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Tones Not Showing in iTunes 12.7, How to Transfer Ringtones!

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Aaron Donald

January 23, 2018 (Updated: May 30, 2018)• Filed to: iTunes Issues

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iTunes 12.7 ringtones
iTunes 12.7 ringtones

Lots of users may be confused after updating to iTunes 12.7, because Tones tab is invisible in this iTunes 2017. Even you uninstall and reinstall it again, the tones tab is till not showing on iTunes. Is it the bug of the iTunes 12.7? You may doubt that. But it’s actually Apple that remove tones tab from iTunes.

iTunes 12.7 ringtones

Tones Not Showing in iTunes 12.7! How to Transfer Ringtones to iPhone?

Now that we have identified the source of the inconvenience, let's see how you can transfer your ringtones to your iPhone without much stress. There are basically two ways of doing so and we are going to talk about both so that you will be able to choose which method suits you best.

Way 1: Make and Transfer Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes

Though iTunes limits the ringtone function, you can make and add your ringtones to iPhone/iPad the way you like. There are some alternatives to iTunes that can make and transfer ringtones easily in one place. iMyFone TunesMate is one of best. It’s an overall iPhone data manager that allows you to transfer files between iPhone and computer freely. It also works perfect for anything related to ringtones.

Main Features about Ringtones

  • Create the ringtones by deciding the precise section of a song, while listening to it.
  • Make the tones using the music from computer or iPhone.
  • Preview the custom tones before you save it on computer or transfer to iPhone directly.
  • “Fade in” and “Fade out” is available to modify your tones.
  • Two-Way Transfer: Freely transfer files between iPhone and computer, including music, videos, ringtones, playlists, photos, files, and more.

1 Steps to Transfer Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer and locate iMyFone TunesMate.

Step 2: Choose “Music” tab and select “Ringtones” from the left sidebar. Use “Add > Add File” button to import ringtones to iPhone from computer.

iMyFone TunesMate

2 Steps to Make Ringtones for iPhone without iTunes

Step 1: Launch TunesMate and then connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: Click on the Music icon and then Ringtones. At the Music Window, click on the “Ringtone Maker” button. Then, click on Device Music or Computer Music to choose the song.

Step 3: TunesMate will play the song from start to finish and you may decide the tones by pressing “Set to start” and “Set to finish” buttons. (Or you can manually write the start time and finish time.)

  • Ringtone Audition: You can use this function to preview the tones before you save it.
iMyFone TunesMate

Step 4: Finally, click “Save to PC” or “Save to iDevice” and save the custom ringtones.

With iMyFone TunesMate, you don’t need to bear any limits or errors with iTunes any more. It's recommended to be the ultimate alternative to iTunes by famous software review media, like,,, etc.

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Way 2: Drag Custom Ringtones to iPhone in iTunes 12.7

Although the iTunes 12.7 doesn’t show Tones tab any more, you can still make and transfer your custom ringtones using iTunes, which is via the Drag-and-drop function.

The process just like the first one is very easy but, you will need to make your custom ringtones first. After making your custom ringtones, follow the steps below to transfer tones to your iPhone.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone.

Step 2: When iTunes detect your device, click the device tab from the upper left corner.

Step 3: You will be in the window of Summary. On the right side, you will find the Options section. Check “Manually manage videos”.

Step 4: Tap “Tone” under On My Device from the left sidebar.

Step 5: Locate your .m4r ringtone files, drag and drop them from a Finder (on Mac) or explorer (on Windows) into into iTunes library and the file will be copied into your device.

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