How to change ringtone on iPhone to your liking

March 2, 2021

Apple offers a variety of built-in sounds you can set as a ringtone. You can even buy some from the iTunes Store and use them. That's one part! A handful of iPhone users are aware of a much simple way that can turn a song or any sound file into a ringtone for your iPhone, for free. We’ll share with you how to change ringtone on iPhone for free.

How to change your ringtone on iPhone?

Some of the default ringtone options that Apple offers aren’t very great and you don’t need to wiggle through such built-in options. You can create a custom ringtone from the precise part of your favorite song using the GarageBand app. Find out how to change ringtone on iPhone to your favorite song!

  1. Download your favorite ringtone.
  2. Save it to Files.
  3. Open the GarageBand app.
  4. Tap Keyboard.
  5. Choose the Project icon.
  6. Select the Loop icon.
  7. Browse items from the Files app.
  8. Drag and drop the file inside the project menu of the GarageBand.
  9. Trim the audio recording to your desired preference.
  10. Hit the drop-down menu button and choose My Songs.
  11. Hit the Share icon.
  12. Choose a format for your song.
  13. Hit Export link.
  14. Use the Sound as the Standard Ringtone.

Let us now explore the above steps in a bit of detail!

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How to set ringtone on iPhone?

Download Ringtone
Download Ringtone

The Files app on your iPhone allows you to organize your files no matter where they’re located (on your device, in the cloud, on an external drive, or file server). You can use it to download your favorite song/music.

Once downloaded successfully and stored in the Files, open the GarageBand app.

The app is fully equipped as a music creation studio you can use to create and set a note as a ringtone on your iPhone.

Garage Band Keyboard Instrument
Garage Band Keyboard Instrument

Choose an instrument. As you can see in the screenshot above, I’ve chosen Keyboard.

Garage Band Project Icon
Garage Band Project Icon

Tap on the Project icon.

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Loop Icon
Loop Icon

Now, switch to the Loop icon (visible in the upper-right corner). Tap ‘Browse items from the Files app’.

Garage Band Project Menu
Garage Band Project Menu

Now, drag and drop the file inside the Project menu of the Garage Band app.

Tap the track and drag the ends to trim the audio recording to a desired length.

My Songs List
My Songs List

After cropping the file to the desired length, hit the Drop-down button and select the My Songs option.

Garage Band Recents Link
Garage Band Recents Link

The custom tone you just finished creating will show up under the Recents list as ‘My Song’.

Long-press My Songs to access additional options.

Share Ringtone Icon
Share Ringtone Icon

Select Share icon.

Set Ringtone on iPhone
Set Ringtone on iPhone

Now, choose a custom format for My Song. Here, tap Ringtone to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone.

Hit the Export link to export the ringtone.

Exporting as ringtone
Exporting as ringtone

Wait for a few seconds to allow the GarageBand app to export the file as ringtone.

Use Sound As
Use Sound As

Now, tap Use Sound as option.

How to change ringtone on iPhone
How to change ringtone on iPhone

From the list of options displayed, select Standard Ringtone and hit the Done button.

Hope that makes sense!

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