How To Make Custom Ringtones On iPhone?

Do you want to make custom ringtones on your iPhone? Then, you’ve come to the right place. This article will outline four quick methods to create a personalized ringtone for your iPhone. You won’t need more than a few minutes.

To make a custom ringtone on your iPhone:
1: Make a custom ringtone for your iPhone using GarageBand
2: Using iTunes, convert an audio file into a unique iPhone ringtone
3: Using EaseUS Ringtone Editor, make your custom iPhone ringtones
4: Using iTunes, add a custom ringtone to your iPhone

How To Set Custom Ringtones To iPhone For Free?

You’ll be shown three ways to create a personalized ringtone for free. You can use the GarageBand app, iTunes, and EaseUS Ringtone Editor to convert audio files to ringtones. However, you can pick the option that best suits your needs.

Method 1: Create Custom Ringtone For iPhone [GarageBand]

You can make custom ringtones on your iPhone for free using GarageBand in a few easy steps. GarageBand is a native Apple application that is pre-installed on any iPhone and is free.

To make a custom ringtone, first, you need to look for the GarageBand app on your iPhone. If you don’t see the app, you likely deleted it. But there is no problem, as you can easily download it from the app store.

Once you’ve got the GarageBand app on your iPhone, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open GarageBand

Firstly, launch GarageBand on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Audio Recorder

You must slide to the right a few times to see the Audio-recorder. Then tap on the Audio recorder.

Step 3: Tap View

Select View, a third icon that looks like a series of horizontal lines in the top left of the screen.

Step 4: Click Look Icon

Next, you need to tap on the Loop icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Select Files

Once you click the Files button, select the Browse items from the Files app.

Step 6: Select Your Audio File

Here, you must select the audio or music you like for your ringtone.

(Tips: You can download your favorite song or audio and then transfer it to the files app so you can later select it for your custom ringtones.)

When you select the audio file you want to use; it will be imported to the Files section of Loop.

Step 7: Tap, Hold And Drag The Imported Audio File

Next, you need to tap and hold for a sec, then slide the imported audio file to the left of the screen.

(Tips: Your audio clip for your ringtone needs to be less than 30 seconds long.)

At this point, you can easily edit to select where the music will start and where it will end. Next, you need to double-tap and then slide to rearrange the music according to your preference.

Step 8: Select The Down Arrow Icon

Click on the Down Arrow-like icon in the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 9: Tap My Songs

Then, click on the My Songs, and your audio clip will save as My Song, most likely on the new screen. You can rename your audio clip if you like.

Step 10: Select Share

You need to tap and hold the clip, and a menu will pop up. Then scroll down and select Share.

Step 11: Click On Ringtone

After that, you will see three options, and you need to select Ringtone and tap Continue.

Step 12: Tap Export

Next, you need to tap on Export in the top-right corner of the screen, and it will get exported as your new ringtone.

Tap OK to continue, or Use sound if you want to use the new ringtone for something specific.

Step 13: Select Ok To Continue

Next, click on Ok, and you’re done. Or you can also tap on Use sound if you want to use the new ringtone for other purposes.

Method 2: Turn An Audio File Into A Custom Ringtone For iPhone [iTunes]

You can use an audio file that you like instead of purchasing ringtones. So, you’ll need to import the audio file using iTunes. You can follow the instructions below on your macOS and Windows to convert and use an audio file as your custom new ringtone.

Step 1: Get iTunes

First, get the latest version of iTunes on your macOS or Windows.

Step 2: Choose An Audio File

Next, find an audio clip you want to customize and use as your iPhone ringtone. Make sure your audio file is a maximum of 40 seconds long. Otherwise, iTunes won’t copy it to your phone.

(Tips: If your audio file is lengthy, you can use an audio editor to trim the file to use its desired section. You can use any audio editor available online.)

Step 3: Open Library In iTunes

Your audio file probably has an MP3 extension. Next, you must convert it to AAC format to use it as a ringtone. (You can skip this step if your sound file is already in AAC format or has an a.m4r extension.)

After you open the Library, Drag and drop the audio file into the iTunes library, you can locate the file by going to Library > Songs.

Step 4: Select File > Convert> Create AAC Version

In iTunes, choose the audio file and then choose File > Convert > Create AAC Version.

Step 5: Rename the AAC File

You will probably have two identical copies of the same audio file in your library, i.e., the original MP3 and the new AAC extensions.

To rename the AAC file, right-click on the heading and enable the Kind column. You can now differentiate the two files as a new “kind” column will appear. Then, you can delete the MP3 audio file version if you want.

Moreover, you’ll need to drag and drop the AAC file from the library of iTunes to any folder on your system or desktop.

Step 6: Transfer The Audio File To Your iPhone

Next, use a USB cable to connect your phone to your PC or Mac and transfer the audio file to your phone.

Step 7: Select The Device Icon

Click on the device icon to the left of the iTunes navigation bar.

Step 8: Select The Tones

In the left sidebar, select the Tones section under On My Device.

