How to Turn a Voice Memo into iPhone Ringtone

Even though I’m not a major fan of eccentric ringtones, I occasionally enjoy testing out an unusual ringtone on my iPhone. Even though there are plenty of amusing ringtones available, it is satisfying to convert a voice memo into an iPhone ringtone. It not only gives your iPhone a little more personality, but it also generally makes the ringtone experience more appealing. If that’s what piqued your attention, allow me to demonstrate how to properly turn a voice memo into a ringtone on your iPhone.

Convert a Voice Memo into an iPhone Ringtone with 10 Quick Steps

In light of this, how can you make an audio recording into a ringtone on the iPhone? Making a voice memo into a cool iPhone ringtone is a reasonably simple process now that the AppleGarageBand app is available. Yes, it isn’t as boring as it first appears to be.

To summarise, all you need to do is record something amusing (or anything else you choose) and then fine-tune it to work as a ringtone. After that is finished, things resume as normal. Let’s get started now that you have a sneak glimpse at what this how-to has in store for you.

  1. To get going, open the Voice Memos app on your iPhone and then select the recording you want to use. If you wish to go with a new one, record it now and then select it.

2. Next, select Save to Files from the sharing sheet’s drop-down menu by tapping the little three-dot icon (ellipsis). and then save it where you want.

3. Next, open the GarageBand app on your iPhone (free; requires iOS 14 or later).

Next, pick your favourite instrument. You possess a number of instruments, including a keyboard, a drum set, a guitar, and others. I’ll start by selecting the drum. Tap on the project icon located in the top left corner of the screen after that.

Afterward, select the loop symbol located in the top right corner of the screen.

4. Make sure the Files tab is chosen in the top-center area of the screen, and then tap on the items to browse the Files app. Navigate to the audio file you just saved after that.

5. After that, press the audio recording to bring up the project menu.

After the instrument that is placed on the first track, drop it as the second track.

6. To exactly trim the audio recording, tap on the track and then drag either end. Once it has been edited, play it (use the play button at the top) to make sure it meets your requirements.


  • If you aren t fond of the metronome, you can easily disable it. Simply tap on the metronome icon to the right of the record button.

7. Ensure that the audio recording is no longer than 40 seconds. After perfecting the recording, select “My Songs” by clicking the tiny downward arrow in the upper-left corner of the screen.

8. The Garage Band project will then show up in the Recents tab. Choose Share by giving the project a long press.

9. After that, chooseRingtone to export your work as a ringtone.

Give it a good name after which you should press the Export button in the upper right corner of the screen.

10. After exporting the audio recording as a ringtone, tap Use sound as to make it your iPhone’s default ringtone.

Finally, you may choose to assign it to a contact or set it as a standard ringtone or text tone. You can move forward after choosing the desired option. Tap the Done option to add the ringtone to your existing collection of ringtones if you don’t want to set it as your phone’s ringtone straight away.

That’s basically it!

Create an Awesome Ringtone for Your iPhone

So that’s how you can use your iPhone to make an audio recording into a ringtone. Make the most of this interesting hack now that you are aware of how it operates by setting up amusing ringtones for a more customised experience. It will undoubtedly brighten up the entire ringtone situation on your iOS device.

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