Create and Sync Custom Ringtones

Your iPhone comes with a several ringtones. You can find them at Settings > Sound > Ringtone. But virtually any music can be converted to a ringtone. You can then sync the custom ringtones to your iPhone, where they can be selected and used exactly as the built-in ringtones. The only factors influencing what you can use as a ringtone are the cost, effort and required skills.

The following topics explain (1) the different options to create custom ringtones and (2) how to sync the ringtones to your iPhone.

Create Ringtones from iTunes Store Songs

Many of the songs in Apple's iTunes Store can be used as ringtones, if you are willing to pay the price. Here's what to do:

  1. In the iTunes Store, when you view song lists, a ...

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