How to Add M4r to iPhone 12/X/8/7/6s without Computer

Looking for a way to add m4r to iPhone without computer? Read the guide to know a new alternative to directly add m4r to iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6s without using your computer.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2021

Everybody knows that the ringtone selections are limited on iPhone. You might look for ways to add your customized ringtones to iPhone. Previously, iTunes is a way to go although it is complicated. You need to copy the music file to the computer, crop and convert it to AAC format via iTunes, change its file extension from m4a to m4r format, and finally sync it from iTunes to iPhone as a ringtone. But since iTunes 12.7.3 had removed the tone and app tab, namely, you can no longer use iTunes on the computer to add m4r to iPhone.

Is it possible to put m4r on iPhone without iTunes or even without computer? The GarageBand project is recommended. In the post below, we will share the detailed instructions to use GarageBand to directly add m4r to iPhone without computer.

How to Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

To add m4r to iPhone without computer, download GarageBand on your iPhone firstly and make sure a song or sound clip in m4r format is available to use. Then follow the guide below to add m4r to your iPhone step by step:

Step 1. Open GarageBand and tape the + and “Create New Song”. When prompted with the recording type, select AUDIO RECORDER.

Step 2. Once you create the new song project, switch to track view instead of the recording interface by tapping the multitrack button.

Step 3. Hit the loop icon in the top right corner, choose Music if you downloaded it (or synced it) through the Music app. Or choose Audio Files if your m4r song file is in Files (iCloud Drive, Dropbox).

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Step 4. Navigate to your source audio, press and hold, and drag the song or audio file to the track in GarageBand. Trim and cut songs as you like and remember that ringtones should be limited to 30 seconds.

Step 5. Hit the upside-down triangle in the top left corner and return to the “My Songs” list. This will save your project and get it ready to export.

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Step 6. Press and hold on the project (likely called “My Songs”) until it enters wiggle mode. Press the share icon in the top left to bring up the share sheet. Tap “Ringtone” to start the export process.

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Step 7. Do as the prompt to name the track, which will be displayed in settings when selecting your ringtone. Then click the Export button.

Step 8. Go to Settings > Sound & Haptics > Ringtone to check the new ringtone you just added to iPhone.

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

Add M4r to iPhone without Computer

You might expect to be able to swipe to delete it from the Sounds screen. Unfortunately, this is not the case. To delete a custom ringtone you have made, you have to use the GarageBand again. Here we share another tool to delete ringtones and better manage your ringtones.

Bonus Tip: How to Manage Ringtones on iPhone

Although iTunes no longer supports users to customize ringtones on the computer, some third-party iTunes alternatives stand out, AnyTrans is one of them. This tool helps you manage the ringtones on your iOS devices easily. With AnyTrans, you can delete unwanted ringtones, transfer ringtones to computers & iTunes, between iOS devices, and customize ringtones.

Manage iPhone Ringtones

Here you could see AnyTrans enables users to add ringtone files to their iPhone, delete unwanted ringtones, transfer ringtones to another iOS device, and download iPhone ringtones to the computer.

Select Ringtones and Click To Device Button

How to Manage Ringtones with AnyTrans

Customize iPhone Ringtones

Here you could see that users also have the ability to make their own ringtones with AnyTrans. Just drag and drop the preferred music, choose your favorite period, and save it to your iPhone or your computer.

Make Your Ringtone

Make Your Ringtone

Now if you are interested in this tool, free download it and have a try on making your own ringtone for your iPhone.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

The Bottom Line

As the name suggests, AnyTrans is a comprehensive file and data manager for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, not only available to manage ringtones on iDevices but also enables you to transfer other content like photos, contacts, messages, videos, notes, call history, etc. Get it installed to explore more >

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