iPhone User Guide

  • Setup basics
  • Make your iPhone your own
  • Take great photos and videos
  • Keep in touch with friends and family
  • Share features with your family
  • Use iPhone for your daily routines
  • Supported models
  • iPhone 8 Plus
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  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • What’s new in iOS 16
  • Turn on and set up iPhone
  • Wake and unlock
  • Set up cellular service
  • Use Dual SIM
  • Connect to the internet
  • Apple ID settings
  • Turn iCloud features on or off
  • Subscribe to iCloud+
  • Find settings
  • Set up mail, contacts, and calendar accounts
  • Learn the meaning of the status icons
  • Charge the battery
  • Show the battery percentage
  • Check battery health and usage
  • Download or bookmark the user guide
  • Learn basic gestures
  • Learn gestures for iPhone models with Face ID
  • Adjust the volume
  • Find your apps in App Library
  • Switch between open apps
  • Quit and reopen an app
  • Dictate text
  • Type with the onscreen keyboard
  • Select and edit text
  • Use predictive text
  • Use text replacements
  • Add or change keyboards
  • Multitask with Picture in Picture
  • Access features from the Lock Screen
  • View activities in the Dynamic Island
  • Perform quick actions
  • Search from the Home Screen or Lock Screen
  • Use AirDrop to send items
  • Take a screenshot or screen recording
  • Draw in apps
  • Add a description, a signature, and more to an image
  • Zoom in or magnify in Markup
  • Get information about your iPhone
  • View or change cellular data settings
  • Travel with iPhone
  • Change sounds and vibrations
  • Create a custom Lock Screen
  • Change your Lock Screen
  • Change the wallpaper
  • Adjust the screen brightness and color balance
  • Keep the iPhone display on longer
  • Magnify the screen
  • Change the name of your iPhone
  • Change the date and time
  • Change the language and region
  • Organize your apps in folders
  • Add widgets to the Home Screen
  • Move apps and widgets on the Home Screen
  • Remove apps
  • Use and customize Control Center
  • Change or lock the screen orientation
  • View and respond to notifications
  • Change notification settings
  • Set up a Focus
  • Allow or silence notifications for a Focus
  • Turn a Focus on or off
  • Stay focused while driving
  • Subscribe to Apple Arcade
  • Play with friends in Game Center
  • Connect a game controller
  • Use App Clips
  • Manage purchases, subscriptions, settings, and restrictions
  • Install and manage fonts
  • Buy books and audiobooks
  • Annotate books
  • Access books on other Apple devices
  • Listen to audiobooks
  • Set reading goals
  • Organize books
  • Create and edit events in Calendar
  • Send invitations
  • Reply to invitations
  • Change how you view events
  • Search for events
  • Customize your calendar
  • Keep track of events
  • Use multiple calendars
  • Use the Holidays calendar
  • Share iCloud calendars
  • Camera basics
  • Set up your shot
  • Apply Photographic Styles
  • Take Live Photos
  • Take Burst mode shots
  • Take a selfie
  • Take panoramic photos
  • Take macro photos and videos
  • Take Portrait mode photos
  • Take Night mode photos
  • Take Apple ProRAW photos
  • Adjust the shutter volume
  • Adjust HDR camera settings
  • Record videos
  • Record ProRes videos
  • Record video in Cinematic mode
  • Change video recording settings
  • Save camera settings
  • Change advanced camera settings
  • View, share, and print photos
  • Use Live Text
  • Scan a QR code
  • See the world clock
  • Set an alarm
  • Change the next wake up alarm
  • Use the timer or stopwatch
  • Add and use contact information
  • Edit contacts
  • Add your contact info
  • Use other contact accounts
  • Use Contacts from the Phone app
  • Merge or hide duplicate contacts
  • Set up FaceTime
  • Make and receive calls
  • Create a FaceTime link
  • Take a Live Photo
  • Turn on Live Captions in a FaceTime call
  • Use other apps during a call
  • Make a Group FaceTime call
  • View participants in a grid
  • Use SharePlay to watch, listen, and play together
  • Share your screen
  • Hand off a FaceTime call to another device
  • Change the video settings
  • Change the audio settings
  • Add camera effects
  • Leave a call or switch to Messages
  • Block unwanted callers
  • Connect external devices or servers
  • View and modify files and folders
  • Organize files and folders
  • Set up iCloud Drive
  • Share files and folders in iCloud Drive
  • Share your location
  • Send your location via satellite
  • Add or remove a friend
  • Locate a friend
  • Get notified when friends change their location
  • Notify a friend when your location changes
  • Add your iPhone
  • Add your iPhone Wallet with MagSafe
  • Get notified if you leave a device behind
  • Locate a device
  • Mark a device as lost
  • Erase a device
  • Remove a device
  • Add an AirTag
  • Add a third-party item
  • Get notified if you leave an item behind
