How to Set a Custom Ringtone on Apple iPhone 7 Without Third Party Apps

Tired of the same old ‘Opening’ ringtone on your Apple iPhone 7? This is how you can create your own ringtone using iTunes.

    Are ringtones a thing of past? Well, that's debatable. But, what's important is the fact that most of us, if not all love them when they are customisable. While it's as easy as downloading a song and setting it up as a ringtone on Android, things are strangely a bit different when it comes to iOS.

    How to Set a Custom Ringtone on Apple iPhone 7

    It is not to say that we don't like the Apple's classic "Opening" ringtone but at one point of time it gets quite boring. And that's exactly where customisable ringtones come in handy. If you can afford to purchase a ringtone from the iTunes of your liking you're most welcome but what if the iTunes doesn't have your favourite ringtone?

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    How to Set a Custom Ringtone on Apple iPhone 7

    What will you do then?

    Well, you can create a ringtone of your liking using iTunes. And that's exactly what we are going to show you today. Here's a straightforward method that'll turn your regular MP3 file to a ringtone. Follow the below steps.

    How to Set a Custom Ringtone on Apple iPhone 7

    Step 1: Download the song you want to turn into a ringtone.

    Step 2: Drag and drop it into the iTunes library.

    Step 3: Right-click on it and select the "Get info" option.

    How to Set a Custom Ringtone on Apple iPhone 7

    Step 4: Click on "Options" tab and select the start and end time of the song you intend to use as a ringtone. Basically what you're doing is trimming the entire song to a particular portion (30 seconds) to use it as a ringtone.

    Step 5: Then by right clicking on the song, create an AAC version in your library.

    Step 6: Now, drag the song onto your desktop, rename it as required, and while renaming make sure you add '.m4r' as an extension in place of '.m4a'.

    Step 7: Connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac and open iTunes. Now click on the three dots next to the iPhone symbol and click tones in the drop down menu.

    Step 8: Drag the ringtone from desktop to the tones section in iTunes and sync tones to your device.

    Step 9: If you've followed all the instructions correctly, you'll be able to see the ringtone on your smartphone. To set it as ringtone, head to Settings > Sounds > Ringtones and select the desired ringtone.

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    That's it! The process may sound slightly difficult by doesn't take much time. Give it a try and feel free to hit the comment section in case you have any issues.

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