Use tones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Customize your ringtone, text tone, new mail alert sound, and more.

There are multiple sounds available on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but you can also buy ringtones and other tones from the iTunes Store.

        

Change your ringtone

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Tap the sound that you want to change. You can change your Ringtone, Text Tone, New Mail sound, Calendar Alerts, and more.
  3. Tap on the name of a ringtone or alert tone to hear it play and set it as the new sound.

You can also set a Ringtone or Text Tone for a specific contact. Find the person in Contacts, then tap Edit in the upper-right corner. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then choose a new sound.

Redownload previously purchased tones

With iOS 11, you can redownload purchased tones that you bought using your Apple ID.

Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, then tap on any sound. At the top of the page, tap Download All Purchased Tones to check for any previously purchased tones not currently downloaded to your device. You might not see this option if you've already redownloaded your purchased tones or if you haven't purchased any tones.

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

Move ringtones from iTunes to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If you have a ringtone or tone in iTunes on your Mac or PC that you want to move to your iOS device, you can manually add it to your device using iTunes.

  1. Connect your device to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
  3. On your computer, find the ringtone or tone that you want to add to your device. If the ringtone or tone previously appeared in your iTunes library, you can find it in the Tones folder of your iTunes media folder.
  4. Drag the item from your computer to your iOS device in the left sidebar of iTunes.
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