How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

Just updated to a new iPhone and want to send some ringtones from your old iPhone to the new iPhone? Read this guide to see how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with or without iTunes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2021
AnyTrans – Transfer Ringtones iPhone to iPhone

AnyTrans can easily transfer ringtones from old iPhone to new iPhone. Contacts, photos, music, etc. are supported. Also, you can send apps or restore iCloud/iTunes/Google account backup to the new iPhone.

If you changed to a new iPhone 12 and want to share ringtones or other data between iPhones, here you are in the right place. In the past, iTunes might be the first choice when it comes to syncing iPhone data. However, since iTunes 12.7, Apple has removed the ability to manage ringtone. You can’t use iTunes 12.7 to sync ringtone anymore. Then how to transfer ringtones from old iPhone to new iPhone?

Worry not. In this post, we will show you simple ways to transfer ringtones between two iPhones (iPhone 12 & iOS 14 supported). And also tells you the iTunes way if you are still using the older iTunes version. Let’s get it on.

Also Read: How to Add Ringtone to iPhone without Computer >

Send Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone Directly

If you want to manage and transfer your ringtones selectively or wholly, then AnyTrans will be a perfect choice. As one of the most powerful iOS data managers, AnyTrans allows you to preview all your ringtones (purchased & non-purchased), as well as other data, and then send them to another iPhone. Check its features below to transfer ringtones from one iPhone to another:

AnyTrans – Sync Ringtones Between iPhones

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Now, Download AnyTrans on your computer firstly, and then follow us to send ringtones on iPhone:

Share Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone Directly

Step 1. Open AnyTrans > Connect your two iPhones to the computer via USB cables > Click on “Device Manager” in AnyTrans > Select one iPhone as the source iPhone from the top of phone image> Then click on “More” option.

Connect two iPhones

Connect two iPhones

Step 2. Tap on Ringtones > Select the ringtones you want to transfer > Click “To Device” button to transfer them to your new iPhone. Besides, you can click “Add” button to put ringtones from computer to iPhone or “To PC” button – share ringtones on iPhone to computer.

Select Ringtones and Click To Device Button

Select Ringtones and Click To Device Button

Tips: Add Music from iTunes Library to iPhone

AnyTrans enables you to enter iTunes Library, so you can sync music playlists, movies, podcasts from iTunes Library to iPhone.

  1. Open AnyTrans and click iTunes Library, here are the options for you to add media files from computer, transfer music from iTunes Library to your device.
  2. Click To Device button and the selected media files will be synced to iPhone immediately.
Manage iTunes Library with AnyTrans

Manage iTunes Library with AnyTrans

How to Transfer Ringtones from Old iPhone to New iPhone

PhoneTrans is the best phone to phone data transfer tool, which allows you to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with one click. Besides ringtones, PhoneTrans also lets you transfer other types of iOS data like contacts, photos, messages, music, videos, notes, etc. If you just get one new iPhone, it can help you switch from old iPhone to new iPhone smoothly. And you can follow the simple steps below to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone:

Step 1. Get the latest version of PhoneTrans and install it on your computer (PC/Mac).

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Step 2. Go to the homepage of PhoneTrans and click Phone to Phone. Here are three transfer modes supported, you can read usage scenarios for each one. Here we take Quick Transfer as an example.

Phone to Phone - Quick Transfer

Phone to Phone – Quick Transfer

Step 3. Connect two iPhones and confirm the source and target one.

Confirm Your iPhones

Confirm Your iPhones

Step 4. Select the Ringtone category and all ringtones will be transferred from one iPhone to another.

Transfer Ringtone from iPhone to iPhone

Transfer Ringtone from iPhone to iPhone

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

While if you are still using the older iTunes versions (iTunes 12.6 and earlier), you can still apply iTunes to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. And for the new iTunes versions on 12.7 and later, you can still sync music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks.

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.

Transfer ringtones from old iPhone to iTunes library firstly:

  1. Open iTunes, and go to Edit.
  2. Click on Preference, and then choose Devices.
  3. Check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.
  4. Connect your old iPhone to the computer via USB cable.
  5. Launch iTunes if it is not running automatically.
  6. Click File, and then choose “Devices”.
  7. Click on the “Transfer Purchases from iPhone”.
  8. Click Apply at the right bottom.
  9. iTunes will automatically sync the purchased ringtones to the iTunes library.
Transfer Ringtones from Old iPhone to iTunes Library

Transfer Ringtones from Old iPhone to iTunes Library

Sync ringtones from iTunes to new iPhone:

  1. Disconnect the iPhone from the computer.
  2. Connect another iPhone to iTunes.
  3. Click on your iPhone, and choose the Tones.
  4. Check the box for Sync Tones.
  5. Check the ringtones you want to sync.
  6. At last, click the Sync button in the bottom right corner of iTunes.
  7. After it completes, the synced ringtones should be on your new iPhone.
Sync Ringtones from iTunes to New iPhone

Sync Ringtones from iTunes to New iPhone

  1. iTunes only supports purchased items transferring to the 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 media files, such as songs, videos, ringtones, 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.

Q&A: Can you AirDrop Ringtones to iPhone?

Actually, you can’t airdrop ringtone between iPhones. Since the iPhone’s built-in operating system does not support the transfer of ringtone files, nor Bluetooth.

Q&A: Where are the Ringtones Stored on my iPhone?

You can go to Settings > Click Sounds & Haptics > Choose Ringtone, here you can view the default ringtones on iPhone. Also, the transferred and customed ringtones will be saved here. You can choose one and set it as your ringtone.

Bonus Tip. How to Make Custom Ringtone on iPhone

AnyTrans makes it ultra-easy to create your custom ringtones and text tones. You can make your own ringtone with any audio files, no matter MP3, M4A, or other formats. With AnyTrans, you can even make adjustments accordingly to get the perfect tone that you prefer. And here are the steps to make custom ringtones with AnyTrans:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2. Open AnyTrans > Choose “Ringtone Maker” mode > You are able to select music from the computer, iOS device and iTunes Library here (just take Device option as an example) > Click “Import from Device” option and select the music you need.

Tab Import from Device

Tab Import from Device

Step 3. The song will be set as a ringtone by default. You can drag the slider to choose your favorite period. After completing the customizing process, click the “Audition” button to listen to the ringtone. If you like it, click the “Import to Device” button and it will be added to the ringtones list on your iPhone.

Set the Duration of the Custom Ringtone and Import to iPhone

Set the Duration of the Custom Ringtone and Import to iPhone

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. iTunes supports you to sync tones with two steps, but only for iTunes 12.6 and earlier. And PhoneTrans enables you to transfer ringtones from iPhone to new iPhone directly.

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Besides, with AnyTrans, you can manage ringtones easily, transferring from iPhone to iPhone, or from a computer or iTunes library to iPhone. Free download AnyTrans to transfer ringtones or make custom ringtones for your iPhone. Any questions on this guide will be warmly welcomed.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.