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2 Ways to Put Ringtones on iPhone with/without iTunes

Bhavya Kaushik

Mar 08, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

We all want to customize our iPhone by putting our unique stamp on it. Customizing a smartphone is done differently. For some, it is to place the phone inside a well-designed cover. However, one way of customizing your iPhone is through ringtones. There are plenty of catchy default ringtones, but we still prefer to use our favourite song as a ringtone. Adding ringtones on an iPhone is usually done through iTunes. However, we should also explore how to put ringtones on the iPhone without using iTunes.

iTunes, on the whole, is an excellent application for uploading and downloading information from the iPhone. However, there are some limitations to some iTunes. Fortunately, there are plenty of viable alternatives for transferring files without iTunes especially in terms of ringtones. Lets we go in deep to know more about how to add ringtones to the iPhone from the computer.

Part 1: How to add ringtones to iPhone without iTunes?

If you want to add ringtone to the iPhone without iTunes, we highly recommend using Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS). The software is the perfect platform you need to add or change ringtones without iTunes. Some users have even praised Dr.Fone calling it a viable alternative to iTunes. Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) is a powerful system presented with an intuitive user interface. Completing any transaction, be it data recovery or data backup, takes seconds, ideal for changing, creating, and adding ringtones without iTunes. It is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

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How to transfer ringtones to iPhone With Dr.Fone?

Here we are going to discuss how you can transfer the ringtones to iPhone using Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) facility if you already have saved ringtones, or have downloaded to your computer. The following steps will enable you to access your favourite ringtone music from your iPhone device also.

Step 1 - Install Dr.Fone on Windows PC and choose Transfer. Connect your iOS device to the PC, and wait for your Phone to appear on the transfer window.

add ringtones to iphone with Dr.Fone

Step 2 - Click the ‘Music’ sidebar and click on the ringtones icon.

go to ringtone tab under music

If you already have the ringtone file on your computer, choose ‘Add’ to select ‘Add File’ or ‘Add Folder’ to add the ringtone(s) to your iPhone.

add ringtones to iphone

How to make ringtones on iPhone?

More surprise is there, in terms of customized ringtones. Yes, you are right, you can create your ringtones and customize it as per your requirement. Thus with the help of this wonderful tool, you can easily and effectively create ringtones on your own. You just need to follow the steps mentioned here:

Step 1: First you need to Open the Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS)> and make a connection between your device and the system, > there visit the Music section, and then in the music window you will find all the listed music files available in the device. After that click on the Ringtone Maker icon.

iphone ringtone maker

Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected song to choose ringtone maker, as is mentioned in the image

select music to make ringtone

Step 2: Once your selected song is uploaded to the tool, you can make necessary settings in terms of start time-end time, Pause action, audition, etc. After that, review the ringtone by clicking on Ringtone Audition. Your ringtone is ready, just go and save it to your iPhone device/PC and apply to your call ringtone to enjoy whenever you receive any call

trim iphone music to make ringtone

If you have chosen Save to Device then the created music piece will get saved to your iPhone directly. That you can access anytime.

Step 3: After you have created the ringtone, next your step will be to set that tone as your device call ringtone for that goes to the settings> then visit Sound section >  and press Ringtones> after that choose and set the tone you have created.

custom ringtone on iphone

Using the above steps will enable you to create your ringtone from any of the music which you would like to listen to and set as your ringtone. So, just create your ringtone and enjoy the piece of music.

Part 2: How to add ringtones to the iPhone using iTunes?

Under this section, our focus is on adding the ringtones to the iPhones using iTunes. For that purpose, you need iTunes to transfer your ringtones from your computer to an iPhone device. iTunes supports different types of content and makes the process much easier. Many iPhone owners already have iTunes installed on their computer, hence exporting and importing content is a simple process. If you want to know how to add ringtones to the iPhone from the computer, you need only follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Check if iTunes is installed on your computer.

Step 2: The next thing you need to do is adding your favourite track to the iTunes library from your computer system by using iTunes> then go to the File menu>then choose to open the music file you wish to select a ringtone. Otherwise, simply drag and drop a music file from computer to iTunes library

add music files to itunes library

Step 3: After your song gets visible to the iTunes library, then, just right-click on it and choose "get info" option.

get music info

Step 4: There a window will appear under the options menu, select the part of the song using the start and stop timings, try to keep it under 30 seconds time frame> and finally press OK

trim music to ringtone

Note: This process duplicates the song, so here you need to remove the duplicated version of the song out of the iTunes by using Control+ Click on the song which gets duplicated.

Step 5 – Change the file type from ‘.m4a’ to ‘.m4r’ for the one you have to keep for ringtone

Step 6 – Now, Place the renamed file in iTunes.

For that, either open the file you just renamed or drag to the iTunes library, then just sync it to let it be available on the iPhone device also.

transfer the ringtone to iphone

Ringtones have become important as well as an interesting part of our digital life. Most of the time we remain busy with our phone, and each day we make and receive the calls. So making iPhone’s ringtones interactive will enhance your mood as well as the mind. Keeping these things in mind we covered how to put ringtones on the iPhone with or without using iTunes. Also to answer how to make ringtone on iPhone, you can simply apply the Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS) toolkit to create some really interesting ringtones.

Bhavya Kaushik

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