Use tones and ringtones with your iPhone or iPad

Find out how to change the sound that plays when you receive a call, text, email or other notification on your iPhone or iPad. Choose from a variety of built-in sounds or buy ringtones from the iTunes Store.

Change your ringtone

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under Sounds and Haptic Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change.
  3. Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear it 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 top right-hand 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 may need to enter your Apple ID password to complete your purchase.

Store availability and features may vary by country or region. Find out what's available in your country or region.

Ringtones on iTunes aren't full songs; they're just snippets.

Redownload ringtones purchased with your Apple ID

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

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

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