How to Create Ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with/without iTunes

iPhone comes with a wide selection of pre-installed ringtones, but if you want something a little different you can create your own unique ringtone from an existing music file. This article will look at two methods you can use to create a ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

By Christian Chus | Posted on: Sep. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 21, 2018
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One of the best ways to personalize your mobile phone experience is to create your own ringtone. The iPhone has a lot of inbuilt ringtones to choose from, but if you want a more unique experience, you can also create your own ringtone using pre-existing audio files that you have on your computer. For a file to be a ringtone on your iPhone, it needs to be in the m4r. format.

Turn your favorite song or other audio files into a ringtone using one of these two methods. First, we will look at how to make ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR using iTunes, then we will move on to another method that doesn’t require iTunes. 

Method 1: How to Create Ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

Some Apple users prefer to use iTunes for creating ringtones. It’s not the most user-friendly option; for one thing, when you sync data via iTunes you risk wiping your iPhone of its existing data. However, if you want to use iTunes to make a ringtone, here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1Install the latest version of iTunes onto your computer. Then connect your iPhone to your computer via USB.

Step 2Open iTunes, and select your device from the top left-hand corner of the screen. From here, make sure that ‘Manually sync files to iPhone’ is selected.

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 2

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Down the left-hand side of the screen, click ‘Tones’ > choose the m4r. file you want to be your ringtone. Drag it onto your device and click ‘Sync’.

How to Create Ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 3

How to Create Ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 3

So, that’s how you use iTunes to create a ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR – now let’s take a look at how to complete this task using a different method.

Method 2: How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via AnyTrans for iOS

Designed to make managing files on both iOS and Android devices super easy, AnyTrans is a program allows you to create customized ringtones for your iPhone without the need for iTunes. Compared to iTunes, AnyTrans for iOS boasts the following features:

  1. It helps you make your ringtones with more choices. No matter where you want to begin or end the ringtone, it helps you freely create the unique ringtone.
  2. It enables you choose music from computer, iOS device and iTunes Library to create ringtones. What’s more, If you don’t find a loved song from computer, iOS device or iTunes Library, you can also use the Search Media feature to find a lovely song.
  3. Not only it allows you to import customized ringtone directly to the iOS device, but it also prepares a Ringtone Library to help you save ringtones. You can easily transfer your customized ringtone from Ringtone Library to computer or iOS device.
  4. Besides, it allows you to audition the ringtone you create. Therefore, you can adjust the period of ringtone immediately based on the result of the audition.
  5. iTunes allows users to drag only M4R format into the list of tones, however, AnyTrans supports more formats, including MP3, M4A, M4R, WMA, WAV, RM, MDI, OGG, FLAC. It helps users convert other formats into a suitable one automatically.

So why not download it and then follow these steps to create personalized ringtones in just a few minutes:

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Step 1Install AnyTrans for iOS and connect your iPhone to the computer via USB.

Step 2Open AnyTrans > Click Device Manager option > Click Ringtone Manager option. After you click Ringtone Manager option, the interface below will be displayed.

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Then you are allowed to select music from computer, iOS device and iTunes Library to create your ringtones. Just take Computer option as an example. Click Computer option > select a song from your computer > click Open.

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4After you click Open button, you will view the interface below. You are allowed to drag the slider to choose your favorite period. At last, you can save your customized ringtone to Ringtone Library or directly import to Device.

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 4

How to Create Ringtones on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 4

The Bottom Line

As we mentioned before, using iTunes to create ringtone on iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR doesn’t always work properly, and it runs the risk of wiping existing data on your iPhone if you aren’t careful. iTunes doesn’t allow customization of ringtones either: files must be in m4r. format to be made into ringtones.

AnyTrans, on the other hand, allows easy customization of mp3 and other audio files, so you have much more control over the personalization of your ringtone and can use any audio file you want, without having to pay for a ringtone. So why not download it and have a try.

We hope you’ve found this article helpful and that you manage to personalize your ringtone and make your iPhone unique to you.

Christian Chus

Member of iMobie team. A typical Gemini. Addicted to Apple and music stuff. Always like solving issues related to iOS & Android.

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