iPhone: custom ringtone – How to change and create your own ringtones

by James
iPhone: custom ringtone

Having your own ringtone on iPhone is a great way to use custom music. Various options will help you with this.

Custom ringtone on iPhone: How to change it

In order to create your own Ring tone on your iPhone, follow the steps below:

  1. In the settings, go to “Sounds & Haptics“.
  2. Under “Sounds and haptic patterns,” tap the sound you want to change. This can be, for example, your ringtone, message tone or the sound of an incoming e-mail.
  3. A list of ringtones appears. To listen to the sound, tap it. Once you tap it, it will be selected as your ringtone. Depending on your iPhone’s system, you may need to confirm the selection.

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With the iPhone, a separate ringtone is a possibility for an individual tone.imago images / Shotshop

How to create a ringtone on your iPhone: How to do it with Garage Band

The easiest way to create your own ringtone on the iPad is to use the app Garage Band . To create your own ringtone using the app, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the GarageBand app from the App Store if you don’t already have it installed on your iPhone. Open the GarageBand app and tap the “+” icon to create a new project. Select “Audio Recorder” from the list of available instruments.
  2. Tap the red record icon to start recording. You can either record a sound, a melody, or import an audio file that already exists. After you’ve finished your recording, tap on the “three-dot” icon in the top right corner of the screen and select “Share My Song.”
  3. Select “Ringtone” from the available options. Give your ringtone a name and adjust the ringtone’s start and end time if desired. Tap “Export” to create the ringtone. The ringtone will now be saved in the GarageBand app and can be selected as a ringtone from there.
  4. Go to your iPhone’s Settings, tap “Sounds & Haptics,” and then select “Ringtone.” Scroll down and select “GarageBand” under the “Ringtones” category. Select your created ringtone from the list of available ringtones.

How to Use iPhone Music as a Ringtone: How to Use iTunes

With the help of iTunes, you have the option to set your favorite music or other sounds as a ringtone on iPhone.

  1. First, open iTunes on your computer. Next, select the desired song from your music library and right-click on it. In the context menu, select “Information“. A new window will open in which different tabs will be displayed.
  2. Navigate to the Options tab. Here you can set the start or end time of the song. This is useful if you only want to use certain passages of the song as your ringtone. Confirm the selection with “OK”.
  3. Go back to your music library overview and search for your edited song using the search function within iTunes (Ctrl + F). As soon as the shortened song has been found, mark it again with a right-click in the menu item “Create AAC version“.
  4. Then drag and drop the new version from your computer’s Explorer panel directly into your “Tones” folder under the “Device Management” option at the bottom left. Depending on the computer system, the designations may differ.
  5. Connect your iPhone using the included USB cable with the computer and synchronize it. After successful synchronization, you can find your individual ringtone among the tones in your settings on your iPhone.

How to set MP3 as ringtone: How it works

So that you also have a MP3 as a ringtone, the following instructions will help you:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to it and paste the MP3 file into iTunes. Right-click the song and select Album Info.
  2. In the “Options” field, adjust the start and stop time of the song. This should not last longer than 30 seconds so that you can set it as your ringtone. Confirm with “OK”.
  3. Now, under “File“, select the options “Convert > Create ACC Version“. Go to ACC version and for example “Show in Windows Explorer“. The file has been converted to MP4 and you can delete the original file on iTunes.
  4. Rename the ACC version by changing the file extension to “.m4a” to “.m4r“. Import the file to iTunes and set it as your ringtone.

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