How to Make a Ringtone on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of using the same old default ringtones on your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck!

With just a few simple steps, you can easily make your own custom ringtone. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a personalized ringtone on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Select a Song

The first step in creating a custom ringtone is choosing the perfect song. Open the Music app on your iPhone and browse through your library to find the song you want to use as your ringtone.

Step 2: Trim the Song

Once you’ve selected the song, it’s time to trim it down to create a shorter ringtone. Open the song and tap on the “Edit” button located at the top-right corner of the screen. You will now see a waveform representation of the song.

Drag and slide the markers to select the portion of the song that you want to use as your ringtone. Keep in mind that ringtones are typically between 15-30 seconds long. Once you’re satisfied with your selection, tap on “Save” or “Done” to confirm.

Step 3: Convert to AAC

Now that you have trimmed down your song, it’s time to convert it into a compatible format for ringtones. Tap on “Share” located at the bottom-left corner of the screen and select “Ringtone” from the list of options.

A new menu will appear where you can give your ringtone a name and choose its export quality. We recommend selecting “Medium” or “High” for better sound quality. Tap on “Export” or “Create Ringtone” to proceed.

Step 4: Set as Ringtone

Once the ringtone has been created, it will be automatically saved to your iPhone’s Settings app. To set it as your default ringtone, go to “Settings” and select “Sounds & Haptics.”

Scroll down to the “Sounds and Vibration Patterns” section and tap on “Ringtone.” You will now see a list of all the available ringtones on your iPhone, including the one you just created. Simply tap on your custom ringtone to set it as the default option.


  • Keep it short: Remember that ringtones are meant to be brief and attention-grabbing. Trim down the song to its most recognizable part.
  • Experiment with different songs: Don’t be afraid to try out different songs or genres for your ringtone. You might discover a hidden gem!
  • Create unique vibrations: If you want to take personalization one step further, you can also create custom vibration patterns for specific contacts.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a custom ringtone for your iPhone.

Now you can enjoy a unique and personalized sound whenever someone calls you. So go ahead, have fun, and let your creativity shine through!

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