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Adding ringtones to your new iPhone can make your device more personalized and please you on a daily basis. However, adding ringtones to iPhone is also a challenge for an iDevice newbie as it's highly likely related to iTunes if you don't use a third-party tool. Here, on this page, we are going to show you to ways to add ringtones to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with or without iTunes. As the iTunes-free solution is easier to use, we'll explain it at first in Method 1. If you still prefer to use iTunes all the same, move to Method 2 to get help.

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►Method 1. Use MobiMover to add ringtones to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes

EaseUS MobiMover is a one-stop and 100% free iPhone data manager. It's the best iTunes alternative and provides comprehensive iOS data transfer and management solutions. When coming to ringtones syncing, MobiMover enables you to transfer any M4A/M4R files(two supported ringtone formats by iPhone) from computer to iPhone directly with a USB connection. What’s more, as this is an iTunes-free measure, you don't worry about the data wiping caused by iTunes any longer.

Click the button below to safely install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and then follow the guide to add ringtones to your iPhone Xs/Xs Max at no cost.

You need to know:

iTunes-free means that you don't need to do anything with iTunes, but to help MobiMover access and read your iPhone data, you still need to install iTunes on your computer, which is the indispensable requirement for all the third-party iOS data transfer tools.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer (PC/Mac) with a USB cable. When a prompt appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, you need to tap Trust to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover Free > click your iPhone device (like EaseUS1 here) > Audio.

This guide shows you how to use the custom transfer feature to add ringtones to iPhone selectively, and you can also use the 1-click transfer mode to make things done.

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Step 2: Choose Ringtones, and then click the Transfer to This Device button since you want to download ringtones to your iPhone from the computer. If you're going to send ringtones to your iPhone from another iPhone/iPad, use the Transfer to Other Device feature to help you.

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Step 3: Now you need to select the ringtones (M4A/M4R files) you'd like to copy from computer to your iPhone. After that, click Open and MobiMover will start transferring immediately. When it has finished, go to Settings on your iPhone, then tap Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone to change ringtone on your iPhone.

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Quite an easy trick, right? Except for ringtones, you can still use MobiMover to import photos, videos, contacts, books, Safari bookmarks, voice memos, and more from computer to your new iPhone.

Other features of MobiMover

Backup iPhone data: MobiMover enables you to move messages, photos, videos, audios, contacts, books, etc.. from iPhone/iPad at a time or down to a certain files category or item.

Sync data between two iOS devices: To be specific, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, move contacts from old iPhone to the new one efficiently, and more.

Manage iOS files: You can delete, edit, or add iOS items on your computer more convenient.

Save any video from any website: You can use download videos from any pop website to your iOS device or computer from URL. For example, download YouTube videos to iPad directly.   


►Method 2. Use iTunes to sync ringtones to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

When you use iTunes to sync ringtones to your iPhone, the existing media files, like music, movies, TV shows, and books on your new iPhone will be removed. If you don’t want any data loss, get back to Method 1 to use MobiMover to get things done securely.

Tip 1. How to add ringtones to iPhone in iTunes 12.7 and later

Although Apple has removed the Tones, Apps, and Books from iTunes 12.7 and later version, the ringtones in old iTunes library are still on your computer. You just need to find the folder and manually drag and drop the ringtones to your new iPhone.

Where to find the ringtone files on your computer:

  • On Mac: From the top menu bar, select Go > Home > Music > iTunes.
  • On Windows: Open C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to your computer with a USB cable. And run iTunes.

Step 2: Click the device icon. Locate your custom ringtones found just now.

Step 3: Drag and drop the ringtones to your device in the left sidebar. Wait a few seconds, and check the ringtones on your iPhone. 

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Tips: If you cannot do this, check whether Manually manage music and videos is enabled in iTunes or not.

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Tip 2. How to transfer ringtones to iPhone in iTunes 12.6 and earlier

If you are still using iTunes 12.6 or the earlier version, you can follow the traditional way to add ringtones to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR. Note again, this process will wipe the previous data, do it with caution.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to your computer with a USB cable. And run iTunes.

Step 2: Click the device icon. And then choose Tones.

Step 3: Check Sync Tones and click the Apply button.

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How to set and change the ringtones on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Open your iPhone, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtones > find the newly synced ringtones and set it immediately. 

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