Create Ringtones For Mac

Create Ringtones For Mac

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How to change your ringtone

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change.
  3. Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear and set it as the new sound.
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Set a ringtone or text tone for a contact

  1. Open the Contacts app and tap a person's name.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the person's contact card, tap Edit.
  3. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then choose a new sound.

Buy ringtones from the iTunes Store

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap More.
  3. Tap Tones.
  4. Find a ringtone that you want to buy, then tap the price.
  5. Choose an option to automatically set the ringtone. Or tap Done to decide later.
  6. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete your purchase.

Store availability and features might vary by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region.

Redownload ringtones purchased with your Apple ID

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under Sounds and Vibration Patterns, tap any sound.
  3. Tap Download All Purchased Tones. You might not see this option if you already downloaded all the tones that you purchased or if you haven't purchased any tones.

You might not be able to redownload some previously purchased tones.

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Use a custom ringtone

If you created a custom ringtone in an app, like Garageband, you can sync it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes for Windows or the Finder on a Mac.

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
  2. On a PC, open iTunes for Windows. On a Mac, open the Finder.
  3. Drag and drop the ringtone to your device.
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Learn more

  • You can also create custom ringtones from Logic Pro X or GarageBand for iOS or iPadOS projects.
  • Learn how to put your iPhone on vibrate, ring, or silent mode.
  • If Face ID is set up on your device, you might not hear any sounds for notifications while you're looking at your device.
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Create a ringtone

Custom Ringtones Macos Catalina

  1. Select a track to use as the source. You cannot use an Apple Music item, or anything that is in the cloud.
  2. On the Get Info > Options tab set start and stop times no more than 40 seconds apart, or 30 seconds for text tones.
  3. Under Edit (Win) or iTunes (Mac) > Preferences > General tab > Import Settings choose AAC Encoder > High Quality 128k. **
  4. Use File > Convert > Create AAC version.
  5. Reset the start and stop times on the original track.
  6. Right-click on the new copy and click Show in Windows Explorer or Finder.
  7. Delete the new entry from the library without sending to the recycle bin/trash. *
  8. Change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. (You may need to adjust folder options to see the extensions.)
  9. If running iTunes 12.7 or later you should move the file into <Media Folder>Tones.


* If you omit this step on a Mac iTunes/Music will remain connected to the renamed file as if it was a regular music track, and it may then ignore any attempt to manually add it to your device.


** In Music for Catalina the Import Settings option is found under Music > Preferences > Files.




Add ringtone to device, iTunes 12.6.5 or earlier

  1. Move the file into the Automatically Add to iTunes folder inside your media folder, it will be added to the Tones section of the library and move into the Tones folder inside the media folder.
  2. If you don't see Tones in the drop down media selection menu click Edit Menu at the bottom and add it.
  3. Connect the device, select its icon next to the media selection menu, then the device's Tones tab, and set the sync options.
  4. Sync the device.




Add ringtone to device, iTunes 12.7 or later

  1. Connect device to computer.
  2. Enable the sidebar in iTunes if hidden.
  3. Drag & drop * or copy & paste the ringtone from Windows Explorer or Finder onto the device where it appears in the iTunes sidebar (drop) or to the Music or Tones sections of the device when expanded (paste). Which method works seems to vary.


  • From iTunes 12.7 there is no longer a dedicated Tones section within the iTunes library.
  • Tones created with earlier versions of iTunes or purchased on and transferred from a device will normally be found in the Tones folder inside the media folder. Alternatively there may be a Ringtones folder in the media folder or the main iTunes folder.
  • Tones shared as a ringtone to iTunes with GarageBand for Mac or Logic may be in a folder called Import inside the media folder.


* Some Windows users have noted that this method fails if they are running iTunes as the administrator. In some cases it may be necessary to exit the BTTray.exe utility, if present, before iTunes can be launched in non-admin mode. Mac users may find that omitting step 7 from the steps in Create a ringtone means that iTunes/Music is still attached to the ringtone file as an entry in the music library, if so it will be blocked from copying to a device.




Add ringtone to device, macOS 10.5 Catalina

  1. Connect your device to your Mac, and open the general tab for it in Finder.
  2. Drag and drop your .m4r file from another open Finder window to the General tab for your device.
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Issues after updating iOS

Some users have reported that existing tones will no longer play after an iOS update, or that they cannot add new tones. If this happens you may need to remove all existing tones from the device, reboot, and then reimport your ringtones.




Remove tones using iTunes 12.7 or later

Create Ringtone In Itunes

  1. Connect your iOS device to iTunes.
  2. Select it using the icon that appears next to the media selection drop down tool.
  3. Change to manual management if necessary on the Summary tab.
  4. Select and delete unwanted tones from On My Device > Tones.
  5. Switch back to syncing with selected content if desired.


N.b. It should be possible to switch a synced device to manual management and back to syncing with selected content without existing content being removed or replaced, despite the warnings iTunes may give, as long as you are using the library previously used to sync content to the device.




Removing hidden tones

Some users have found that custom tones that are on their device don't show in iTunes so cannot be removed using the method above. In such cases you could try iFunBox * or a similar third party utility to make changes in the raw file system of the device. In iFunBox try My Device > Toolbox > User File System (Win) or Raw File System (Mac) then iTunes_Control > Ringtones to locate the relevant folder. Any custom tones on your device show up there with random 4 letter file names and a .m4r extension. Deleting all the .m4r files in this folder should clear all custom tones from the list on the device, and you can then add back what you want using iTunes. You may also need to delete the .plist file found in this folder. Copy off the .m4r files first if you don't have original copies of them on your computer.


* Windows 10 users may need to uninstall iTunes if it was installed from the Microsoft Store and then reinstall using the more traditional iTunes64setup.exe available at https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/win64 to work with iFunBox.


N.b. making incorrect changes in the raw file system has the potential to make your device unstable. Backup before you begin and ideally Archive the backup in case there is a need to return to it.




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