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

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

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can choose which sound plays when you receive a text, send an email, receive a Calendar alert, and more. Your device comes with a variety of ringtones, but you can also buy ringtones from the iTunes Store. Just open the iTunes Store app, tap  More, then tap Tones. Browse ringtones from your favorite movies and TV shows or from music genres like blues or pop.

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


An iPhone X open to the Sounds & Haptics page in the Settings app.

How to change your ringtone

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Scroll to the Sounds and Vibrations Patterns section, then tap the sound that you want to change.
  3. Tap 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 person. In the Contacts app, find and tap the person's name, then tap Edit in the upper-right corner. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then choose a new sound.

Redownload tones that you 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.

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