  • Locate an item
  • Mark an item as lost
  • Remove an item
  • Adjust map settings
  • Intro to Fitness
  • Track daily activity
  • See your activity history, trends, and awards
  • Sync a third-party workout app
  • Customize Fitness notifications
  • Share your activity
  • Subscribe to Apple Fitness+
  • Browse Apple Fitness+ workouts and meditations
  • Start an Apple Fitness+ workout
  • Change what’s on the screen during an Apple Fitness+ workout or meditation
  • Download an Apple Fitness+ workout or meditation
  • Get started with Freeform
  • Create a Freeform board
  • Access boards on other devices
  • Lines and shapes
  • Sticky notes
  • Photos and videos
  • Scans, links, and other files
  • Accessible descriptions
  • Apply consistent styles
  • Position items on a board
  • Search Freeform boards
  • Share and collaborate
  • Delete boards
  • Intro to Health
  • Fill out your Health Details
  • Intro to Health data
  • View your health data
  • Share your health data
  • View health data shared by others
  • Download health records
  • View health records
  • Monitor your walking steadiness
  • Log menstrual cycle information
  • View menstrual cycle predictions and history
  • Track your medications
  • Learn more about your medications
  • Set up a schedule for a Sleep Focus
  • Turn off alarms and delete sleep schedules
  • Add or change sleep schedules
  • Turn Sleep Focus on or off
  • Change your wind down period, sleep goal, and more
  • View your sleep history
  • Use headphone audio level features
  • Check your headphone levels
  • Register as an organ donor
  • Back up your Health data
  • Intro to Home
  • Upgrade to the new Home architecture
  • Set up accessories
  • Control accessories
  • Control your home using Siri
  • Configure HomePod
  • Control your home remotely
  • Create and use scenes
  • Create an automation
  • Configure cameras
  • Face Recognition
  • Unlock your door with a home key
  • Configure a router
  • Share controls with others
  • Add more homes
  • Get music, movies, and TV shows
  • Get ringtones
  • Manage purchases and settings
  • Magnify nearby objects
  • Create activities
  • Change settings
  • Detect people around you
  • Detect doors around you
  • Receive image descriptions of your surroundings
  • Set up shortcuts for Detection Mode
  • Add and remove email accounts
  • Set up a custom email domain
  • Check your email
  • Unsend email with Undo Send
  • Reply to and forward emails
  • Save an email draft
  • Add email attachments
  • Download email attachments
  • Annotate email attachments
  • Set email notifications
  • Search for email
  • Organize email in mailboxes
  • Flag emails
  • Filter emails
  • Use Hide My Email
  • Use Mail Privacy Protection
  • Change email settings
  • Delete and recover emails
  • Add a Mail widget to your Home Screen
  • Print emails
  • Search for places
  • Find nearby attractions, restaurants, and services
  • Get information about places
  • Mark places
  • Share places
  • Rate places
  • Save favorite places
  • Explore new places with Guides
  • Organize places in My Guides
  • Get traffic and weather info
  • Delete significant locations
  • Find your Maps settings
  • Use Siri, Maps, and the Maps widget to get directions
  • Select other route options
  • Share your ETA
  • Find stops along your route
  • View a route overview or a list of turns
  • Change settings for spoken directions
  • Set up electric vehicle routing
  • Get driving directions
  • Get directions to your parked car
  • Report traffic incidents
  • Get cycling directions
  • Get walking directions
  • Get transit directions
  • Delete recent directions
  • Look around places
  • Take Flyover tours
  • View and save measurements
  • Measure a person’s height
  • Use the level
  • Set up Messages
  • Send and reply to messages
  • Unsend and edit messages
  • Keep track of messages and conversations
  • Forward and share messages
  • Start a group conversation
  • Add photos and videos
  • Send and receive content
  • Watch, listen, or play together using SharePlay
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Animate messages
  • Use iMessage apps
  • Send recorded audio messages
  • Send a Digital Touch effect
  • Send, receive, and request money with Apple Cash
  • Change notifications
  • Block, filter, and report messages
  • Delete messages
  • Recover deleted messages
  • View albums, playlists, and more
  • Queue up your music
  • Listen to broadcast radio
  • Subscribe to Apple Music
  • Listen to lossless music
  • Listen to Dolby Atmos music
  • Apple Music Sing
  • Find new music
  • Add music and listen offline
  • Get personalized recommendations
  • Listen to radio
  • Search for music
  • Create playlists
  • See what your friends are listening to
  • Use Siri to play music
  • Listen to music with Apple Music Voice
  • Change the way music sounds
  • Get started with News
  • Use News widgets
  • See news stories chosen just for you
  • Read stories
