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Three Ways to Convert YouTube Video to Ringtone for iPhone

Cedric Grantham updated on Apr 21, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

YouTube has one of the most significant collections of music that you can stream all day. At times you may feel about setting one of the videos as ringtone, but then you need an audio file. On YouTube, everything is a video, and if you want to set one of the YouTube videos as ringtone for iPhone, then an audio file is required. Here is the list of ways you can use to convert YouTube to ringtone for iPhone.

Once you have the audio file with you, make sure to keep it safe on the phone. 

How to Convert YouTube to Ringtone for iPhone with EaseUS Video Editor

In this process, we will have to use two products - EaseUS Video Editor and iTunes. While the editor converts the YouTube video file into audio, iTunes helps to apply the ringtone. It means you will need to download the YouTube video using an online tool, download it on the computer. 

1. Convert YouTube to Ringtone with EaseUS Video Editor

There are two ways to convert a video file into audio using EaseUS Video Editor. The first method is to export as audio or second, directly use the audio detach function to remove the video, and just keep the audio file.

Step 1. Select aspect ratio and add a video to timeline

Open the EaseUS Video Editor and select the right aspect ratio based on the video you had shot. Next, drag the video you want to convert to ringtone into the timeline. If you ware planning to mix and match multiple videos, you can drag and drop them too.

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Step 2. Edit audio if necessary

It is possible to that some part of the video is unnecessary, and you do not want to have it as a ringtone. If that's the case, then right-click on the video or use Control + B to split and remove the unnecessary part of the video. The second option is to right-click and choose to detach audio. It will split audio and video, and then you can remove the video file. Now that you are left with audio, it is a lot easier to manage.

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Note: iOS can only recognize audio files, which are up to 35 seconds. Anything more than that will not be on the list. Make sure the audio is no longer than that.

Step 3. Export to audio

Click on Export file, and then choose the audio section, and select AAC as the audio format. Make sure to configure the settings for the best sound quality in terms of bitrate.

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2. Use iTunes to Import Ringtone to iPhone

Step 1. Connect iPhone and import audio

Connect your iPhone with your MacBook or computer and launch the iTunes software. Then click on the file, import, and select the YouTube video file we exported from EaseUS video editor. Sync your iPhone or iPad with iTunes, and the audio file will be copied to the device.

Step 2. Set ringtone on iPhone

Open Settings on your iPhone, and then switch to Sounds & Haptics. Under Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change. Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear and set it as the new sound.

If you're going to change the ringtone for a particular contact, then the method is different. First, open the contacts app and find the person on the list. On the top-right corner, click on the Edit button. Lastly, tap Ringtone or Text Tone option, then choose a new sound, which is the ringtone you just imported.

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How to Convert YouTube to Ringtone for iPhone Online

Step 1. Convert YouTube Video to MP3

YTMP3 is an online tool that can convert any YouTube video to MP3 format. All you need to do is copy the video URL, paste it into the converter, and hit the convert button. It will then offer an MP3 File at the end to download on your computer.

Convert YouTube video into audio format

Step 2. Convert to AAC and limit the audio length

Connect your iPhone with your computer and launch iTunes. Import the file into iTunes using import option under the File menu. Then right-click on the file and select "Get info" to find more details about the audio file. Switch to the Options tab. Here you will need to set the length of the audio (stop value) top 35 seconds. Click ok to apply the change.

Convert audio to AAC format using iTunes

Next, select the audio file you want to convert. Click on the File menu, navigate to Convert, and select Create AAC version. iTunes will create a copy and trim it to 35 seconds. Once the conversion is complete, right-click on the file and select Show in finder or explorer. Rename the extension from AAC to M4R

Add the file to iPhone and then sync. It will copy the file to the iPhone.

Step 3. Set as ringtone

Lastly, to set as ringtone, open iPhone settings, and switch Sounds & Haptics. Under Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change. Find the audio which you downloaded and set it as a ringtone.

How to Convert YouTube to Ringtone with iPhone App

If you want to convert YouTube video to a ringtone on the iPhone without a computer, you will need an app that works on your iPhone directly. Easy Ringtone Maker for iPhone is a free app that can download YouTube and TikTok videos and set them as a ringtone.

Step 1. Download music file to iPhone

Make sure you have the audio file on the iPhone, which you want to use as a ringtone. Once downloaded, import it into the music library

Step 2. Install GarageBand app

Open the GarageBand app on your device, and if it is not installed, follow the link to install it.

Step 3. Use GarageBand app to import audio

Directly create iPhone ringtone using Garagaeband

Click on the Instrument section to import the song. You will have to use the Loop Browser button to get it done. It will open the music selector app, which will give you access to all songs in your Music library. Select the song and add it to the GarageBand Timeline. If the ringtone is longer than 30 seconds, tap Continue to have GarageBand shorten the ringtone automatically.

Step 4. Save Ringtone in my songs

Once you are done editing, click on the drop-down arrow, and tap on My Songs. It will automatically create the ringtone, which can be later renamed.

Step 5. Set as ringtone

Lastly, tap and hold the song, and menu options will appear. Tap on the share icon and select the Ringtone icon (bell icon). You can also choose to export the ringtone, and apply it manually as described in the above methods.


It is not easy to set ringtone in iPhone, iPad, or any iOS device. While apps offer a little more natural way to download and apply, the problem is that you can fine-tune better with a desktop app. Not only the EaseUS video editor provides an easy way to do it. You can minutely set part of the audio, which should be a ringtone, set the audio quality, and convert to a format that iPhone can easily set as ringtone. Bonus, it's a brilliant video editor.


1. How do I make a YouTube song my ringtone?

You can download the video in MP3 format and then use the EaseUS Video editor to convert into iPhone compatible format. Then you can import and apply as iPhone Ringtone.

2. How do I download a song for a ringtone?

There are many online YouTube Video downloader which can download the song in audio format. You can download either on a computer or iPhone, and then use as a ringtone.

3. How do I add a ringtone?

There are two ways to add ringtone to iPhone. You can change it for the phone call, or you can change it for individual contact. Any audio which is of 35 seconds works as a ringtone.

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