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How to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone for free

While there are plenty of people out there that keep their iPhones constantly on silent mode, there are still a few that cherish the humble ringtone and text tone. The problem is that Apple’s collection of ringtones and text tones is a little limited and hasn’t changed much in the past few years.

Sure, you could head to the iTunes Store and buy a ringtone – I’m sure that’s what Apple would prefer – but why spend your hard-earned cash when you can set your favourite song or sound effect as your ringtone completely free of charge? Plus, unlike other online tutorials, our method doesn’t require a PC, Mac or iTunes. Instead, it’s all done on your iPhone using Apple’s music composition app, GarageBand. 

Intrigued? You should be. Here’s how to set a custom song as a ringtone on your iPhone, completely free of charge. 

What you’ll need: 

  • The GarageBand app
  • A DRM-free version of the ringtone you’d like to use

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The Short Version 

Install garageband on your iphone, download the song/audio you’d like to use as a ringtone.

  • Start a new track and select any instrument

Open the Editor tab

Tap the loop icon.

  • Tap the Music tab
  • Browse for your song or sound effect
  • Drag the song into the GarageBand timeline

Trim the song down to 30 seconds

Save it as a song.

  • Export the song as a Ringtone

Name your ringtone

Set your new custom ringtone, how to use a custom ringtone on iphone for free without itunes.

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Start a new track and select the keyboard

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Tap the Files tab

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Drag the song into the GarageBand Editor

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Export the song as a ringtone

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Troubleshooting

Unfortunately not – songs from streaming apps all have DRM protection, meaning they can’t be used for any other purpose.

Sure! From the Ringtones menu in the Settings app, simply swipe left on any custom ringtone and tap Delete to get rid.

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How to make your own iPhone ringtone from a song for free

Jim Martin

Do you want to set your favourite song or a custom sound as your iPhone ringtone? Well, you’re in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for two methods, both of which are free, and will take you only a couple of minutes – maybe less.

You don’t have to use a song as a ringtone. You can use any sound at all, as long as you have that sound as an audio file either on your laptop or your iPhone.

That sound could be a recording of your child, a ringtone you like such as the distinctive one from the TV series  24 or something else entirely.

It’s important to know that you can’t use songs from Apple Music or other streaming services because they’re protected. Instead, you’ll need an audio file that has no DRM – digital rights management. One of the simplest ways to get some audio is to download it from a YouTube video .

In this article, we’ll assume you have the song or sound ready to use. We’ll explain how to convert it into a ringtone, then change your iPhone’s current ringtone to the new one. The great thing is that you can use your creations as notification sounds for text messages or other things; they don’t have to be used exclusively as ringtones.

The first method uses the free GarageBand app on your iPhone, which is ideal if you want to make a ringtone using only your iPhone. If you want to be more precise, scroll down to the second method, which uses iTunes on Windows or macOS.

Make an iPhone ringtone without iTunes

Install garageband.

How to make an iPhone ringtone with GarageBand 1

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If it isn’t installed, open the App Store on your iPhone and search for GarageBand. It’s free, but it does take up around 1.6GB of storage. You’ll also need to make sure the song you want to make the ringtone from is on your iPhone. There are various ways to do this, from syncing with iTunes to downloading in another app. You can’t use ‘protected’ songs, such as those from Apple Music – the song you want to use must not have DRM (digital rights management).

Pick an instrument, any instrument

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You can’t directly open a song in GarageBand, as it’s designed for creating them, not making ringtones.

So, after launching GarageBand, swipe and choose an instrument. It doesn’t matter which one. The keyboard is the first one in the list, so we’ll use that. Tap on it to open it.

Open the Editor

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You may want to play the keyboard. Go ahead. But that isn’t relevant here. It is merely a means of getting to the editor, so tap its icon at the top-left as highlighted.

Tap the loop icon

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In order to import the song you’re going to use for the ringtone, tap on the loop icon as marked.

Go the Music tab

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Again, GarageBand is set up for importing loops, not songs. But you can still do it. So tap on Music at the top right to see the songs already on your iPhone.

Find your song

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Tap on songs.

Find your song (part 2)

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Scroll through the list, or tap on the letter it begins with from all the music on your iPhone. If you have downloaded podcasts, these will be show in this list as well, despite not being ‘songs’.

Drag the song into GarageBand

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You can tap the song to play it, but to get it into the GarageBand editor, you must tap and hold on it. Drop it into the second track down – not the keyboard track.

Trim the track

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Tap on the waveform and drag the yellow sliders to set the start and end points of your ringtone. This can be a bit imprecise at the standard zoom level, but you can pinch apart to zoom in and trim more precisely.

As for the iTunes method, the same rules apply: you must make your tone less than 30 seconds long. (In fact, it can be up to 40 seconds long, but to use it as an alert notification or text tone, it has to be under 30 seconds.

You can’t tell how long the selected audio is in GarageBand because, again, it’s not designed for this. Time it using a stopwatch, watch or another device or by counting, if you think you’re accurate enough.

Save it as a song

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Tap the down arrow at the top left (marked) and tap My Songs. This saves your trimmed audio clip.

Export the song

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Tap and hold on the ‘song’ and you’ll see a context menu appear. From this, tap Share. 

Save your ringtone

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Simply tap the Ringtone option.

Name your ringtone

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Type in a name for your ringtone so you can identify it.

Set your song as a ringtone

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After it has exported, tap Use sound as…

Choose the type of tone

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You’ll probably want to pick Standard Ringtone from the options, but you can use it as a Text Tone or even assign it to a particular contact  so you know who is calling. Of course, we’re still in GarageBand at this point.

You can see your ringtone in the Settings app under Sounds and haptics and set it as a tone for other apps if you want to, or pick it later if you change ringtones in the meantime.

Make an iPhone ringtone in iTunes

This second method might not be as convenient as using GarageBand on your iPhone, but it allows you to be much more precise about the section of audio to be used as a ringtone.

1. Prepare your song

The first thing to do, after choosing which song or audio you’re going to use, is to import it into your iTunes library on your computer. It cannot be from Apple Music, as you cannot convert Apple Music tracks to AAC because those songs are protected by copyright.

The file doesn’t have to be a song. You could use the Voice Memos app on your iPhone to record real-world sounds or people’s voices to turn into ringtones.

Just make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (go to the Mac App Store, or the Microsoft Store on Windows 10), then launch iTunes by double-clicking its shortcut or by finding it in the Start menu.

Click on File > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library, and browse to the file or folder to import.

From the Library, click on the album which contains the song or audio file you want to turn into a ringtone, then right-click on the song you want to use and select  Song Info .

How to make your own iPhone ringtone in itunes

2. Choose timings

2. Choose timings

In the separate window that opens, click on the Options tab and then tick the Start and Stop boxes. Type in the times at which you want the ringtone to start and stop. If the song needs to start from the very beginning, there’s no need to tick the Start box.

To know which times to enter into these boxes, you will need to listen to the track first and note down the time you want it to start. The stop time must be within 30 seconds, as that’s the maximum length for a ringtone.

TIP: If you want to be really precise about when you ringtone starts, use a decimal point. For example, if the section of music starts between 44 and 45 seconds, try entering 0:44.5 in the Start Time box. You can even specify the start and stop time in thousandths of a second, so you could type 0:44.652

When you’ve set the start and stop times, click OK to dismiss the window.

3. Create AAC version

3. Create AAC version

Now, select the song again by clicking once on it. Then go to the File menu, choose Convert, then Create AAC version. (If you see ‘Create MP3 version’ or something else, the fix is in step 3a.)

What will happen is that iTunes will save just the section of the song between the start and stop times you chose as a new track in your Library.

If your song is tagged with album and artist information, the new, short track will appear as a duplicate track in the same album. You can identify it based on its duration, shown to the right-hand side.

If the album, artist and song info isn’t present, it will appear as a new album in your Library with a single song in it.

3a. AAC Encoder

3a. AAC Encoder

If you didn’t see an option to Create AAC version in step 3, it’s because your CD rip settings aren’t set correctly. To change this, click the Edit menu and choose Preferences…

Now click Import Settings… next to ‘When you insert a CD’ and choose AAC Encoder  from the drop-down menu next to ‘Import using:’.

4. Reset start & stop times

4. Reset start & stop times

As a matter of housekeeping, click on the original album containing the song and right-click on it. Click Song info and then click the Options tab.

Now untick the start and stop times to return them to their original times then click OK.

Otherwise, when that track is played in future, it will only play the section between your start and stop times. You probably don’t want that to happen.

5. Find the new AAC file

5. Find the new AAC file

Navigate to the duplicate track (or duplicate album which contains the newly created track) that you’re going to use as a ringtone.

Right-click on the song in the album and click Show in Windows Explorer . If you’re on a Mac, the option is called Show in Finder.

