How to Set any song as iPhone ringtone

Once you have an iPhone, aside from basic steps like setting up Apple account, you probably always want to personalize your phone, and ringtone is one of the easiest ways to do it. Changing ringtone on iPhone is not difficult, and there are many default ringtone options inside iPhone. However, we always prefer something unique or more favorable. Do you know how to make your own ringtone for iPhone?

How to Set Any Song As Your iPhone Custom Ringtone

How to Change Ringtone on iPhone

To change ringtone on iPhone is as easy as you think. You just go to Settings > Sound, and then you can change your ringtone on iPhone. But if you are tired of the default iPhone ringtones, you can create your own special ringtone by following the guide below.

Two Ways to Make Your Own iPhone Ringtone

Method 1: Make Ringtone for iPhone Using iTunes

One popular and simple way to make iPhone ringtone is using iTunes. Though the newest version of iTunes has removed the Tone section, you still can use it to make and transfer ringtones to iPhone.

For older version of iTunes

  1. Open iTunes, and change to Music section.
  2. Go Files > Add Files to Library to import the selected song into iTunes, and then right click it to “Get Info”.
  3. Then go “Options” to set the start and stop of the song, make sure it won’t be longer than 40s.
    Make Ringtone for iPhone Using iTunes
  4. Afterwards choose the edited song, and go to Files > Convert > Create AAC Version.
    Make Ringtone for iPhone Using iTunes
  5. Go to the folder location of your iTunes Library, or you can right click the new AAC file to “Show in Windows Explorer”. Then rename the file type from AAC to M4R.
  6. Drag and drop the m4r file to iTunes Library, and then you can sync it to your iPhone and set it as ringtone.

For iTunes 12.7 and later

iTunes 12.7 and later has removed the tone section from the interface, but you still can transfer ringtone from iTunes to iPhone.

Make Ringtone for iPhone Using iTunes 12.7

Method 2: Create Ringtone on iPhone Using GarageBand

Actually aside from iTunes, you can directly use GarageBand on iPhone to convert a song or an audio file into ringtone. GarageBand is a powerful music creation studio on iPhone. You can use it to create your own iPhone ringtone as you follow the steps below.

  1. Open GrageBand on iPhone and click “Audio”.
  2. Click the gear icon on the top right and choose “Song Settings”.
  3. Tap “Metronome and Count-in” and choose “No Sound”.
  4. Then tab the “+” under the gear icon and change the song sections from 8 to 30. (Ringtone should be shorter than 30s)
    Create Ringtone on iPhone Using GarageBand
  5. Click the Import icon to get the song or audio file you want, long press it and you can drag-drop it to GarageBand. Then edit it and clip your favourite part.
  6. After finishing edit, tab “My Song” to save it, and then long press the item to “Share” as ringtone.
    Create Ringtone on iPhone Using GarageBand
  7. Click “Done” after rename it, then you can set it as your iPhone ringtone in the Settings.

Note: Protected songs and songs not locally stored on iPhone can not be imported into GarageBand.

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