How to put ringtone on iPhone Step by step guide

How To Set Any Song As A Custom iPhone Ringtone


together we will see how to put a ringtone on the iPhone taking advantage of the immense catalog of the iTunes Store (the Apple music store) and the features of iTunes that – perhaps not everyone knows – allows you to turn any piece of music on your computer into a ringtone for iPhone without the need for additional online programs or services.

There are also third-party applications – so not directly developed by Apple – that allow you to download ringtones from the Internet directly on the, totally free without going through the computer (at least as regards the download, the insertion among the system ringtones must be done via iTunes, unfortunately). But now we don’t put too much on the flesh and try to go with order.

iTunes Store

Using the iTunes Store is certainly the easiest way to download new ringtones on the iPhone , however – I know I give you bad news – on the latter you can only find paid content. The price of the ringtones is € 1.29, the tone for the notifications is € 89 cents.

If this does not represent a problem for you, go immediately to the iTunes Store by pressing the icon of the musical note with the purple background located on the Home screen of your and press first on the More button located at the bottom right and then on the Ringtones entry contained in the page that opens.

At this point, browse through all the available ringtones (you can view those in the foreground and view the rankings of the most downloaded by using the two tabs located at the top or you can browse them by Genre by pressing the appropriate button located at the top right) and identifies that that interests you.

Then listen to a preview of the ringtone or tone selected by tapping on its title and, if you like it, proceed to purchase by pressing the button with the price first and then click on Buy. You may be asked to verify your identity by entering your Apple ID password or using the Touch ID sensor.

At the end of the download, you will find the ringtones purchased in the Settings> Sounds> Ringtone (or Ringtone Message in the case of tones) menu of iOS.

Third-party apps

If you prefer to turn to free solutions, you can try the Audiko application that perhaps doesn’t offer the same quality as the iTunes Store but contains hundreds of downloadable ringtones at no cost.

download audiko

It is available in two versions: a completely free version that contains advertising banners and does not allow downloading of ringtones at the highest quality and a paid one, which costs 99 cents and offers the possibility to download an unlimited number of ringtones at the highest possible quality (without banner advertising).

How to put ringtone on iPhone

To download Audiko on your iPhone, open the App Store by pressing the “A” icon with the blue background on the Home screen, press the Search button located at the bottom right and search for the application name in the appropriate field of text. Once the search results appear, presses the button Get / Install located next to the name of the app and wait for it to be downloaded first and then installed on your smartphone.

When completed, start Audiko and press first on the Sign in with Facebook button and then OK to access the Audiko library via your Facebook account (if you do not log in, you will not be able to access the ringtones).

Then browse the library of ringtones available on Audiko using the ranking of the most popular songs, the search function or the list of music genres and, once you have found the song you are interested in, proceed with the download first by clicking on its image of cover and then on the Download button.

At this point, to make the ringtones downloaded with Audiko appear in the iOS settings panel, you need to connect your phone to the computer and wait for iTunes to start.

Next, select the iPhone icon from the program toolbar (top left), choose the App item from the left sidebar and click on the Audiko icon in the File Sharing pane.

Then proceed to copy the ringtones downloaded in the app by dragging them to any folder on your computer and go to the iTunes Ringtones section by selecting the bell icon located at the top left (if you don’t see it, click on the menu with the three dots). Finally, drag the ringtones you previously copied to the PC in the iTunes window and select the iPhone icon again. Finally select the Ringtones item from the left sidebar, put the check mark next to the Sync ringtones option and start the iPhone synchronization with iTunes to copy the ringtones to the.

Following the registration on Audiko you may receive a newsletter from the service. If you are not interested in this service, open the first email received and press first on the unsubscribe page item located at the bottom of the page and then on the Unsubscribe button in the screen that appears below.


As mentioned at the beginning of the post, it is possible to create ringtones also via iTunes. To do this, go to the program’s music library (by clicking on the icon of the musical note at the top left) and proceed as shown below.

  • Right click on the title of the song you want to turn into a ringtone, then choose the Info item from the menu that appears.
  • In the window that opens, select the Options tab, check the start and end items and type, in the appropriate text fields, the start and end points of the ringtone. In all the duration it must not exceed 40 seconds, click on OK to save the changes.
  • When the operation is completed, click again with the right mouse button on the song to be turned into a ringtone and select the item Create AAC version from the menu that appears.
  • Wait a few seconds for an AAC version of the song to be generated as a ringtone and go to the folder where the file was saved. Such as? Right-clicking on the song’s title and selecting the Show in Windows Explorer / Show in Finder item from the menu that appears.
  • Now, rename the ringtone file by changing its extension from .m4a to .m4r.
  • Go back to the iTunes library and delete the ringtone, taking care not to remove the source file from the PC as well (select the Keep document when asked if you want to delete the file from the computer) item.
  • Finally, import the file between the iTunes ringtones and start syncing with the iPhone as explained above.


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