How to Get a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Get a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Having a unique ringtone can add a personal touch to your iPhone and help you stand out from the crowd. While iPhones come with a wide range of built-in ringtones, sometimes you may want something more personalized. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of getting a custom ringtone on your iPhone.

Step 1: Choose Your Desired Ringtone

The first step is to decide on the ringtone you want. You can either use an existing audio file or create a new one from scratch. Keep in mind that the maximum length for a ringtone is 30 seconds.

Step 2: Convert the Audio File (if necessary)

If you have chosen an audio file that is not in the required format (.m4r), you will need to convert it. Several online tools and software are available for this purpose. Make sure to select the appropriate output format (.m4r) during conversion.

Step 3: Import the Ringtone to iTunes

To add your custom ringtone to your iPhone, you need to import it into iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Click on the device icon in the top-left corner of iTunes and navigate to the “Tones” section.

  • If using Windows: Go to “File” > “Add File to Library” or press “Ctrl+O”. Browse for your custom ringtone file and click “Open”.
  • If using Mac: Go to “File” > “Add to Library” or press “Command+O”. Locate your custom ringtone file and click “Open”.

Step 4: Sync Your iPhone

After importing the custom ringtone to iTunes, you need to sync your iPhone to transfer it. Go back to the main iTunes window and select your device.

Click on the “Tones” tab and check the box next to “Sync Tones”. Finally, click on the “Apply” or “Sync” button in the bottom-right corner of iTunes.

Step 5: Set Your Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Once your iPhone finishes syncing, you can set your custom ringtone as your default or assign it to specific contacts. To set it as your default ringtone, go to “Settings” > “Sounds & Haptics” > “Ringtone” and select your custom ringtone from the list.


  • If you want to assign a custom ringtone to a specific contact, open the Contacts app, select the desired contact, tap “Edit”, scroll down, and choose your custom ringtone under “Ringtone”.
  • You can create unique vibrations for different contacts by going to “Settings” > “Sounds & Haptics” > “Ringtone” > “Vibration“. Tap on “Create New Vibration” and follow the prompts.
  • Remember that copyrighted songs cannot be used as custom ringtones without proper authorization.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to get a custom ringtone on your iPhone. Now you can enjoy a personalized touch every time your phone rings.

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