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.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 25, 2021

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 and install it again, Tones and Apps tab are 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

iTunes 12.7 Tones/Ringtones Not Showing up

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 the 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, the 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 the 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.

  • For Windows users who are working with Windows 7 and later: Open: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
  • For Mac users: Go to Home > iTunes > iTunes Media > Tones.

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.

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

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  • Sync ringtones from PC to iPhone without erasing existing data.
  • Easy enough to make a song to iPhone’s ringtone.
  • Convert any unsupported music formats to the iPhone ringtones’ format.
  • Set the length of your ringtones, such as 25 seconds or 40 seconds.

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

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

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Step 2. Open AnyTrans and connect your iPhone to computer > Go to Device Manager > Switch to the category management page > Click More.

Choose Device Manager and Click More

Choose Device Manager and Click More

Step 3. Choose Audio > Ringtones > Click “+” button on the upper right corner > Choose the ringtone files from iTunes storage path.

Find Ringtones Tab and Click Add Button

Find Ringtones Tab and Click Add Button

When you have transferred the iTunes ringtones from your computer to your iPhone, you could check and set new iPhone ringtone with those transferred files.

Bonus Tip: Customize iPhone Ringtones without iTunes

Luckily, with AnyTrans, you can also make ringtones for your iPhone with your favorite music. Here are the detailed steps of how can you do it.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans and connect your iPhone with computer. Choose the Ringtone Maker option.

Choose Ringtone Maker

Choose Ringtone Maker

Step 2. Click on the Import from Computer icon to select a song you like and hit the Open button.

Click on Import Ringtone Form Computer

Click on Import Ringtone Form Computer

Step 3. 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. 

Select and Set Ringtones to Transfer

Select and Set Ringtones to Transfer

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 to add ringtones to iPhone iPad, or make any song you like to iPhone/iPad ringtones?

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