This is so that you can change the file’s extension (so it becomes a ringtone), which we’ll do in the next step.

6. Change the file extension

6. Change the file extension

The file should now be highlighted in the window which opens up, and it should be called something.m4a (where ‘something’ is the name of your song.

If you can’t see the .m4a part (i.e. you see only ‘ ikson day off’ and not ‘ ikson day off.m4a ‘), it’s because Windows is set to hide the extensions. Here’s how to show the file extension for editing . 

Once you can see the m4a part, right-click on the file and choose Rename . Now change the extension from .m4a to .m4r and press Return, Enter or just click in some white space.

On a Mac, the process is very similar, and on both Windows and macOS, you’ll see a warning asking if you’re sure you want to change the extension. Click Yes on Windows, and click ‘Use .m4r’ on a Mac.

Click Yes when asked if you want to change the extension.

NOTE: As this is a step which trips up a lot of people, please be aware that you cannot simply add .m4r when renaming the file. If the file extensions are hidden in Windows, all you’re doing is changing your file from ‘ ikson day off.m4a’ to ‘ ikson day off.m4r.m4a’.

This will not work!

7. Import & sync ringtone

7. Import & sync ringtone

Apple cut the bloat out of iTunes in version 12.7, removing the App Store and various other things including Tones, which was where you could you easily see all your ringtones.

However, you can still sync your new ringtones to your iPhone in the latest version of iTunes.

To do it, connect your iPhone to your laptop or computer with its Lightning cable. If you’re using Windows 10, tap ‘Trust this computer’ when it pops up on your iPhone screen. You may need to unplug and re-plug the USB cable if this message doesn’t show up, unless you’ve done this step previously.

Enter your phone’s passcode to confirm you trust the computer and wait until your phone icon appears in iTunes. Sometimes this can take a couple of minutes.

You might see a message in iTunes asking ‘Do you want to allow this computer to access information on “Xxxx’s iPhone”?’ so click the Continue button to allow this access.

Look for your phone in the left-hand column under Devices . Click on it and the list should expand so you can see a Tones section. Click on that and you’ll see any custom tones appear on the right (if you don’t have any, that list will be blank).

Switch to your File Explorer Window – or Finder on a Mac – where your ringtone should still be highlighted (or refer to the Find the File step earlier). If it’s not selected, click on it to do so.

Press Ctrl+C on your keyboard or Command+C on a Mac to copy the file. 

Go back to iTunes, click on Tones if this section isn’t already selected and hit Ctrl+V (Command+V on Mac) to paste the tone.

What should happen is that the tone will appear in the list of tones and automatically sync to your iPhone in a few seconds.

Note: you can no longer drag and drop tones from an Explorer window to iTunes.

Mac users: Sometimes ringtones simply won’t show up in the Tones section. There are two things to try here:

1- Delete the ringtone ‘song’ entry in your iTunes Music library (don’t delete the actual file on your hard drive – choose to keep it when prompted). Then double-click on the .m4r file in Finder and it should show up in Tones.

2- If that doesn’t work, try moving the .m4r file outside of your iTunes folder on your hard drive (such as to the desktop). Then double-click on it. 

8. Remove ringtone from library

8. Remove ringtone from library

More housekeeping!

You don’t need to delete the new AAC version of the song you just created from your iTunes music library, but you should.

That’s because it gets messy if you make lots of ringtones. It’s also confusing to have single-track albums which won’t play (because you changed the extension) and aren’t the full song anyway.

9. Change your ringtone to the new one you just created

9. Set your new ringtone

Now that the new tone is on your phone, all you need to do set it as your ringtone.

To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then tap Sounds (also called Sounds & Haptics ), then Ringtone .

Your custom tones will appear at the top of the list, above the default Ringtones. Just tap on one to make it your ringtone.

The fun doesn’t stop there, as you can use your custom tones for other things such as text message alerts – or anything else…

10. Use your ringtone as a notification sound

10. Custom alert tones

If you want have a custom tone for text messages, tweets, Facebook posts, new voicemails, reminder alerts or anything else, it’s exactly the same process   as for a ringtone.

The only difference is that you’ll need to select the appropriate section under ‘Sounds & Haptics’ on your iPhone.

Just tap on the type you want, Text Tone for example, and you’ll see the Alert Tones list.

Scroll down past these , and you will see your Ringtones list. Your custom tones will again be at the top of this section.

It’s not a great idea to use a 30-second song as a text message alert, though. And, in case you’re wondering, there’s no difference between a ‘song’ and a sound effect in iTunes, so you don’t have to use part of a song from your music library as your custom alert tone.

All you need is a sound effect in a format iTunes can import (usually MP3), and it will be treated it just like any other song. Then, repeat the same process as for a ringtone to create and sync the sound effect to your iPhone, then select it as we’ve shown.

Author: Jim Martin , Executive Editor

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How to set ringtone on iPhone without iTunes (For free)

How to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone without iTunes or PC

Jamming on a particular song and want to make it your iPhone ringtone? But is it possible to make a song as your iPhone ringtone without iTunes or your computer? Yes, it is! Whether a custom sound like your child’s voice, a music piece, or external ringtones, the iPhone allows you to be the decision-maker. In this article, I will take you through the step-by-step process to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone for free.

Things to know before you set any song as an iPhone ringtone :

  • Locally Saved : The track you want as a ringtone should be stored in your iPhone Music Library or the files app. Protected songs (like from Apple Music) cannot be used – tracks have to be DRM-free.
  • The app : You’ll need to download and install one of the two apps – Ringtones: Ringtone Maker or Apple’s GarageBand app . Then, follow the steps outlined below.

How to create a custom iPhone ringtone with GarageBand

  • Set custom ringtone on iPhone without iTunes

For this tutorial purpose, I have downloaded a ringtone from Zedge . You can use a website or source of your choice.

Launch GarageBand app on your iPhone

  • To edit the song, drag the long vertical bar to your custom ringtone’s desired starting point. You may use the play button to achieve the perfect starting point of your tone.

Double tap on song and select Split on iPhone

  • Drag the Scissor icon down to cut/divide the song at your chosen point.

Delete unusable part of the song on iPhone

  • Tap and hold the project and select Share from the list.

Select Ringtone and tap Export on iPhone

Note: While exporting, the iPhone automatically trims the ringtone at 30 seconds. If you want to set an endpoint somewhere before 30 seconds, repeat steps 6 to 9.

Set a ringtone on iPhone without iTunes

If you selected OK previously or you want to use the custom ringtone again, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings → Sounds & Haptics → Ringtone .
  • The recently created tone will be displayed on top of the list under RINGTONES .

Set Ringtone on iPhone without iTunes

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Some of the finest free ringtone apps for iPhones are Ringtones for iPhone , Tuunes , and Best Ringtones for iPhone . To learn more about these apps and some of our other recommendations, read our detailed guide on the best free ringtone apps for iPhone .

Successfully set a song as a ringtone on iPhone without iTunes or PC!

I hope this handy trick to set a ringtone of your choice without iTunes or a computer was useful. If you have any queries or face any issues during the process, please share them in the comment section below.

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I am new with iOS and I was afraid I will not be able to set custom ringtone without iTunes or third party app, but this makes it possible. Thank you very much for the guide.

This worked successfully. Thank you a million.

Thank you for this clear explanation on how to create a ringtone using my iPhone alone. Worked perfectly for a purchased and downloaded song, just as you promised. You made two people (me and my wife who tasked me with this project) happy tonight. Thanks for providing this information. You rock!!!

GarageBand isn’t the easiest app to navigate, and I’m a seasoned iPhone user. But this tutorial worked as a charm. I was able to downLoad a mp3 online and splice it into a 5 second ringtone for my contact text msgs. Thanks a bunch igeek.

Hatss offff 🔥🔥🔥🔥 This worked as a charm

Thank you simple process and easy to follow instructions!

Help! When importing the MP3 into GarageBand, the MP3 is greyed out and refuses to put into the track!

There can be multiple reasons behind it; this Apple Support article covers almost all – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210403 . If none of these methods work, do feel free to connect with us; we’ll try and figure out some other way around.

it worked , great..!! and thanks a lot

Totally worked, thanks. Great hack though.

It’s not working for some reason. It says that the ringtone was exported successfully, but when I called myself from a friend’s phone it didn’t work. Idk if I did something wrong.

Are you doing the next step after the ringtone is exported from the GarageBand, i.e., set the ringtone from Settings → Sounds & Haptics → Ringtone.

Clear, excellent instructions through a painfully long process using jaw-droppingly non-intuative software. Thanks. I remember a decade ago on an Android phone clicking two options and wham – ringtone set……that´s how it should be! thanks.

This was the best way I’ve ever seen to make any mp3 a ring tone. If you want a YouTube vid as an mp3 you just do a quick YouTube to mp3 online converter and then your hack and your all set! Love it!

