After the update of iOS 13 it is now easier to set a song as a ringtone in iPhone without the need of iTunes or a personal computer and let me share that easier method on how to download a song from iPhone and set that song as your iPhone ringtone quickly.
To set a song as a ringtone on iPhone all you have to do is just convert the music to m4a directly from your phone, export the tone and set it as your custom ringtone without iTunes.
How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on Iphone without iTunes or Computer
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It used to be a difficult process to set ringtones to iPhone without using iTunes and millions of iPhone users are angry towards the Apple brand for making this process so complicated. Although iTunes help you to set ringtones on iPhone directly they don’t have all of your favorite tunes on it.
So let’s dive into the step by step method of setting a iPhone ringtone directly from your phone without using iTunes without looking for any iTunes alternatives.
Requirements to Download a Song and Set as iPhone Ringtone
- iOS 13 or higher
- MP3 Converter
- Garageband for iPhone
To set a custom iPhone ringtone you need to have a iOS device such as iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone SE, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 etc. It works only if your phone’s software version is IOS 13 or higher because the platform allows the users to download media directly from websites using the browser.
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You can use any of your favorite MP3 converter for converting the songs from MP3 format to M4a format which is a default requirement to set a song as a ringtone in iPhone.
Garageband for iPhone is a free tool that you can download from Apple store directly which is going to help you set the converted tune as your custom ringtone.
Steps to Set a Song as Ringtone in iPhone Directly without iTunes
Step 1: Open your favorite browser and search for the song that you’re looking to set as the ringtone.
Step 2: Click on the download button to download the file. You can also use “Save to Files” option if you’re downloading it from a copied URL. In this case “Scam 1992” is my song selection that I’m going to set as my iPhone ringtone.
Step 3: Now open the downloaded song from your browser’s downloads folder by clicking on the small button above and play it.
Step 4: Now press the “Share” button below and iPhone must display the list of ways to share the song. Select the “MP3 Converter” icon and the song will be opened in that app.
Step 5: Now you gotta convert the song from MP3 format to M4a format because that’s the default custom ringtone format that is recognized by iOS software. Click on the convert button once you’ve selected the format as shown in the picture below.
Step 6: After you click the convert button it takes few seconds to convert and then you will be shown few options. Select the “Ringtone” option and proceed to the next step.
Step 7: Now you will be provided with few options to open the music you have just converted. Click on the GarageBand app from the list. If you haven’t installed it earlier you will be prompted and taken to the app store directly.
Step 8: You will be shown the song that you have converted inside the Garageband and all you have to do is to long press on the song and click on the “Share” button at the end. In case you’re looking to edit the audio quality you can just open it and edit before pressing the share button.
Step 9: Click on the “Ringtone” button and proceed further.
Step 10: Now type in a filename for your custom ringtone and click on the “Export” button. It takes few seconds to export and in my case “Scam_1992_” is the filename.
Step 11: Now you can select the “Standard Ringtone” button to set the song as your iPhone’s default ringtone. You can also assign the custom ringtone to a specific contact or set it as your text message tone.
Step 12: If you have several ringtones on iPhone and looking to switch between the ringtones then you can find your tones in Settings > Sounds and Haptics > Ringtone.
If you have any queries on how to set a custom ringtone on iPhone ask them in the comment section.
NO, the software is available in Apple’s App Store officially.
No, The ringtone can be set from your iphone directly.
No, iTunes is not required.
Yes if it is running on iOS 13 or above.
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