How to Change Default Ringtone on iPhone

Change Default Ringtone on iPhone

Listening to the same old ringtones every day when you are using a smartphone such as an iPhone is a little disappointing and boring. So, changing your default ringtone is a great way to personalize your iPhone. Though your iPhone has a few ringtone options, there are other ways to get custom ringtones. In this comprehensive guide, we will learn how to change default ringtone on iPhone.

 

What is the default iPhone ringtone called?

 

With iPhone X and for all subsequent iPhone models, the default ringtone was and still is the “Reflection.” And before that, the “Opening” was the default iPhone ringtone. You’ll still find the “Opening” on your iPhone’s ringtone list, where you can set it up as your standard ringtone if you want.

 

However, if you are looking for the classic and the original iPhone ringtone name, it is called “marimba.” And it is available for those who have previously used the earliest iPhone models and then migrated to the newer iPhone model.

 

How to change default ringtone on iPhone for free

 

If you want to change the default ringtone of your iPhone, you can do it very easily from your iPhone’s Settings. Your iPhone comes with a small collection of preloaded tones. And with just a few easy steps, you change your ringtone on iPhone.

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Here’s how to change the default ringtone on iPhone from the Settings app:

steps on how to change the default ringtone on iPhone
  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app.
  • Next, tap on “Sounds & Haptics.”
  • Then select “Ringtone.”
  • After that, select a new ringtone from the list as your new ringtone.

How to change default ringtone on iPhone from the iTunes Store

 

Another way to change the default ringtone is to get custom ringtones for iPhone from the iTunes Store. This is Apple’s own store, where you can purchase music, movies, tv shows, and of course, tones. From here, you can buy a ringtone for your iPhone and directly replace the default ringtone.

 

Here’s how to buy ringtones on iPhone

 

If you already have the iTunes Store app on your iPhone, you can either launch the app or go through the Settings app. For instance, you can head over to the Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone > Tone Store, and you’ll be directed to the More tab of the iTunes Store app. If you don’t have the app, you’ll be asked to install the app from the App Store first. So, here are the process on how to get new ringtones on iPhone from the iTunes Store:

Here’s how to buy ringtones on iPhone with the iTunes Store
  • Head over to the “More” tab from the bottom-right corner of the iTunes Store app.
  • Then select the “Tones” from the list of options under the More tab.
  • Next, browse and select the tone that you want for your iPhone.
  • A popup menu appears; select the “Set as Default Ringtone” option. Once you complete the purchasing process, this will replace your default iPhone ringtone with your selected ringtone.

How to change default ringtone on iPhone using third-party apps

 

Want to change your default ringtone, but you don’t like the preloaded options on your iPhone? Or you would rather set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone. In that case, you could use a third-party ringtone maker app, like the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker.

 

You can convert your favorite song from your library into an iPhone ringtone format with this app. Furthermore, you can use your audio recording or the audio from your video to make a custom ringtone. Also, you’ll have access to multiple preinstalled iPhone ringtones.

 

You can use two ways to make your own custom ringtone with the Ringtone Maker app. One of them requires the use of Apple’s GarageBand app other one requires iTunes software and a computer. So, here we will focus on how to set a custom ringtone on iPhone without iTunes.

 

Here’s the steps on how to change the default ringtone on iPhone with the Ringtone Maker app via GarageBand:

 

This section can be divided into two parts. In the first, we are going to learn how to make a new ringtone from the Ringtone Maker app. And in the next part, we will find out how to install the ringtone on your iPhone through the GarageBand app.

 

On the Ringtone Maker app:

Here’s how to make a ringtone on iPhone with the Ringtone Maker app 01
  • Launch the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app.
  • Next, tap on the big “Plus +” button to select a song from your Apple Music library. Alternatively, you can select the “Audio from Video” or the “Record Audio” button for a different source. Also, you can choose from the preloaded tones on this app.
  • Once you’ve selected an audio source that you want to turn into a ringtone, an audio trimmer appears. There rename your ringtone (if necessary) and trim your audio clip to keep it under 30 seconds. After that, tap the “Save” button.
  • Your ringtone is now saved under the “Custom” tab on “My Tones.” There tap on the “More” (three horizontal dots) icon beside your ringtone file.
  • Next, tap on “Install Ringtone” and afterward select the “Install via GarageBand” option from the popup menu.
  • After that, select the GarageBand app from the share menu. If you don’t already have it, you need to get it from the App Store.

On the GarageBand app:

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  • After you’ve selected the GarageBand app from the share menu, your ringtone file will appear on the GarageBand app.
  • Then touch and hold on to your ringtone file and tap on “Share.”
  • Next, tap on the “Ringtone” button to create a custom ringtone on your iPhone.
  • Afterward, rename the file (if necessary) and tap on “Export.”
  • Once that is done, then select the “Use sound as…” option from the dialog box.
  • Then tap on the “Standard Ringtone” option on another dialog box to set your custom ringtone as your iPhone ringtone.

Here’s how to change the default text tone on iPhone

 

Not just your default ringtone, but you can also change the tones of other aspects of your iPhone, such as your text messages. The steps to change a text tone on iPhone is almost similar to the one for a ringtone. Here’s how:

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings.
  • Then tap on “Sounds & Haptics.”
  • Next, select “Text Tone” instead of Ringtone.
  • After that, replace the default text tone with a different one from the preloaded list.

You can also change the default tone for other alerts using the same method. Just select the alert type after Sounds & Haptics.

 

Here’s how to change the default alarm sound on iPhone

 

Another tone that you can change is your iPhone’s default alarm sound. If you wish to modify the default tone of your alarm, then you need to launch your iPhone’s Clock app.

 

Then you need to head over to the Alarm tab and make a new alarm (tap on the Plus icon) or select an existing alarm.

 

Next, tap on the Sound option and choose a new tone for your alarm. Or you could select a song from your Apple Music library as your alarm sound by tapping on Pick a song option instead.

 

Concluding remarks

 

Here we’ve addressed everything you need to know about how to change default ringtone on iPhone. Whether it is changing your default ringtone from your iPhone’s Settings, buying new tones from iTunes Store, or making your own ringtones with an app, we have covered all of them. In addition, we’ve also covered other tones instead of ringtones.

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