Hello Ms. Arshmeet,

After receiving my first ever iPhone (gift from a friend), I wanted to duplicate the “environment” of my previous phone. Not wanting to have to install a humongous program (iTunes) just to have my customized ringtones, I came across your article. FANTASTIC!!! Even being a newbie to the Apple world, your instructions (along with some ‘formal intuition’) got me up and situated in record time. Thanks loads for writing this.

You have provided me invaluable knowledge. Cheers!

Hi Arshmeet – thank you so much! I’m new to iPhones and used to Android, your article saved me from throwing the phone out of the window. The only thing I didn’t do right the first time was to make sure the long bar inn Garageband was set at the beginning of my newly cut segment, so the ringtone was effectively a period of silence. Once I worked that out, it was plain sailing. Thank you again.

Thanks! Your clear instructions worked well for me—and I’m the opposite of a geek

This a easy to use guide on a process that has always been an issue for me. Thank you!

I did make a mistake by leaving the first few seconds empty. I didn’t realize it until I already exported and they are now listed in my ringtones. Any way to delete them so I can correct them.

Excellent write-up. I definitely appreciate this site. Continue the good work!

Hi Arshmeet, nice clear instructions which worked to a point. The song was edited and was there ticked off in ringtones, but no sound and I can’t understand why not. Best regards.

Thanks for your kind words. However, I haven’t come across such an error yet, nor could I find a substantial solution for the same over the web. I suggest you try a different song or different instrument. If nothing works, delete and re-install Garage Band again. Do let me know if the problem persists, I’ll try to help you out to the best of my abilities.

Thank you! This worked perfectly to make a free MP3 I found into a IOS ringtone. I am then able to use the ringtone as ringtone or a notification sound on my iPhone.

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Turn your favorite music into personalized ringtones

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What to Know

  • Create clip: Select song > set clip start/stop > File > Convert > Convert to AAC > change file to M4R .
  • Install clip: Connect phone to iTunes > select iPhone > Tones > On My Device > drag/drop M4R file to Tones .
  • Set ringtone: Open Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone > select new ringtone.

This article explains how to set a song as a custom iPhone ringtone using iTunes 9, 10, 11, and 12.

How to Make a Song into a Ringtone

The process starts on your computer, where you will use iTunes to choose a 30-second portion of a song and export that song clip in a file format that your iPhone can recognize as a ringtone.

Start iTunes on your computer. It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re running the latest version of iTunes, especially if you don’t use it often, to make sure it will sync properly with your phone. If iTunes offers to install the latest update, let that occur before proceeding.

From the iTunes music library, find a song that you want to turn into a ringtone and click on it to select the song.

Play the song and decide what 30 second snippet of the song you want to make into a ringtone. It can be any point in the song. Write down the start and stop time so you know what time you’ll set in a few steps.

Right-click the song and choose Song Info from the drop-down menu.

In the Song Info dialog box, click the Options tab.

In the start and stop fields, enter the time you want the ringtone to start and stop and ensure box boxes are checked. For example, if you want the first 30 seconds of the song, choose 0:00 and 0:30. Click OK when you’re done.

Your ringtone must not exceed 30 seconds or it won’t work, so be sure you do your math correctly.

Click the File menu and choose Convert , then Convert to AAC Version . After a moment, you should see the new version of the song appear in the music library, directly under the currently selected original version of the track.

On older versions of iTunes, you might need to right-click the song and choose Create AAC Version from the drop-down menu.

Select the new AAC version of the song and copy it to a location on your computer. You can simply drag it to your desktop or another folder.

Back in iTunes, you won’t need that newly created AAC version, so you can delete it by pressing the Delete key.

The original track is still set to only play for 30 seconds, so you can fix that as well. Right click the track and choose Song Info . On the Options tab, clear the checkmarks for start and stop . Click OK to save your changes.

Now, locate the ringtone file you had copied out of iTunes.

On a PC, click the View tab at the top of the folder and then check File name extensions in the ribbon. If you're using a Mac, click the Finder menu, and then choose Preferences .In the Finder Preferences, check Show all filename extensions .

Click on the song file and then, after a moment, click it a second time so you can edit the filename. Click the filename extension and change it from M4A to M4R , and press Enter. If requested, confirm that you want to make this change.

Sync the Ringtone to Your iPhone

Once you've created your new ringtone, then you need to sync it to your iPhone so you can begin using it. The sync process is pretty straightforward.

Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB Lightning cable and then click the iPhone icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes window.

Click Tones on the left side of the screen, in the section On My Device .

Drag the new ringtone file from the folder on your computer to the right slide of the window, in the Tones folder. The song should sync with your iPhone immediately.

Set the Ringtone on Your iPhone

Now that you’ve created a ringtone and copied it to your iPhone, you can configure your phone to use it when a call comes in.

Start the Settings app on your iPhone.

Tap Sounds & Haptics .

Tap Ringtone.

In the Ringtone section, find and tap on the ringtone you just made.

You can also set custom ringtones for specific contacts. To do that. Start the Contacts app and tap the contact you want to change. Tap the Edit button at the top of the screen and then choose the ringtone you want to use.

What You Need

The process is not as simple or straightforward as most iPhone tasks, since Apple doesn’t include any sort of built-in method for setting your existing songs as ringtones. You’ll need to use iTunes on your computer, and follow a few steps to convert your desired song to a special file format, then sync it with your iPhone. Once you learn how to do this, though, you can do it easily for multiple songs and set up custom ringtones for all your favorite contacts.

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How to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone

Roman Loyola

The iPhone comes with a number of ringtones you can use, but it’s your iPhone, why not use a custom ringtone for specific contacts? That way, when a certain someone calls you, you can immediately know who it is. For example, you can set a song that’s special to you and your spouse, so when your spouse calls, you’ll hear the song and know immediately who it is.

You can make a custom ringtone right on your iPhone with GarageBand or use your Mac, as long as you know the steps. Here’s how it works.

How make and install ringtones from songs on your Mac

If your music library is on your Mac, you can create ringtones using Apple Music. However, you must have the physical song file—streamed songs cannot be made into ringtones. Also, the files must not be copy-protected.

How to make a ringtone from a song in Apple Music

1. Launch the Music app.

2. Go to your music library and find the song you want to make into a ringtone. Play the song and keep an eye on the elapsed time at the top of the app. Note the time stamp where you want the ringtone to start, then note where you want it to end. (Note: Ringtones cannot be longer than 30 seconds.)

2. Right-click on the song and in the pop-up menu, select Get Info .

3. A window with the details of the song file will appear. Click Options .

4. In Options, there are timecodes for Start and Stop. Check the Start checkbox and enter the starting time from step 2. Then check the Stop box and enter the end time. Click OK .

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5. Select the file, and then click on the File menu and select Convert > Create AAC version . (If the only option you see is Create MP3 version , select it.)

6. A new copy of your song file will appear under the original. Right-click on it and select Show in Finder .

Apple Music show in finder

7. A Finder window with the song file should appear on your desktop. Look at the file’s extension (the extension appears after the file name after a “.”). If you don’t see the extension, right-click on the file, select Get Info , and then look for the Name & Extension section. Then do one of the following:

  • If the extension is .m4a change it to .m4r .
  • If the extension is .mp3 , the file needs to be converted to .m4a. Open the file in QuickTime Player, which is in your Applications folder. Then in QuickTime Player, click on the File menu and select Export As > Audio Only . Name the file, choose a place to save it, then click Save . Then change the extension of the newly exported file to .m4r .

Now your ringtone file is ready for your iPhone. Below are the steps to install it.

How to load the ringtone from the Mac to your iPhone

1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB.

2. Open a Finder window (press Command-N).

3. In the sidebar under Locations, you should find your iPhone. Select it.

4. Find your ringtone file (the one with the .m4r extension), and drag it over to the Finder window that has your iPhone selected.

5. A green “+” icon should appear on your cursor and the file that you are dragging. That means you will be adding it to your iPhone. Drop the file to install it.

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And that’s it! To see the ringtone, open the Setting app on your iPhone, then tap Sound & Haptics > Ringtone , and it will appear at the top of the list with other custom ringtones (if you have others). 

How to make a ringtone with GarageBand for iPhone

If you want to make your own unique ringtone, you can use GarageBand on the iPhone. You can start from scratch (we’re not going to show you how to make a song in this tutorial) or you can edit an existing sound file, which we’ll demonstrate here. The ringtone must be no longer than 30 seconds. 

Before you edit in GarageBand, here’s how to prep for the file you want to edit.

  • If you have an existing sound file, copy it to iCloud Drive.
  • If you want to edit a song, you must have the song file, either by buying it online or ripping it from a CD. If you have the actual song file already on your iPhone, you will be able to access it through GarageBand.
  • Copy-protected song files cannot be edited.
  • Streamed Apple Music songs or songs from another streaming service cannot be used as ringtones.

