Ringtones play a key role in making your phone unique and distinguishable from others’. Not being able to change the ringtone of your phone at will can feel restrictive and frustrating.
If you own an Apple device, then you may have faced problems in using tunes that are not included in Apple’s set of default ringtones. However, there is an easy solution to resolve this issue.
How do you change your ringtone?
First off, it is important that you know the basics of changing the ringtone of your iPhone before trying to personalize it. The easy interface makes it a cakewalk, so there is no need to be intimidated.
Step 1- Go to the Settings menu of your phone and then click on the Sounds submenu.
Step 2- You will find a list of a variety of ringtones meant for different purposes.
This section covers all the sounds produced by the phone which means that you can also change the Notification sounds or the Vibration Pattern as well.
Step 3- All you need to do is click on the relevant option and follow the steps accordingly. However, we are focusing on ringtones in particular, so you must tap Ringtone before proceeding further.
Step 4 – Now, you will be directed to a pane that has a comprehensive list of Apple’s default ringtones.
Step 5 – The one that is currently set will be tick marked. You can preview the other ringtones by tapping on them which will make it easier for you to choose the one you like.
Step 6 – The “Classic” option at the bottom will allow you to go through explore Apple’s previous ringtones. However, the alert tones provided are more suitable for alarms and notifications.
How to get new ringtones?
The easiest way to get new and fresh ringtones is to purchase them from the Apple Store. The interface of Sounds and Vibration Patterns will have the Store option after tapping which you can choose Tones if you want to be taken to the ringtones section. You will find hundreds of eclectic ringtones to choose from.
Create your own!
If buying is too mainstream for you, why not make your own ringtones? The app, GarageBand will let you make customised ringtones directly on your iPhone. You just have to create a new project and start working on the instrument you like. Once you have a small jingle that you like, use the Record button to store it. Visit My Songs from where you can share this audio sequence as a ringtone with a custom name. You can choose the Standard Ringtone option or the Assign to contact option while exporting.
Instead of using GarageBand, you can also explore the Store for other third-party iOS apps which offer the same service.
A Mac will also let you create Siri-style ringtones easily. Type the text on TextEdit and then choose the Add to iTunes option from the Services Menu. It will be added as a Spoken Track after which you can name and set it as a ringtone. Bring the file to your desktop from the iTunes folder and give the extension, m4r. Once you remove the original, you can add this edited version to your Tones library.
Ready to experiment?