How to Set a Ringtone on iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

It's quite normal for everyone to have a personalized ringtone. And our love for songs is always changing. Thus it's quite necessary to know how to change a ringtone on iPhone. No matter you want to add ringtones to your iPhone from computer, change the default ringtone on your iPhone or set a song as custom iPhone ringtone, you can always find the way to make it in this article. Part 1 will tell you how to add ringtones from computer to your iPhone, Part 2 will show you how to change a defaulted ringtone and Part 3 will display the way to set a song as a custom ringtone with iTunes. Go to the part you are interested in to get what you need.

Part 1: How to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone for free with MobiMover

Want to add ringtones to your iPhone from computer without syncing for free? MobiMover Free, an iPhone data transfer master, can satisfy your needs perfectly. With MobiMove installed on your PC, you can use it to transfer files like ringtones, music, playlists, movies, home videos and more from computer to iPhone/iPad and vice versa free of cost. In addition, it also supports the data transfer from one iPhone/iPad to another, while the categories that can be transferred vary according to the feature you'd like to use. With MobiMover, you can transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone with ease. Follow the steps below to learn how to use MobiMover quickly.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Tap "Trust" on your phone and click "Allow" to enable EaseUS MobiMover to access your iPhone.

At the Content Management section, click "Audio" and select "Ringtones" to continue.

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Step 2. Click "Ringtones", then select "Add Contents" to browse and add saved ringtones from PC to your iPhone.

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Step 3. Select saved ringtones on your PC and click "Open" to start the transferring.

When the process finishes, go to Settings on your iPhone, then tap "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone" to check ringtones on your iPhone.

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With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can manage your iPhone/iPad content better with it. For example, you can back up the text messages on iPhone to computer to avoid accidental data loss, transfer music from computer to your iPad to enrich your music library or transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone to keep all the information safe. For more information about the features of it, you can go to the complete guide of MobiMover Free to find what you need.

Part 2: How to change the default ringtone on iPhone

Step 1: Go to "Settings" App, scroll down to choose "Sounds".

Step 2: Scroll down to "SOUNDS AND VIBRATION PATTERNS" section and tap on "Ringtone".

Step 3: Tap on the ringtone you like to make it your ringtone.

How to change default ringtone on iPhone

Part 3: How to set a song as custom ringtone on iPhone with iTunes

The way to set a song as the custom ringtone via iTunes is a little bit complex. But if you want to have a try, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Click on "My Music". (Click "Music" from the drop-down menu at the top left and choose "Library" from some versions of iTunes.)

Step 3: Right click the song, choose "Get Info" and tap on "Options".

Step 4: Decide the Start and Stop point of your ringtone.

Step 5: Select the song clip, go to "File" at the top, click "Convert" and choose "Create AAC version". (Click "File", choose "Create New Version" and tap on "Create AAC version" in older iTunes versions)

Step 6: Choose the AAC song clip, right click it and choose "Show in Finder".

Step 7: In Finder, right-click the song clip and choose "Get Info". Under "Name and Extension", change the ".m4a" to ".m4r". Confirm your change.

Step 8: Drag the song clip to the desktop.

Step 9: Connect your iPhone to computer. Then Choose "Tones". In older versions of iTunes, click the three dots in the top left corner and then choose "Tones". (If you find your iPhone not showing up in iTunes, find the solutions in the article.)

Step 10: Drag the music from desktop to the "Tones" section.

Step 11: Click "Sync Tones", choose "Select Tones". Choose the song clip and sync to your iPhone. (The problem "iTunes won't sync to iPhone" may happen during the process, here are the fixes.)

Step 12: Go back to your iPhone, open "Settings", choose "Sounds", tap on "Ringtone", set the song clip as your ringtone.

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