Here’s how to edit a sound file in GarageBand for iPhone and then save it as a ringtone.

1. Launch GarageBand. If you don’t have it, it’s free in the App Store . It’s a big application, so give it some time to download.

2. Tap Tracks at the top of the screen.

3. Swipe through the screen left or right until you find the Audio Recorder section. Tap it.

4. At the top left of the screen tap the Tracks button. It’s the third button from the left.

Garage Band iOS Tracks Loops buttons

5. Tap the Loop Browser on the upper right. It’s the button with a loop icon.

6. A file browser window opens and you can navigate to the file you want to edit.

  • If your file is on iCloud Drive, tap Files and then tap the Browse items from the Files app link at the bottom.
  • If you want to edit a song file, tap Music , then navigate to your song file.

GarageBand iOS song import

Songs can be imported into GarageBand, but they must be on your iPhone and not copy protected

7. Press and hold the file, then drag it from the browser window to the GarageBand workspace.

8. Now it’s time to edit the track down to 30 seconds.

  • If you want a visual cue to help you with the time, tap the Settings button and turn on Time Ruler . This will display the time in seconds at the top of the workspace.
  • Tap the Play button at the top to hear the song. Tap it again or tap the Stop button next to it to stop playing.
  • To trim a song, tap the track and trim bars will appear at the ends. Tap and drag a bar to the stop where you want to trim the song.
  • While we’re not going into greater detail here, you can perform other edits if you want. You can cut sections out, add effects, etc.

8. Once you’ve edited the song, you can save it as a ringtone. Tap the Navigation button in the upper left. It’s the arrowhead pointing downward.

GarageBand iOS trim song

Tap and hold, then drag the bar at the end of the song to trim it.

9. In the pop-up menu, select My Songs . A window called “GarageBand Recents” will open, and your saved GarageBand Project will display as “My Song.”

  • If you want to rename it, tap and hold on the project, and in the pop-up menu, select Rename . Give it a new name.
  • To export the song as a ringtone, tap and hold on the project, then in the pop-up menu, select Share . The “Share Song” window will appear; select Ringtone . You’ll need to give the ringtone a name (the default is the name of the project). The tap Export to save the ringtone.

GarageBand iOS Share Song

10. After the export is done, a window will appear that will ask you how you want to use the ringtone. You can set it now, or do so later in the iPhone’s Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone . To set a ringtone for a specific contact, you need to do that in the contact’s entry in the Contacts app ( [your contact] > Edit > Ringtone ).

How to buy ringtones from Apple

Apple sells ringtones that you can buy directly on your iPhone. Here’s how to shop for ringtones.

1. Launch the iTunes Store app—not the Apple Music app or App Store. If you can’t find the iTunes Store, do a search on your iPhone or tell Siri, “Launch the iTunes Store.” You can also get to the iTunes Store through the Settings app by tapping Sound & Haptics > Ringtone > Tone Store .

2. Tap the More button at the bottom of the screen. It’s the button with three dots.

3. On the next screen, tap Tones .

4. Now you’re in the section with ringtones. Most ringtones are $1.29, while others are $0.99. Tap the icon to hear the tone, and tap the price button to buy it.

When you buy a ringtone, you’ll be given options to set it. The ringtone will be available in the iPhone settings and you can always adjust it to your liking.

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How to Change Your iPhone Ringtone: 4 Step-by-Step Methods

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If you’re tired of the marimba melody your iPhone plays when someone’s calling, you can select a new ringtone from a few different built-in options. And the customization options don’t stop there—you can set different ringtones for each of your contacts, or if you’re feeling industrious, you can turn your favorite iTunes song into a custom ringtone. Setting a new ringtone for your iPhone is a simple and creative way to make your phone stand out in a crowd.

Things You Should Know

  • You can purchase ringtones directly from the iTunes store to use in place of a default ringtone.
  • If you have a song you really like, you can use iTunes to make a ringtone out of it.
  • You can set individual ringtones for each contact you have.

Step 1 Tap the Settings icon on the home screen.

  • Tap “Set as Default Ringtone” to make your new ringtone the universal sound for all incoming phone calls.
  • Tap “Assign to a Contact” to choose a person in your contacts list that who you’d like to be associated with this ringtone. This means that every time that person calls you, you’ll hear this new ringtone. All other calls will still use the current ringtone.
  • Tap “Done” to simply download it without changing your ringtone. If you choose this option and later want to change your ringtone to this file, open the Settings menu and select “Sounds,” then “Ringtone.” You’ll now see this ringtone file as an option. Tap it to set as your ringtone.

Step 1 Open iTunes on the computer you use to sync iPhone with iTunes.

  • When you’ve found it, write down (on paper or in another window) the time your chosen segment begins. The exact time is right beneath the song information at the top of the screen. If the part you like begins when the timer is at 1:40, that’s the number you’ll write down.
  • Now, decide where the segment will end. Keeping the 30-second limitation in mind, start your song at the time you wrote down previously and press the pause button where you want to stop. Write down the stop point timer number. For example, you may want to end the song at 2 minutes and 5 seconds in. In that case, write 2:05.

Step 3 View the song’s detailed information.

  • If you’re using iTunes 11 or earlier, click the “Tones” button on the top right of iTunes and make sure “Sync Tones” and “All Tones” are selected. Select “Apply” and the sync will begin.
  • If you’re using iTunes 12, click the “Tones” button at the top left of iTunes and then drag your ringtone over to your iPhone to sync.

Step 11 Set the ringtone.

  • You can also set a custom vibration pattern for your contacts. On the Ringtone page, tap Vibration and then choose a Standard one or make you're own by tapping Create New Vibration near the bottom of the screen.

Step 5 Lock in your changes.

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Quick links, step one: get itunes, step two: choose a sound file, step three: convert the mp3 to aac, step four: rename your aac file, step five: add the ringtone file to your phone, step six: choose the ringtone, key takeaways.

  • To add a custom ringtone to your iPhone, convert the audio file to AAC, ensure it is less than 40 seconds long, and rename the file extension to ".m4r"
  • Connect your iPhone to your PC, click the phone icon, open the "Tunes" tab, then drag the audio file into the window
  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone, then navigate to

The iPhone has been around for a long time, and yet there's still no easy way to add your own custom ringtones — but it is possible. If you don't want to buy ringtones or use the ones that came with your iPhone, you can create your own with iTunes.

This process changed a bit with iTunes 12.7 and subsequent releases. The "Tones" library you could previously sync with your iPhone has been removed, but you can still manually place ringtone files on your phone. Any ringtones you had stored in iTunes are now located at C:\Users\NAME\Music\iTunes\iTunesMediaTones on a Windows PC or ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Tones/ on a Mac.

You almost never have to use iTunes with a modern iPhone , but adding your own custom ringtones still requires it.

On a Windows PC, you'll need to install the latest version of iTunes from Apple. On a Mac, iTunes is already installed and ready to go. This process will work on either a Mac or Windows PC.

Apple no longer offers iTunes on Macs starting with macOS Catalina, so you'll need to use an alternative method to get custom ringtones onto your iPhone on newer versions of macOS . The instructions in this article still work if you're using iTunes on Windows or if you have an older version of macOS that still has iTunes. Additionally, we had some issues with the version of iTunes downloaded from the Microsoft Store, but the version available for download on the Apple website worked perfectly. If you encounter problems, try installing the version downloaded from Apple.

Of course, you'll need a sound clip you want to convert and use as a ringtone for this. You probably already have some idea of what you want to use. if not, go ahead and find something you like. You can use absolutely any sound file you find.

Your ringtone file must be a maximum of 40 seconds long. iTunes will refuse to copy ringtones longer than 40 seconds to your phone.

If the file is long and you just want to use one part of it, you can cut it down to just the part you want using an audio editor. You can use any audio editor you like. We like the free and open-source Audacity audio editor for audio editing, but it's more complex than necessary for simple things like this — so we actually recommend a simple online tool like mp3cut.net . To use this website, click the "Open file" button and browse to the MP3 or other type of sound file you want to edit. It can also extract the sound from video files if you upload those.

Select the part of the audio file you want to use and click the "Save" button.

Download the edited clip to your PC by clicking "Save" again. This is the file you'll need to import into iTunes.

There's a good chance your sound file is in MP3 format. You'll need to convert it to AAC format to use it as a ringtone. (If your sound file is already in AAC format or has a .m4r extension, you can skip this part.)

First, add the sound file to iTunes and locate it in your library. You can do this by dragging and dropping the file directly into the iTunes library. Look under Library > Songs for the file afterward.

Select the sound file in iTunes and click File > Convert > Create AAC Version.

You'll end up with two copies of the same song file in your iTunes library: The original MP3 version and the new AAC version.

To keep track of which is which, right-click the headings in the library and enable the "Kind" column.

