Essential Guide: How to Add Ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Sometimes, you get tired of your iPhone default ringtone and you want to add custom ringtones to your iPhone. Adding custom ringtones to new iPhone XS (Max) may be a challenging task for some users. Luckily, there are various ways to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max).

Here, we will tell you how you can easily customize your ringtone and can make your iPhone ringtone interesting and unique.

Part 1: How to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) with iTunes

The iTunes library supports various type of data and it also allows you to make and add ringtones to your iPhone. This process is complex as compared to the other way that we have mentioned in this article. Because it takes a long time to add ringtones to iPhone.

Follow the below step-by-step guide on how to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) with iTunes:

Step 1:  Install the latest iTunes version on your computer if it is not installed. Then, make a connection between your computer and iPhone using a USB cable.

Step 2: Now, to add a ringtone to iPhone, you need to add your desired music or track from your computer to iTunes. You can do this either by drag and drop the music from computer to iTunes or from iTunes, open the “File” menu and then, select the “Open” for adding music to iTunes library.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) using itunes

Step 3: Once you locate your desired song to the iTunes, and then right-click the song to select the “get info” from the list.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) - get song info

Step 4: After that, go to the “Options” menu when the settings window appears and make a change to your songs such as start and end time. Then, tap on “OK”.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) - set a ringtone

Step 5: Now, delete the duplicate AAC version of the song. Select the song and delete its duplicate version through Control+ Click.

Step 6: Now, alter the file type from .m4a to .m4r to make a ringtone. Then, put this renamed file to your iTunes library. You can do this either through drag and drop or by opening the file. Finally, sync it to your iPhone device as shown in the figure.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) - sync ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Part 2: How to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) without iTunes

The dr.fone- Transfer program is one of the most powerful data transfer tools which allows the users to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) (as well as data transfer) in a quick and efficient way. This software can be downloaded for both Windows and Mac. Its installation process is very easy, and it has a user-friendly interface which makes the transfer process much easier.

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Follow the below step-by-step guide on how to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) without iTunes by using dr.fone:

Step 1: Download the dr.fone software onto your computer and then, run the software. After that, choose the “Transfer” module among all the modules.

how to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) without itunes

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to a computer with the help of digital cable and select the “Music” media file type. Then, click on the Ringtones icon.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) - device connection

Step 3: Now, tap on “Add” icon and then, select either “Add File” or “Add Folder” to add ringtones which are already existing in your computer.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) from pc

Step 4: After a few minutes, the selected ringtones will be added to your iPhone.

Part 3: How to add custom ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

If you want to make custom ringtones for your iPhone, then the dr.fone-Transfer helps you to make or add custom ringtones to your iPhone. It is one of the amazing and efficient tools to make custom ringtones without iTunes library.

Follow the below step-by-step guide on how to add a custom ringtone to iPhone XS (Max) with the help of dr.fone-Transfer software:

Step 1: To commence the process, open the dr.fone software on your computer and then, connect your iPhone to your computer using a digital cable.

connect to pc to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Step 2: Now, select the “Music” file type from the menu bar and after that, click on the “Ringtone Maker” icon as shown in the figure.

use the ringtone maker to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Step 3: You can also select a particular song from the music section, then right-click on it to select the Ringtone Maker as shown in the figure.

make ringtones

Step 4: Now, you can alter the settings of the ringtone such as its start time, end time and many more. You can also preview your ringtone by tapping on the “Ringtone Audition”. After making all the necessary settings, then save the ringtone to your iPhone by clicking on the “Save to Device” button.

add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) by saving to device

Part 4: How to add purchased ringtones in settings

You can easily add ringtones that you have already purchased to your iPhone. Even, you can purchase new ringtones.

Follow the below step-by-step guide on how to download ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) from settings option:

Step 1: To begin the process, on your iPhone, open the “Settings” menu.

Step 2: Then, navigate to the “Sounds & Haptics”. After that tap on the “Ringtone” option which is placed at the top of "Sounds and Vibration Patterns".

how to download ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Step 3: Now, click on the “Download All Purchased Songs” and within a few minutes, it will start re-downloading the purchased ringtones. Once the process is completed, purchased ringtones will be available to your iPhone.

add purchased ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)

Step 4: If you want to purchase more ringtones, then you can purchase by clicking on the “Tone Store”. It will take you the iTunes Store app where you will see the famous ringtones that you can purchase.

Conclusion

In this guide, we have mentioned the best ways on how to add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max) with or without iTunes. Now, you can easily make your iPhone ringtone effective and interactive with the help of an amazing tool like dr.fone- Transfer.

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Sep 13,2018 17:47 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone XS

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