How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in 2 Ways

Want to personalize your iPhone X or iPhone XS(Max)/XR with a ringtone that you’ve handpicked yourself? Look no further: this article shows you two simple ways to get the perfect ringtone installed on your phone.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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Today, Apple’s selection of ringtone is varied, but there’s nothing that beats the feeling of complete customization. That’s why many customers choose to add their own ringtones to their device, to create a personalized experience for themselves every single time someone calls them.

If you want to add a ringtone to your iPhone X or iPhone XS(Max)/XR, the most obvious choice of program is iTunes. However, one of the main issues with using iTunes for this job, or any other kind of data transfer task, is that you need to do it through syncing, which means that the existing media data on your iPhone X may get wiped unless you’re extra careful to make sure to keep it there.

This article will show you two ways to add your favorite ringtones to your iPhone X and iPhone XS(Max)/XR. (Plus: one by using iTunes; one with an alternative program called AnyTrans.)

AnyTrans – iPhone Ringtones Transfer

Want to transfer add ringtones from computer to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR without iTunes? This article is intended to show you two ways to add ringtones to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR.

Part 1. How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR with iTunes (Before iTunes 12.7)

There is no Ringtone or Tones tab in iTunes 12.7 and later, so if you didn’t update your iTunes to 12.7, you can follow steps below to add ringtones from to iPhone. If you already updated iTunes to 12.7, you can go to Part 2.

The most recent versions of iTunes no longer have a dedicated Ringtones section, so you need to find the folder on your computer where they are stored. This will be located in your iTunes folder, under ‘My Music’ on PC, and under ‘Tones’ on Mac.

Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

Step 2: Plug your iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR into the computer via USB.

Step 3: Click on your device in the top left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 4: Click ‘Tones’ and find the m4r file you want to be your ringtone.

Step 5: Click Sync Tones and choose All tones or Selected tones. Then click on Apply.

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iTunes

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iTunes

Part 2. How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR without iTunes Sync

Since there is no Tones tab in iTunes 12.7 and later, what if you want to add ringtones to iPhone X or iPhone XS(Max)/XR? Rather than use iTunes, why not try AnyTrans for iOS ? It’s an easy-to-use and slick program that allows for easy data management between devices and computers. Use AnyTrans to easily add the ringtone to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR. AnyTrans also allows you to make custom ringtones for your phone, so you can enjoy a thoroughly personalized phone in just a few short clicks.

Now just free download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and add ringtones to iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR within steps:

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Step 1: Install AnyTrans for iOS at the website. Connect your iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR to your computer via USB. Click on Device Manager.

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes - Step 1

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2: Click on Audio > Ringtones.

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes - Step 2

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3: Click ‘+’ and find the file you want to become a ringtone, or locate an existing ringtone file > click ‘Open’. The ringtone will be added to your iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR.

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes - Step 3

How to Add Ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

The Bottom Line

There are several reasons why many customers prefer AnyTrans to iTunes when they want to solve the ‘how to add ringtone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR’ problem. The most important one is because it gives you complete agency over your iPhone files with the convenience of a computer interface, and it doesn’t wipe previous data from your phone. Just get it to your computer and start a free trial >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.