You'll see a new "Kind" column telling you which file is which. The "MPEG audio file" is the original MP3, while the "AAC audio file" is your new AAC file. You can right-click the MPEG audio file version (that's the MP3) and remove it from your library if you like.

You now have your ringtone file as an AAC file. However, you need to change its file extension so iTunes will recognize it as a ringtone file.

First, drag and drop the AAC file from the iTunes library to your Desktop or any other folder on your system.

You'll get the ringtone file as an AAC file with the .m4a file extension . If you don't see an extension after the file name, you'll need to enable file extensions . Right-click the file, click "rename" or hit the rename button , and change the file extension to .m4r. For example, if the file is named Song.m4a, change it to Song.m4r.

Finally, connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with its included USB-to-Lightning cable — that's the same cable you use to charge your iPhone.

Some cheap cables may support charging but not data transfer. If you plug your iPhone into your PC and it starts to charge but nothing else happens, try a different cable.

Unlock your iPhone and tap the "Trust" option on its screen to confirm you want to trust your computer if you haven't previously connected your phone to iTunes on that PC or Mac. You'll be prompted to enter your PIN.

In iTunes, click the device icon that appears to the left of "Library" on the navigation bar.

Click the "Tones" section under On My Device in the left sidebar.

Drag and drop the .m4r ringtone file from its folder to the Tones section in iTunes.

If drag and drop doesn't work, use copy and paste instead. Select the ringtone file in File Explorer and press Ctrl+C, or right-click it and select copy. Next, click inside the Tones list inside iTunes and press Ctrl+V to paste it. Additionally, this part seems to break with the Microsoft Store version of iTunes. If you can't drag and drop or copy and paste the file into iTunes, try downloading and installing iTunes from Apple's website instead. Scroll about halfway down Apple's page until you see "Looking for other versions?" and then click "Windows." Click "Download" once the option appears.

iTunes will sync the ringtone to your phone and it will immediately appear under Tones here.

You can now grab your iPhone and head to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, then tap "Ringtone."

Then choose your custom ringtone. Any custom ringtones you've added will appear at the top of the list, and all of the default ringtones will be listed below the small line.

You can also assign that ringtone to a specific contact , so you know who's calling just by the sound.

To remove ringtones, reconnect your phone to iTunes and head back to the On My Device > Tones section. Right-click a tone and select "Delete from Library" to remove it from your device.

If you're not short on space, there isn't any real need to delete the ringtones you add. You can have as many as you'd like!

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How to Set Any Song As Ringtone on Your iPhone

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By default, iOS doesn’t let you select any custom ringtone on your iPhone. All you can do is wiggle through the built-in options, which aren’t very great, in my opinion. Anyway, it’s not that you can’t use a ringtone of your choice on iOS. We are here with a detailed step-by-step guide on how you can set any music or song as the ringtone on your iPhone .

Update: iTunes is no longer available for macOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, and upwards. If you’re running any of these recent versions, follow our guide to copying custom ringtones to iPhone from Mac .

To set a custom ringtone on your iPhone, you must have iTunes on your computer. So if you don’t have iTunes, make sure to install the latest version from here . Here, we’ve used iTunes Version 12.10.10.2 for demonstration.

Once you’ve installed/ updated iTunes, you can proceed with the steps below. Do note that the process is quite lengthy and can be tiresome.

Step 1- Add Your Song to iTunes Library

How to Set Any Song As Ringtone on Your iPhone

1. Open iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.

How to Set Any Song As Ringtone on Your iPhone

3. Click File on the top left and select ‘ Add File to Library .’

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4. Select the MP3 or AAC ringtone file from your drive.

Step 2- Trimming the Audio in iTunes.

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

1. Right-click the song in your iTunes library.

2. Click on Song Info .

3. Once the new window opens, click on the Options tab.

4. Here, check the start and stop boxes and set the desired timings for your ringtone.

Note: The length of the ringtone can be a maximum of 30 seconds. 

Step 3- Create AAC Version

You’ll now have to create an AAC version of the ringtone. The same can be done using the convert option in iTunes.

How to Set Any Song As Ringtone on Your iPhone

1. Click on the song to select it.

2. Then, tap on File at the top-left and select Convert .

3. Tap “ Create AAC version .”

4. You’ll now see a duplicate file with the same name in your library. You can now delete the older MP3 version if you want.

Not sure which one of the two is the AAC version? Right-click the song > File Info > File and check the file kind .

Furthermore, if you don’t see the option to create an AAC version, click the Edit menu > Preferences > Import Settings and change the ‘Import Using’ option to “AAC Encoder.”

Step 4- Change Extension

Now you need to change the extension of your song from m4a to m4r. To do the same:

Set Custom Ringtone iPhone

1. Right-click the song on iTunes.

2. Click on ‘ Show in Windows Explorer .’

Set Custom Song Ringtone on iOS

3. Right-click the file, click Rename and change it from “ XYZ.m4a ” to “ XYZ.m4r, ” where XYZ is the name of your song file.

4. Click Yes to confirm when prompted.

Can’t see or change file extensions on your Windows 10 or Windows 8 PC? Open File Explorer, click the ‘View’ tab at the top, and check the box for “File name extensions.”

Step 5- Import and Sync Ringtone to your iPhone

Once you’ve done all the steps above, connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable. If on Windows 10, you’ll have to tap “Trust this computer” and enter the passcode when prompted on your iPhone.

Now, follow the steps below in iTunes:

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

1. Click the ‘Devices’ icon, as shown in the screenshot above.

2. Once your phone’s window opens, click Tones under ‘ On My Device .’

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

3. Now, go back to the File Explorer, where your ringtone.m4r is present.

4. Please select the file, press Ctrl + C to copy and paste it by pressing Ctrl + V in iTunes in the Tones tab. You can also drag the file directly to iTunes.

Step 6- Select the Ringtone on Your iPhone

The ringtone has now been synced to your iPhone. To set the same as your preferred ringtone:

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

2. Navigate to Sounds & Haptics .

3. Scroll down and click on Ringtone .

4. Select the custom ringtone you just synced using iTunes.

Wrapping Up

The process is quite lengthy, but you’ll hopefully be able to set the song of your choice on your iPhone using the guide above. Just make sure that you follow each step properly, and it won’t take more than 5 minutes. If you have any related doubts or queries, do let me know in the comments below.

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Hey iPhone user! Are you getting a bit tired of the same old ringtone on your iPhone? Well, you’ve come to just the right place! In today’s post, I’m excited to show you how to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone . And It’s totally free and you won’t need iTunes for this.

A lot of iPhone users think that setting a custom ringtone means having to pay for it. But, surprise! You can actually set any song as your ringtone , and it works even if you’ve updated to iOS 17 or are on an older version. Let me show you how:

How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone

First, you need to download the GarageBand app from the App Store. Once you’ve got that, follow these steps with me:

  • Open GarageBand on your iPhone.

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  • Select the “ Audio Recorder ” option.

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  • Tap on the “ Project ” icon at the top of the screen (I’ve added a screenshot below for you to see).

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  • Next, make sure to turn off the instrument option ( Blue is on , and gray is off ).

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  • Click on the “ Loop ” icon at the top right corner.

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  • Here, tap on Files or Music to pick your song.

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  • Long-press the song you want as a ringtone and drag it to your project .

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  • Adjust your song and trim it if necessary. Hit play to listen to your ringtone before applying.

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  • Once everything sounds great, click on the “ Download arrow ” icon at the top left and select “ My Song .”

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  • Your project will appear under “ GarageBand Recents ” as “ My Song .” Long-press it for more options.

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  • To change the ringtone name, click on “ Rename ” and give it a name you’ll remember.

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  • Long-press again and select “ Share .”

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  • Choose “ Ringtone ” to make a custom ringtone on iPhone.

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  • Finally, click on “ Export ” at the top right and press “ OK .”

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Now, just head to your iPhone settings, go to “ Sound & Haptics ,” and then “ Ringtone .” You’ll see your new ringtone at the top of the list. Select it, and voila! Your new ringtone is set .

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How to Download Ringtones on iPhone

Struggling to find and download ringtones for your iPhone? No worries, I’ve got you covered with three options:

  • Use Apple Music: If you’re subscribed to Apple Music, there are tons of free songs to download and try as ringtones.
  • Online Ringtone Download Sites: Check out trusted websites for high-quality iPhone ringtones. You can download these to your local files and set them as ringtones for free.
  • Use an Instrument: If you’re good with GarageBand instruments, record your tunes and set them as your ringtone.

Final words

I hope this guide makes it super easy for you to change ringtone on iPhone and set a song as your ringtone without paying anything. If you run into any problems while creating your new ringtone, try restarting your iPhone first and re-installing the GarageBand app if there are any issues or bugs.

