If the idea of making new ringtones for iPhone and iPad in iOS 11 and iOS 12 sounds strange to you, it must be because you are clueless on what it takes to customize the ringtones of particular contacts from your agenda. It’s not the most complicated thing in the world, but it’s not super easy either. Nevertheless, our instructions from below will make it all more accessible, if you will ever decide to give this action a chance. Consider it an alternative to purchasing music on iTunes and take a look at what you can do.
To set a ringtone, you will have to:
- Open up the Settings app, the one located right on your iPhone’s Home Screen;
- Access the Sounds options and tap on the Ringtone menu;
- From the list available in there, pick up the song you are planning to use.
To have a custom ringtone, you will have to create its AAC version:
- First, select a song – no ringtone will last more than 30 seconds, so, consider this when making your choice;
- Use right-click or ctrl-click and Get Info to set its start/stop times;
- Use right-click or ctrl-click and Create AAC Version;
- Copy the new version and ditch the old one (delete it!);
- Edit the extension from its file name, make the .m4a old extension turn into .m4r.
- Add this new file to iTunes and sync the device.
One thing you always have to keep in mind is that, before you start taking the steps from above, you must verify that you have the latest iTunes version.
Needless to say, when you want to set up a custom ringtone on your Apple iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11, you will first have to edit it and get the AAC version and then you can follow the steps presented earlier and set up the ringtone. Also obvious, the change applies to one particular contact, you’ll have to do the same for all the others that you want to edit. Otherwise, they will keep the default ringtone and you’ll hear the new ringtones only when the edited contacts call you. If you don’t have many entries of this kind, you’ll know who’s calling in advance, just by hearing the ringtone!