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How to add custom ringtones to your iphone.

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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.

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

Select the portion of the audio file you want, then click

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

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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.

Drag your audio file into itunes.

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

Navigate to 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.

Enable the "Kind" column, which lets you sort files by file type.

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.

Both AAC and MPEG versions are present.

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.

Drag the AAC version of the file to your desktop, or any other folder you want.

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.

Change the file extension to .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.

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

Click the device icon.

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

Go to the tones folder.

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.

Drag and drop (or copy and paste) the ringtone you made into the tones folder.

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

The new ringtone should sync immediately.

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

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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.

A custom ringtone on an iPhone.

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 want to remove the ringtone, right click and click "Delete from Library."

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!

How To Put Ringtones Onto IPhone 5

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to put ringtones onto your iPhone 5! The iPhone 5, known for its sleek design and powerful performance, allows users to personalize their devices by adding custom ringtones. Whether you’re looking to set your favorite song as a ringtone or want to create a unique sound for a specific contact, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we will walk you through the steps required to transfer ringtones onto your iPhone 5. We’ll cover various methods, including using iTunes, third-party apps, and even creating your own ringtones from scratch. So, get ready to give your iPhone 5 a personalized touch and make it stand out from the crowd!

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Setting up itunes on your computer, purchasing or creating custom ringtones, syncing ringtones to your iphone 5, assigning and using the ringtones on your iphone 5.

Setting up iTunes on your computer is the first step towards putting ringtones onto your iPhone 5. iTunes is a free software developed by Apple that allows you to manage and sync your media library with your Apple devices. To begin, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. You can download it from the Apple website or update it from the “Help” section within iTunes.

Once you have iTunes installed, launch the program and sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, click on the “Create New Account” option to set one up. This Apple ID will be used to purchase and download ringtones from the iTunes Store, as well as to sync your customized ringtones to your iPhone 5.

Next, connect your iPhone 5 to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device. iTunes should automatically detect your iPhone and display it in the top left corner of the screen. If not, click on the iPhone icon to make sure it is recognized.

Now you need to enable the “Sync” option for your iPhone. On the left-hand side of the iTunes window, you will see a list of devices. Select your iPhone 5 from this list, and then go to the “Summary” tab in the main window. Check the box that says “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” if you want to sync wirelessly, or leave it unchecked if you prefer to sync with the USB cable.

Finally, click on the “Apply” or “Sync” button at the bottom right corner of the iTunes window. This will initiate the syncing process and transfer any existing content from your iTunes library to your iPhone 5.

With iTunes set up on your computer, you are now ready to proceed with purchasing or creating custom ringtones for your iPhone 5. Continue reading to learn more!

In today’s technological age, personalizing your iPhone 5 with a custom ringtone adds a touch of uniqueness to your device. There are two ways to get custom ringtones on your iPhone 5 – either by purchasing them from the iTunes Store or by creating your own. Let’s explore both options in detail:

Purchasing ringtones from the iTunes Store:

If you’re not inclined to create your own ringtones, the iTunes Store offers an extensive collection of pre-made ringtones for purchase. Follow these steps to buy and set up a custom ringtone:

  • Open the iTunes Store app on your iPhone 5.
  • Tap on the “More” tab located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Tones” from the menu.
  • Browse through the available ringtones or use the search bar to find a specific one.
  • Once you’ve found a ringtone you like, tap the price next to it to purchase it. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password.
  • After the purchase is complete, the ringtone will automatically download to your iPhone 5.
  • To set the purchased ringtone as your default ringtone, go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone and select the ringtone from the list.

Creating your own custom ringtones:

If you have a specific song or audio clip in mind that you’d like to use as a ringtone, you can create your own custom ringtone using iTunes on your computer. Follow these steps:

  • Open iTunes on your computer and locate the song or audio clip you want to use as a ringtone.
  • Right-click on the song and select “Get Info” from the dropdown menu.
  • In the pop-up window, go to the “Options” tab.
  • Under the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” sections, choose a 30-second segment of the song that you want to use as the ringtone.
  • Click “OK” to save the changes.
  • Go to File > Convert > Create AAC Version . A new 30-second version of the song will appear in your iTunes library.
  • Right-click on the new version and select “Show in Finder” (Mac) or “Show in Windows Explorer” (PC).
  • Change the file extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r”.
  • Double-click the renamed file to add it back into iTunes.
  • Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Select your iPhone 5 from the device menu in iTunes.
  • Go to the Tones tab and check the box next to “Sync Tones”.
  • Select the ringtone you created from the list of available tones.
  • Click “Apply” to sync the ringtone to your iPhone 5.
  • To set the custom ringtone on your iPhone 5, go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone and choose the custom ringtone from the list.

By purchasing or creating your own custom ringtones, you can add a personal touch to your iPhone 5 and make it stand out from the crowd. Whether you choose to buy a ready-made ringtone or craft your own unique tone, you’ll be able to enjoy a truly personalized audio experience whenever your phone rings.

Once you have purchased or created custom ringtones for your iPhone 5, the next step is to sync them from your computer to your device. Follow these steps to successfully sync your favorite ringtones:

1. Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer using the USB cable.