I hope, You’re going to love these tips I’ve shared in our articles, and you’ll be setting custom ringtones for your iPhone and iPad in no time!

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How to set music as a ringtone on iPhone [Free & available]

Learn the different methods of making a downloaded song as a ringtone for your iPhone, including using iTunes, GarageBand, and iPhone Data Transfer.

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Sometimes you may want to change the default iPhone ringtone to your favorite song or sound; however, it's not possible to directly set songs as ringtones on iPhone from websites or streaming music platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, or Amazon Music.

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

Turning a favorite song into a custom ringtone can add a personal touch to your iPhone.

To set custom ringtones on iPhone, buying some from iTunes Store is an option, but it can be expensive. Alternatively, you can change ringtones on iPhone by adding downloaded songs in GarageBand, or by importing M4R formats in iTunes. However, the process of setting a song as an iPhone ringtone via GarageBand or iTunes can be daunting, especially if you're not tech-savvy.

If you're looking for an easy and free way to make a song as a ringtone on iPhone, an all-in-one ringtone maker iPhone Data Transfer is worth considering. It can be used to create iPhone ringtones from songs that have been saved locally on your mobile device or your computer files.

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How to change ringtones on iPhone (after adding songs as ringtones)

Free ways to set any songs as iphone ringtones.

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This article will assist you in making songs as ringtones on your iPhone, whether you have access to a computer with or without iTunes, or if you only have an iPhone within reach. Before that, let's take a look at how to modify your iPhone ringtones after you have already put songs as ringtones on your device.

1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and tap on "Sounds & Haptics" (or "Sounds" on older iOS versions).

3. Under the "Sounds and Vibration Patterns" section, choose "Ringtone."

4. Hit the name of the iPhone ringtone on the list to set it as your default ringtone.

Tip: You can also change the iPhone ringtone for specific contacts by selecting their name in the Contacts app, tapping "Edit," scrolling down to "Ringtone," and selecting the desired ringtone from the list.

Also read: How to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes

If you want to add a song as a ringtone on iPhone, you can purchase derectly from the iTunes Store, with prices typically ranging from $0.99 to $1.29 per ringtone. If you're not keen on spending money on acquiring iPhone ringtones from the iTunes Store, there are other ways to set a song as your iPhone ringtone for free.

Whether you're using a Mac or Windows computer, or you only have a mobile phone, you'll find out how to set custom ringtones on your iPhone.

How to set music as iPhone ringtones with GarageBand

How to custom ringtone on iphone via iphone data transfer, using itunes to make songs as ringtones on iphone.

GarageBand is a powerful music creation tool that comes pre-installed on all iOS devices. Not only can you take advantage of GarageBand to create and edit music, but you can also utilize it to set an MP3, AIFF, WAV, AAC as a ringtone on an iPhone.

In this section, we'll walk you through the process of using GarageBand to create ringtones that you can use on your iPhone for free.

Further read: How to transfer music from Mac to iPhone

1.  Open GarageBand

  • Download and install GarageBand app from the App Store if it's not already installed on your device.

2. Set in "Audio Recorder"

  • On the instrument selection screen, swipe left until you see the "Audio Recorder" option and tap on it.

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  • Tap the "+" icon at the top right of the screen and set the bars of the song up to 30. Later, hit the blue "Done" to back to the previous screen.

3. Choose the song you want to use as the iPhone ringtone

  • Make sure the song you'd like to make as a ringtone has been saved on your iPhone. To do so, you can try searching for "free music download" on Safari and downloading it from a website.

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

  • Select a song in "Files" or "Music." Later, press and hold the song, then drag it to a track.

4. Edit the custom song you prefer

  • After importing, you can drag the yellow handles on both ends of the waveform to select the portion you want to use as the ringtone on iPhone.
  • Once you have selected the desired portion, hold and press the music, then tap "Cut" to split the audio clip at the selection points.
  • Tap and hold on the trimmed portion and select "Delete" to remove the unwanted sections of the music.
  • To enhance your ringtone, you can apply effects or adjust the volume using the available tools in GarageBand.

5. Export the song as your iPhone ringtone

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  • To set it as a ringtone for iPhone, keep hold it, and select "Share."
  • Garageband will save your music as a default name like "My song 1." To change the name of the custom ringtone, you can keep hold of the song and select "Rename."
  • To set the music as your iPhone ringtone, choose "Ringtone."
  • After that, the app will create the song as the ringtone and save it to your iPhone's Settings app under "Sounds & Haptics."

Tired of dealing with the complicated steps of Garageband to put songs as ringtone on iPhone? Luckily, there is effective and user-friendly desktop software that can help you solve the problem. With a built-in ringtone maker and file transfer feature, iPhone Data Transfer could be a great option to set music as iPhone ringtones.

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No matter whether you want to set a song from your favorite band, a movie soundtrack, or a funny meme sounds as your iPhone ringtone, this ringtone maker can make it happen easily and quickly. With just a few clicks, you can turn any music file on your iPhone or your computer (PC or Mac) into a custom iPhone ringtone that perfectly fits your taste.

In addition to its ability to get custom ringtones, iPhone Data Transfer is also an expert in data transfer and management. You can transfer music, podcasts, and audiobooks in both directions.

Key Features:

  • Support music formats about MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA, WAV, and more
  • Ability to edit and trim audio files to select the desired iPhone ringtone section
  • Option to adjust the volume and fade in/out settings for the iPhone ringtone

Here are the steps to use iPhone Data Transfer to change your ringtone to a song:

1. Launch the software and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Then click on the "Ringtone Maker" tab at the bottom of the app.

how to set song as ringtone on iphone for free

2. Click on the "Add file from device" button to select a song from your iPhone or hit "Add file from PC" to add music located on your computer. Then choose the song you'd like to convert as a ringtone of iPhone.

3. After that, you can select the part of the song you want to use as your iPhone ringtone by dragging the slider to select the start and end points of the ringtone.

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4. Click on the "Generate" button to start the conversion process.

Once the iPhone ringtone has been created, you can select the ringtone from your iPhone's settings to set it as your default ringtone or assign it to a specific contact.

iTunes is a versatile media player and management software that can be used to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone . Besides that, it also allows you to use any song from your Music Library to make a unique iPhone ringtone without having to purchase it from the iTunes Store.

Here are the steps on how to use iTunes to change iPhone ringtone.

1. Launch iTunes on your computer and locate the song you want to use as an iPhone ringtone.

2. Right-click on the song and select "Song Info," then go to the "Options" tab.

3. Check the boxes next to "Start Time" and "Stop Time," and change the time making the duration less than 30 seconds. Then click "OK."

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4. Go to "File," and select Convert > Create AAC Version.

5. Right-click on the new version of the song and select "Show in Windows Explorer."

6. Change the music file extension from M4A to M4R. Later, connect your iPhone to your computer, and put the M4R file to the "Tones" under "On My Devices" section.

See also: How to record MP3 audio files in Windows 10

7. Hit a white "Sync" button if there is one at the bottom.

That's it! Don't forget to choose the name of the song to set the ringtone on your iPhone.

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How to Set and Create Custom iPhone Ringtones with Easy Ways

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Are you tired of hearing the same old default ringtones on your iPhone? Want to personalize your iPhone ringtone with your favorite song or music? Well, you're in luck because creating custom ringtones on your iPhone is easier than you think.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting a song as a custom ringtone on your iPhone using different methods, including setting it without iTunes.

We will also introduce you to tools like Spotify and Apple Music converters that can help you get free songs to create custom ringtones , and we'll share some of the best free ringtone maker apps for iPhone. So, let's dive in and learn how to make your iPhone ringtone truly yours.

Article Content Part 1. How to Set a Song as Custom Ringtone on My iPhone? Part 2. How to Create Custom iPhone Ringtone without iTunes? Part 3. Free Download Spotify or Apple Music Songs for Creating iPhone Ringtones Part 4. Free Ringtone Maker Apps for iPhone Part 5. Conclusion

Part 1. How to Set a Song as Custom Ringtone on My iPhone?

To set a song as a custom ringtone on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on "Sounds & Haptics" (or "Sounds" on older iPhone models).
  • Tap on "Ringtone" (or "Phone Ringtone" on older iPhone models).
  • Scroll down and tap on "Add Ringtone."
  • Select the song you want to use as your ringtone from your music library.
  • Use the editing tools to select the part of the song you want to use as your ringtone ( up to 30 seconds ).
  • Tap on "Save" to save your custom ringtone.
  • Finally, go back to the "Ringtone" settings and select your new custom ringtone as your default ringtone.
  • That's it! Now, whenever you receive a call, your custom ringtone will play instead of the default one.

Set a Song as Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Part 2. How to Create Custom iPhone Ringtone without iTunes?

