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How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone XR/8/7

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Full guide on setting a song as a ringtone on iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and more.

Custom ringtones come with a lot of benefits and pleasures. From showing your unique music taste and assigning different ringtones for specific contacts to avoiding spam calls. Do you want to enjoy the pleasures brought by customized ringtones? If you do, follow this guide to make your own ringtone in two ways.

One more thing, if you don't know how to set a custom ringtone on your device, our bonus tip offered in the final part can help you do it with ease. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Part 1. Use EaseUS Ringtone Editor Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor...Full steps
Part 2. Use iTunes Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and...Full steps

Part 1. Make Ringtones for iPhone with EaseUS Ringtone Editor

Many users prefer to use iTunes to convert a song into a ringtone since it is free of charge. But sometimes, free things are actually expensive. The complex steps involved in using iTunes will take a lot of your time and energy, which can't be measured by money. If you don't want to waste that time, just use this easy-to-use iPhone ringtone maker - EaseUS Ringtone Editor to make your ringtone. 

Unlike iTunes that only allows you to edit the song by clipping, EaseUS Ringtone Editor gives you more options for converting a song into a ringtone. These options include:

  • Choose your favorite section of the song you wish to use as a ringtone
  • Add recordings and effects to your clip
  • Add a fade in or out to your clip
  • Adjust the Volume of the ringtone

To make ringtones for iPhone, you can download this program on your computer and follow these steps to do it.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer > Run EaseUS Ringtone Editor > Drag and drop the music file to the editing bar, or you can select a song from your computer by clicking "Browse."

Launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor

Step 2. Rearrange and shorten the length of the song by dragging the slider to the start and stop time of the song you wish to use as a ringtone > Click "Clip" to proceed. 

Trim your song

Step 3. After clipping, you can add recordings and sound effects like fade-in/fade-out and emojis sound to the clip. Once it's done, click "Export."

Add recordings and sound effects

Step 4. You can choose "Push to iPhone" to export your edited ringtone to your device or choose "Save to Disk" to save it on your computer.

Push the ringtone to iPhone - Step 4

Part 2. Set Ringtones on iPhone XR/iPhone 8/iPhone 7 via iTunes

If you prefer iTunes, you can also use it to create a ringtone. First of all, you'll need to prepare a song that you wish to convert into a ringtone. You can transfer songs from iPhone to PC or directly download one from websites. After choosing the song, you can follow these steps to make it a ringtone for your iPhone XR/8/7. 

Step 1. Make a song your ringtone with iTunes.

  • Import your audio file to the iTunes library by tapping the "File," then choose "Add File to Library."
  • Right-click the song you import and choose "Options."
  • Enter the start and stop time of the song you wish to set as a ringtone, then click "OK."
  • Go back to select the song you edit, and then click "File" in the upper left corner of iTunes.
  • Then, choose "Convert" and "Create AAC version."
  • Afterward, you will see the reduced version of the song, right-click it and choose "Show in Windows Explorer."
  • Copy and paste the song to your desktop and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r. 

How to make a custom ringtone for iPhone

Step 2. Add Ringtones to iPhone XR/iPhone 8/iPhone 7

After you make the ringtone, you can directly sync the edited ringtone to your iPhone by following these steps: Connect your iPhone to the computer > Run iTunes > Click the "Device"  tab > Choose "Tones" > Drag and drop the ringtone from the desktop to iTunes. Or you can use this easy-to-use iPhone transfer software  - EaseUS MobiMover to get things done. With this program, you can add ringtones to an iPhone from a computer.

Most importantly, it also serves as a video & audio downloader that enables you to download online video & audio files to your computer. Thus, if you want to download ringtones for your iPhone, you can use them to get ringtones from a website to your computer and then transfer ringtones to your iPhone.

Read the guide on how to download music from SoundCloud and apply similar steps to download ringtones to your computer. Then follow the steps below to put ringtones on your iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access your phone by clicking "Allow" on the program and "Trust" on your phone.

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

how to add ringtones to iPhone 8 - step 1

Step 2.  Click "Ringtones" and then click "Add Contents" to browse saved ringtones on your PC.

how to add ringtones to iPhone 8 - step 2

Step 3. Select saved ringtones on your computer and click "Open" to add them to your iPhone.

Wait for the process to finish and you then can go to Ringtones to check the transferred files on your phone. 

how to add ringtones to iPhone 8 - step 3

Bonus Tip. How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone XR/iPhone 8/iPhone 7

After adding ringtones to your iPhone, you can now change ringtones on your iPhone with a few simple clicks.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone".

Step 2. Choose the ringtone you just added and set it as the custom ringtone on your iPhone.

How to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone

The Bottom Line

The necessary steps to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone are all detailed above. Whether you want to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone 8 or add ringtones to iPhone 8 Plus, you now know how to do it. Specify your need and carry out the solution you like best to make, and set a custom ringtone on your iPhone within minutes.

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