  • Follow your favorite teams with My Sports
  • Listen to Apple News Today
  • Subscribe to Apple News+
  • Browse and read Apple News+ stories and issues
  • Download Apple News+ issues
  • Listen to audio stories
  • Search for news stories
  • Save news stories for later
  • Subscribe to news channels
  • Get started with Notes
  • Add or remove accounts
  • Create and format notes
  • Draw or write
  • Scan text and documents
  • Add photos, videos, and more
  • Create Quick Notes
  • Search notes
  • Organize in folders
  • Organize with tags
  • Use Smart Folders
  • Change Notes settings
  • Make a call
  • Answer or decline incoming calls
  • While on a call
  • Set up voicemail
  • Check voicemail
  • Change voicemail greeting and settings
  • Select ringtones and vibrations
  • Make calls using Wi-Fi
  • Set up call forwarding and call waiting
  • Avoid unwanted calls
  • View photos
  • Play videos and slideshows
  • Delete or hide photos and videos
  • Edit photos and videos
  • Trim video length and adjust slow motion
  • Edit Cinematic mode videos
  • Edit Live Photos
  • Edit Portrait mode photos
  • Use photo albums
  • Edit and organize albums
  • Filter and sort photos and videos in albums
  • Duplicate and copy photos and videos
  • Find and delete duplicate photos and videos
  • Search for Photos
  • Find and identify people in Photos
  • Browse photos by location
  • Share photos and videos
  • Share long videos
  • View photos and videos shared with you
  • Use Live Text to interact with content in a photo or video
  • Use Visual Look Up to identify objects in your photos
  • Lift a subject from the photo background
  • Watch memories
  • Personalize your memories
  • Manage memories and featured photos
  • Use iCloud Photos
  • Use iCloud Shared Albums
  • Set up or join an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Add content to an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Use iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Import photos and videos
  • Print photos
  • Find podcasts
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Follow your favorite podcasts
  • Organize your podcast library
  • Download, save, or share podcasts
  • Subscribe to podcasts
  • Change download settings
  • Set up accounts
  • Add items to a list
  • Edit and manage a list
  • Search and organize lists
  • Work with templates
  • Use Smart Lists
  • Change Reminders settings
  • Print reminders
  • Browse the web
  • Customize your Safari settings
  • Change the layout
  • Search for websites
  • Open and close tabs
  • Organize your tabs
  • View your Safari tabs from another Apple device
  • Share Tab Groups
  • Bookmark favorite webpages
  • Save pages to a Reading List
  • Find links shared with you
  • Annotate and save a webpage as a PDF
  • Automatically fill in forms
  • Get extensions
  • Hide ads and distractions
  • Clear your cache
  • Browse the web privately
  • Use passkeys in Safari
  • Check stocks
  • Manage multiple watchlists
  • Read business news
  • Add earnings reports to your calendar
  • Add a Stocks widget to your Home Screen
  • Translate text, voice, and conversations
  • Translate text in apps
  • Translate with the camera view
  • Connect apps and add your TV provider
  • Subscribe to Apple TV+, MLS Season Pass, and Apple TV channels
  • Get shows, movies, and more
  • Watch sports
  • Watch Major League Soccer with MLS Season Pass
  • Control playback
  • Watch together using SharePlay
  • Manage your library
  • Change the settings
  • Make a recording
  • Play it back
  • Edit or delete a recording
  • Keep recordings up to date
  • Organize recordings
  • Search for or rename a recording
  • Share a recording
  • Duplicate a recording
  • Keep cards and passes in Wallet
  • Set up Apple Pay
  • Use Apple Pay for contactless payments
  • Use Apple Pay in apps, App Clips, and Safari
  • Use Apple Cash
  • Use Apple Card
  • Use Savings
  • Manage payment cards and activity
  • Pay for transit
  • Use digital keys
  • Use your driver’s license or state ID
  • Use student ID cards
  • Apple Account Card
  • Add and use passes
  • Manage passes
  • Use COVID-19 vaccination cards
  • Check the weather
  • Check the weather in other locations
  • View weather maps
  • Manage weather notifications
  • Add a Weather widget to your Home Screen
  • Learn the weather icons
  • Find out what Siri can do
  • Tell Siri about yourself
  • Have Siri announce calls and notifications
  • Add Siri Shortcuts
  • About Siri Suggestions
  • Use Siri in your car
  • Change Siri settings
  • Contact emergency services
  • Use Emergency SOS via satellite
  • Set up and view your Medical ID
  • Manage Crash Detection
  • Reset privacy and security settings in an emergency
  • Set up Family Sharing
  • Add Family Sharing members
  • Remove Family Sharing members
  • Share subscriptions
  • Share purchases
  • Share locations with family and locate lost devices
  • Set up Apple Cash Family and Apple Card Family
