Why Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes & How to Fix

Update to iTunes 12.7, find Tones tab not appearing in iTunes, and ringtones also not showing? Read this guide to see why Tones tab and ringtones not showing in iTunes and also get an easier way to add ringtones to iPhone iPad.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Nov. 07, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 07, 2018
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After upgrading to iTunes 12.7, you must have found some differences, like iTunes Apps and Tones tab not showing in this iTunes 2017. Even if you uninstall it, and install it again, you’ll find Tones and Apps tab still not appearing in iTunes. What has happened? Why are Tones/Ringtones not showing in iTunes? Is it a bug of iTunes 12.7? In this guide, we will tell you what’s wrong with iTunes Tones tab and why it is not showing.

Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes 12.7

Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes 12.7

Why Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes

In the newly released iTunes 12.7, Apple removes the ability to manage ringtones and apps. Just like it says “ iTunes has been updated to focus on music, movies, TV Shows, podcasts, and audiobooks”. Therefore, there is no longer Tones tab or Apps Tab in the left-hand panel.

Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes

Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes

How to Fix: iTunes Tones/Ringtones Not Showing

Just like we said above, Apple removes the Tones and Apps tab. In other words, tones tab missing from iTunes is one of the changes Apple made, and it is not an iTunes problem or bug. So there is no way to fix this iTunes Ringtones/Tones tab not appearing problem.

If you previously synced tones or ringtones to iPhone iPad with iTunes, in this iTunes 12.7, it is not supported anymore. Then how to sync ringtones to iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.7? Apple suggests you to use the Sounds Settings on your device to redownload them without your computer. However, if you already have some ringtones in old iTunes library, or you have ringtones on your computer, how to get them to your iPhone iPad? Next, we will show you how to add ringtones to iPhone iPad without iTunes.

Sync Ringtones/Tones to iPhone iPad without iTunes

Although iTunes doesn’t support syncing ringtones, and Tones tab not appearing in iTunes anymore, if you had some ringtones in iTunes library when in previous iTunes version, these ringtones still store on your computer. All you need to do is finding them out.

Remember the storage path, or get them to the Desktop of your computer. Then we will show you how to add these ringtones to iPhone iPad without iTunes. Before starting the tutorial, firstly we need to know the tool we will use – AnyTrans for iOS.

AnyTrans for iOS, a powerful iOS content management tool, also can work as an iPhone ringtones maker and transfer tool with some killer features, like:

1. Sync ringtones to iPhone iPad without erasing any existing data on the device.

2. The ringtones in iTunes library and computer can be added to iPhone iPad.

3. Easy enough to make a song to iPhone’s ringtone, just like ABC. All you need to do is adding them to your iPhone iPad, then they will become the ringtones on your device.

4. During the transferring process, convert any unsupported music formats, like m4a, wav, wma, mdi, mp3, to the iPhone ringtones’ format – m4r.

5. Set the length of your ringtones as you like, in 25 seconds, 40 seconds or original length.

6. Also can add ringtones from iPhone back to iTunes or computer, even from one iPhone to another iPhone iPad.

Now follow us to learn how to sync ringtones or tones to iPhone iPad with AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS to your computer firstly.

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Step 2. Run AnyTrans for iOS and connect your iPhone with computer. Unfold the Device Manager section and choose Ringtone Manager option.

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Drag and drop any song you prefer to AnyTrans screen, or select it from Computer. 

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 3

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4. Click on the Computer icon to select a song you like and hit the Open button.

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 4

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 4

Step 5. Choose Ringtone/Text Tone, click the Play button, set the start & stop time, and then hit the Import to Device button to add ringtones to iPhone. That’s it. 

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 5

Add Ringtones to iPhone without iTunes – Step 5

After updating to iTunes 12.7, Apps tab also not showing in iTunes, if you also want to sync some Apps to iPhone iPad, you can move to this guide – Why iTunes Apps Not Showing and How to Fix to make it in soon.

The Bottom Line

Now, you must have known why Tones not showing in iTunes, where to find tones in iTunes (if you had old ones), and how to sync ringtones to iPhone iPad without iTunes. Why not download AnyTrans for iOS to add ringtones to iPhone iPad, or make any song you like to iPhone/iPad ringtones?

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.