2. Open iTunes on your computer and wait for it to recognize your iPhone.

3. In the top left corner of the iTunes window, click on the device icon to access your iPhone’s settings.

4. In the sidebar, click on “Tones” under your iPhone’s name.

5. Ensure that the “Sync Tones” option is selected.

6. Choose whether you want to sync all tones or only selected tones by selecting the appropriate radio button .

7. If you want to sync specific tones, proceed to select the checkboxes next to the desired tones.

8. Click on the “Apply” or “Sync” button in the bottom right corner of the iTunes window to start syncing the ringtones to your iPhone 5.

9. Wait for the sync process to complete. The time it takes will depend on the number and size of the ringtones you are syncing.

10. Once the sync is finished, disconnect your iPhone from your computer.

Your newly synced ringtones will now be available on your iPhone 5. To access them, go to “Settings” on your iPhone, then select “Sounds & Haptics,” and finally choose “Ringtone” or “Text Tone.” You will find the synced ringtones listed under the respective categories.

Remember, if you ever want to change or remove a synced ringtone, simply repeat the syncing process with the updated selection.

Synching ringtones not only allows you to add a personal touch to your iPhone 5, but it also lets you express your style and individuality every time your phone rings or receives a notification. So go ahead and sync those awesome ringtones and enjoy a personalized audio experience with your iPhone 5!

Once you have successfully synced your ringtones to your iPhone 5, it’s time to assign them to specific contacts or use them as your default ringtone. Here’s how:

Assigning a ringtone to a contact:

  • Open the “Contacts” app on your iPhone 5.
  • Select the contact to whom you want to assign a specific ringtone.
  • Tap “Edit” in the top right corner to make changes to the contact’s details.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Ringtone” under the “Ringtone” section.
  • Select the desired ringtone from the list of available options.
  • Tap “Done” in the top right corner to save the changes.

Now, whenever this contact calls you, your selected ringtone will play, allowing you to easily identify the caller without even looking at your phone.

Using a custom ringtone as your default:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone 5.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics.”
  • Under the “Sounds and Vibration Patterns” section, tap on “Ringtone.”
  • From the list of available ringtones, select the one you want to use as your default ringtone.
  • Exit the settings, and your new default ringtone will be applied to all incoming calls.

By setting a custom ringtone as your default, you can further personalize your iPhone 5 and make it stand out from the crowd. Whenever your phone rings, you will be greeted with a unique sound that reflects your style and taste.

Remember, managing and changing your ringtones is easy on the iPhone 5, allowing you to customize your device and add a touch of personalization to your phone calls.

The process of putting ringtones onto your iPhone 5 is straightforward and can help personalize your device. By using the iTunes Store, you can browse and download a wide variety of ringtones to suit your preferences. Additionally, you can create custom ringtones using your favorite songs and audio files. This allows you to add a unique touch to your iPhone 5 and showcase your personality.

Remember to follow the steps outlined in this guide to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re looking for popular tunes or want to showcase a particular song as your ringtone, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy the process of finding and adding ringtones to your iPhone 5 and make your device truly yours.

Q: How do I put ringtones on my iPhone 5? A: Putting ringtones on your iPhone 5 is a straightforward process. You can either purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store or create custom ringtones using your own music files. In both cases, you’ll need to use iTunes on your computer to transfer the ringtones to your iPhone 5.

Q: Can I use any audio file as a ringtone on my iPhone 5? A: Unfortunately, you can’t use any audio file as a ringtone on your iPhone 5. Apple only allows certain file formats and length restrictions for custom ringtones. The supported file formats include M4R, MP3, and AAC. Additionally, the maximum duration for a ringtone is 30 seconds.

Q: How can I purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store? A: To purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store, open the iTunes app on your computer, click on the “Store” tab, and search for the desired ringtone. Once you’ve found it, click the “Buy” button next to the ringtone, and it will be downloaded to your iTunes library. To transfer the purchased ringtone to your iPhone 5, connect your phone to the computer and sync it with iTunes.

Q: Can I create custom ringtones from my own music files? A: Yes, you can create custom ringtones from your own music files. First, select the desired song in your iTunes library and right-click on it. From the context menu, choose “Get Info.” In the pop-up window, select the “Options” tab and set the start and stop times for the ringtone segment (remember, it must be 30 seconds or less). After saving the changes, right-click on the song again and choose “Create AAC Version.” Locate the newly created AAC version, change its file extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r” to convert it into a ringtone file. Finally, drag and drop the ringtone file into iTunes and sync it with your iPhone 5.

Q: Is there any other way to get ringtones on my iPhone 5? A: Yes, another way to get ringtones on your iPhone 5 is by using third-party apps available on the App Store. These apps provide a wide range of ringtone options, including customized ringtones based on popular songs, sound effects, and more. Simply search for “ringtones” on the App Store, explore the options, and install the app that suits your preferences. Once you’ve downloaded the app, follow its instructions to set up and activate the desired ringtones on your iPhone 5.

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How to set a ringtone on iPhone and how to find new ones

Leave silent behind. Here's how to set a ringtone on iPhone

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If you're wondering how to set a ringtone on iPhone, you're in the right place. While many of us choose to keep our phones on silent most of the time, myself included, there are often scenarios when the old-fashioned loud way just can't be beat.

