Looking for a way to use custom ringtones on your Android phone or iPhone? Although both Android and iOS have ringtone lists, you can set these ringtones for all contacts or specific contacts by default, but you may want to use different ringtones on your phone. If you want to play your favorite song or melody when someone calls you, custom ringtones are also worth considering. In addition, setting a custom ringtone can add a personal touch to your phone, make your phone unique and easy to recognize when you are in a large group of people.
In this article, we detailed the steps you can follow to use custom ringtones on your Android phone or iPhone.
How to use custom ringtones on Android
Compared with the iPhone, the process of using custom ringtones on Android is relatively easy. But before diving into the details, it’s important to note that depending on the Android device you have, the steps are slightly different-considering that there are a variety of different custom interfaces available on the market. We are considering the Android experience as a reference for detailed instructions on how to use custom ringtones. You more or less need to perform the same steps on your device.
Select the audio file .MP3 format you want to set as a custom ringtone, and put it into the “ringtones” folder of your Android phone. You can do this via the file manager application on your PC or device.
Once the audio is in the correct folder, go to set up > Sound and vibration > Ringtones.
Click on my voice Option, and then select the audio file you want to set as a custom ringtone.
Click the plus sign (+) Button, and then click save.
The ringtone usually plays for 30-45 seconds. Therefore, you may need to trim the audio file. Google Play provides some special applications that allow you to cut your favorite songs or melody into ringtones. You can also use any audio editor (such as Audacity) on your PC to trim the audio.
How to add custom ringtones on iPhone using iTunes
Apple’s iTunes also provides users with a way to create custom ringtones for the iPhone. Here are the steps you need to follow when using iTunes on a Windows PC or Mac.
- Open iTunes and add songs to the music library you want to use as ringtones.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer and click the iPhone button next to the drop-down menu on the top bar.
- Scroll down to the “Options” section on the “Summary” page and click on the “Manually manage music and videos” option.beat complete Button, then Application.
- Return to the music library on iTunes, and select the song you want to convert to ringtones.
- Right click on the song name and select Song information Then go Options Label. Click the Start and Stop checkboxes and select the start and stop points of the audio. Make sure that the audio length you choose is 30 seconds in total, because otherwise you will not hear your song as a ringtone.Now select OK.
- Select a song and go to document > change > Create AAC version.
- Right click on the song and select Show in Windows Explorer.
- Now, rename the file extension of the converted audio from the existing m4a to .m4r. If the file extension is visible on your PC, you can only rename the extension.You can enable them by clicking view > File extension Options in Windows Explorer.
- Copy the .m4r audio file and return to iTunes again.go equipment Then there is the iPhone in the left column.Now right click tone Option, and then paste. Your custom ringtone is now available on your iPhone.
These steps only apply to Windows PCs and Mac computers running on macOS Mojave and earlier. On newer versions of macOS, Finder can replace iTunes to synchronize music and other media content.
How to use custom ringtones on iPhone
If you cannot access the desktop, or you want to create custom ringtones directly from your iPhone without any third-party applications, or connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac, the following steps are for you.
- Download the audio file to the iPhone you want to set as a custom ringtone. It can be in the commonly used .MP3 format.
- Now, download GarageBand from the App Store.
- Open GarageBand and scroll from right to left to select recorder Options.
- Tap OK Go to the recording prompt, and then select the third icon in the upper right corner.
- Now, make sure that the metronome is disabled. It is available after the record button on the top panel.
- Click the loop icon in the upper left corner and switch to document Tabs from the top. You can now browse projects from the “Files” application. You need to select the audio application you want to use as a custom ringtone. Alternatively, you can also select songs stored locally in your music library. However, you cannot select songs or podcasts provided through Apple Music.
- After selecting the song, it will appear on the loop screen. Drag and drop it to the timeline on the GarageBand recorder.
- Tap the plus sign (+) The icon above the timeline — on the far right. This will allow you to change the part length. You need to manually change the part length to 30 bars, because the ringtone usually plays for 30 seconds.
- Now, adjust the song by trimming the song and moving the clip with your fingers. You can also play the final audio from the top panel.
- Click the arrow icon in the upper left corner. You will see your GarageBand project. You can rename the item with the name of the custom ringtone.
- Now, tap and hold the item and select share. Then you will see a shared song screen where you need to select ring then click continue Export your final audio as a ringtone. You can also rename the ringtone before exporting it as a ringtone from the app.
- After creating the audio, you can use it as a custom ringtone by tapping Use sound as… Options in the pop-up window that appears after the export is successful.You can also do set up > Sound and touch > ring.
If you don’t want to use GarageBand on your iPhone, you can use iTunes to export your songs as custom ringtones via Windows PC or Mac, or sync them via Finder on a Mac machine running the latest macOS version.
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