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If your iPhone’s ringtone is difficult to recognize in public or you’re just tired of the options available, here’s how you can personalize your mobile device with a custom ringtone.
Apple has a wide range of default ringtones that come with the iPhone. With a few taps, anyone can change the ringtone from the default to one of many alternatives.
If what’s included with iOS doesn’t work for you, there’s also a sea of ringtones you can buy from the iTunes Store. With a plethora of sounds available, you can easily purchase a portion of a favorite song to hear when your phone rings.
However, not everyone wants to spend money on a ringtone. Also, not everyone wants to use the same snippet of a popular song when others are doing the same.
One way is to create your own ringtone. A unique signal, personal only to you and your devices.
This is how you can transfer your audio masterpiece to your iPhone as an alarm sound.
Method 1: Wired Sync
There are a few steps to create the ringtone and the first is to create the actual ringtone yourself.
You can do this in a number of ways, e.g. B. trimming down a DRM-free MP3 or creating something completely new. On the Mac, the best way to do both is via GarageBand.
Create a new project in GarageBand for macOS. You’ll have to play around with the different settings and instruments to create a track to your liking, but make sure it’s reasonably short, e.g. B. 30 seconds or less.
If you have a non-DRM MP3 file that you want to trim, you can import it into GarageBand and trim it down to the exact chunk of audio you need. Alternatively, you could slap together some of Apple’s loops to create a suitable composition.
How to turn a GarageBand project into an iPhone ringtone by syncing it through the Finder.
- When you are finished composing or editing, click Splitthen Export the song to disk.
- Set the tone a Surname and set the safe place how appropriate. The desktop would be ideal for one-off transfers.
- Make sure it is set to Supported communicationand click export.
- right click the ringtone file and rename it, change the suffix from .m4a to .m4r. Although functionally similar, the iPhone recognizes the latter as a ringtone file.
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac using a Lightning to USB cable.
- Open finder and select that iPhone.
- pull that ringtone file in the Finder window.
- After the transfer, you can access the ringtone on iPhone.
- Open on iPhone settings and select sound & feel.
- Beat ringtone and select your new one custom ringtone. It is usually pushed to the top of the list.
Method 2: Garageband directly
If you have GarageBand installed on both your Mac and iPhone, you can use iCloud Drive to work on the ringtone on Mac and then transfer it to iPhone for final export.
This also allows you to find out how the ringtone will sound through the iPhone’s speakers before officially setting it as your ringtone. Further adjustments can be made before the final export.
How to transfer a GarageBand project from Mac to iPhone and save it as a ringtone.
- create yours ringtone in GarageBand on the Mac.
- When you’re done, click Splitthen Project to GarageBand for iOS
- Give the project an appropriate Surname and save up it in iCloud Drive by clicking Save.
- Open on iPhone garage band.
- Tap the drop-down arrow then top left My songs.
- Beat search and find the saved project in iCloud Drive. Tap and holdthen select Split.
- Under Share song, select ringtone.
- Enter the Surname ringtone, then tap export.
- Open settings and select sound & feel.
- Beat ringtone and select your new one custom ringtone.
Since this second method of exporting relies on using GarageBand on the iPhone, you could eliminate using the Mac entirely and create the ringtone entirely on the mobile device.
When you’re done creating, you’ll need to go to the project browser, press and hold on the file to find the share menu, and then follow the rest of the process to create the actual ringtone.