If you're expecting an important call, have a busy work line or simply like hearing your phone ring, you'll of course need to be able to hear your phone ringing at all times, which means you're best off having it on loud. The thing is, if you haven't already changed it, your ringtone is probably the dull, boring Reflection tone that the iPhone ships with, and that's not cool or unique at all. Furthermore, if loads of other people also have that tone set, how can you always be sure it's your phone that's going off? You can't be.

What could be better then, than ditching the stock iPhone ringtone in favor of a cheesy synth cover of Never Gonna Give You Up or Dragostea Din Tei? That's right: nothing. So, without further ado, here's how to set a ringtone on iPhone and how to find new ones.

How to set a ringtone on iPhone and how to find new tones

  • Open Settings and tap Sounds & Haptics
  • Tap Ringtone
  • Tap a pre-installed tone to set it as your ringtone, or
  • Tap Tones Store and find a new ringtone

Read on to see more detailed instructions for each step.

1. Open the Settings app , then tap Sounds & Haptics .

2. Tap Ringtone .

3. Tap a tone to set it as your ringtone. Choose from the standard ringtones , or tap Classic to see even more heritage iPhone tones. Or choose from your previously downloaded tones .

4. If you want to find a new ringtone, tap Tones in the Store section of the Ringtones menu. Alternatively, open the iTunes Store app , tap More and then select Tones . 

5. On the Tones homepage, tap Genres to browse for a ringtone by music type, or search for a song directly . 

6. When you've found a song, tap the price to purchase it. You'll be offered the choice of setting it as your default ringtone, text tone or to assign it to a contact. Tap your preference and then tap Done . Follow the confirmation steps to verify the purchase and enter your Apple ID password if necessary.

7. You should now see the newly-downloaded song ready to be set as your ringtone in the Ringtone menu. Tap the song to set it as your ringtone.

You can now set a ringtone on iPhone. If you'd like more iPhone tips, then make sure you read our other tutorials, including how to update an iPhone , how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone , how to stop spam texts on iPhone and how to eject water from an iPhone .

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How to Change the Default Ringtone on Your iPhone

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  • Go to Settings  >  Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone . Find the ringtone you want to use and tap it.
  • You can use a third-party app to create a custom ringtone, then set it as your default using the above method.
  • Change your phone's vibrations by going to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone >  Vibration . Choose a preset or custom vibration.

This article explains how to change the default ringtone on an iPhone. It's one of the easiest ways to customize your iPhone. Instructions article apply to iOS 12 and up, but the steps and functionality are similar for older versions of iOS.

How to Change the Default iPhone Ringtone

To change your iPhone's default ringtone, follow these steps:

Tap the Settings app > Sounds & Haptics (on some older devices, tap Sounds ).

In the Sounds and Vibration Patterns section, tap Ringtone .

On the Ringtone screen, tap a ringtone. Each ringtone you tap will play so you can hear what it sounds like.

The iPhone comes with dozens of ringtones pre-loaded. If you want to buy new ringtones, tap Tone Store (on some older models, tap Store in the upper-right corner, then tap Tones ).

If you've never downloaded and installed ringtones, learn how to buy ringtones on the iPhone .

Alert Tones are normally used for alarms and other notifications but can be used as ringtones.

When you find the ringtone you want to use as the default, tap it so that the checkmark appears next to it.

To go back to the previous screen, tap Sounds & Haptics  in the upper-left corner or ​ use the iPhone Home button to go to the home screen. Your ringtone choice is saved automatically.

Whenever you get a call, the ringtone you selected will play unless you assigned individual ringtones to callers. If you've set a specific ringtone for an individual, that ringtone plays instead. Just remember to listen for that sound, and not a ringing phone, so you don't miss any calls.

By default, the same ringtone plays no matter who calls you, but you can also learn how to set unique ringtones for each contact on your iPhone .

How to Create Custom iPhone Ringtones

Want to use a favorite song as a ringtone instead of one of the iPhone's built-in sounds? You can! You just need a little bit of software to create your own ringtone. Find the song you want to use and get an app to create the ringtone. After you install the app, create the ringtone and add it to your iPhone.

How to Change Vibrations on iPhone

You can also change the vibration pattern the iPhone uses when you get a call. This variation can be helpful when you turn off the iPhone ringer but still want to know you're getting a call. It's also useful for people with hearing impairments. Vibrations are created by the iPhone's support for haptics .

To change the default vibration pattern:

Tap Settings .

Tap Sounds & Haptics (or Sounds ).

Move either the Vibrate on Ring or Vibrate on Silent (or both) to on/green.

Tap Vibration .

Tap the pre-loaded options to test them or tap Create New Vibration to make your own.

To select a vibration pattern, tap it so that a checkmark appears next to it. Your choice is automatically saved.

Just like ringtones, different vibration patterns can be set for individual contacts. Follow the same steps as setting ringtones and look for the Vibration option.

Problems with ringtones can lead to an iPhone not ringing when calls come in, but there are a number of other issues that can also cause that problem. Learn how to fix the iPhone not ringing problem .

