How to Send Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

Summary

Just updated to a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X and want to send some ringtones from the old iPhone to new iPhone? Read this guide to learn a 3-step solution.

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Dec. 22, 2017

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How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

The iPhone comes with a set of built-in default ringtones. If you think this selection of ringtones are limited, you can still purchase ringtones from iTunes Store. If you collected so many awesome ringtones on old iPhone and going to upgrade to a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you will definitely want to directly transfer them to the new iPhone.

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For ringtones you kept in your computer, you can sync them to your new iPhone with iTunes. However, if you updated iTunes to 12.7 or updated iPhone to iOS 11, you can’t do that any more. Why? Because there is no Ringtone or Tone tab in iTunes 12.7, that is to say you can’t use iTunes 12.7 to sync ringtones any more.

Moreover, if you want to get some customised ringtones that are stored on your old iPhone to new iPhone directly, iTunes is helpless as well. So, at this time, you need AnyTrans for iOS. With it, all these impossible things will become easy to do.

See Also: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone >

Tools You Need to Send Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

  • Your two iPhones and two USB cables;
  • A PC or Mac computer;
  • An iPhone content manager – AnyTrans for iOS.

AnyTrans for iOS is an award-winning iTunes alternative that lets you manage your iPhone content in a smart way. It helps send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone directly. Plus, it has many outstanding features like:

  1. Beside transferring ringtones from iPhone to iPhone, it still enables you to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone without creating AAC version process on iTunes. Just select and transfer the songs you like, and then they will be converted to ringtones on your iPhone automatically.
  2. It’s easy-to-use just like say ABC, without tedious operations, you can just make it with 3 steps.
  3. Any song, voice memo, and other audio files in unsupported music formats, like mp3, m4a, wav, wma, mdi and so on can be added to iPhone as ringtones directly.
  4. Beside ringtones, you can also manage and transfer other 20+ types of iOS data like contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, etc.
  5. Guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or file.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Following steps will show you how to send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone in detail.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Run AnyTrans for iOS and connect your two iPhones to computer via USB cables. After it loads data on your devices, select your old iPhone and click .

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. On the homepage of AnyTrans for iOS, click “Audio”, then select “Ringtones” to enter the manage page.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the ringtones you want to transfer, and click the “To Device” button on the top-right of this window to send ringtones from iPhone to Phone. Here take 3 ringtones for example.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4. View the transferred files, and set them as ringtones on your iPhone. To check the transferred ringtones, just go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone. You can see the 3 transferred ringtones already on your new iPhone now.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 4

Check Transferred Ringtones on the Other iPhone

How to Send Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

As you can see, although there is no Ringtone or Tones tab in iTunes 12.7 or later, the ringtones in old iTunes library can still be put on your new iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS. While if you are still using the older iTunes versions, you can still apply iTunes to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. And the detailed steps are below.

But before taking this method, you need to notice that the whole process is about transferring the ringtones on one iPhone to iTunes library, and then syncing to another iPhone from iTunes library. There are two major problems you probably care about.

  1. iTunes only supports purchased items transferring to iTunes library, which means that only purchased ringtones on your iPhone can be transferred to another, not including those items from other sources.
  2. iTunes syncing will erase the existed medial file, such as songs, videos, ringtone, and more, on iPhone. If your iPhone is not totally new, but with many important data, you had better not taking iTunes to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone.

Step 1. Open iTunes, and go to Edit > Preference > Devices > Check Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Step 1

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. Connect one iPhone to PC via USB cable, and launch iTunes if it is not running automatically.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Step 2

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Click File > Device > Transfer Purchases at the upper corner. Then click Apply at the right bottom. iTunes will automatically sync the purchased ringtones to iTunes library.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Step 3

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 3

Step 4. Then disconnect the iPhone from the computer and connect another iPhone to iTunes. Click on your iPhone, and choose the Tones to open the ringtones tab. Check the box for Sync Tones and then check the ringtones you want to sync. (Note: There are 2 options available, check All tones to sync all ringtone files, or check Selected tones to select the specified ringtones that you want to transfer.) At last, click Sync button in the bottom right corner of iTunes, it will start transferring ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes. And the synced ringtone files from iTunes library will show up on your iPhone as a ringtone automatically.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Step 4

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 4

Also Read: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 6 >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. Obviously, AnyTrans for iOS way is much easier and more practical than iTunes. Besides, it also does a great job of transferring & manage other types of iOS content. Any question on this guide or AnyTrans for iOS will be warmly welcomed, at the same time, don’t forget to share this guide with your friends. Take a tour of the free trial of AnyTrans for iOS right now >

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