  • Set up parental controls
  • Set up a child’s device
  • View your Screen Time summary
  • Set up Screen Time for yourself
  • Set up Screen Time for a family member
  • Get a report of your device use
  • Charging cable
  • Power adapters
  • MagSafe chargers and battery packs
  • MagSafe cases and sleeves
  • Qi-certified wireless chargers
  • Use AirPods
  • Use EarPods
  • Apple Watch
  • Wirelessly stream videos and photos to Apple TV or a smart TV
  • Connect to a display with a cable
  • HomePod and other wireless speakers
  • Pair Magic Keyboard
  • Enter characters with diacritical marks
  • Switch between keyboards
  • Use shortcuts
  • Choose an alternative keyboard layout
  • Change typing assistance options
  • External storage devices
  • Bluetooth accessories
  • Share your internet connection
  • Allow phone calls on your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac
  • Use iPhone as a webcam
  • Hand off tasks between devices
  • Wirelessly stream video, photos, and audio to Mac
  • Cut, copy, and paste between iPhone and other devices
  • Connect iPhone and your computer with a cable
  • Transfer files between devices
  • Transfer files with email, messages, or AirDrop
  • Automatically keep files up to date with iCloud
  • Transfer files with an external storage device
  • Use a file server to share files between your iPhone and computer
  • Share files with a cloud storage service
  • Sync content or transfer files with the Finder or iTunes
  • Intro to CarPlay
  • Connect to CarPlay
  • Use your vehicle’s built-in controls
  • Get turn-by-turn directions
  • Change the map view
  • Make phone calls
  • View your calendar
  • Send and receive text messages
  • Announce incoming text messages
  • Play podcasts
  • Play audiobooks
  • Listen to news stories
  • Control your home
  • Use other apps with CarPlay
  • Rearrange icons on CarPlay Home
  • Change settings in CarPlay
  • Get started with accessibility features
  • Turn on and practice VoiceOver
  • Change your VoiceOver settings
  • Learn VoiceOver gestures
  • Operate iPhone when VoiceOver is on
  • Control VoiceOver using the rotor
  • Use the onscreen keyboard
  • Write with your finger
  • Use VoiceOver with an Apple external keyboard
  • Use a braille display
  • Type onscreen braille
  • Customize gestures and keyboard shortcuts
  • Use VoiceOver with a pointer device
  • Use VoiceOver for images and videos
  • Use VoiceOver in apps
  • Display & Text Size
  • Spoken Content
  • Audio Descriptions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Touch accommodations
  • Reachability
  • Call Audio Routing
  • Face ID & Attention
  • Intro to Switch Control
  • Set up and turn on Switch Control
  • Use Switch Control
  • Voice Control
  • Side or Home button
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Pointer Control
  • Apple Watch Mirroring
  • Hearing devices
  • Live Listen
  • Sound recognition
  • RTT and TTY
  • Mono audio, balance, phone noise cancellation
  • LED flash for alerts
  • Headphone audio
  • Background sounds
  • Subtitles and captions
  • Transcriptions for Intercom messages
  • Live Captions (beta)
  • Guided Access
  • Accessibility shortcuts
  • Per-app settings
  • Use built-in privacy and security protections
  • Set a passcode
  • Set up Face ID
  • Set up Touch ID
  • Control access to information on the Lock Screen
  • Keep your Apple ID secure
  • Sign in with passkeys
  • Sign in with Apple
  • Automatically fill in strong passwords
  • Change weak or compromised passwords
  • View your passwords and related information
  • Share passkeys and passwords securely with AirDrop
  • Make your passkeys and passwords available on all your devices
  • Automatically fill in verification codes
  • Automatically fill in SMS passcodes
  • Sign in with fewer CAPTCHA challenges on iPhone
  • Manage two-factor authentication for your Apple ID
  • Use security keys
  • Manage information sharing with Safety Check
  • Control app tracking permissions
  • Control the location information you share
  • Control access to information in apps
  • Control how Apple delivers advertising to you
  • Control access to hardware features
  • Create and manage Hide My Email addresses
  • Protect your web browsing with iCloud Private Relay
  • Use a private network address
  • Use Advanced Data Protection
  • Lockdown Mode
  • Turn iPhone on or off
  • Force restart iPhone
  • Back up iPhone
  • Return iPhone settings to their defaults
  • Restore all content from a backup
  • Restore purchased and deleted items
  • Sell, give away, or trade in your iPhone
  • Erase iPhone
  • Install or remove configuration profiles
  • Important safety information
  • Important handling information
  • Find more resources for software and service
  • FCC compliance statement
  • ISED Canada compliance statement
  • Ultra Wideband information
  • Class 1 Laser information
  • Apple and the environment
  • Disposal and recycling information
  • Unauthorized modification of iOS

