How to change your ringtone on an iPhone
Take a walk down a busy street and you’ll hear the same chipper tones of the trademark Opening ringtone playing out from every single person’s iPhone.
Where have the days of the early 2000s gone, where people used to change their ringtones every week? Or even the 1990s when people programmed in their own ringtones?
There is still a way to stand out from the crowd with a ringtone that actually reflects your personality, without the faff. Here we break down how to change the ringtone on an iPhone, how to import a new ringtone, and how to assign a ringtone to a contact.
How to Change Your Ringtone on iPhone
- Go to Settings then Sounds.
- Tap on Ringtone.
- You can tap on each different ringtone to hear what each one sounds like.
- Just tap whichever one you like and it will be set as your new ringtone.
How to assign a ringtone to a contact on your iPhone
What about if you want to set a specific ringtone for one of your contacts? That’s also relatively easy. Here is how to change the ringtone of one of your iPhone contacts:
How to change your text tone on your iPhone
Whether you want to change your text tone to the Kim Possible communicator, or something just plain annoying, setting a new text tone is thankfully just as easy as setting a custom ringtone on your iPhone.
1. Tap on ‘Settings’ and then tap on ‘Sounds’.
2. Tap on ‘Text Tone’ and select the text tone of your choice.
If you want to set a custom tone, just follow the same steps for downloading a custom ringtone below.
How to import a ringtone onto your iPhone for free
If you want to change your ringtone to one that isn’t a default Apple ringtone, the iTunes Store has an enormous catalog of ringtones made by professionals and amateurs, meaning you can change your ringtone to an 8-bit rendition of the Game of Thrones theme song or a rock ballad of Hedwig’s Theme from the Harry Potter series.
However, if you don’t want to pay out for a 30-second long ringtone, you can add ringtones to your iPhone for free. You’ll have to use iTunes on your computer to do so. This way you can add an MP3 or AAC file and make it your ringtone, whether that’s a song or someone talking, it’s all possible although a fairly laborious process.
If you aren’t able to find the ‘Create AAC’, your settings are likely not configured correctly. To configure your settings, do the following:
How to add ringtones in iTunes
Now your custom tones will appear at the top of your Ringtone settings on your iPhone.