How to Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes

Ringtones can be a lot of fun, but it’s often a pain to deal with iTunes and all its restrictions. Instead, it’s a good idea to use third-party apps to manage your ringtones.

Why iPhone Users Should Consider the Way Without iTunes?

There are many reasons you might not want to use iTunes, though, including:

  • It will cover the previous data on iPhone.
  • Your iPhone can be synced to only one iTunes library. So you can only add ringtones from one computer.
  • If it is the first time you sync ringtones to your iPhone, it will erase any media file from your iPhone.
  • You need to manually convert the ringtones or other media before transferring.
  • iTunes can be annoying to use and take a long time to load.

Part 1: How to Add Ringtones to iPhone Without iTunes

When it comes to adding ringtones to iPhone, there is a great third-party app - iMyFone TunesMate which can break through iTune’s limits. With it, you can transfer both files that you purchased and ones that you downloaded for free. You can send files directly to your iTunes library without using iTunes and without losing original media data.

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With TunesMate you can download ringtones to iPhone without iTunes all at once. You can also transfer them one at a time.

Step 1: Download and install TunesMate to your computer.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC.
Step 3: Launch TunesMate and click the “Music” tab.
Step 4: Hit “Add > Add File” and locate your ringtones on computer.
Step 5: Click “Open,” and now the ringtones should be transferred to your iPhone.
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Other Features Of iMyFone TunesMate

  • ringtones or other media files will be automatically converted with a supported format while transferring
  • you can share your music among different Apple IDs, through Google Play and Amazon
  • You can rebuild your iTunes library with it if your iTunes crashed
  • You can add music/photos/videos directly from PC to iPhone, both free and paid files are supported
  • you can delete media files one at a time or in bulk
  • you can edit the info on your audio files.

Part 2: How to Add Ringtones to iPhone Using iTunes

Here is how to add those ringtones using iTunes first, in case you wanted to know. It is more complicated.

  1. Ringtones are some audio files in m4r format. Remember to convert your audio files to m4r files.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes on your computer.
  3. Locate where your ringtones on computer. Drag and drop them to iTunes window, so as to add them into iTunes library.
  4. Click on your iPhone icon on iTunes and click “Tones” from the left sidebar.
  5. Check “Sync Tones” and choose “All tones” or “Selected tones” to choose added ringtones.
  6. Once done, click “Apply” button at the bottom.

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Note that, the added ringtone cannot be deleted directly from iPhone.


Part 3: Websites to Download and Make Free Ringtones

Some free websites you can use to get ringtones include:

Using melofania as an example, you can make a ringtone like this:

  1. Go to the Melofania website.
  2. Go to the search bar and search for the song you want. You can also browse popular songs.
  3. Pick “iPhone (m4r)” from the download page so that you can download it in the right format.
  4. The ringtone should now be in your computer’s download folder.
  5. Use TunesMate the way we described above to transfer the ringtone to your iPhone.

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Part 4: How to Set a Custom iPhone Ringtone

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings > Sounds Ringtone”. You can find the added ringtones at the top of the ringtone list.
  2. You can change the ringtone there by clicking.

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Part 5: How to Apply a Ringtone to a Contact

  1. On iPhone, open “Phone” app.
  2. Tap “Contacts” tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap the name of the contact you want to add. Hit “Edit.”
  4. Hit “Ringtone.”
  5. Pick which ringtone you want.
  6. Hit “Done.”