Select ringtones and vibrations on iPhone

You can set the default ringtone and assign distinctive ringtones to certain people. You can also use vibrations and turn the ringer off.

Change the alert tones and vibrations

See Change iPhone sounds and vibrations .

iPhone comes with ringtones that play for incoming calls. You can also purchase more ringtones in the iTunes Store .

Assign a different ringtone to a contact

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Select a contact, tap Edit, tap Ringtone, then choose a ringtone.

Turn the ringer on or off

Flip the Ring/Silent switch to turn silent mode on or off. Clock alarms still play when silent mode is turned on.

To temporarily silence incoming calls, Turn on or schedule a Focus on iPhone .

How to Set a Ringtone on an iPhone 11

You can customize many of the sounds that you hear on your iPhone, including the sound that plays when you receive a new call. Use these steps to set a ringtone on an iPhone 11.

How to Adjust Ringtone iPhone 11 Setting

  • Open Settings .
  • Choose Sounds & Haptics .
  • Touch the Ringtone button.
  • Tap the ringtone that you want to use.

Our article continues below with additional information on how to change ringtone on iPhone 11, including pictures for each of these steps.

The iPhone is an incredibly popular smartphone, and it’s likely that you know people in your family or at work that have one.

This popularity means that you may often hear a ringtone coming from someone else’s phone that is the same sound as the one you are using.

Whether you find this to be confusing, or you simply want to use a ringtone that’s a little less common, then you might be looking for a way to change your iPhone’s ringtone.

Our guide below will show you how to set a ringtone on an iPhone 11 so that you can use one of the many tones that are available.

How to Change the Ringtone on an iPhone 11 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. While there are a number of default ringtones available, you can buy additional ringtones from the iTunes Store , or by choosing the option to purchase new tones that you will see in the final step of this guide.

These steps will show you how to change your iPhone 11 ringtone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

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Select the Settings app icon.

Step 2: Select the Sounds & Haptics option.

select Sounds and Haptics

Open the Sounds & Haptics menu.

Step 3: Touch the Ringtone option.

select the Ringtone option

Choose the Ringtone option.

Step 4 Select the ringtone that you want to use.

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Tap on a ringtone to choose it.

