the contact first before selecting the custom ringtone.

Change Voice Based on Specific Contacts

You can set custom ringtones and notification sounds for individual contacts on Android. This allows you to automatically change the voice or sound when receiving a call or notification from specific people.

Here are the steps to set custom voices for specific contacts on Android:

  1. Open your phone’s Contacts app.
  2. Select the contact you want to customize.
  3. Tap “Edit contact” or the 3-dot menu icon.
  4. Tap “Ringtone” or “Default ringtone.”
  5. Select the custom voice file you want to use for this contact.
  6. Tap “OK” to save the change.

Once you assign a custom voice file to a contact, your phone will automatically play that voice when receiving a call or notification from that person. This allows you to identify callers without even looking at your phone.

Some Android apps like Call Voice Changer allow automating this process even further. You can set rules to change the voice based on time, groups of contacts, and more. Refer to your voice changer app’s settings to customize how and when voice changes activate for calls.

Troubleshoot call voice issues

If you find that your call voice is not changing as expected or keeps reverting to the default voice, there are a few fixes to try:

First, make sure you have properly selected and saved the custom voice file. Go back to the voice selection menu and confirm that the voice you want is chosen. Then, make a test call to see if it works (Why don’t I see the option to change the call screening voice?).

If the voice reverts after restarting your phone, you may need to reselect it and make sure it is properly saved. Some apps require you to enable a “start on boot” setting to keep voice changes persistent.

Check that you have the latest updates installed for your Android OS and the call voice/dialer app. Older versions may have bugs that cause voice settings to reset (Why don’t I see the option to change the call screening voice?).

Try clearing cache and data for the phone app if issues persist. Go to phone settings > apps > phone app > storage > clear cache/data. This will reset the app and may resolve voice reverting problems.

As a last resort, you can try a different call voice app. Some apps may have compatibility issues with certain devices. Switch to another highly rated call voice changer app and test if the problem is resolved.

Be sure to provide feedback to the developer if you continue having issues with the call voice reverting on your device.

Customize notification and alarm sounds

You can customize the notification and alarm sounds on your Android device to set different tones for various apps, events, and contacts. Here are the steps to change notification and alarm sounds on Android:

To change the default notification sound:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Sound & vibration or Notifications.
  2. Tap Notification sound.
  3. Select your desired sound from the list or tap Add ringtone to use any audio file saved on your phone.

To set custom notification sounds for individual apps:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications.
  2. Tap the app and change the Sound option.
  3. Choose a preset sound or Add ringtone for a custom audio file.

For custom alarm tones:

  1. Open the Clock app and tap an existing alarm.
  2. Tap Alarm sound and pick a sound or Add ringtone.

You can also set varying notification tones for different contacts by editing each contact and customizing their notification sound.

Variation by Android Models

The ability to customize incoming call voices can vary depending on your specific Android device model and manufacturer. Here are some of the key differences:

Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 4.0 or newer have a dedicated section in Settings called “Notification sounds and vibrations” where you can set custom notification sounds for individual apps (source).

Pixel devices allow changing notification sounds on a per-app basis, but this feature was temporarily broken after Android 13 updated to a single system notification sound (source). This issue has since been fixed in newer Pixel updates.

Some manufacturers like OnePlus have their own customized Android skins that may provide expanded customization options for ringtones and notification sounds.

Ultimately the ability to set custom call voices depends on your Android version, security updates, device manufacturer overlays, and preloaded apps. Check your device settings to see available options.


Changing the incoming call voice on your Android phone can help personalize your device and make calls more fun. We covered several methods for customizing your ringtone voice:

  • Enabling voice changer effects in your default phone app settings
  • Downloading third party apps like Call Voice Changer to set custom voice files
  • Assigning unique voices to specific contacts

With some easy tweaking of your system settings, you can have your phone talking in no time. For further customization options, explore your phone’s built-in sound settings to change notification tones, alarm sounds, and more. There are many apps on the Google Play Store to help take your audio personalization even further. With a little creativity, you can make your Android truly your own.

We hope this guide gave you ideas on how to change up the usual robotic voice for incoming calls. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different voices and effects – find something that brings you joy whenever your phone rings!

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