How to Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone: When you initially hear the iPhone’s default alarms and ringtones, they sound fine, but after a few early morning wake-ups, they begin to have negative associations. It can get to the point where you physically shudder when you hear someone’s ringtone is Chimes.

Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone
Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Even though the iPhone has been around for a long time, there is still no simple way to create custom ringtones, but it is doable. You can make your own ringtones with iTunes if you don’t want to buy or utilize the ones that come with your iPhone.

How to Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

  • Download and Install GarageBand from App Store.
  • Open GarageBand.
  • Select the Audio Recorder option.
  • Tap OK to the audio recording prompt.
  • Then select the third icon from the top-right corner.
  • Now, make sure that the metronome is disabled. It is available just after the record button on the top panel.
  • Tap the Loops icon from the top-left corner and then switch to the Files tab from the top.
  • You will now be able to browse items from the Files app. You will need to pick the audio app you want to use as a custom ringtone.
  • Alternatively, you can also choose a song that is locally stored in your music library. You can, however, not pick a song or podcast that is available through Apple Music.
  • Once the song is selected, it will appear on the Loops screen.
  • Drag it and drop it onto your timeline on GarageBand’s Audio Recorder.
  • Tap the plus (+) icon above the timeline — located on the rightmost side. This will let you change the section length. You need to manually change the section length to 30 bars as ringtones normally play for 30 seconds.
  • Now, adjust the song by trimming it and moving the clip using your finger. You can also play the final audio from the top panel.
  • Tap the arrow icon from the top-left corner. You will see your GarageBand project.
  • You can rename the project with the name you want for your custom ringtone.
  • Now, tap and hold the project and select Share.
  • You will then see a Share Song screen where you need to select Ringtone.
  • Tap Continue to export your final audio as a ringtone.
  • You can also rename the ringtone before exporting it as the ringtone from the app.
  • Once the audio is created, you can use it as a custom ringtone by tapping the Use sound as… option from a pop-up that appears after the export is successful.
  • You can also do that by going to Settings >> Sounds & Haptics >> Ringtone.

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