The preferred audio format for iPhones is AAC . Typically, AAC files use the .M4A file extension.

First, transfer your Android ringtones to the appropriate format and upload them to your computer. Connect your iPhone, go to iTunes, then move the ringtones to the Tones section.

To set a song as an iPhone alarm , go to the Clock app and tap Alarm > Add ( + ). Enter a time, then tap Sound and choose a song. You can only use songs that are saved in the Music app on your iPhone.

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How to Set Custom Ringtone On iPhone

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While your iPhone comes with a stack of ringtones for you to choose from, much of the fun lies in personalizing it with your own ringtones. Whether you are looking to create a great ringtone from a song, video, or recorded clip, this article will help you to create and set custom ringtone on iOS.

How to Set a Default Ringtone on iOS

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Do you also have an Android phone? You’ll want to try a GarageBand alternative for Android .

Open “Settings → Sound and haptics → Ringtone.” You will find the custom ringtones at the top of the ringtones list. Tap on the one you want to make your default ringtone.

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Tip : Make sure your phone is ringing when you get a call. If it stays silent, here’s how you can make your iPhone ring again . Conversely, you can also silence all notifications on your iPhone .

Set Ringtone for a Contact

Open the contact in the Apple Contacts app. Tap on the “Edit” button at the top.

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Scroll down and tap on the “Ringtone” field. Tap on the custom ringtone to assign it to the contact and hit the “Done” button. Repeat the steps for other contacts.

Set a Custom Ringtone as an Alarm

Open the Apple Clock app and tap on the Alarm with a tone you would like to change. Tap on “Sound.” The custom ringtones will show up.

Tap on the custom ringtone you would like to use.

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There is no app on the iPhone that provides an unlimited number of free ringtones, but you can use the Tuunes app to download and set custom ringtones on your phone.

Open the app and tap on the ringtone you want to download. Press the “Set Tune” button, choose “Standard” and hit the “Yes” button.

The file will download to your iPhone, and you will find it in the “On my iPhone → Tuunes” folder.

Tip : Check out some of the best radio apps for iOS .

A few things to note while creating ringtones on iPhone:

  • Generally, iOS can only use .m4r files as ringtones. GarageBand will automatically convert them into the right format. But if you want to convert your audio file to the m4r format, there are many tools that do the job, such as zamzar.com and audio.online-convert.com .
  • Ringtones should be 30 seconds long.
  • You can convert .m4a to .m4r format by renaming the file extension.
  • The custom ringtone file must be saved in the Files app.

Using GarageBand

The GarageBand app from Apple offers one of the simplest ways to make a custom ringtone for iPhone. You don’t even need iTunes or a computer. All you need is access to the audio file you want to use as a ringtone. It could be a voice recording, a song snippet, or any other sound.

GarageBand does not allow you to import mp3, mp4, or other similar files directly into the app. The trick is to record something in the app, add the song file as looped audio, then remove the recorded sound before exporting the ringtone.

1. Begin by installing the GarageBand app on your iPhone. It’s approximately 1.5GB, so make sure you have sufficient storage space and Internet bandwidth.

2. Open the GarageBand app and tap on the add (+) icon at the top.

Ringtone Android Iphone Import Song Garageband

3. Select any instrument and tap on it. For this tutorial, we chose “Keyboard.”

Ringtone Android Iphone Select Instrument Garageband

4. Tap the red circle to start recording randomly by tapping the keys.

5. Tap the square button to stop recording.

Ringtone Android Iphone Record Garageband 2

6. Tap on the Edit icon in the top-left corner.

Ringtone Android Iphone Edit Garageband

7. Select the Loop icon from the editing options.

Ringtone Android Iphone Loop Garageband

8. To insert your audio file, tap the “Files” tab and select “Browse items from the Files app.” Choose the desired song, making it appear in the Files tab.

9. Tap and hold it to drag it to the Tracks view.

Ringtone Android Iphone Select File

Note: GarageBand allows you to import MP3, AIFF, WAV, CAF, Apple Loops, AAC, and MIDI files.

10. Double-tap the audio file you recorded earlier and press the “Delete” button.

Ringtone Android Iphone Delete Audio Garageband

11. To crop your sound file to 30 seconds in length, ensure that the song’s ending section is equal to or less than 30. Drag the song slider by holding its edges to the desired duration. Alternatively, you can split the song and keep only the required portion while removing the rest.

Ringtone Android Iphone Crop Garageband 2

12. Drag the song to the far left; otherwise, the audio file will start with blank audio.

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Tip: tap the green Play button to preview the song.

13. Once you have the required portion of the song, tap on the small downward arrow in the upper-left corner and choose “My songs.”

Ringtone Android Iphone My Songs Garageband

14. The song will appear in the GarageBand Recents folder. Touch and hold the song and select “Share.”

Ringtone Android Iphone Share File Garageband

15. Tap on “Ringtone” from the list of options.

Ringtone Android Iphone Share As Garageband

16. Type a name for the newly created ringtone and hit the “Export” button.

Ringtone Android Iphone Export Garageband

When the process is finished, a pop-up window will appear, allowing you to set the ringtone directly from the app.

For that, select “Use sound as -> Standard ringtone.” Tap on Ok if you want to set the ringtone later. Follow the instructions mentioned in the “Set custom ringtone section” below.

