How to Make Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of using the same old default ringtone on your iPhone? Do you want to add a personal touch to your phone by creating a custom ringtone?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a custom ringtone on your iPhone. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Choose Your Song

The first thing you need to do is select the song that you want to use as your custom ringtone. It could be any song from your music library. Make sure it’s a song that you enjoy listening to and that has a catchy section that would make a great ringtone.

Step 2: Trim the Song

Now that you have chosen your song, it’s time to trim it down to the desired length for your ringtone. Luckily, there is an easy way to do this directly on your iPhone.

  1. Open the GarageBand app: If you don’t have GarageBand installed on your iPhone, you can download it from the App Store for free.
  2. Create a new project: Once GarageBand is open, tap on “Create New Project” and choose “Audio Recorder”.
  3. Select the song: Tap on the loop icon in the top-right corner of the screen and search for your chosen song in the Music section.
  4. Trim the song: Once you have selected your song, tap on it and then tap on “Import” at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Use the trim controls to select the section of the song that you want as your ringtone.
  5. Note: Make sure the length of your ringtone is within 30 seconds, as this is the maximum duration allowed for a custom ringtone on an iPhone.
  6. Save and export: Once you are satisfied with the trimmed section, tap on “My Songs” in the top-left corner and then tap on “Select” in the top-right corner. Finally, tap on “Share” and choose “Ringtone”.

Step 3: Set Your Custom Ringtone

Now that you have created your custom ringtone, it’s time to set it as your default ringtone on your iPhone.

  1. Open Settings: Go to your iPhone’s home screen and tap on the “Settings” app.
  2. Select Sounds & Haptics: Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics”.
  3. Choose Ringtone: Tap on “Ringtone” under the Sounds and Vibration Patterns section.
  4. Select your custom ringtone: In the list of available ringtones, you should find your custom ringtone at the top under the “Ringtones” section. Tap on it to select it as your default ringtone.


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

Now whenever someone calls you, you will hear a personalized tune that reflects your taste in music. Feel free to experiment with different songs and create unique ringtones for different contacts or occasions. Enjoy!

I hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of making a custom ringtone on your iPhone. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

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