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Home > Tips > How to Customize iPhone Ringtones - set any song as iphone ringtone

How to Customize iPhone Ringtones - set any song as iphone ringtone

Read the following article and you will how to customize iPhone ringtones via iTunes and another powerful third-party ringtone maker in the market.

Updated Aug 21,2018 | by Micky

Do you want to be wakened up by your loved songs every morning or do you wish to change the boring text ringtone? As we all know, there’re only 50 ringtone clips on iPhone by default which is far from enough. What to do if users want to add their favorite songs or music to be ringtones? Although iPhone doesn’t allow us to pick up them from Music Library, there is still a way around it. This time, you will learn how to customize iPhone ringtones via iTunes and with a more powerful third-party ringtone maker so that you don’t necessarily need to buy ringtones from iTune Store.


Transfer Ringtones from iTunes to iPhone

Although iTunes has many defects like the “overwrite issue” and is not so satisfying to many users, due to its large user base, it’s still necessary to illustrate how to set any song as iPhone ringtone via iTunes. Pay attention to the following steps if you’re the one who uses iTunes for the first time.

Step 1

Connect your iPhone to PC and launch iTunes. If iTunes doesn’t automatically start, double-click on the iTunes icon.


Step 2

First, make sure there are ringtones on iTunes. If not yet, you should transfer some from your computer to iTunes. Go to File>Add File to Library/Add Folder to Library. Then, select the music or songs you like from the computer and export them to iTunes.


Step 3

Click on the iPhone icon on the left and you will see a list below “Settings”. In the list, click on “Tunes”. Then, you can choose to select all tones or select a specific one. Lastly, click on “Sync” to start the transfer process.


Set Any Songs as Ringtones with An Easy iPhone Ringtone Maker

As the best alternative to iTunes, iMyFone TunesMate offers a more convenient way to customize and transfer ringtones to iPhone only within a few steps. In the course of the process, TunesMate allows you to trim your music, to decide which part to play. More than that, it helps you manage other media files including music, videos, and photos on your iPhone.

Step 1

Install and launch TunesMate and connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2

Click on “Music” at the top. Then, in the category on the left, click on “Ringtones”. Select “Ringtone Maker” in the toolbar.


Step 3

Click on “Local Music” or “Device Music” to choose a song from your computer or iPhone. After it’s done, the song will be played automatically from the start to the end. You can trim the song by relocating the slide bars. After you finish it, click on “Save to Device” to transfer the ringtone to your iPhone.


How to Set Your Own Ringtone on iPhone

Since we’ve talked about the way to customize/create ringtones, now, let’s see how to make our favorite ringtones work on iPhone.

1.       On your iPhone, go to “Settings” > “Sound & Haptics”.

2.       You will see a list of ringtone type. Select the one you want to change, for example, “Text Tone”

3.       Tap on the name of the music you want to hear it play and then, set it as your ringtone.

Notice: The music you transferred to iPhone as the ringtone can be found after selecting the ringtone type.

That’s how to customize iPhone ringtones without buying them from iTunes store. To learn more related iPhone knowledge, please read the following articles for reference.

Useful Readings

1.       How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to PC

2.       How to Make Ringtones for iPhone

3.       How to Make a Ringtone for iPhone with iTunes

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