Ringtone Android Iphone Use Sound As Garageband

GarageBand may appear intimidating at first, but if you carefully follow the instructions, you will become an expert in creating ringtones for your iPhone in a matter of minutes.

In addition to GarageBand, you can create ringtones using the iTunes app on Windows and Mac. You can also use iTunes to transfer ringtones from a PC to your iPhone. Just drag the ringtone in the supported format into the “Songs” folder of iTunes and sync it with your iPhone.

Note : GarageBand is the best way to set custom ringtones on iPhone. If you want to use a ringtone downloaded from any website or app, add the ringtone in GarageBand and follow the same steps.

Trim a Ringtone on iPhone

Another way to create a custom ringtone on iPhone is to use the Ringtones Maker app .

1. Add the video to the app, then tap “Clip” to trim the audio to the desired length.

2. Tap “Make” and choose “GarageBand” from the list of available apps.

Ringtone Android Iphone Ringtone Maker Iphone

The song will appear in the GarageBand app’s “Recents” section. Hold it and go to “Share → Ringtone → Export.”

You can download ringtones directly from various websites and apps if you don’t want to go through the hassle of creating your own ringtones.

Please exercise caution when downloading ringtones from third-party apps or websites, as these websites pose a risk of malware and security issues. Try to download from trusted sources only.

Here are some websites where you can get ringtones:

  • TheRingtoneSite
  • Ringtones Dump

Download the ringtone (m4r for iPhone) from these sites to your phone’s Internal storage, and use the instructions described above to set it as a ringtone.

Now that you know how to create and set custom ringtones, you can proceed to learn how to use live photos on your iPhone .

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How to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone

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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 .

set ringtone duration

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.

ringtone mac to iPhone

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 make your own iPhone ringtones

It’s easy to make your own iPhone ringtone from any audio file

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We’ve all experienced the ringtone problem: no matter how many tones are in your iPhone , none of them are quite right. 

Maybe you’d prefer the theme tune for your favorite fictional detective, or some dialogue from your favorite show. Or maybe there’s a particular piece of music you’d rather hear. No problem. If you’ve got an audio file, it’s really easy to make it into an iPhone ringtone. All you need is the Music app (iTunes on older Macs and on Windows PCs).

Before we start, you’ll need to ensure that the audio file you’re going to use is (a) on your computer and (b) isn’t an Apple Music track – as in, a song you’re streaming from Apple Music as part of your subscription. Apple won’t let you convert those.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create a ringtone on a Mac using macOS Mojave. The process is almost identical for Windows and older Macs but instead of the Music app you’d use iTunes.

One word of warning: choose your ringtone carefully. If it’s a song you really, really love, you might not love it so much if you hear it every time the boss calls you or whenever you get a robocall. We’ve learnt that particular lesson the hard way, and some absolute bangers are dead to us now.

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1. Find your song

First up you need to choose your song in the Music app. You can’t make a ringtone from a streaming track or one that’s stored in the cloud. Our song here is stored in our iCloud Music Library, so before we proceed we’ll need to download it by clicking on the little downwards arrow over at the right.

2. Pick your format

Rather confusingly, if we want to export in the right format we need to change the import settings. In the menu bar click Music > Preferences > Files and then click on the Import Settings button. Click on the Import Using drop-down and choose the AAC Encoder option.

3. Trim the time

Return to your song in the Music app and click on the three dots at the very right of the track. Choose Get Info > Options and you should see the screen shown here. We need to trim the song to 30 seconds to make it appropriate for a ringtone. 

In this example we want to start from the beginning so we’ll set the start time at 0:00 and the finish at 0:30; you can start anywhere in the song but it can be quite tricky to get the timing just-so. 

No matter what bit of the song you choose, make sure the tick boxes are checked and that you use colons to separate the minutes and seconds. Click on OK when you’re done.

4. Export the audio

Make sure your song is still selected and then click on File > Convert > Create AAC Version. If that option isn’t available it could be because you’re trying to convert an Apple Music track rather than something you’ve downloaded. The conversion process is almost instant.

5. Double up

When you search for your song or look at its enclosing album you should now see two versions of it, and if you look over at the right hand side you’ll see that one of them is 30 seconds long. This is the audio you’ll be using as your ringtone. Right-click on it and select Show In Finder.

6. Change the extension

If you don’t change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r, your iPhone won’t recognize the audio as a ringtone. So let’s do that now. It doesn’t affect the audio in any other way: it’s still an AAC audio file.

7. Confirm your choice

macOS X will now ask if you’re sure about this. And you are, so let’s click on “Use .m4r” and continue. Leave this Finder window open: we’ll need it in a moment.

8. Plug in your phone

Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a cable. If you haven’t done this recently you may need to tell your Mac and iPhone to trust one another. You’ll do that by entering your iPhone’s PIN on your phone screen and clicking Trust on your Mac.

9. Wait a moment

It’ll take a little while, but eventually you should see this when you click on the name of your phone in the sidebar (it’s under Locations along with any removable drives). All you need to do now is drag the newly renamed .m4r file over the Finder window. Its icon will turn into a plus sign and after a brief pause the bar at the bottom of the window will go back to normal.

