Before you write anything else, hit record on your mobile device and say something. Then stop recording. Do nothing else for a few seconds so the file-saving process has time to complete, then play back what you’ve just recorded. You might be surprised by what you hear: it’s likely that the playback will include silent periods and perhaps even repeated chunks of your recording.
To most people’s surprise, Android phones will store these periods between spoken words as silence—most of the time. This is what is meant by “background noise”. However, once in a while, this background noise can interfere with an important call and prevent it from being connected. Usually, this happens when you try to call someone but the phone is in silent mode and it doesn’t ring.
If you’re getting annoyed by this issue, here’s a way to fix it: just turn your Android device into a voice recorder and use it as such when you want to record audio messages. That way, the background noise will be recorded just like any other sound. You can use a third-party application to do this, but I will give you detailed instructions on how to perform the process manually also. The steps are simple and if you follow them step by step, you will see that there’s nothing difficult about it. There is only one thing that you need some basic knowledge of—you should know how to use a file manager.
If your phone is running on stock firmware, this problem of background noise can be solved very easily by using a ringtone-converter application that allows you to record new audio files and automatically trim them, but it doesn’t always work as intended. Most users reported they had issues with those apps recording files in the correct way, so in this guide I’ll show you how to record your own ringtones manually. For more information on the “silent gap” issue and instructions on how to fix it, please check out this link: http://blog.makeuseof.com/2013/02/22/fix-incoming-calls-notification-silent-gap-android/
want to turn your voice recording into a ringtone and export it as such:
- Turn on the silent mode on your Android device. You can do that by going to Settings –> Sound –> uncheck the “Silent” check box.
- After doing that, open your favorite file manager app and go to the “Download” folder. If you don’t have a download folder on your Android phone or tablet, you will need to create one. Just navigate to the place where all of your files are stored on your device—make sure they are visible for this procedure—and create a new folder. After you do that, the “Download” folder will appear and this is where we need to go in order to get our file.
- Now we have to find the file we just recorded. If you opened your recording app before turning on silent mode, it’s most likely located under either /mnt/sdcard/ or /storage/emulated/0/.
- After you find the file, copy it to your “Download” folder on your Android device.
- Now all we need is a ringtone-converter app that will automatically convert our audio file into a new ringtone and then set that newly made ringtone as the default ringtone for our device. There are many apps that do this, but in order to save time I’ll just tell you how to do it with one that’s very popular and works great—it’s called ZEDGE RINGTONE CONVERTER.
Just make sure you have Internet access on your Android device because ZEDGE RINGTONE CONVERTER requires an Internet connection in order to be able to download ringtones that are available for purchase. If you don’t want to buy any ringtones, I’ll show you how to make your own free ringtone with online tools.