You will note that the default ringtone on the iPhone 11 is something called “Reflection.” However, there are a lot of other iPhone ringtones that you can select from that are there on the device by default.

Now that you know how to change ringtone on iPhone 11 you will be able to make this adjustment in the future any time you want to hear a different sound when people call you.

Our tutorial continues below with additional information on changing sounds and tones on your iPhone .

More Information on Changing Ringtones for iPhone 11

When you open the Sounds & Haptics menu on your iPhone you are going to see a lot of different options.

Some of these settings control the volume or other sounds that come out of your iPhone , but there is an entire section where you can specify the tone that is used by the various notifications that come from the device.

These settings include things like:

  • New Voicemail
  • Calendar Alerts

You are able ot use your own custom ringtones that you created in Garageband or other similar apps. If you want to use a custom ringtone as your iPhone ringtone then it will need to be in the correct format, and you will need to import it to your iPhone using a third-party app, or by transferring it from iTunes.

Our iPhone 13 ringtone guide can provide you with more information on how to use your own ringtone, or how to transfer ringtones to your iPhone.

If you want to get some new ringtones but you don’t want to create your own audio file or learn how to set custom ringtones, then you can also just open the iTunes Store app and add ringtones from there.

You just need to open the iTunes Store app, touch the More button at the bottom right corner of the screen, then tap Tones and search for the various ringtones that are available in iTunes.

Note that the ringtone will play each time that you select a new one, allowing you to hear what it sounds like before you settle on one. You can change iPhone ringtone settings as many times as you would like.

Ringtones will not play when your iPhone is on silent or vibrate .

Frequently Asked Questions About Ringtones for iPhone 11

What is the iphone 11 default ringtone name.

If you’ve never changed the ringtone on your iPhone 11, then the one that you are currently using is called Reflection.

You can go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone > and find the one that says (Default) next to it to see this information for yourself.

How do I use a new ringtone that I just bought for my iPhone?

The option to buy ringtones in the iTunes Store is an easy way to acquire ringtones that you can use on your new iPhone, as well as another iOS device that uses your Apple ID, such as an iPod Touch or an iPad.

Once you have found an audio clip or a favorite song that you want to use, then those purchased audio files are added to your iTunes library so that you can use them as ringtones on your device.

You can find them by going to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone > and locating them in the top part of the Ringtones list.

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How to Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone

Learn how to make a custom ringtone on your iPhone

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What to Know

  • The simplest way to add new ringtones to your iPhone is to buy them from the iTunes Store app, but it isn’t free.
  • You can set up custom ringtones using audio clips from Apple’s Music app on your Mac computer.
  • You can also create clips using downloaded audio files in the Garageband app instead.

This article explains how to set custom ringtones on your iPhone.

How Do I Add a Custom Ringtone?

The simplest and fastest way of using custom ringtones on your iPhone is through official channels. Which is to say you pay for and download the ringtones you want directly to your iPhone from the iTunes Store app. 

You'll need to ensure the iTunes Store app is installed on your iPhone before attempting anything from this section. If it's not, you can get the iTunes Store app in the App Store .

Open the iTunes Store app.

Tap More in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Tap Tones at the top of the menu.

The store includes several categories of potential tones, from music to film to sound effects. You can find what you want by browsing through the hi-lighted categories on the main page.

Or tap Genres at the top of the screen to pull up a list of all available genres (Alternative, Comedy, Dialogue, Sound Effects, etc.) and find the category that suits your needs best.

Each genre has sub-categories like New & Noteworthy , What’s Hot , and More to Explore .

Tap See All in the corner of a sub-category's associated window to explore it further.

Alternately, you can tap Search at the bottom of the screen, type in a specific title or topic, and then scroll through the results until you get to the Ringtones section.

Tap on a tone to view more details.

Tap on the tone’s name (displayed in blue) to listen before purchasing it. Or you can tap on the ringtone’s icon when in the main menu to listen to it instead.

When you’ve found the tone you want, tap the price .

A menu will appear, giving you the option to Set as Default Ringtone , Set as Default Text Tone , or Assign to a Contact . Or if you’d rather download the ringtone and not choose right away, tap Done .

A confirmation box will appear, displaying your total cost. Tap Purchase to confirm or Cancel if you’ve changed your mind.