10. Find the ringtone

Unlock your iPhone and navigate to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone. This contains a few links including one of the Tone Store, but the bit we’re interested in is under the Ringtones heading. The first section is our own user-created ringtones; the second, all the standard ringtones that came with your iPhone.

11. Pick your tone

All you need to do now is tap on your ringtone – here, Bizarre Love Triangle – and your iPhone will play it. Congratulations: you’ve created and installed your own ringtone.

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How to Set an MP3 as a Ringtone on Your iPhone: Step-by-Step Guide

Setting an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone might sound like a task for tech-savvy folks, but it’s actually quite simple. The process involves a few steps including encoding the MP3 file, syncing it with your iPhone, and then setting it as your ringtone. After completing these steps, your phone will have a personalized ringtone that stands out.

After you complete the action, your iPhone will play your chosen MP3 file as its ringtone. This means that whenever you get a call, you’ll hear the familiar tune you’ve selected, instead of the default options provided by Apple.

Introduction

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you hear a ringtone and reach for your phone, only to realize it’s someone else’s phone ringing? It can be pretty confusing, especially since most people stick to the default ringtones that come with their iPhones. But what if you could set your favorite song or a unique sound as your ringtone? That’s right, we’re talking about customizing your iPhone with an MP3 ringtone.

This trick is perfect for those who want to give their phone a personal touch or who are tired of the monotonous ringtones. It’s not just about showing off your music taste, though; having a distinctive ringtone can also help you quickly identify your calls in a noisy environment. This customization is relevant to anyone with an iPhone who desires a bit more personality from their device. So, whether you’re a teenager wanting to rock out to your favorite band every time your phone rings, or a professional who wants a subtle tune that reflects your style, this guide is for you.

Step by Step Tutorial to Set an MP3 as a Ringtone on an iPhone

The following steps will guide you through the process of setting an MP3 file as a ringtone on your iPhone.

Step 1: Convert the MP3 to AAC format using iTunes

Before you can use an MP3 file as a ringtone, you’ll need to convert it into the AAC format, which is the only audio format that iPhones use for ringtones.

iTunes is a versatile tool for managing your music library and devices, and it also has a feature for converting audio files. After you open iTunes and select the MP3 file you want to convert, you’ll need to go to the “File” menu, then “Convert,” and select “Create AAC Version.” iTunes will then make a copy of the song in AAC format.

Step 2: Rename the AAC file extension to .m4r

After converting the MP3 to AAC format, you must change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r, as this is the extension that iPhone recognizes for ringtones.

Renaming the file extension is a crucial step. To do this, you’ll need to locate the AAC file in your iTunes media folder, right-click on it, and select “Rename.” Change the extension from .m4a to .m4r and confirm the change when prompted. If you can’t see the file extension, you might need to adjust your folder view options to show them.

Step 3: Sync the new .m4r file with your iPhone

With the .m4r file created, the next step is to add this file to your iPhone’s ringtone list through syncing.

Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Then, drag and drop the .m4r file into the Tones section of your iPhone in iTunes. Sync your iPhone, and the ringtone will be transferred to your phone.

Step 4: Set the new ringtone on your iPhone

Now that the .m4r file is on your iPhone, you can set it as your ringtone through your phone’s settings.

Go to “Settings” on your iPhone, then “Sounds & Haptics,” and tap on “Ringtone.” You’ll see your new ringtone at the top of the list under “Ringtones.” Tap on it to set it as your default ringtone.

Additional Information

Setting an MP3 as a ringtone on your iPhone can be a fun way to customize your phone and showcase your musical taste. However, there are a few additional things to keep in mind. First, the length of the ringtone is important; it should be no longer than 30 seconds, as that is the maximum length for ringtones on iOS. Also, consider the volume levels of the MP3 file. If it’s too quiet, you might miss calls, and if it’s too loud, it could be startling.

Another tip is to choose a portion of the song that is instantly recognizable and has a clear, simple melody. Intricate or complicated sections of a song might not make the best ringtones. Lastly, remember that ringtones don’t have to be songs; they could be sound effects, voice memos, or any other audio you prefer. After setting an MP3 as a ringtone on your iPhone, you’ll appreciate the personal touch it adds every time your phone rings.

  • Convert the MP3 file to AAC format using iTunes.
  • Rename the AAC file extension to .m4r.
  • Sync the new .m4r file with your iPhone.
  • Set the new ringtone on your iPhone through the settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i set any mp3 file as a ringtone.

Yes, you can set any MP3 file as a ringtone, as long as you convert it to AAC format and rename it to .m4r.

Does the MP3 file have to be a certain length?

Yes, the MP3 file should be no longer than 30 seconds, as this is the maximum length for ringtones on iOS.

Will setting an MP3 as a ringtone use up a lot of space on my iPhone?

Not necessarily. Ringtones are relatively small files, so they shouldn’t take up much space on your iPhone.

Can I set different ringtones for different contacts?

Absolutely! You can assign different ringtones to different contacts through the contact’s details in your phone’s Contacts app.

Is it legal to set MP3 files as ringtones?