If you don't want to use iTunes to set a custom ringtone on your iPhone, there's another way to do it. Follow these steps to create custom iPhone ringtones using Garageband :

  • Download and install GarageBand from the App Store on your iPhone.
  • Open GarageBand and select the song you want to use as your ringtone.
  • Use the editing tools to trim the song to the desired length (up to 30 seconds).
  • Tap on the arrow icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on "My Songs" to save your edited song as a new project.
  • Tap and hold on to your project until a menu appears, and then select "Share."
  • Select "Ringtone" from the list of options.
  • Enter a name for your ringtone and tap on "Export."

Finally, open the "Sounds & Haptics" settings on your iPhone and select your new custom ringtone.

That's it! You can now use your custom ringtone without having to use iTunes.

Create Custom iPhone Ringtone Using Garageband

Part 3. Free Download Spotify or Apple Music Songs for Creating iPhone Ringtones

If you have a subscription to either Spotify or Apple Music, you can use these platforms to create custom ringtones for your iPhone. However, due to digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, you can't directly use songs downloaded from these platforms as ringtones on your iPhone.

Fortunately, there are tools like TuneSolo Spotify Music Converter and Tunesolo Apple Music Converter that can help you bypass DRM protection and convert your songs into a format that can be used as a ringtone on your iPhone.

TuneSolo Spotify Music Converter is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that can convert any Spotify song or playlist into a DRM-free format like MP3 or WAV.

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With TuneSolo Spotify Music Converter, you can easily select the part of the song you want to use as your ringtone and convert it into a format that is compatible with your iPhone or Garageband app. After you get your favorite Spotify MP3 songs , you can create iPhone ringtones more easily.

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Similarly, TuneSolo Apple Music Converter is another free tool that can help you convert any Apple Music track or playlist into a format that can be used as a ringtone on your iPhone.

With Tunesolo Apple Music Converter, you can easily select the part of the song you want to use as your ringtone and convert it into a DRM-free format like MP3.

Download Apple Music Ringtones

By using these free tools, you can create custom ringtones for your iPhone using the songs from your Spotify or Apple Music library without having to pay for additional ringtone services.

Part 4. Free Ringtone Maker Apps for iPhone

There are several free ringtone maker apps available for iPhone that can help you create custom ringtones from your music library. Here are three popular options:

Ringtone Maker

This app allows you to select any song from your music library and easily create a ringtone up to 40 seconds long. You can also adjust the volume and fade in/out effects of your ringtone. Ringtone Maker also includes a built-in file manager to help you manage and organize your ringtones.

Ringtones for iPhone!

This app offers a wide variety of pre-made ringtones that you can download for free and use on your iPhone. Additionally, you can use the app's built-in ringtone maker to create your own custom ringtones from your music library. Ringtones for iPhone! also includes a feature that allows you to assign specific ringtones to individual contacts.

Free Ringtone Maker & Ringtones

This app allows you to create custom ringtones up to 30 seconds long from any song in your music library. You can also adjust the volume and fade in/out effects of your ringtone. Free Ringtone Maker & Ringtones also includes a built-in recorder that allows you to record your own sounds to use as ringtones.

Free iPhone Ringtone Maker Apps

By using these free ringtone maker apps, you can easily create custom ringtones from your music library and personalize your iPhone's ringtone to your liking.

Part 5. Conclusion

In conclusion, there are several ways to create custom ringtones for your iPhone. You can use iTunes, a third-party ringtone maker app, or a free ringtone maker app to create your own custom ringtones.

However, if you are looking for a user-friendly and effective tool to convert your songs from Spotify or Apple Music into a ringtone format, we recommend TuneSolo Apple Music Converter or TuneSolo Spotify Music Converter . Both of these tools offer a simple and intuitive interface, support for multiple output formats, and fast conversion speeds.

With TuneSolo, you can easily create custom iPhone ringtones from your Spotify or Apple Music library without having to worry about DRM restrictions or complicated conversion processes.

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How to Set Apple Music Song as iPhone Ringtone for Free?

By Catrina Jones

Updated on April 14, 2022

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What do you usually do when you want a customized ringtone for your iPhone? Buying one from iTunes Store or creating a unique ringtone from the music you already have, such as Apple Music tracks? For those who have already paid for Apple Music service, you probably want to use a specific Apple Music track as ringtone on iPhone. In fact, that's a good idea and not a hard thing to accomplish.

In this post, I'll show you 3 methods on how to set Apple Music as a ringtone. All these methods won't cost you a penny and any of your favorite songs from the Apple Music library can be set as your custom ringtone easily. Before starting to set them as iPhone ringtones, it should be noted that Apple Music songs should be DRM-free files in M4A. If your songs are not, you can use this powerful music converter - TuneFab Apple Music Converter - to convert them to DRM-free M4A files. For a step-by-step guide, keep reading!

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In most cases, Apple Music doesn't allow you to directly set its songs as ringtones of your iPhone since its songs are AAC files protected with DRM. Plus, iPhone ringtone files are .M4A files. To solve this problem, your Apple Music songs should be converted to DRM-free files in M4A. This requires the use of music converters.

Requirements

iTunes – To transfer song fromconvert it into M4R, the only audio format used by the iPhone for ringtones computer to iPhone

Why these tools are required?

As you might already find, Apple Music songs are not available in the list of ringtone options on your iPhone even though they're downloaded locally on your iPhone. Why? Well, to make an iPhone M4R ringtone from an existing song which is MP3 or AAC file, you need to make sure it is M4R or convert it into M4R, the only audio format used by the iPhone for ringtones .

But the difficult part of turning Apple Music into iPhone ringtone lies in the fact that Apple Music tracks are protected M4P files. Locked by Apple's FairPlay technology, directly converting Apple Music to M4R ringtone with iTunes is impossible.

That's where a specialized Apple Music Converter comes into play. Apple Music Converters can help you get DRM-free Apple Music songs in a few clicks and after that, you can import them into ringtone creator or software and create custom ringtones for your iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, etc.

Here we will use TuneFab Apple Music Converter. It is capable of converting Apple Music to plain MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV and other popular audio formats. For more details and functions of the music converter, you may want to check out our TuneFab Apple Music Converter review .

Now I will show you how to set Apple Music as ringtone on iPhone using iTunes in 3 steps. 1. Rip Song off Apple Music [Removing DRM] 2. Turn a Song into a Ringtone on iTunes 3. Set the Ringtone on iPhone

1. Rip Song off Apple Music [Removing DRM]

Step 1. Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter and finish installation. If you are using the free trial version, you can only convert 3 minutes for each song, which should be enough for making ringtone though.

Step 2. Launch the program and select the song you want to set as ringtone. Choose 256 Kbps M4A as output format just like the normal setting of an Apple Music song. When finished the output settings, click "Convert" to start the conversion.

Step 3. When it says "Completed" in the status, you can click the output folder and get unprotected Apple Music on your PC.

Convert Apple Music to iPhone M4A Ringtone Format

2. Turn a Song into a Ringtone on iTunes

Step 1. Now launch iTunes and drag the song from the folder to iTunes. Then play it and mark down the start time and stop time of the ringtone part you need. Right-click on the song title and select "Song Info". In the pop-up window, go to tab "Options". Set the duration of the ringtone and hit "OK".

Make Ringtone on iTunes

Step 2. Click "File > Convert > Create AAC Version" from the iTunes menu. Then iTunes will create a ringtone file that you can find under the original song. On Mac, you can right-click on the song and find "Create AAC Version" directly.

Create AAC Version Ringtone

Tip: If you can't find "AAC Version", navigate to " Edit > Preferences… > General > Import Settings > Import Using " and choose " AAC Encoder ".

Set iTunes AAC Encoder

Step 3. Right-click on the ringtone that has been generated (You can tell it from the original one by its duration). Then hit "Show in Windows Explorer" to get find the ringtone file. if you are using a Windows computer. On a Mac it will say "Show in Folder".

Find the Ringtone File

Step 4. Rename the ringtone file by changing its extension from M4A to M4R.

Tip: If you can't see the extension of the file. Try shortcut " Win + S " to launch the File Explorer Options. Go to tab " View " and under " Advanced settings ", scroll down and untick "Hide extension for known file types ".

Untick Hide Extension for Files

Step 5. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Then Click "Tones" under the "Devices" on the left panel. Drag the M4R ringtone file to the tone list on the right part on iTunes to get it transferred to your iPhone.

Transfer Ringtone from Computer to iPhone via iTunes

3. Set the Ringtone on iPhone

Step 1. Open "Settings" app on iPhone, find and click "Sounds & Haptics" on iPhone 7 or later ("Sounds" on others).

Step 2. Scroll down and click "Ringtone", then you can see the newly created Apple Music ringtone appeared at the top of the default iPhone ringtone list.

Step 3. Tap at the song you want to set as ringtone and it's all done.