Open your iPhone’s Settings and tap Sounds & Haptics to assign your ringtones.

Scroll down the menu to SOUNDS AND VIBRATION PATTERNS , then select the sound you want to change (in this case, Ringtone ).

Scroll through your RINGTONES list and tap the one you want to use. The ringtone will play as a preview once selected.

How Do I Put Custom Ringtones on My iPhone for Free?

You can convert songs you already have in iTunes into ringtones, but if you’re using a newer version of macOS (anything from 2019’s Catalina and up), you won’t have access to iTunes at all. Instead, you can use Music .

You must use the Music app on both your Mac to follow these steps, but you do not need to have a subscription to complete this process.

Open the Music app.

If the song or sound you want to use is already in your library, you can find it in one of the categories under Library on the left side of the screen.

If you want to use a file that isn’t loaded into your library yet, click File and then Import . Or press Command O .

Navigate to the file you want to add, select it, then click Open . You can also click on the play button on the file’s icon to listen to a preview to ensure it’s the one you want.

You’ll find the newly added file under Recently Added .

Right-click on the song and select Get Info .

Click on the Options tab in the menu, then enter the times you want the clip to start and stop in their respective boxes. Be aware the total time for the clip cannot exceed 30 seconds.

Click OK to finalize your selection.

From the clip’s info page, click on the clip to select it, then at the top of the screen, click File > Convert > Create ACC Version .

The 30 second clip will appear on the list underneath the original clip.

Once created, you’ll want to follow steps 6 through 9 to restore the original clip to its proper length. Just make sure both the Start and Stop boxes are unchecked, and it should default back to normal when you click OK .

Right-click on the 30-second clip and select Show in Finder to find the actual file on your computer. It should be using a “.m4a” file extension.

Right-click the file and select Rename .

Give the file any name you want, but make sure to change the extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r” to make sure your iPhone will recognize it .

Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the necessary Lightning or USB cable, then in Music, select your iPhone and click Sync Settings .

On the General tab, make sure Manually manage music, movies, and TV shows is on and click Apply to finish.

Go back to the folder where the new clip .m4r file is, then drag and drop it into Music , making sure your iPhone is still connected to your computer, and it’s still selected in the Music app.

The new ringtone may not appear on your iPhone’s page in Music , so go into Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone to check.

The new ringtone should appear right at the top of your list. Tap it to set it as your new ringtone, and you’re done!

How Can I Put Ringtones on My iPhone Without iTunes or Music?

Provided you already have music files you want to use or have some in mind you want to download, it’s also possible to set them up as ringtones on your phone without using iTunes or Music . First, you’ll need to download or transfer the music files to your phone with the Files app to make it work.

You’ll need to download and install both the Garageband app and the Files app from the App Store on your iPhone to follow these steps.

Open Garageband and tap Audio Recorder .

Tap View (the icon looks like a small series of horizontal lines towards the top-left of the screen).

From the new screen, tap Loop (which looks like a small loop, close to the top-right corner of the screen).

From the Files tab, tap Browse items from the Files app .

Select the file you want to use, and you’ll be taken back to the Files tab, where the selected file will now appear.

Tap and hold the song for a second or two, and it will import to Garageband .

Tap and drag along the lined bar at the top of the screen (beneath the Play and Record buttons) to set the starting point for your audio clip. Be aware the final audio clip you use for a ringtone will have to be less than 30 seconds long.

Double-tap the audio clip, tap Split and drag the scissor icon down to cut the clip at the line.

Double-tap the portion of the clip you don’t want to use and select Delete .

Tap the down arrow in the top-left corner of the screen and select My Songs .

Your clip will appear on the new screen, most likely with the title “My Song.”

Tap and hold the clip to pull up a menu, then scroll down and select Share .

Select Ringtone , then Continue .

Tap Export in the top-right corner of the screen, and Garageband will begin exporting the new ringtone for you.

Tap OK to continue, or Use sound as if you want to use the new ringtone for something specific.

If you choose the latter, you can set the new clip as a Standard Ringtone , a Standard Text Tone , or Assign to contact .

Otherwise, you can go into your iPhone’s Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone to set your new ringtone manually. It will appear in the list alphabetically as “My Song” if you didn’t change the name or under whatever name you decided to give it in Garageband .

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