How to Add Ringtones to iPhone X/11/12/13 in 5 Ways

This guide introduces five simple and free ways to add ringtones to iPhone X. Whether you want to use the third-party program or not, there is a way you can use to add ringtones to your iPhone X/11/12/13. Follow this guide to learn more details.

Page Table of Contents


Updated on Feb 27, 2024

0 Views | 0 min read

A customized ringtone can show your personality and improve your mood. More and more people desire to personalize their mobile ringtones in today's life. Whether it's to make your customized alarm sound or set a custom notification sound, your very first step is to add ringtones to your iPhone. This can be easily done with any of the following methods. 

Method 1. Download iPhone X Ringtones from Websites

The first method is to download your wanted ringtones from websites and then transfer the downloaded ringtones to your iPhone. Maybe you're wondering, "can I directly download ringtones from websites to iPhone?" The answer is NO. iPhone doesn't allow users to add new ringtones directly unless you buy them from iTunes or make them with Garageband. So clearly, you need an additional transfer tool to help you add these downloaded ringtones to your ringtone library. Here are the steps. 

First of all, get your wanted ringtones from these sites:

  • (most popular)
  • (Registration Required)

Then, you can add ringtones to your iPhone or iPad. To do this, you will need the help of this iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. It is 100% safe and free of viruses and malware. The EaseUS software is able to:

  • iOS data management - Manage your iOS data effectively.
  • 1-click transfer - Transfer iPhone data between different devices.
  • Flexible backup - Back up your iPhone data selectively.
  • WhatsApp manager - Transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone.
  • File converter - Batch converts HEIC pictures to JPG.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover. Tap "Trust" on iPhone X screen and click "Allow" on EaseUS MobiMover to allow this program to access your device. On Browser & Transfer, click "Audio" and select "Ringtones" to continue.

how to add ringtones to iPhone X - step 1

Step 2. Click "Ringtones" and select "Add Contents" to browse and add ringtones from computer to iPhone X without iTunes. 

how to add ringtones to iPhone X - step 2

Step 3.  Browse to select the ringtones saved on your PC and click "Open" to add them to your iPhone X. You can select and add multiple ringtones at one time. When the process has finished, go to Settings on your iPhone X, then tap Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone to change ringtones on your iPhone.

how to add ringtones to iPhone X - step 3

Method 2. How to Add a Ringtone to iPhone X with GarageBand

Another free way to add a ringtone to the iPhone is to use GarageBand, a popular ringtone maker app that lets you generate your own ringtone without using a computer. You can even use a song downloaded from Safari or Google. After generating your wanted ringtone, you can directly push it to your ringtone library and set it as your ringtone. 

Method 3. How to Make a Ringtones for iPhone

If you've used GarageBand or iTunes to make your own ringtone, you would know how complicated it is. Due to this reason, many users don't like using either of these methods. Given that, we find a more flexible and easier way to make a ringtone for your iPhone. That is to use this iPhone ringtone maker - EaseUS Ringtone Editor, to add custom ringtones to iPhone.

It is very easy to use. All you need is to import wanted songs to the screen of this program and then edit it as you desire, and finally push the fruits to your iPhone or iPad. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Method 4. How to Add Ringtones to iPhone X1/11/12 with iTunes

If you don't want to install a third-party application to make iPhone ringtones, you can also use iTunes to create ringtones for iPhones. With iTunes, you can use the song you like to make a ringtone from, and then sync it to your iPhone X/11/12. Although it's a little bit complex, you can make custom ringtones for your iPhone X/11/12 successfully as long as you follow the steps.

To put ringtones on iPhone X/11/12 using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X/11/12 to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. If the song you want to make a ringtone from is not in your iTunes library. Go to "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the song to your iTunes library.

Step 3. Then click the "Device" button, go to "Summary," and check the option "Manually manage music and videos."

Step 4. Click the "Back" button and go to "Songs" > "Library.".

Step 5. Right-click the target song and choose "Song Info." In the new window, tap the "Options" tab.

Step 6. Check the "Start" and "Stop" options and set the starting/stopping point of the ringtone (less than 30 seconds).

Step 7. Go back to the iTunes library, select the original song, then tap "File" > "Convert" > "Create AAC Version." Afterward, the song clip will be loaded to iTunes.

Step 8. Right-click on the cut song and choose "Show in Windows Explorer" (or "Show in Finder" on Mac). 

Step 9. Copy and paste the song to your desktop and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r. Confirm your change.

Step 10. Now go back to the iTunes Library and delete the shortened version of the song. Right-click on the song, choose "Delete from Library" > "Delete Song" > "Move to Recycle Bin."

Step 11. Tap the "Tones" tab, drag, and drop the ringtone from desktop to iTunes. Now the custom ringtone is added to your iPhone X.

How to add ringtones to iPhone X from iTunes

Method 5. Buy Ringtones for iPhone X/11/12 in iTunes Store

With the first three ways, you can download or create ringtones on your computer. If you want to add ringtones to your iPhone X/11/12 more conveniently, you can buy the ringtones you like from the iTunes Store and then download them to your device. With this tip, you can put ringtones on your iPhone directly without the help of a computer or any third-party software.

To download ringtones on iPhone X/11/12:

Step 1. Go to the iTunes Store on your iPhone X.

Step 2. Tap "More" > "Tones."

Step 3. Find the ringtone you like and tap the price to buy it. Then the ringtone will be downloaded to your iPhone, and you can go to "Settings" > "Sounds" to access the item.

Step 4. Choose to set it as your default ringtone, default text one, or set it later.

How to download ringtones on iPhone X

Bonus Tip: How to Set Custom Ringtone on iPhone X

After adding the custom ringtones to your iPhone, you can now learn how to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone.

Step 1. Go to "Settings" on your iPhone.

Step 2. Scroll down to choose "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone."

Step 3. Click the tone you like to set it as your ringtone for your iPhone.

How to custom iPhone X ringtone

The Bottom Line

This article explains 4 ways to help you add ringtones to iPhone X/11/12 in detail. After reading this post, we hope you can set any songs as your iPhone ringtone. Also, if you want to add more files besides ringtones from PC to iPhone or iPhone, you can get EaseUS MobiMover on your Windows and Mac computer. It can help you transfer most files between devices, including photos, videos, and songs. For detailed steps, you can refer to the guide on how to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone for example.

Was This Page Helpful?

Updated by Gorilla

Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

Read full bio

Related Articles

EaseUS MobiMover

One-click to transfer and back up data!

Support iOS and Android

Start Transferring