Yes, it is legal to set MP3 files as ringtones for personal use. However, sharing or selling the ringtones might infringe on copyright laws.

Setting an MP3 as a ringtone on your iPhone is a fantastic way to make your phone more you. It’s a small change that can bring a smile to your face every time someone calls. Whether you opt for the chorus of your favorite song, a catchy jingle, or even a funny sound clip, your ringtone can be a reflection of your personality.

This guide has walked you through the process step by step, and hopefully, you now feel confident to tackle this task. Remember, it’s all about having fun and making your iPhone as unique as you are. So go ahead, set that MP3 as your ringtone, and let your phone do a little bit of the talking for you!

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Tired of missing important calls from friends and family? There are many reasons why your iPhone isn't ringing when it's supposed to, but they all have very simple fixes! This wikiHow article will show you why your iPhone isn't ringing, and how to make sure you never miss an important call again.

Check the Silent switch.

Look at the narrow switch on the top-left side of your iPhone.

Increase the ringer volume.

A too-quiet ringtone could result in many missed calls.

  • If you often use your iPhone in a louder environment, some of the more mellow ringtones might not break through the noise. Tap Ringtone and try selecting a different sound.
  • If you're using a custom ringtone that you created or downloaded, there could be a problem with the file. Try switching to one of the built-in ringtones to see if that fixes the problem.

Turn off Focus modes.

Do Not Disturb, Driving, Sleep, and other Focus modes turn off your ringer to help you stay on task.

  • To disable a Focus mode on an iPhone that has Face ID, swipe down from the top-right corner of the Home screen and tap the moon symbol on the Focus tile. [2] X Research source
  • To disable it on an iPhone that has a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen, then tap the moon symbol on the Focus tile.
  • You can also ask Siri to turn off Focus mode.

Toggle off airplane mode.

Airplane mode prevents your iPhone from placing and receiving calls and texts.

  • On an iPhone that has Face ID, swipe down from the top-right corner of the Home screen and tap the airplane symbol.
  • If your iPhone has a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen, then tap the airplane symbol.

Stop silencing unknown callers.

If you're blocking spam calls, you might be blocking other calls as well.

Disconnect from other audio devices.

If your iPhone is connected to another audio device, incoming calls won't ring through your iPhone's built-in speaker.

  • If you're connected to an AirPlay speaker, including your car's audio system, tap the AirPlay icon (a triangle with three circles), and then select iPhone .
  • If you're mirroring your iPhone to an AirPlay device, tap Screen Mirroring > Stop Mirroring .
  • To disconnect from a Bluetooth speaker or headphones, tap the Bluetooth icon. It looks like a sideways bowtie.

Turn off Call Audio Routing.

This accessibility option automatically forwards incoming phone calls to another audio device.

Review your blocked caller list.

If you're only missing calls from a particular person, you may have blocked them.

Disable call forwarding.

Call forwarding automatically sends your calls to another phone number.

Uninstall spam and call blocking apps.

The apps you've installed to block spam calls might be malfunctioning.

Turn off Calls on Other Devices.

Your calls could be ringing through to your Mac or another iPhone.

Restart your iPhone.

When all else fails, a simple restart may be all it takes to get your phone to start ringing again.

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  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208353
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/turn-a-focus-on-or-off-iph5c3f5b77b/ios
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207099

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1. Check the Silent Mode switch. 2. Increase the volume and/or try another ringtone. 3. Disable focus modes like Do Not Disturb or Sleep. 4. Turn off airplane mode. 5. Disconnect from Bluetooth or AirPlay devices. 6. Turn off the feature that silences unknown callers. 7. Disable call audio routing and call forwarding. 8. Check your block list. 9. Remove spam blocking apps. 10. Turn off Calls on Other Devices. Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Use tones and ringtones with your iPhone or iPad

Find out how to change the sound that plays when you receive a call, text, email or other notification on your iPhone or iPad. Choose from a variety of built-in sounds or buy ringtones.

Change your ringtone

  • Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.

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  • 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 top right-hand corner of the person's contact card, tap Edit.

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Your purchased tones and ringtones will appear at the top of the list of sounds.

If you get a new device or your previous purchases aren’t showing up, tap Download All Purchased Tones. You may not see this option if you've already downloaded all of the tones that you've purchased or if you haven't purchased any tones. You may not be able to redownload some previously purchased tones.

Store availability and features might vary by country or region. Find out  what’s available in your country or region .

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Okk so before I had this app I like to go and look at ringtones but i wouldn't buy them anyway this app has ringtones that I would usually like an they're free but it's a whole process it's honestly not that bad once you understand how to download the ringtones but just a warning before u get the app youhave to have the garage band app so you can add it it's really easy and when your trying to download tones it requires you to have garage band. Also idk how to delete the tones after I've already downloaded it. One other thing I cant make my own ringtone you should definitely change the fact that we can only make ringtones if its in our library on apple music. I wanted to do a specific ringtone for my bsf but i cant bc its not a song so that was very annoying. Also your app says i payed for premium and I literally didnt i wouldn’t ever do that so either yall are hacking my phone or i just wasnt paying attention and payed for it but you need to be aware of that when you download this i think i might just delete it bc i dont want yall in my phone and taking my money so yea.💀
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I love that you can simply just use any song/audio from you music library and/or audio from a saved video but I didn’t even get to change my ringtone because when cutting the length of the audio and picking what part of it I wanted I was having trouble b/c I am VERY specific what part, when it starts, and when I want it to end but I would save it and listen to it back and it always started like a second before where I cut/placed the audio so I guess not a huge deal but this really bothered me and for the part of the song I was using I did not want it to sound choppy or come in at an awkward measure which is why I was so specific about when it started and stopped. So I thought maybe I could fix it using garage band since thats what app you need to install the ringtone anyways but for some reason garage band kept telling me it had to cut part of the song which made the placement sound worse and even more choppy so I gave up at that point.
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How to change the alarm sound on your iPhone

