Samsung mobile phones have specific folders for system ringtones, notifications and alarms on the internal storage. Unlike custom ringtones, notifications and alarms, the initial pre-installed ringtones, notifications and alarms are not accessible. They are hidden from the My Files app on Samsung mobile phones. Without root you won’t be able to see them from the phone. The native folder location for ringtones, alerts, and notifications should be at phone/system/media/audio. When you try to access it using the My Files app on Samsung, you will find ‘system‘ is an empty folder. You can’t find them using a file explorer on the computer via USB. If you want to backup ringtones from Samsung to PC or export any ringtone to computer but do not want to get your device rooted, you can follow instructions below.
Export ringtones from Samsung to computer
In this article, we will use TunesGo phone manager for ringtones transfer from Samsung to computer.
Go to turn on USB debugging on Samsung phone before attaching your phone to PC or Mac via USB. Only after that you would gain access to your Samsung phone’s ringtones folder.
Then connect your phone and PC via USB. The phone manager software will recognize your phone instantly. Switch from the Home tab to the Explorer tab. Here is the place you can manage files on your Samsung phone. Browse to Phone/system/media/audio/ringtones, you will see the list of all system ringtones on Samsung phone. Find the ringtone you like to export, click to select it, then hit the Export button, the folder picker window opens, select a folder location on your PC or Mac and copy the selected ringtone(s) from Samsung to computer.
Backup content from Samsung to computer
Except ringtones, you can also export music, photos, videos, movies, contacts, messages and apps from Samsung phone to your computer. It even has the Android backup tool which can help Android users backup contacts, messages, calendars, call logs, music, videos, photos, apps, app data.