Adding Custom Ringtones To Your iPhone

The new iTunes version 12.7 removes the ability for iTunes to easily store and sync ringtones to your iPhone. But the method for manually adding and removing ringtones is easier than ever. Learn how to add custom ringtones to your iPhone through iTunes on your Mac.

Comments: 9 Responses to “Adding Custom Ringtones To Your iPhone”

    Al
    2 years ago

    Friends have asked me if this tip will work in the same manner on a PC using iTunes.

    2 years ago

    Al: I don’t know. They should try it.

    Karen Howard Brown
    2 years ago

    I’m running 12.7.0.166, my iPhone is plugged in. My one custom ringtone does not show up under Tones. I went to it’s location on my hard drive and tried dragging it in so it would show up—nothing. I tried downloading one of yours and dragging it in, just as shown on your video—nothing. Why, I wonder.

    2 years ago

    Karen: What version of iOS is your device?

    Karen Howard Brown
    2 years ago

    IOS 11.0.3. The custom ringtone is on the phone—loaded originally through iTunes. iMac running High Sierra.

    2 years ago

    Karen: Ah, yes, if the ringtone was previously leaded through a sync, then it won’t appear. This method is for manually transferring ringtones and the two methods don’t work together.

    Karen Howard Brown
    2 years ago

    I can understand that, but why wouldn’t iTunes accept one of your ringtones —just as you showed in the video. Works on yours—not on mine.

    2 years ago

    Karen: Did you switch to “manually manage” like I show? Really hard to say without being there to watch every step and examine and investigate whatever else you may have going on.

    Karen Howard Brown
    2 years ago

    Who knows why, but the ringtones are now transferring. Thanks, Gary. I lead the Mac Users group in our community (150 members) and teach iPad classes, so always want to make sure something works before I pass information along. :)

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