How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone 11 and Later 2024

How to set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone if you don't like the default Apple Ringtone? The article provides you a full guide on how to make a song iPhone ringtone, purchase ringtones from iTunes Store, download free iPhone ringtones from the Internet, send ringtones to iPhone 11 from a PC or previous iOS device. You can choose a way you like to set s custom ringtone for your iPhone 11.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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With the release of the new generation of iPhone, many users have found themselves a need to set a song as a ringtone or add custom ringtones to their new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Generally, you can get things done via the iTunes Store, the computer, or an iPhone. All the plausible methods are detailed below. Carry out one of them to add ringtones to your iPhone 11 within minutes.

Part 1. How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone 11

Method 1. Make Your Own Ringtone with EaseUS Ringtone Editor

The method applies to all iPhones from iPhone 4S to iPhone 13.

If you want to set a personalized sound as a ringtone on your iPhone, your very first step is to make a ringtone with this iPhone ringtone maker - EaseUS Ringtone Editor. EaseUS Ringtone Editor is one of the easiest iOS ringtone makers you could find for Windows. With which you can make any songs into ringtones. While making a ringtone with this tool, you can add recordings or sound effects to your ringtone to make it unique. Furthermore, you can make an iPhone ringtone from a video if you don't have the audio file. After you made a ringtone with EaseUS Ringtone Editor, you can directly push the ringtone to your iPhone or iPad, without using iTunes. Thus, it's worth trying.

Method 2. How to Make a Purchased Song Ringtone on iPhone 11

If you don't want to make a ringtone yourself, you can purchase a ringtone for your iPhone 11 in iTunes Store.  In this way, you can directly get a ringtone for your iPhone without a PC or Mac.

Step 1. Open the iTunes Store app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Go to "More" > "Tones" > "All Tones."

Step 3. Find a ringtone you like. You can tap to preview the ringtone before you purchase it.

Step 4. If that's what you like, tap the price of the tone and choose "Set as Default Ringtone."

Step 5. Pay for the ringtone. After that, you will get your ringtone to be changed.

How to get ringtones on iPhone 11

If you cannot connect to the iTunes Store, you can either fix it or use another way to add ringtones to your device.

You inevitably need to pay for the tones in the iTunes Store. If you want free ringtones for your iPhone 11, move to the next part instead.

Method 3. Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone with iTunes

If you didn't find a ringtone you like in iTunes Store, making a ringtone from a song will still be a favorable choice for you. Apart from using EaseUS Ringtone Editor, iTunes can also make and add custom ringtones to your iPhone 11. 

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes. (Make sure you've got the latest iTunes)

Step 2. Click the device icon and tap "Summary." Check the option "Manually manage music and videos."

Step 3. Click the "Back" button and go to "Songs" > "Library." 

Step 4. If the music you want to make as the ringtone is not in the iTunes Library, click "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the music you like to iTunes.

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 to design the duration 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, you will see the clipped version of the song.

Step 8. Right-click the shortened version 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. 

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

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

How to make custom ringtone for iPhone 11 with iTunes

Part 2. How to Add Ringtones to iPhone 11 from Computer

As you may know, there are many sites from which you can download free iPhone ringtones. Thus, you can get free ringtones to your computer and then transfer these ringtones to your iPhone. Below are some sites that provide free iPhone ringtones for download.

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After downloading iPhone ringtones to your PC, you can add ringtones to your iPhone from your PC. Here are two ways to add or transfer ringtone to your iPhone 11.

Method 1. Put Ringtones on iPhone with iPhone Data Transfer Software

To put a ringtone, music, or audio file on iPhone from a computer, the iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover will help. This tool is developed to transfer data between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and Windows/Mac. Undoubtedly, it also enables you to add ringtones to your iPhone 11. Get it on your computer to put ringtones on the iPhone.

Below is how to transfer ringtones from PC to iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone and new iPhone (iPhone 8 and iPhone X included) to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access both of your iPhones by clicking "Trust" on two devices and "Allow" on this program.

On the Phone to Phone section, set the transfer direction from old iPhone to your new iPhone, such as Transfer from "iPhone" to "EaseUS" and then click "Next" to continue.

connect devices to computer

Step 2. Expand Audio, you'll see the Ringtones option. Click to select the ringtones on your old iPhone.

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Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button and wait for the process to finish.

After this, you can open your new iPhone, go to "Settings" and tap "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone" to customize the transferred ringtones.

transfer completed

Method 2. Send Ringtones to iPhone 11 with iTunes 

In the above content, we have shown you how to make a custom ringtone from a song using iTunes. If you already got an iPhone ringtone (M4R file) on your iPhone, you can use iTunes to send it to your iPhone 11 within three steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 11 to PC and launch iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Click the phone icon and hit "Tones."

Step 3. Drag and drop the ringtone to the windows of "Tones" in iTunes. Now the ringtone has been sent to your iPhone.

Add ringtone to iPhoen 11 using iTunes

Part 3. How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone 11

If you have just switched from one iPhone to a new iPhone, you may want to copy all your previous ringtones to the new device. Data transfer between two iOS devices can also be done with EaseUS MobiMover. If you wish to add ringtones to iPhone 11 from another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use this tool to fulfill your needs.

Part 4. How to Set a Song the Custom Ringtone on iPhone 11

After getting the ringtones you like on your computer, you can now go to "Settings" > "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone" to set the song to the custom ringtone.

How to set a song the custom ringtone on iPhone 11

The Bottom Line

There are multiple ways to put ringtones on iPhone 11. You can add ringtones to your iPhone from PC and previous iOS devices or purchase ringtones from iTunes Store directly. 

Although using iTunes is considered the default way to add ringtones to iPhone, you can put ringtones on your iPhone without using iTunes if you prefer an easier way. You can buy tones directly from the iTunes Store on your iPhone, make a song a ringtone directly with an iPhone ringtone maker, or download free ringtones to your computer and then transfer them to your iPhone.

Carry out the method best suited to your needs and make your favorite song the iPhone ringtone within seconds.


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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.

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