How to Make a Text Tone on iPhone



The tones integrated into iPhone devices are instantly recognizable. These sounds can immediately catch anyone’s attention. However, the popularity of the iPhone among general people makes these sounds from iPhone devices a repetitive occurrence. You might be someone who wants a change. This blog post will teach you how to make a text tone iPhone that is unique and separates you from the rest.


There are multiple ways you can custom text tone on iPhone. This article will introduce you to a third-party application called Ringtones: Ringtone Maker. You will also learn how to make a text tone on iPhone by utilizing iOS tools. So, let’s get started.

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How to make a text tone on iPhone via Ringtones: Ringtone Maker app 


You’ll notice Ringtones: Ringtone Maker app’s vast library of ringtones as soon as you install and launch it on your iPhone. The app makes it simple to select tones from various music categories. You can also take the procedure to the next level by creating a custom tone for your device. If you want nothing but to create ringtones for your iPhone, go through this blog post – How to Make a Ringtone on iPhone.


Once you make your custom text tone, you will need to sync that file on your device. One way is to use the GarageBand application, and the other method requires the iTunes app. These two methods are the only way iPhone users can set their custom tone on their devices. There are no other credible alternatives. However, this article will guide you on both approaches extensively. So, follow the steps below to learn how to make a text tone on iPhone through the Ringtone Maker app. Alternatively, you can also learn how to convert mp3 to iPhone ringtone. This knowledge might come in handy for you later.


Steps on how to make a text tone on iPhone using the Ringtone Maker app:

  • Open Ringtone Maker
  • On the opening screen, tap on the Ringtone Maker +
  • Then, select the audio file that you want as your text tone from the Library section
  • Shorten the audio file. Length should not exceed 40 seconds
  • Finally, save your custom text tone on the My Tones section of the application

These steps above will let you create your own text message sound effect using the Ringtone Maker app. You can also select any tones from the app’s library. Now it is time to use the GarageBand app to complete the process. There are simple steps that you need to follow.


Steps on how to set a text tone on iPhone with the GarageBand app:

  • Next, select the GarageBand app from the Share menu
  • On the Ringtone Maker app, go to the My Tones section
  • Find your tone and tap on the Menu icon
  • Tap on Share

Here is how to set the custom text tone using the GarageBand app:

  • In the ‘Recents’ section of the GarageBand app; long press on the tone that you want as your text tone and select Share
  • In the following menu, choose Ringtone
  • Then, tap on the Export button at the top right corner of your screen
  • Once exporting is complete, you can tap on the ‘Use sound as… option’
  • Tap on Done to finally complete the process

Steps on how to set a text tone on iPhone using the iTunes app

  • Connect your device with a PC that has iTunes
  • Allow the PC to get access to your iPhone
  • Select your device and tap on the Sync Settings
  • Select the Files tab and choose the Ringtones: Ringtone Maker app
  • Drag and drop the text tone that you want to set on your iPhone and drop it to your desktop
  • Next, drag back that text tone from desktop to Tones section
  • Tap Done to add the tone on your iPhone
  • Finally, disconnect your device from the PC and move on to set your text tone

Here’s how to change a text tone on iPhone

  • Go to the Settings menu on your iPhone
  • Select Sounds & Haptics
  • Find Text Tone and tap on it
  • In the following menu, choose the text tone you made or downloaded from the Ringtone Maker app
  • Close the settings menu. Your text tone is changed

Final words


Changing a simple text tone might seem a long process involving various methods. You are stuck with these methods due to Apple’s policy on this matter. There is no alternative way to change tones faster than the methods mentioned in this post. However, on the other side, you get introduced to Ringtone Maker, which is arguably one of the best ringtone apps on the market. Moreover, you have also learned from this blog post how to change and set custom notifications sound on iPhone.

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