How to Set and Change Ringtone on iPhone


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iPhone ringtone enables you to quickly know that there is an incoming call or message. But you have to admit that, almost all iPhone users will take the default ringtone to prompt text or call. Actually, ringtone provides a simple way to personalize your iPhone. Question is, do you know how to change ringtone on iPhone?

Change Ringtone on iPhone

You can use a built-in iPhone ringtone, purchase some new ones from iTunes Store, or you can make your own ringtones with favorite songs. This post will show you how to change ringtone on iPhone step by step. What’s more, you can learn how to create ringtone and add new ringtone to iPhone.

Part 1. How to Change Ringtone on iPhone

Changing the default ringtone can help you quickly notice your personal call or message. If you are looking for the simple way to change the default iPhone ringtone, you should pay more attention to this part. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and open Settings app. Scroll down and tap the Sounds & Haptics option.

Step 2. Tap Ringtone when you enter the “Sounds & Haptics” interface. You can find a list of built-in ringtones in the “Ringtone” menu. Here you are allowed to play them one by one and set your preferred one as iPhone ringtone.

Note: Tap “Tone Store” if you want to buy some new ringtones for iPhone.

Step 3. Tap and preview the ringtone. When you find a ringtone really satisfy you, just check it and leave the screen. By doing so, you can easily set ringtone in iPhone.


Note: You can handily set or change text tone, new voicemail, new mail, sent mail, reminder alerts and other notification sounds in the Sounds & Haptics.

Part 2. How to Create iPhone Ringtone with iTunes

If you want to create your own iPhone ringtone, you can rely on iTunes. iTunes offers you relatively complex way to make ringtone for iPhone. You can take the following guide to do it.

Step 1. Run the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Considering that iTunes only supports MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV and M4A. So before create iPhone M4R ringtone, you need to set iTunes Import Using. Here you can click “Preferences” > “General” > “Import Settings” > “Import Using” > “AAC Encoder”.

Step 3. Back to the main interface of iTunes and click Music. Locate the specific audio you want to make it a ringtone. Right click on it and choose the Get Info option. Click Options to set the start and end time for the ringtone. You should clip the time length of audio to less than 40 seconds.


Step 4. After clipping, you need to right click on the song again and choose the Create AAC Version option. It will make a copy of the clipped song. Then you can save the created ringtone on your computer.

Create AAC Version

Step 5. Locate the created iPhone ringtone (extension as ".m4a") and change its file extension to ".m4r". This operation will convert M4A to M4R.

Step 6. Now you can directly drag the M4R iPhone ringtone to iTunes. Connect your iPhone to iTunes with a USB cable. Then click your iPhone icon and choose Tones. You can click Sync to add the new ringtone to iPhone. After that, you can follow the steps in first part to change ringtone on iPhone with ease.

Note: When you add the ringtone to iPhone, it will appear in your ringtone list, and you cna use it to set and change the iPhone messages, call, alarm sound, etc., easily.


Part 3. Professional Way to Set Any Song as iPhone Ringtone

Creating iPhone ringtones with iTunes is too complex, right? This part will show you a simple way to make iPhone ringtones with any audio files you have. To do that, you need to first free download an iPhone Ringtone Maker on your computer.

Step 1. With the download button above, you can easily install and launch this easy-to-use iPhone ringtone creating software. Run it and connect your iPhone to it via USB cable. It will quickly detect your device. Click More and then select the Ringtone Maker feature.

Ringtone Maker

Step 2. It enables you to add songs from iOS device and computer. You can choose the option based on your need.

Add Songs

Step 3. After loading the file, you can get the detailed information about the audio. During this step, you can clip audio and set a suitable ringtone length.

Loading File

Step 4. If you want to directly add the created iPhone ringtone to your iPhone, ensure you check the “Add to Device” box. Then click Generate to make and transfer ringtone to iPhone. Check this post to get more details about how to make a ringtone.

We show you detailed steps to change ringtone on iPhone in this page. Moreover, you can learn how to make your own iPhone ringtones. Here you are suggested to use the recommended MobieTrans. Beasides creating iPhone ringtone, it also enables you to transfer iOS files like messages, contacts, photos, videos, songs, etc. between iPhone/iPad/iPod and PC/Mac. You should free download it and have a try. Leave us a message if you still have any question.

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