How to Delete Ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

There are a few ways you can delete ringtones from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR: here are two of the best methods for getting the job done easily and quickly.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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Deleting an unwanted ringtone from your iPhone X and iPhone XS (Max)/XR is not always as straightforward as it may at first seem. A common problem experienced by iPhone users is that they download a ringtone (either for free or paid for), when they decide they no longer want it on their device anymore, can’t delete it. Unlike with a standard audio file or other media type, deleting a ringtone requires a slightly different process.

This article will show you two ways to delete ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR: one using iTunes, the other using our preferred alternative program called AnyTrans, which doesn’t wipe data from your phone. Read on to find out how to effectively delete ringtones from your device.

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Want to delete ringtones from iPhone X or iPhone XS (Max)/XR easily? This article is intended to show you two ways to remove iPhone ringtones. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Method 1. How to Delete Ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

Ringtones, or ‘tones’ as they have previously been called in the Apple store, can be removed by going through iTunes, although the process is fiddly and may cause your phone to be wiped of its data. Here are the steps you need to follow to delete ringtones using iTunes:

Step 1: Install the most recent version of iTunes from their website.

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

Step 3: In iTunes, choose your device from the top left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 4: Click ‘Summary > Tones. Click the option behind your ringtone > Delete from Library. Then it will pop up “Are sure you want to remove the selected item from your iPhone ”, click “Delete” to remove ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

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

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

Not only is this process cumbersome, but deleting content and syncing your iPhone can often lead to problems with data wiping. Read on for a better alternative method that will effectively delete ringtones from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without using iTunes.

Method 2.How to Delete Ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes

One of the best non-iTunes tools for deleting ringtones and other data from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR is AnyTrans for iOS. AnyTrans is a program designed to make managing content between devices and computers smooth and straightforward. The accessible design makes it very easy to complete tasks like removing unwanted content from your iPhone, transferring important data from Android to iOS and vice versa, and moving media with ease between your computer and your device.

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Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS and plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR into your computer via USB. Click on Device Manager.

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

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

Step 2. Click on Audio > Ringtones.

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

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

Step 3. You’ll see all ringtones on your iPhone > select the ringtones you want to delete and click on Delete button.

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

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

As well as helping users delete ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, AnyTrans also makes it easy to create your own custom ringtones from your music library. AnyTrans has everything you need to manage your iPhone content in one user-friendly program.

The Bottom Line

Compared to iTunes, and pretty much every other comparable program on the market, AnyTrans is the best for managing your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR data in conjunction with your PC, Mac or other devices. Easily delete your ringtones without fear of losing other data, and manage all other content on your iPhone X in one place with AnyTrans.

We hope you’ve found this article helpful in solving the problem of how to delete ringtone from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, and that you continue to enjoy AnyTrans and its many features.Now just get AnyTrans to your computer and have 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.