iOS 17: How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone [Free]

Set any ringtone on iPhone

Hey iPhone user! Are you getting a bit tired of the same old ringtone on your iPhone? Well, you’ve come to just the right place! In today’s post, I’m excited to show you how to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone. And It’s totally free and you won’t need iTunes for this.

A lot of iPhone users think that setting a custom ringtone means having to pay for it. But, surprise! You can actually set any song as your ringtone, and it works even if you’ve updated to iOS 17 or are on an older version. Let me show you how:

How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone

First, you need to download the GarageBand app from the App Store. Once you’ve got that, follow these steps with me:

  • Open GarageBand on your iPhone.
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  • Select the “Audio Recorder” option.
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  • Tap on the “Projecticon at the top of the screen (I’ve added a screenshot below for you to see).
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  • Next, make sure to turn off the instrument option (Blue is on, and gray is off).
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  • Click on the “Loopicon at the top right corner.
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  • Here, tap on Files or Music to pick your song.
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  • Long-press the song you want as a ringtone and drag it to your project.
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  • Adjust your song and trim it if necessary. Hit play to listen to your ringtone before applying.
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  • Once everything sounds great, click on the “Download arrow” icon at the top left and select “My Song.”
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  • Your project will appear under “GarageBand Recents” as “My Song.” Long-press it for more options.
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  • To change the ringtone name, click on “Rename” and give it a name you’ll remember.
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  • Long-press again and select “Share.”
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  • Choose “Ringtone” to make a custom ringtone on iPhone.
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  • Finally, click on “Export” at the top right and press “OK.”
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Now, just head to your iPhone settings, go to “Sound & Haptics,” and then “Ringtone.” You’ll see your new ringtone at the top of the list. Select it, and voila! Your new ringtone is set.

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How to Download Ringtones on iPhone

Struggling to find and download ringtones for your iPhone? No worries, I’ve got you covered with three options:

  1. Use Apple Music: If you’re subscribed to Apple Music, there are tons of free songs to download and try as ringtones.
  2. Online Ringtone Download Sites: Check out trusted websites for high-quality iPhone ringtones. You can download these to your local files and set them as ringtones for free.
  3. Use an Instrument: If you’re good with GarageBand instruments, record your tunes and set them as your ringtone.

Final words

I hope this guide makes it super easy for you to change ringtone on iPhone and set a song as your ringtone without paying anything. If you run into any problems while creating your new ringtone, try restarting your iPhone first and re-installing the GarageBand app if there are any issues or bugs.

I hope, You’re going to love these tips I’ve shared in our articles, and you’ll be setting custom ringtones for your iPhone and iPad in no time!