Learn how to change the sound that you hear when you get a call, text, email, or other notification on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Choose from a variety of built-in sounds or buy ringtones from the iTunes Store. Store availability and features might vary by country or region. If you created a custom ringtone in an app, like Garageband, you can sync it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes for Windows or the Finder on a Mac.
How to change your ringtone
Step Two: Choose a Sound File
Have you ever heard a ringtone in a crowded place and checked your phone, only to find that a stranger had the exact same ringtone as you? The preset ringtones available on iPhones are functional, but a lot of users feel that they lack creativity and can feel boring after a while. Just dip into the Apple Music app to find your music library. Depending on how old your music choices are, you may have to look into how to remove digital rights management DRM , the legality of which is murky. This is how we will select a portion of a song to use as a ringtone. There should be fields for Start and Stop. Enter the times you want.
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You can turn your Mac or PC into your own ringtone maker, creating custom ringtones for your iPhone, from almost any MP3 file. Although several steps are involved, and they require some attention to detail, the process goes fairly quickly. Start iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer.
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. This process changed a bit with iTunes You almost never have to use iTunes with a modern iPhone, but adding your own custom ringtones still requires it. On a Mac, iTunes is already installed and ready to go. This process will work on either a Mac or Windows PC. You probably already have some idea of what you want to use. You can use absolutely any sound file you find. Your ringtone file must be a maximum of 40 seconds long.