How to Add Custom Ringtones to Your iPhone in 2023

A quick way to make & Transfer custom ringtones for iPhone/iPad. Making custom ringtones using the Music app on Mac is relatively easy compared to the iTunes method. On the newer MacOS update, Without iTunes check how to create and sync any song as a ringtone. Because iTunes was officially stopped by Apple on macOS Catalina or later.

So Earlier Mac and Windows users can use iTunes to Make Custom ringtones on iPhones, iPad.

Set this custom ringtone for incoming Call Ringtone, Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Reminder Alerts, Airdrop that play in ringing mode (Check Volume is up and Mute button is off).

Make a Custom Ringtone for iPhone, iPad Using Mac’s Music app or iTunes

Transfer Ringtones to iPhone (macOS Ventura Updated)

  1. Open Music app on Mac. [Use Spotlight search – Command + Space, Type music, and open app].
  2. Now connect your iPhone/iPad using Apple lightning cable. Unlock your iPhone > Click on Your iPhone/iPad will show on the Music app window sidebar [if not showing then first check, iPhone not showing on Mac]. Accept Trust in finder window.
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  1. Click on your device name. Wait for a few seconds. Until all offline music will appear on the music app window.
  2. Prepare ringtone music in m4r format and length must be 30 seconds or less. We can download an mp3 ringtone file online and convert it m4r online free [Do google “Online Mp3 to M4r converter”]. here’s a quick link for m4r music download source,
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Add m4r custom ringtone on iPhone using Music app on MacOS catalina mac no iTunes
Add m4r custom ringtone on iPhone using Music app on macOS Catalina mac no iTunes
  • Once the Music ringtone file is ready, drag it to the mac music app window. Wait for a few seconds until your iPhone sync and transfer this file successfully.
  • Wait for Sync or Transfer Ringtone from mac to iPhone using Music app on Catalina on Mac
    Wait for Sync or Transfer Ringtone from mac to iPhone using Music app on Catalina on Mac


    at the same time, you can find a recently added custom ringtone under the settings > Sounds & haptics > ringtone > Under the ringtone sections first is a “custom” ringtones.

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    import-ringtone-to-iphone-using-music-app-on-mac

    select it to set. that’s it. We can delete custom ringtone by a swipe to the right on the list. if you are facing any issue then comment me.

    Change or Delete Custom Ringtone on iPhone and iPad
    Change or Delete Custom Ringtone on iPhone and iPad

    Supported Devices: macOS Ventura, MacOS Monterey, MacOS Big Sur, MacOS Catalina or Later, & Older MacOS installed Mac, iMac, MacBook Pro/Air, Mac Mini for iPhone 14 Series, iPhone 13 (Pro Max Mini), iPhone 12 (Pro Max), iPhone 11 (XS Max), iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6S (Plus).

    macOS Mojave & Earlier macOS install On Mac [iTunes Method]

    Read this to make Custom Ringtone using iTunes on Mac or PC.  Also set fade-in and fade-out effects will be made your ringtone melodious.

    You can also set maximum audio output when it will tune, check any time from the preview option.

    • Directly browse audio and video songs from your Mac drive or External drive, DVD drive, or iTunes collection by dragging or select it.
    • Now output ringtone, That’s you made recently from this software, automatically sync with iTunes library, So from there, you can easily transfer to the iPhone connected with Lighting cable.

    Very unique concept and process, Also an easy task for the new user to Make an iPhone ringtone, Not iPhone only But also support other iOS devices (iPad) running on iOS/iPadOS.

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    2 comments
    1. Has Apple changed all of this in Ventura? I now cannot add ringtones to my many many contacts and it’s beginning to really piss me off how Apple are messing with things that don’t need to be changed.

      1. Follow the same steps in macOS Ventura. it’s working….if not in your case then Try rebooting your device or Plug (Connect) correctly with updated OS on both devices.

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