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How to Transfer Ringtones to iPhone with iPhone Transfer Software

You will learn how to transfer ringtones to iPhone after the removal of the Tones tab on iTunes 12.7 – another way around the issue and an effective iPhone transfer App will be provided.

Updated Aug 13,2018 | by Micky

As we all know, iPhone allows us to customize our own ringtones via iTunes. However, If you have upgraded iTunes to 12.7, you will find the Tones tab is missing. In this case, how to transfer ringtones to iPhone from computer? Don’t worry, although the tab is removed, we can still find another way around it and moreover, a more convenient software will be brought to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes.


Method 1 Transfer Ringtones to iPhone via iTunes 12.7 or the Later Version

In fact, you only need to do some slight changes when transferring ringtones via iTunes 12.7. Follow the steps below to learn how to get it done.

1.       Download a ringtone in .m4r. If it’s in .mp3 or other audio formats, use a video converter to convert it to .m4r or it won’t be recognized by the iPhone.

2.       Connect the iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

3.       After the device is detected, click on the iPhone icon on the upper left. 


4.       If the sidebar is not displayed, click on “View” and then “Show Sidebar”. Skip this step if the sidebar is present.

5.       In the sidebar, click on “Tones”. Drop the .m4r file onto the given area. If the “Tones” is not there in the sidebar, drag the m4r file onto “On My Device” where the “Tones” tag will appear.


6.       It will be automatically transferred to your iPhone once you drop the .m4r file.

That’s how to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone via iTunes 12.7, not too hard, right?

Method 2 Transfer Ringtones from PC to iPhone via An iPhone Transfer App

iTunes might be the first choice to most users when it comes to ringtone transfer. However, once you do so, other ringtones on your iPhone will be overwritten. Also, there are many users complaining about the inconvenience and complexity when using iTunes for data transfer. Is there a more proficient tool to do this job? Fortunately, AirTrans makes a huge difference. This iPhone transfer software by iMobie allows users to transfer/back up various types of iOS files including audio, videos, photos, books, and Podcast to your computer within simply several clicks. As for ringtone transfer, with AirTrans, you can customize its length and the start point which is definitely magnificent compared with other counterparts.

How to transfer ringtones from PC to iPhone without iTunes? iMobie AirTrans gives you the best solution! Free download it to have a try!

Transfer Ringtones from Computer to iPhone within 3 Steps

Step 1

Install and launch AirTrans, connect your iPhone to the computer and wait until the device’s detected. Scroll up to the category menu.


Step 2

Click on Audio → Ringtones → click to add new content. Select the music you want to transfer to iPhone as the ringtone. When the notification “Do you want to change import setting for the ringtones” pops up, click on “Yes” to continue. Then, preset the length and a start point for the ringtone.


Step 3

Click on “Save” to start the transfer. After finished, go to Settings → Sound → Ringtone on your iPhone to set the transferred music as the custom ringtone.


How to transfer ringtones to iPhone? Hopefully, you have found the answer you want after going through this tutorial. Which method is better? Why not have a try by yourself?

Related Readings for Reference

1.       How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone

2.       What Is the Best Way to Transfer MP3 from Computer to iPhone

3.       Easy Way to Save Music to iPhone from Windows PC

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