Use tones and ringtones with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to change the sound that you hear when you get a call, text, email, or other notification on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Choose from a variety of built-in sounds or buy ringtones from the iTunes Store.

How to change your ringtone

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change.
  3. Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear and set it as the new sound.

Set a ringtone or text tone for a contact

  1. Open the Contacts app and tap a person's name.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the person's contact card, tap Edit.
  3. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then choose a new sound.

Buy ringtones from the iTunes Store

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap  More.
  3. Tap Tones. 
  4. Find a ringtone that you want to buy, then tap the price.
  5. Choose an option to automatically set the ringtone. Or tap Done to decide later.
  6. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete your purchase.

Store availability and features might vary by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region.

Redownload ringtones purchased with your Apple ID

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under Sounds and Vibration Patterns, tap any sound.
  3. Tap Download All Purchased Tones. You might not see this option if you already downloaded all the tones that you purchased or if you haven't purchased any tones.

You might not be able to redownload some previously purchased tones.

Use a custom ringtone

If you created a custom ringtone in an app, like Garageband, you can sync it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes for Windows or the Finder on a Mac.

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer. 
  2. On a PC, open iTunes for Windows. On a Mac, open the Finder.
  3. Drag and drop the ringtone to your device.

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