Though you can always get ringtones from iTunes and other places, why not see if you can use your favourite tunes as iPhone custom ringtones? The procedures to set any song as an iPhone ringtone are shown below.
Set Song as Ringtone On iPhone
The following are the main stages that are involved in the process of turning Any Song into a Ringtone or Text Tone for the iPhone.
- Download Song to Files App on iPhone.
- Download and Install GarageBand App on iPhone.
- Import Song from Files App to GarageBand.
- Select 30 Second Clip from the Song.
- Export the Song Clip to Ringtones
While the procedures to Set Song as Ringtone on iPhone could seem tedious or challenging at first, they really become simple as you get accustomed to them.
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Step 1. Download Song to Files App
The music you wish to use as your iPhone’s ringtone must first be downloaded to the Files App. The song is available for download from Apple Music and other places where your favourite music is offered.
Step 2. Download & Install GarageBand
Your iPhone should already have the GarageBand App. If not, you may get this no-cost music-making programme from the App Store.
Search for and download GarageBand on your iPhone from the App Store. Tap on Open to begin installing GarageBand on your iPhone when the download is complete.
Step 3. Import Song from Files App to GarageBand
The final step is to import the song you want to alter into GarageBand.
- Launch GarageBand and choose Any Instrument from the Tracks menu (say Smart Piano).
- On the next screen, click the Project Icon in the icon groups in the top-left corner.
- After that, click the Loop icon in the top-right corner.
- Select Browse Items from the Files App link on the next screen’s Files tab.
- In the Files App, choose Browse and choose the imported song you wish to use as your ringtone.
- Drag the imported file (down and left) and place it after the first track on the next screen.
Step 4. Select 30 Second Clip from the Imported Song
The iPhone can only support 30 second ringtones. Therefore, the next step is to use GarageBand to extract a 30 second snippet from the downloaded music.
- Hold down the button on the imported track while dragging the handle to the song’s beginning position.
- Tap the track twice, then choose the Split option. This will insert a little scissor symbol at the song’s chosen beginning point.
- To divide the music at a predetermined beginning point, drag the small Scissor symbol downward.
- In a similar manner, repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 to choose the song’s endpoint and divide it there.
- Tap the Delete option in the pop-up menu after selecting the song’s beginning unwanted section.
- Select the song’s ending unwanted section and then choose the Delete option.
The only portion of the song that is still available for usage as a ringtone is the last 30 seconds. By clicking the play button on the top menu bar, you may hear this clip.
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Step 5. Export Song Clip to Ringtones
Exporting the 30-second Song Clip from GarageBand to the iPhone’s Ringtones Folder is the last step.
- Click the Down Arrow symbol in the top-left corner of the screen, then choose My Songs from the drop-down menu.
- Long-press the Clip on the next screen and choose the Share option from the contextual menu.
- Click the Ringtone tab on the Share Song screen.
- Type a name for the ringtone in the box provided on the next screen, then hit the Export button in the top-right corner.
- Select the Use Sound As… Option when the export procedure has been successfully finished.
- Select the Standard Ringtone option on the next page to set the Song Clip as a Custom Ringtone on your iPhone.
As seen in the picture above, you may also assign the song to a contact, use it as a custom text tone, or hit done to add the song to your iPhone’s list of other ringtones.