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  • Published : January 13, 2022

How to Change Notification Sounds on iPhone

How to change notification sounds on iPhone

Have you ever noticed that your iPhone’s alert tones or ringtones are similar to other iPhone users? Do you know you have access to some default tones on your iPhone or that you can add new sounds? This guide will explore how to change notification sounds on iPhone and how we can get new ones.

 

Though, you’ll have some sounds on your iPhone by default. If you want more options, you’d need to buy new ones or make your own. Here we’ve also discussed how to make your own tone with a third-party app or buy a new one from the iTunes Store.

Install the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app from the App Store to make your own ringtones, text tones, voicemails, etc.

How to change notification sounds on iPhone from the Settings app

 

From your iPhone’s Settings app, you can change your ringtone, text tone, calendar alerts, reminder alerts, etc. Also, you can adjust your ringing and alert volume from the Settings app. With just a few simple steps, you can customize the notification sounds of your iPhone.

Steps on how to change notification sounds on iPhone with the Settings app:

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  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on the Sounds & Haptics
  • To adjust the volume level of your ringing and alert tones, drag the volume level slider.
  • Or turn on the “Change with Buttons” switch to adjust the ringing and alert tone volume using the volume buttons of your iPhone.
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  • To change your iPhone’s ringing toner, tap on Ringtone. You’ll then be given access to the list of default and custom ringtones on your iPhone. Choose your preferred ringtone.
  • To change the notification sound for your text messages, tap on Text Tone. You’ll then be given access to the list of default and custom text tones on your iPhone. Choose your preferred tone.
  • Similarly, you can change the notification sounds for new and sent emails or voicemails, calendar and reminder alerts, and AirDrop. Tap on the respective options, and from the list of tones made available to you, select the one you like.

How to make custom notification sounds on iPhone with a third-party app

 

Making your own custom ringtones is a great way to customize your iPhone. In addition, you can use the same tone for your voicemail, text messages, or other alert sounds. This is because they all share the same audio format (.m4r). If you want to convert your MP3 songs to M4R format, you’d need a third-party app like the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker.

 

Unfortunately, Apple has made the process of making your own ringtones on iPhone very complex. Normally, you’d need a computer with iTunes plugged with your iPhone to make your sounds. With the Ringtone Maker app, you can also create tones without using iTunes. You just need to have Apple’s free GarageBand app.

Are you wondering how to change notification sounds on iPhone? You may do so by going to Settings on your iPhone. But install the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app to set custom ringtones, text tones, alert tones, other notification sounds.

Steps on how to make custom notification sounds on iPhone with the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app:

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  • Launch the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app.
  • Tap on the Ringtone Maker + button.
  • Then select the song from your Apple Music library that you’d want to convert to the M4R format.
  • An audio trimmer tool appears; you can then shorten the length of your soundtrack and then tap on Save.
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  • Then navigate to the My Tones tab located at the bottom of your screen.
  • Next, tap on the More option and tap on Install Ringtone.
  • After that, tap on Install Via GarageBand (GarageBand app is Apple’s free app).
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  • On the GarageBand app, tap and hold the soundtrack file you created earlier and tap Share.
  • Then tap on the Ringtone button.
  • Next, rename the file if necessary and tap Export.
  • After that, tap on OK. The new sound is now saved on your iPhone.

Video Tutorial on how to make notification sounds on iPhone with the Ringtone maker app

How to get custom notification sounds on iPhone from the iTunes Store

 

If you don’t want to create your own custom tones, you can instead purchase them from the iTunes Store. Here, we’ve discussed how to buy ringtones on iPhone from Apple’s iTunes Store app.

Steps on how to download ringtones on iPhone from the iTunes Store:

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  • Start the iTunes Store app on your iPhone.
  • Then tap on the More tab located at the bottom-right of your page.
  • Next, select Tones from the category list.
  • After that, browse and choose a tone that you like.
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  • Then tap on the price option next to the tone and tap on Done.
  • After that, tap on the Purchase button to buy the tone.
  • Finally, go to the Sounds & Haptics option under your iPhone’s Settings to locate your purchased tone.

Conclusion

 

If you’ve followed the above guide, you’ll find out how to change notification sounds on iPhone. In addition, we’ve also discussed a number of ways on how you can get new notification sounds. You could make your own tone with the Ringtones : Ringtone Maker app or buy new ones via iTunes Store app.

 

If you’ve liked this guide, then check out this other blog: How to Create Your Own Alarm Sound on iPhone & How to get new ringtones on iPhone.

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