How To Change Text Message Ringtone On iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

If you use an Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you should know that pretty much everything it has to offer can be customized in one way or another. Just like the title of this article suggests, today, we are going to talk about how you can change the ringtone of your incoming text messages.

We are going to show you how to use a particular song and turn it into a ringtone that you can later associate with whatever contact you want. Once the song or, better said, the ringtone is ready, you can use it with all kinds of tasks: text message ringtone, incoming call ringtone, alarm notification and so on!


First, you have to know where to start from, don’t you? So, in order to access the ringtone settings of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you have to go to the Settings app.

  1. Tap the Settings icon from the Home Screen to launch this app;
  2. Go to Sounds;
  3. Select the Ringtone option;
  4. Browse through the list of ringtones;
  5. Select the one you would like to use;
  6. Confirm the action and leave the settings.


It might sound like it’s all over, but it is not. What you just saw is a sequence of repetitive steps that you are going to implement in order to customize the ringtones, the incoming text message notifications or any other alert associated with a particular contact. When we are discussing the options of personalizing your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, we don’t mean changing a setting that applies to all your contacts.

The information provided in this short guide is to be repeated with every new contact whose incoming text message notification ringtone you want to change. That’s how you make things personal on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus!

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