How to Put Ringtone on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of the default ringtone on your iPhone? Do you want to personalize your device by adding a custom ringtone?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of putting a ringtone on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Choose a Ringtone

The first step is to select a ringtone that you want to use on your iPhone. You can either create your own custom ringtone or choose one from the vast collection available online.

Step 2: Convert the Ringtone

Once you have chosen the perfect ringtone, it’s time to convert it into a compatible format for your iPhone. The preferred format for iPhone ringtones is .m4r.

There are several online converters and software programs available that can help you with this conversion process. Simply upload your chosen ringtone file and convert it to .


If you created your own custom ringtone using audio editing software, make sure it meets Apple’s specifications such as duration (less than 30 seconds) and file size (less than 1 MB).

Step 3: Add the Ringtone to iTunes

Now that you have converted the ringtone into .m4r format, it’s time to add it to iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

  • For Windows users:
    • Click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of iTunes.
    • Select “Add File to Library” or “Add Folder to Library” from the drop-down menu.
    • Navigate to the location where you saved the converted ringtone file and select it.
    • Click on “Open” to add the ringtone to your iTunes library.
  • For Mac users:
    • Click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of iTunes.
    • Select “Add to Library” or press Command + O on your keyboard.

Step 4: Sync Your iPhone

Now that you have added the ringtone to your iTunes library, it’s time to sync your iPhone with iTunes. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone:
    • Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your computer.
    • Your device will appear in iTunes under the “Devices” section.

    Note: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer before proceeding further.

  2. Select your device:
    • In iTunes, click on your device icon located at the top left corner of the window.

    • Sync the ringtone:
      • Click on the “Tones” tab located in the left sidebar of the iTunes window.
      • Check the box next to “Sync Tones”.
      • Select either “All tones” or “Selected tones”.
      • If you choose “Selected tones”, make sure to check the box next to your newly added ringtone.

      Note: If you select “All tones”, all the ringtones in your iTunes library will be synced to your iPhone. If you choose “Selected tones”, only the checked ringtones will be synced.

    • Apply changes and sync:
      • Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom right corner of the iTunes window.

Step 5: Set Your Custom Ringtone

Congratulations! You have successfully added a custom ringtone to your iPhone. Now, let’s set it as your default ringtone:

  1. Open Settings:
    • Tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Select Sounds & Haptics:
    • In Settings, scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics”.

    Note: The name of this option may vary slightly depending on the iOS version you are using. It could be “Sounds”, “Sounds & Haptics”, or simply “Sounds”.

    1. Choose your custom ringtone:
      • Tap on “Ringtone”.
      • You will see a list of all the available ringtones on your iPhone.
      • Scroll down and select the custom ringtone you added from the list.

      Note: If you can’t find your custom ringtone in the list, make sure it is properly synced with iTunes and try restarting your iPhone.

      In Conclusion

      By following these simple steps, you can easily put a custom ringtone on your iPhone. Now, every time someone calls you, your personalized ringtone will make your device stand out from the crowd. Enjoy!

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