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How to Add Ringtones to iPhone in iTunes 12.7 or Later (Latest Solution)

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Why does Apple make it so complicated to add ringtones to iPhone with iTunes 12.7? Well, it doesn't matter anymore! Now you can create unique ringtones with the new macOS & PC app called iRingg. This article also shows you how to sync ringtones using iTunes 12.7.

You: I just found a new awesome ringtone. It would be awesome if I could add it to my iPhone right now.

iTunes: LOL, Not so fast!

UPD. Apple recently discontinued iTunes. Nevertheless, many people stuck with the same old iTunes on Windows or earlier macOS versions. And even if they have macOS Catalina – nothing changed for them in terms of ringtones management.

iTunes 12.7. brings many changes! iTunes is now easier to navigate and less cluttered. But there’s also no App Store and you can’t browse your ebooks, iOS apps, and ringtones in iTunes.

Nice try, Apple, nice try. But how can we even add ringtones to iPhone?

Well – now it’s more confusing than ever before. In iTunes 12.7 you no longer can buy ringtones for iPhone or add them to your library. You also have to connect your iPhone every time you want to sync ringtones to your device.

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OK, sit back and relax, this guide will help you add all your precious ringtones to your iPhone – even faster than before.

Add ringtones to iPhone WITHOUT iTunes

With the iTunes update, the need for sending ringtones to iPhones has certainly skyrocketed. Here, at the Softorino Lab, we’ve crafted an insanely easy solution to create unique iPhone ringtones and push them into iPhones.

This is a class MacOS & Windows application – iRingg. An app that helps you turn any MP3, FLAC, YouTube audio into a ringtone and send it on iPhone. It is exceptionally easy to use.

Whether you are making ringtones for iPhone 4s or trying to get free ringtones for iPhone 8, iRingg is absolutely the way to go.

All you need to do is to choose a track (via search or upload your own), trim it, apply the effects and then you can add ringtones on your iPhone.

You can download iRingg right now by clicking the button below. It’s free to download and use for 24 hours, so you can try before you buy. 🙂

Here’s how you add ringtones to iPhone without using new iTunes 12.7.

Once you launched iRingg on your macOS or Windows computer, go through these very simple steps below.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone via USB

You will need to plug your iPhone in just once. Be sure to click on “trust the device”. Next time iRingg will see your iPhone via Wi-Fi and connect automatically.

Add ringtones to iPhone without using iTunes

You can quickly locate the desired track on YouTube or SoundCloud. Just use the search.

iRingg also uses a machine-learning algorithm to recommend tracks that you can easily turn into ringtones. It surveys the music library on your devices and suggests only relevant data.

Step 2. Trim your ringtone + apply SndMoji

Add cool effects and trim your ringtone

SndMojis are fun sound effects that can make your ringtone truly yours. Simply choose any and put it on the track whenever you think it suits best!

Step 3. Add your ringtone to iPhone (without iTunes)

After you have finished editing, click ‘Export’ > ‘Push to iPhone’. That’s all it takes. Once the app confirmed that the transfer was successful, you just need to go to Settings > Tones and select the ringtone.

Your new ringtone appears in the Tones section of your iPhone Settings

iRingg literally can’t be easier to use. But besides being so simple and straightforward, it has many nice features up its sleeve. For example:

  • It’s intuitive, minimalistic & has a straightforward UI

  • You no longer need to convert .mp3 to .m4r. iRingg does the converting for you

  • Add ringtone to iPhone wirelessly. There’s no need to plug your iPhone in.

  • Choose any song out of 100000000 online

  • the team of live individuals from our customer support got your back night and day

Still wanna try to add ringtones to iPhone using iTunes? No Problem! Follow the instructions below.

How to Add Ringtones to iPhone using iTunes

New iTunes update sparks some good tendencies. Clearly, Apple finally is trying to “unclutter” the huge monster iTunes is. The application became more organized, but there’s still a lot to improve.

iTunes U was moved into the Podcast section, while Internet Radio stations are now in your music library’s sidebar. Nevertheless, the biggest surprise is that the iOS App Store disappeared from iTunes now.

Goodbye iOS App Store, you won’t be missed. At least you can always download apps directly on your iPhone. But now it’s even more CONFUSING to add ringtones to the iPhone since you can’t even browse them through iTunes.

The ringtones that were in your iTunes library before are safe. Now they are in iTunes media library on your Mac or PC. However, you can’t view them through the iTunes library. Nevertheless, you still can transfer them to your iPhone or even create a new one. Follow the steps below to add a ringtone to iPhone:

  1. Connect your iPhone.

  2. Make sure to check “Manually sync files to iPhone” in your device’s tab.

  3. Locate the m4r ringtone that you want to transfer to your device.

  4. Drag the ringtone from your computer to iPhone in the left sidebar of iTunes

  5. Go into Settings > Tones and select your ringtone.

From now on you always have to plug in iPhone in your computer, whenever you need to transfer a ringtone to iPhone. There’s also no option to add ringtones to your iTunes library and have it there.

Bottom Line

Apple is finally and slowly trying to make iTunes less cluttered. There’s still a big room for improvement but the first step is done. Anyhoo, you can add custom ringtones to iPhone using alternative ways – even faster than before!

iTunes 12.7 focuses on music more than ever before. It also dumps the iOS App Store, so you no longer can browse iOS apps on a desktop.

Besides this, iTunes makes it harder to add ringtones to your iPhone. However, you still can sync your tones by dropping them directly to the iPhone’s sidebar in iTunes.

Alternatively, you may use iRingg, which stays as simple as possible. It accepts any ringtone, music, video, PDF & ePub and sends it to your iPhone or iPad immediately. It's by far the most progressive free ringtone app for iPhones out there.

P.S. Let us know what workaround works better for you in the comments!


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