How to set a custom ringtone as your default ringtone in iOS 11

How to set a custom ringtone as your default ringtone in iOS 11

If you frequently customize your ringtones on your Mac, then at some point you may have wanted to transfer them to your iPhone and use them as your ringtones. Back in the old days, Apple did not allow you to use a custom ringtone on your iPhone. Luckily, we no longer live in those old days.

There is a simple way you can use your custom ringtones on your iPhone without the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device. All it takes is using iTunes and a Mac or a Windows PC.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to set a custom ringtone on your iPhone. Before we get started, make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes installed on your device.

How to set a custom ringtone as your default ringtone on your iPhone running iOS 11

  1. How to create a custom ringtone on your Mac or Window PC

To set a custom ringtone on your iPhone, you first need to create it on your computer. If you need help, you can follow our steps below.

Step one: First off, connect your iPhone to a Mac or a Windows PC and then launch iTunes (make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your machine. If not, update iTunes first)

Step two: Next up, click on Songs from the left-side bar. From here, you will see a list of all the songs you have synced to your iPhone. Select the song you wish to set it as your default ringtone and then right-click on it. After that, select Song Info from the drop-down menu to proceed

Step three: Once you do that, you will see a dialog box (make sure you select the Options tab). After that, check the boxes next to Start and Stop below, and then enter your desired start and stop times. Once you are done, hit the Done button to proceed

Step four: You will be taken back to your music library and then select the song. After that, click on File, hover the cursor over Convert and then select Create AAC Version

Step five: To set a song as your default ringtone, it needs to have the .m4a extension. To do this, right-click on the song with AAC format and select Show in Finder from your pull-down menu

Step six: Rename the song to name of the song.m4r. After that, head back to your iTunes and select your iPhone from the menu (if you don’t see your device, try re-connecting your iPhone to your computer)

Step seven: Hit Tones and move the .m4r song file to the Tones section in iTunes. Once you do that, it will be transferred to your connected iPhone.

  1. How to set a custom ringtone as your default ringtone on your iPhone

Step one: Launch the Settings from your home screen and then hit Sounds. Once you are in, select the type of alert for your custom ringtone.

Step two: Now just simply select your custom ringtone at the top to complete the task.

Also read: How to import photos from your digital camera to a folder in macOS High Sierra

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