Apple offers many melodious ringtone options, but if you want to further personalize, you can set your chosen song as a ringtone on your iPhone. This is possible even without using iTunes or your computer. This is very useful when you want your favorite song or some special sound as a ringtone on iOS. Before we dive, let’s learn what is needed.
What You Need Before You Set Special Ringtones on the iPhone
First, any audio that you want to set as a special ringtone must be stored locally in your iPhone Music Library or in the file application.
Second, you must download and install the free GarageBand application from the App Store.
After the above criteria have been considered, continue with the process described below.
How to Make Custom Ringtones on an iPhone without a Computer
- First, make sure the location of the music / song you want to make the ringtone. It can be in your File application or downloaded in your music library. note:Protected songs (like from Apple Music) and songs that are not stored locally on your iPhone cannot be used.
- Launch the GarageBand application on your iPhone.
- Here you will see several instruments such as Keyboard, Drum, AMP, etc. Tap on any instrument. I use a keyboard.
- Tap the red circle record button and play the instrument. Don’t worry about what you recorded. We do this only to get access to a complete audio editor. When finished playing, tap on the green triangle.
- Tap the button that looks like a brick wall. Now you are in the complete editor.
- Tap the small plus sign (+) icon at the top right. This button changes the duration of your project. The default is 8 blades which is equivalent to 16 seconds. Knock it. Now turn on Automatic. Or you can use the Manual to set the project duration.
- Tap the loop icon. Here you will see three subtitles – Apple Loops, Files, and Music. I have music in the Music library so I will use this. Tap on Music and select Song.
- Now, if you tap the song, you can preview it. We will touch and hold for a few seconds to import the desired song into GarageBand.
- Double tap on the green audio bar and tap Delete to delete the recorded audio you originally made.
- Drag the long vertical bar to the point where you want your custom ringtone to start. You can use the play button to reach the perfect starting point.
- After you specify the starting point, double-tap the song, and select Split. Drag the scissors down to cut / divide the song at the point you choose.
- Delete parts of the song that cannot be used by double-tapping and then select Delete.
- Tap the down arrow icon on the top left and tap My Songs. Your special ringtone will be saved as a project.
- Now tap and hold on the song you just saved as a project. Next, select Share → Ringtones → Continue → [Set name if you want] → Export → OK.
Your iPhone will automatically cut and set the duration of your ringtone to 30 seconds when exporting. If you want to set an end point somewhere before 30 seconds, you can do so by repeating steps 10 and 11 above.
How to Set Songs as iPhone Ringtones Without iTunes
Now that you have created and saved your special ringtone, follow the steps below to make it your iPhone ringtone.
- Go to Settings → Sound & Capture → Ringtones.
- You will find the ringtone you just created at the top of the list under RINGTONES. Tap to set it as your ringtone.
That is all.
So, do you think this trick is useful for setting ringtones of your choice without having to use iTunes or a computer? Share your experience with us in the comments below. Or, there are also some great free ringtones applications that you can try.