How to Set Any Song as iPhone Ringtone without iTunes or PC (Guide)

The other day, I came across a guide for setting any music as a custom ringtone in Android, and I couldn’t help but giggle at the hassle or the very time-consuming workaround that iOS users must go through. In contrast to iOS, Android gives you a rather simple method for selecting any song as your ringtone. Setting a custom ringtone on an iPhone has long been a hassle, despite the fact that Apple has undeniably simplified many things. And it is still. But don’t worry; in this post, we’ll show you how to set any song as an iPhone ringtone without iTunes or a PC. Allow me to walk you through each step.

Set Any Song as iPhone Ringtone without iTunes or Computer

Make sure to check off the conditions before starting the process so you can turn your favourite song, whether it’s Queen’s We Are the Champions or Billie Eilish’s You Should See Me in a Crown, into an iPhone ringtone.

Pre-requisites to Set Any Song As iPhone Ringtone

On iOS, there are a few conditions that must be met in order to set any song as a ringtone. First and foremost, make sure you’ve downloaded the song and saved it to the Files app or your music library.

Second, in order to alter the song and export it as your iPhone ringtone, you need the GarageBand programme. It requires iOS 14 or later and is free to download. So, if this stock app isn’t already installed on your iOS device, make sure to download it.

Let’s create our personalised ringtone now directly on the iPhone without the aid of iTunes or a PC. The steps are as follows:

Create a Custom Ringtone on Your iPhone

  1. Launch the GarageBand app on your iPhone.

2. If it isn’t already, make sure the Tracks tab is chosen. Then, choose your preferred instrument from a variety of choices, including a drummer, keyboard, guitar, and more. I’m going to stick with the drummer for this guide.

3. After that, tap the project icon located in the top left corner of the screen.

4. Next, choose the loop symbol located in the top right corner of the screen.

5. Next, select the Files option at the top. Tap on Browse stuff from the Files app after that. Learn how to extract files from a ZIP/compressed file on your iPhone right here if you’ve downloaded one.

6. Locate the music you wish to use as your iPhone ringtone in the Files app and touch on it. Garageband will be used to import the music.

7. After the instrument, which is set as the first track in the audio editing interface, drag and drop the imported track.

8. At this point, you can alter the song whatever you choose and turn it into a ringtone without the aid of iTunes or a computer.

  • Choose the starting point of the song: Touch and hold the track and then drag the handle to select the starting point of your ringtone.
  • Split the track: Touch and hold the track to access the hidden editing tools and then choose Split. After that, drag the tiny scissor icon down to cut the song.
Select the Split tool
Use the scissor icon to cut the song
  • Delete unwanted part of the song: Select the unwanted part of the song and then choose the Delete option in the pop-up menu.
  • Undo changes: Tap on the reverse arrow icon at the top right corner of the screen to undo changes.
  • Play your edited ringtone: Once you ve edited the track, tap on the play button at the top to check whether or not the ringtone is in line with what you are looking for.

Set a Custom Ringtone on Your iPhone

1. After you’ve finished customising your ringtone, hit the tiny downward arrow in the top-left corner and select the My Songs option.

2. After that, hold down the touch and share button on your project.

3. Next, select Ringtone to export your work as an iPhone ringtone (.m4r or .m4a file type).

Remember that your unique iPhone ringtone must be no longer than 30 seconds. When exporting the track as an iPhone ringtone, the GarageBand app will automatically cut it down if it is longer. To continue, click Continue.

4. Next, give your ringtone a suitable name, and then click the Export icon in the top right corner of the screen.

5. Tap the Use sound as option that appears once you successfully export the song to your iPhone as a ringtone.

6. In order to pick your favourite song as the personalised iPhone ringtone, select Standard Ringtone from the menu.

It’s important to note that you may also set the ringtone to a specific contact or use it as your default text tone. Keep in mind that you can end by tapping Done if you decide not to use the song as your phone’s ringtone just yet. Later, you may choose the custom ringtone from the list by going to the Settings app, selecting Sounds & Haptics, and then selecting Your Ringtone.

Set Your Favorite Song as an iPhone Ringtone without iTunes

That’s how you can use iOS 14 to create and set any song as your ringtone. Even while it doesn’t appear to be an especially straightforward method, it does work consistently and fills the gap. Therefore, make the most of this approach while waiting for Apple to come up with a better solution.

It’s interesting to note that you can transform any voice memo into an iPhone ringtone. Visit this practical instruction if you want to test out this hack as well. Do you have any comments or questions about this manual? If so, please share it in the box below where comments are allowed.