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If you don't install iTunes on your computer or prefer adding fade-in, fade-out, volume or other effects for the ringtone, you should use iPhone ringtone maker apps to make Apple Music a ringtone on your iPhone and then set it up.

Next, I'll walk you through the procedure. It involves the following 4 steps to convert Apple Music to iPhone ringtone. 1. Unprotect Apple Music Tracks 2. Add Apple Music to Ringtone Maker App 3. Create Ringtone from Apple Music Songs 4. Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone

TuneFab Apple Music Converter – A tool needed to help you first remove DRM protection from Apple Music songs

GarageBand – An iPhone ringtone maker app to create your own ringtone.

1. Unprotect Apple Music Tracks

This step is just like you do with iTunes . You need to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter to get rip of the DRM restriction and download the songs to a M4A file separately. Here's the simple guide on how to download Apple Music.

Step 1. Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter, install and launch it.

Step 2. Find the song you wish to make ringtone of from the library on the converter.

Step 3. Select M4A as the output format and hit convert.

2. Add Apple Music to Ringtone Maker App

After downloading DRM-free M4A from Apple Music, you can transfer these songs from PC to your iPhone for making ringtone on iPhone. With tools like iTunes, Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud Drive, you can easily save the converted songs locally on your iPhone. Here we use Dropbox as an example.

Step 1. On PC, sign in Dropbox and upload the converted Apple Music songs into Dropbox folder. Then sign in Dropbox on your iPhone and make sure all songs are synced to your iPhone successfully.

Transfer Apple Music to Dropbox

Step 2. Download and install two apps on your iPhone, one is RingtoneMaker, and the other is GarageBand.

Step 3. Now open Dropbox app on iPhone and select the song you want to set as ringtone and click at "...", tap at "Export" > "More" and choose "Copy to RingtoneMaker". Then the song will be added to the RingtoneMaker app.

Copy Apple Music to RingtoneMaker App

Step 4. Select a song in RingtoneMaker app and click at the "Make" icon, then slide left in the pop-up windows below, find and click GarageBand icon. Then you will be directed to GarageBand and the song will be added to GarageBand's "Recents" section.

Copy Apple Music to GarageBand App

In the following part I will show you how to use GarageBand to make ringtone with the imported songs.

3. Create Ringtone from Apple Music Songs

Step 1. On GarageBand, go to Audio Recorder. Tap the broken wall icon and you will see the studio. Click the triangle icon next to the red recording button to avoid other sound from your background. Then hit the loop icon, got to tab "Music" and go to "Songs" to find the ringtone. Drag the item to the track.

Add Apple Music to Ringtone Creator

You can adjust the ringtone length and other output settings, such as volume, audio effects and automation fade in, fade out, etc. by tapping on the microphone icon on the left of the tract. Please note that ringtone needs to be 30 seconds or less otherwise this app will automatically adjust your ringtone to the appropriate length.

After editing the ringtone, click at the upper left button and click "My Songs" to go back to the song list.

Edit Music to Ringtone

Step 2. Switch to the "Browser" section and long press the music file and click at "Share". Choose "Ringtone" from the pop-up window.

Choose Ringtone on GarageBand

Step 3. Edit the name of your ringtone and click "Export". A few seconds later, you will see a pop-up message asking you to choose a ringtone type: Standard Ringtone, Standard Text Tone and Assign to Contact. Here I pick "Standard Ringtone".

Set Music as Standard iPhone Ringtone

It's done! You have successfully created a ringtone for iPhone with the songs you downloaded from Apple Music library. And at this moment, your ringtone has been set as the one you created just now. You can doublecheck it via "Setting > Sounds (or Sounds & Haptics) > Ringtone".

However, if GarageBand or iTunes is complex for you to handle, here's a much simpler tool that you might be interested in. It's called FonePaw DoTrans.

FonePaw DoTrans is built with a feature that lets you create ringtone for iPhone with local music files on PC, and when the ringtone is done, you can directly transfer it back to your iPhone, without using iTunes. This software lets you add song from computer/iPhone and turn it into an M4R ringtone file. Compared with iTunes, FonePaw DoTrans is much more convenient because it allows you to edit iPhone ringtone length, ringtone volume, ringtone starting and ending point, etc.

It's simple to use as well:

Step 1. Launch FonePaw DoTrans on PC.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to PC and open the Toolbox.

Step 3. Add DRM-free Apple Music song to the ringtone maker program.

Step 4. Set iPhone ringtone length and click "Generate" to create M4R ringtone for iPhone.

Step 5. Automatically transfer the generated ringtone back to iPhone and use Apple Music as ringtone.

Apple Music Ringtone Maker

Making a new ringtone out of your Apple Music songs seems difficult. But with the three methods introduced above, you can set Apple Music as a ringtone on your iPhone with ease on iTunes, GarageBand, and FonePawDoTrans. The key is to change their format as M4A and remove the DRM encryption on Apple Music songs by TuneFab Apple Music Converter . In this way, you can make a ringtone and set it as your iPhone ringtone.

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What icloud backup includes, how to manage your icloud backups.

iCloud helps keep your data safe in two main ways: syncing and backing up. For example, if you're using iCloud Photos, iCloud Drive, or Notes, your information automatically syncs to the cloud and is kept up-to-date across all of your devices whenever you make a change.

Any data on your device that isn't regularly synced is stored in your iCloud Backup. With Backup turned on, iCloud takes periodic snapshots of this data to make sure that it's easy to restore any time you get a new device.

Between syncing and backing up, all of your data is kept safe in the cloud.

Learn how to turn on iCloud Backup

Your iPhone and iPad backups include all the information and settings stored on your device that don't already sync to iCloud .

Device settings, Home Screen layout, and app organization

When you restore from an iCloud backup, things like your device settings, your Home Screen layout, and app organization are also restored.

Other on-device information

Any purchased Ringtones and your Visual Voicemail password (which requires the SIM card that was in use during backup) are also included in your iCloud Backup.

Apple Watch backups

Your Apple Watch backup is included in the backup of your iPhone or iPad.

Photos, videos, messages, and app data

If you don't use services like Messages in iCloud or iCloud Photos, the information below is stored in your iCloud Backup to ensure that it's also protected.

iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages

If you haven't turned on Messages in iCloud , your messages are included in iCloud Backup. If you use Messages in iCloud, your messages automatically sync to iCloud so they aren’t included in your daily backup.

Photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad

If you haven’t turned on iCloud Photos , iCloud Backup may include photos and videos in your Photos or Camera Roll, as well as face information from the People & Pets album. When you use iCloud Photos, your photos, videos, and face information automatically sync to iCloud so they aren’t included in your daily backup.

iCloud Backup includes app data for the apps that you've downloaded on your device. This includes data for third-party social media apps, games, and messaging apps, as well as apps from Apple that don't sync with iCloud.

If the app uses iCloud Drive to store data, that information is stored in iCloud instead of your iCloud Backup.

If you want to reduce the size of your iCloud Backup, you can stop backing up apps that you don't use anymore, or delete old iCloud backups.

Learn how to manage your iCloud backups

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    Tips This wikiHow teaches you how to create and install a custom ringtone from a song on your iPhone using iTunes on your iPhone, PC, or Mac. If you're using macOS Catalina or later, you'll actually be using the Music app. You can also create a custom ringtone from a GarageBand project on your Mac.

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    1. Install GarageBand Jim Martin / Foundry If it isn't installed, open the App Store on your iPhone and search for GarageBand. It's free, but it does take up around 1.6GB of storage. You'll also need to make sure the song you want to make the ringtone from is on your iPhone.

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    The simplest way to add new ringtones to your iPhone is to buy them from the iTunes Store app, but it isn't free. You can set up custom ringtones using audio clips from Apple's Music app on your Mac computer. You can also create clips using downloaded audio files in the Garageband app instead.

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    Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Under Sounds and Haptic Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change. Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear it and set it as the new sound. Set a ringtone or text tone for a contact Open the Contacts app and tap a person's name. In the upper-right corner of the person's contact card, tap Edit.

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    Select "Apply" and the sync will begin. If you're using iTunes 12, click the "Tones" button at the top left of iTunes and then drag your ringtone over to your iPhone to sync. 11. Set the ringtone. On your iPhone, open the Settings menu and select "Sounds.". Tap "Ringtone" and select the name of the song you just created.

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    1. Right-click the song in your iTunes library. 2. Click on Song Info. 3. Once the new window opens, click on the Options tab. 4. Here, check the start and stop boxes and set the desired timings for your ringtone. Note: The length of the ringtone can be a maximum of 30 seconds. Step 3- Create AAC Version

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    1. Open Settings app on your iPhone. 2. Scroll down and tap on "Sounds & Haptics" (or "Sounds" on older iOS versions). 3. Under the "Sounds and Vibration Patterns" section, choose "Ringtone." 4. Hit the name of the iPhone ringtone on the list to set it as your default ringtone.

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