  • You can easily change the alarm sound on your iPhone to a custom ringtone, a song from your Apple Music library, or a preinstalled tone.
  • You can also customize the vibration pattern for your alarms, matching it to the sound or creating a custom pattern.
  • You have the option to browse and purchase pre-made tones from the Tone Store directly on your iPhone to use as alarm sounds.

Setting a different sound for your daily wake-up alarm on your iPhone is a great way to change up the sound that wakes you up daily, especially if you're prone to sleeping through it. Not to mention, you can use different sounds for different alarms as a way to keep you on track while at work, remind yourself to take something out of the oven, or whatever the case may be.

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The point is - you're not stuck with the default alarm sound on your iPhone , and it only takes a few seconds to switch it out to a different sound. Below, I'll walk you through the steps you'll need to take to change your iPhone's alarm to a custom ringtone, a song from your Apple Music library, or even one of the ringtones that are preinstalled on the iPhone.

How to change your iPhone's alarm sound

Changing your alarm sound is really easy and doesn't require any tech-savvy on your part.

  • Open the Clock app on your iPhone
  • Tap the Alarm tab at the bottom of the display
  • Tap Edit at the top left of the display
  • Select the alarm you want to edit
  • Tap on Sound

How to change your iPhone alarm's vibration

The next screen will show you several different options for the sound you can use for an alarm, including the ability to customize how your phone vibrates when a given alarm is going off, if it does at all.

To change the vibration pattern:

  • Select Haptics from the top.
  • As you select each option, your iPhone will preview the pattern.
  • After you've found a haptic you like, tap Back in the corner of the screen.

How to set a purchased tone as your iPhone alarm

On the Sound settings page, you'll also find a section labeled Store that you can use to browse and purchase pre-made tones, which can be used as alarm sounds or ringtones, directly from Apple.

  • If you've previously purchased a tone, but it's not showing up in this section, you'll see a button that lets you download all of your previously purchased tones.
  • Once a tone is downloaded to your phone, select it to set it as your alarm sound.

How to set a song as your iPhone alarm sound

Below the Store section is a section labeled Songs .

This section is where you'll go to a set from your Apple Music library as your alarm sound. I'm not entirely sure why my iPhone prefilled this section with the classic songs Friday and Never Grow Up , but here we are.

  • You can select any of the prefilled options, or if they aren't anything you can see yourself waking up to, tap on the Pick a song button.
  • You can search your account for the song you want to use.
  • Once you find it, tap on the "+" sign next to the song's title to add it to the Clock app as an option for your alarm.
  • Select the son g you want to use from the list of options, it will play a preview of what you'll hear, and when you're all done, tap on the Back button at the top of the screen.
  • Finally, make sure to tap the Save button on the screen that shows you all of a specific alarm's options.

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How to use a different ringtone as your iphone alarm.

The final section of sound options in the settings page for an individual alarm is a list of all the preinstalled and custom ringtones you have on your phone.

  • Tap on one to preview it.
  • When you've found the right one, tap on the Back button at the top of the screen.
  • Of course, make sure to tap the Save button on the screen that shows you all of a specific alarm's options.

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    Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtones, then scroll to the top and tap Tone Store. Your purchased tones and ringtones appear at the top of the list of sounds. If you get a new device or your previous purchases aren't showing up, tap Download All Purchased Tones.

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    Step One: Get iTunes 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.

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    Open your iPhone's Settings and tap Sounds & Haptics to assign your ringtones. Scroll down the menu to SOUNDS AND VIBRATION PATTERNS, then select the sound you want to change (in this case, Ringtone ). Scroll through your RINGTONES list and tap the one you want to use.

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    iTunes Store. Download Article. 1. Open the iTunes Store app. The easiest way to download new ringtones to your iPhone is to use the iTunes Store although it's not free. [1] 2. Tap More (…), then select the Tones tab. You'll see the three-dot menu icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

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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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    Sam Costello Updated on June 10, 2022 Reviewed by Michael Barton Heine Jr What to Know Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone. Find the ringtone you want to use and tap it. You can use a third-party app to create a custom ringtone, then set it as your default using the above method.

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    Open your iPhone's Settings and select Sound & Haptics. Drag the "Ringer and Alerts" slider to the right to increase the volume of your ringtone. You'll hear a preview of the ringtone's volume as you move the slider. If you often use your iPhone in a louder environment, some of the more mellow ringtones might not break through the noise.

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  24. How to change the alarm sound on your iPhone

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