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  • Published : March 28, 2021

Create Custom Ringtone for iPhone with a Ringtone Maker App

User holding iPhone showing the ringtone maker app interface

Until recently, the only way to get personalized ringtones for your phone was to buy them. Also, making custom ringtones for your iPhone has always been a hassle. They require you to edit audio files on your computer before transferring them to your iPhone via iTunes. We’ve come up with an app with a smooth and easy way to create custom ringtones right on your iPhone.

Try out Ringtones : Ringtone Maker, a third-party app, which doesn’t entirely replace the need for iTunes syncing but allows you to make your own ringtones or choose from a collection of different tones all in your iPhone. Here are some steps on creating ringtones on your iPhone.

How to custom make ringtone for iPhone

Your iPhone doesn’t have a default option to create a ringtone, but it does have a collection of ringtones to choose from. After a certain period, these preinstalled tones become boring.


Having an option to create your own ringtone is a great thing to have. Creating your sound is one way to make your iPhone a more personalized device.


Customize the iPhone to sound like no one else’s. Enable your iPhone to follow your rhythm. Make your ringtones with songs from your iTunes library and Apple Music.


Of course, the first step is to download the Ringtone Maker app. After downloading the app, open it. Then, tap “Ringtone Maker” to enter your music library and pick a song or audio file to use as your ringtone.

Two iPhone screenshots with ringtones and library section.

The next step is for you to edit the selected track with an in-built audio trimmer tool.


You will have two sliders representing the start point and endpoint, respectively, and will see the path is laid out in a wave. You can then vary the selected tone’s size using the two sliders for up to 40 seconds.

The reason is that iTunes only allows ringtones that have a length of 40 seconds or less. However, using a 40-second song as a text message alert is not a good idea. So, the trimmer tool comes in handy.

Once you have trimmed your tone and saved it, it then appears in “My Tones” in your app, and your custom ringtone is now ready to be installed.

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow you to set your customized ringtone from your iPhone directly. You need to install it on your iPhone via iTunes syncing. Once you’ve created and saved a ringtone, the app tells you how to connect it to your computer’s iTunes Library.

Phone screenshot showing app's trimmer section

How to add ringtones to iPhone?

Even though the iPhone has been available for a long time, there is still no simple way to install customized ringtones.


Usually, you had to create your ringtones in iTunes on your PC or Mac, but the Ringtone Maker app allows you to do it on your iPhone, thus making the entire process much smoother.


With this app, you can now turn any piece of sound into a ringtone. With just a few steps, you can directly add your custom ringtones to your iPhone.

Step One: Sync your iPhone with iTunes

If you don’t have iTunes already installed on your PC or Mac, you need to get Apple’s latest version. Nowadays, you rarely need iTunes to use with your iPhone, but you still need it to add your custom ringtones.

If you haven’t previously linked your phone to iTunes on the PC or Mac, unlock your iPhone and tap the ‘Trust’ button on its screen to confirm that you want to trust it. You’ll be then prompted to type your PIN code.

Two phone screenshots showing iPhone syncing with iTunes

Step Two: Import ringtone using iTunes

Once you have successfully synced your iPhone, click on the device icon on the library section’s left side to select your iPhone device.


Then scroll down, tap on “File Sharing,” choose the ‘Ringtones : Ringtone Maker’ app, locate the custom ringtone file on the adjacent section and then drag it to your desktop.

Ringtone file sharing facilities using iTunes

Now go to the “Tones” section in your iTunes and then drag back the custom m4r ringtone file from the desktop into the “Tones” section and click “sync.” Once you’ve done this, your ringtone will be installed on the iPhone, and you’ll be then able to select it as your ringtone.

Ringtone synchronizing options from iTunes

How to set ringtones on iPhone

In your iPhone; in “settings,” tap “Sounds & Haptics.” Then go to the “Ringtone” and then choose your custom ringtone from the list. If you select the ringtone, it is supposed to play, which means it is good to go.

Now unplug your iPhone from your PC/Mac and then use your iPhone to set your new ringtone. Setting a new ringtone in your iPhone is a very straightforward process.

iPhone screenshots showing the process of setting iPhone ringtone

You don’t just have to set the tone as a ringtone, but you can also set the tone as Text Tone, voicemail, Calendar alerts, Reminder Alerts, New or Sent Mail, etc.

Finishing Remarks

Unfortunately, Apple has little in hand when making an exceptionally convenient ringtone by converting tracks from your own music library. Still, you can do so for free using your computer and iTunes, and of course, thanks to the Ringtone maker on apple phones.

To build a personalized ringtone for an iPhone, you’ll need to edit a song using the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app. Now you can tweak the beginning and end times as well as save your own created ringtone files. You can also add the edited ringtone to your iPhone’s caller tune and store and synchronize it with iTunes with little extra effort.

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