Step 9: Drag And Drop The Audio File

Drag and drop the audio ringtone file to the Tones section in iTunes. After that, the ringtone will instantly appear under Tones here after iTunes syncs it to your phone.

Step 10: Select The Ringtone

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. To make your custom ringtone your default ringtone, select Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone, then select your custom sound.

Method 3: Create Your Custom Ringtone Using the EaseUS Ringtone Editor

EaseUs Ringtone Editor is an excellent window-based music-cutting tool for creating custom ringtones. Moreover, you can cut out the best parts of the audio files to create your personalized ringtone effortlessly in a few simple steps. Here’s a comprehensive how-to for you.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor

First, Launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor on your PC to start making iPhone ringtones. In addition, it is a Windows-based program.

Using a USB cord, connect your iPhone to the computer. Then, You select Trust; if you get a popup on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select A Song

Drag and drop a music track into the Ringtone editor or select Browse to choose a music/ video clip.

Step 3: Select Clip To trim

Play the music and select the portion you like to use as your iPhone ringtone. Then, select Clip to trim it within 20 seconds.

Step 4: Add Recording And Sound Effects

Add recording and sound effects such as fade-in and fade-out to your clip as your preference.

Step 5: Select Export and then Push To iPhone

Select Export and then click on Push to iPhone to add this customized ringtone to your iPhone.

Step 6: Select Done

Your custom ringtone will be successfully exported to your iPhone. Now go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone, and lastly, select your recently exported custom sound.

Method 4: Add Custom Ringtone To Your iPhone/iTunes [Paid]

Using iTunes is the easiest way to set a custom ringtone to your iPhone. You must pay to download the preferred ringtones directly to your iPhone from the iTunes Store app. However, this is the only paid method to make custom ringtones on iPhone.

Step 1: Launch The iTunes Store App

Firstly, You’ll need the iTunes Store app installed on your iPhone. If not, download the iTunes Store app from the app store.

Step 2: Tap More

After that, Click on More, the horizontal three-dot icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Click On Tones

Select the Tones at the top of the menu.

Step 4: Search The Sound

Tap “Search” at the bottom of the screen, and then type the title of songs or genres to scroll until you get the tone you like for your ringtone.

Step 5: Click On Tone To View Details

Next, click on a tone to view more details about it.

Step 6: Tap On Price

Once you decide which tone to purchase, tap on the price.

Step 7: Tap Done

Then, you will get the menu with the options Set as Default Ringtone, Set as Default text Tone, or Assign to a Contact. Select any of these options or tap Done if you don’t want to choose immediately.

Step 8: Tap Purchase

After that, you’ll see a confirmation box with your total cost. Click on Purchase to confirm or Cancel if you don’t want that tone.

Step 9: Open Settings

After that, open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 10: Select Sounds & Haptics

Select the Sounds & Haptics option to set your ringtone.

Step 11: Tap Ringtone

Scroll down the menu, then select the Ringtone.

Step 12: Tap The Tone You Want

After scrolling through your ringtones, select the tone you want to use for your ringtone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have any other queries regarding iPhone ringtones? Continue reading if so!

Can I make a voice memo on my iPhone’s ringtone?

Yes, you can make a voice memo on your iPhone’s ringtone. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Firstly, record the voice memo. Then, select the three horizontal dots under the recording.
  2. Click on Save to files.
  3. Find the file location and select Save.

Then, you can follow the same step above to upload the file to Garageband and set your voice memo as a ringtone.

How Can You Change Your Ringtone?

You can change your existing ringtone on your iPhone by simply following the steps below:

  1. Open the Setting app
  2. Next, click on Sound & Haptics
  3. Tap on Ringtone
  4. Then select the sound you want for your ringtone

How Can I Change the Text Tone for a Particular Contact?

You must follow these steps to change the text tone for a specific contact.

  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Search for the person’s name and open their contact.
  3. Tap on Edit at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Click on Ringtone or Text tone to set a new sound.

How Can You Set a Text Message Alert?

Follow these simple steps on your device.

  1. Firstly, open the Setting app.
  2. Select Sounds & Haptics or “Sounds” in the menu.
  3. Tap on Text tone and do one of the following
    1. Tap Vibration, then click an option
    2. Click on sound under Alter Tones
    3. Select Tone Store to download an alert sound from iTunes Store.

Can You Buy Ringtones on iTunes?

Yes, you can buy ringtones on iTunes, and to do so, follow these steps.

  1. Launch the iTunes store app
  2. Tap on the horizontal three-dot icon
  3. Select Tones
  4. Search for the ringtone you want
  5. Click on tone to see information or play a preview
  6. Tap on the price to purchase a tone
  7. Select Set as the default ringtone option to set the ringtone. Or click on Done to decide later.

Let’s Wrap This Up

This article explains three approaches for making a personalized ringtone for your iPhone. So, I hope this article will make it simple for you to make your favorite sound to your phone’s ringtone.

Thank you for taking the time to read it and for your support. We’ll be releasing fresh articles. So, Stay tuned.

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