How to Set Different Ringtones for Two Different Phone Numbers on iPhone with iOS 17

Set Different Ringtones on iPhone with iOS 17

Apple’s iOS 17 introduces a game-changing feature for dual-SIM iPhone users: the ability to set different ringtones for different phone numbers. This eagerly awaited feature lets you easily tell apart personal and business calls. No more confusion about which number is ringing; this update ensures you’ll always know from which SIM the call is coming.

Whether it’s your work line or personal number, the power to identify calls with unique ringtones is now in your hands. Setting different ringtones is a breeze, and you can do it by following our simple guide. Stay tuned to learn how!

Quick Overview: Now you can set unique ringtones for different phone numbers on your iPhone to identify calls and messages quickly. To set different ringtones on your iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap Sounds & Haptics > Tap Ringtone > Select a phone Number > Pick or choose a different ringtone.

Why should you set different ringtones for different cell numbers?

If you’re wondering why you should set different ringtones for your cell phone numbers, let me explain why it can be beneficial. By assigning unique ringtones to your personal and business numbers, you’ll instantly know from which SIM a call is coming, allowing you to decide whether to take the call or not.

For example, imagine you’re on a mini-vacation at the beach, and your cell phone starts ringing. If you have utilized this feature, you would know whether it’s a personal or work call. If it’s a work call, you might choose to ignore it; but if it’s a personal call, you can pick it up. This simple feature helps you manage your calls more effectively!

Note: this feature only works with iOS 17 and to use this feature you need two SIM cards on your iPhone. (Either one Physical and other E-SIM or both are E-SIM)

How to Set Different Ringtones for Different Cell Numbers in iOS 17

To set a unique ringtone on your personal and professional (office) phone number follow the below steps. once you set then when your phone is ringing in your pocket that time you know who is calling you.

  • Open the Settings app on your device, and tap “Sounds & Haptics“.
tap on Sounds & Haptics from iPhone Settings
  • Under the Sounds and Haptic Patterns section, select “Ringtone“.
click on Sounds and haptics
  • Choose the phone number for which you want to set a different ringtone. (You’ll see two options – Personal and Secondary. Personal is the primary (Personal) phone number, and Secondary (Work) is self-explanatory.)
select personal phone number for ringtone
  • Tap and select your preferred ringtone from the available choices.
choose your ringtone
  • If you want to purchase a different ringtone, tap Tone Store, buy it, and then use it.
tap on tone store in ringtone settings

Note: You can access the Tone Store to buy a ringtone from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.

  • Select a vibration option at the top of the page if you want a unique vibration for this ringtone.
choose vibration from ringtone settings
  • Choose a preferred vibration pattern from the available options.
choose vibration on iPhone
  • To create a custom and unique vibration, tap and select Synchronized (Default).
choose synchronized option for vibration
  • If you prefer not to have vibration, tap and select None.
click None for vibration
  • To create a new custom vibration pattern, tap Create New Vibration.
click create new vibration option
  • Tap and create a new vibration pattern for the selected ringtone.
create a new vibration pattern
  • Press Stop at the bottom right corner of the screen once you’re done.
click on stop for new vibration pattern
  • Tap the Save button at the top right corner to save the custom vibration.
click on save for new vibration pattern
  • Name your custom vibration and tap Save. Then, set the ringtone for your primary or Personal SIM.
  • Return to the ringtone page and select the other phone number or Secondary SIM.
select secondary phone number for ringtone

Now, repeat the above steps again to set the ringtone on another SIM.

And that’s it! You’ve now set different ringtones for all phone numbers on your iPhone. You’ll easily identify where calls are coming from the next time your phone rings. Calls to your Personal number will play the selected ringtone, while calls to the Secondary number will play a different one. This way, you’ll know who’s calling just by listening to the ringtone.

Final word

Setting different ringtones for various phone numbers on your iPhone is more than just a convenience. it’s a feature to help you streamline daily communication. Whether you’re at work or enjoying some time off, you’ll always know the nature of an incoming call at the first ring. Follow the simple steps outlined in this guide, and take control of your calling experience today.