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Josh Brown Oct 27, 2020

How to Set Ringtone on iPhone without GarageBand and iTunes

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If you ever get stuck with iTunes or Garageband - this guide is for you! 🔥 Learn how to set ringtone on iPhone without Garageband or iTunes.

Being an Apple user, we all know how everything is complicated with our devices. From downloading songs to transferring files, everything has to go through that pesky little app "iTunes" that we all secretly hate but cannot live without. I guess Apple went just a bit too far trying to make their products 'unique' that they ended up making things complex.

Android users are pretty lucky in this regard because whenever they want to download a ringtone or transfer a file, they can connect their phones to a PC and quickly get the job done.

So, in order to make things simpler when transferring or downloading files to iOS devices, I found this app called WALTR 2, a dedicated transfer tool for iOS devices that requires not third-party apps such as iTunes. I was particularly looking for an easy way to set custom ringtone without iTunes.

Using Custom Ringtone in iPhone

I always use custom ringtones for my iPhone because the normal ones are too boring. I prefer funny dialogues from my favorite movies or songs which always sound fun when somebody calls me. Custom ringtones are just like a personalized way to make you stand out from the crowd, and . . . to flaunt your good taste in songs and movies.

iPhone owners have to go through a bunch of operations to set a custom ringtone on their iPhones. They’ll have to do it using iTunes or other third-party apps, like GarageBand, for example.

But with WALTR 2, you can easily set unique ringtones to an iPhone. So if you have a favorite movie or a song, and you are wondering how to make a song a ringtone on your iPhone without iTunes, you have two options:

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Watch the video guide below on how to make any song your iPhone ringtone without Garageband.

Option 1. Convert MP3 into iPhone ringtone (M4R)

One of the problems that iPhone users face when setting custom ringtones is the ringtone’s format. Unfortunately, iOS devices do not support MP3 format for ringtones. Apple has its own ringtone format called M4R, which makes it impossible to set any ringtones without converting them into the supported M4R format.

But with WALTR2, you don't have to worry about converting your files because when transferring files to your iOS devices, it converts unsupported formats ON-THE-FLY and breaks the media format barrier! So no matter what format your ringtone file is in, it will automatically convert it into iOS supported format (M4R).

So if you are wondering how to transfer ringtones from your computer to an iPhone without iTunes, follow the step-by-step guide below:

How to Transfer Ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes or Jailbreak

So if you are still wondering how transferring ringtones onto iPhones without using iTunes is possible, let me show you!

Step 1. Choose an audio file for further converting

WALTR 2 is a free to download transfer tool specifically dedicated for iOS devices. You can transfer audio and video files to your iPhone without using iTunes or Jailbreak.

Thanks to this app, you’ll be able to download not only ringtones or music to your Apple device but also movies in various formats. WALTR 2 converts them on-the-fly to the formats Apple can easily read.

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MP3 to M4R

Step 2. Convert

If you successfully followed all the steps, then you’re 80% done with getting a new ringtone to your iPhone. Congrats! All that’s left is to transfer your new M4R song to iPhone using WALTR 2.

Your transfer will be finished within seconds and you will receive a notification once it’s done. All you need to do is, set the new track as your custom ringtone. 

Set up the new ringtone on your iPhone.

Head to the Settings on your iPhone > Scroll down to Sounds and Haptics > Tap on Ringtone and you will find your newly transferred custom ringtone on top of the list.

Jazz up your ringtones list with as many custom ringtones of your favorite songs and movie dialogues as you want. Set MP3 as a ringtone using WALTR 2 and the next time someone calls you, you’ll find yourself jamming to your favorite tunes! 🎧🎶

Why Use WALTR 2?

When I say WALTR 2 is the best app to transfer a ringtone directly to your iPhone, I mean it! Because here is what WALTR 2 is capable of:

Cableless Transfers

Did you know that you could transfer ringtones from your Mac/Windows PC to your iPhone without having to connect via a cord? Yup, that’s right! With WALTR 2’s Wi-Fi connectivity, you can connect to your Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone instantly! And just like that in a matter of seconds, fast Wi-Fi connectivity will bridge the gap between WALTR 2 and your iPhone. 

Automatic Format Conversions

The BEST feature of WALTR 2 is its ability to convert file formats on-the-fly. Because how can you change your ringtone on iPhone if your ringtone is in a non-compatible format? Since Apple supports limited formata for ringtones, movies and videos, WALTR 2 takes files in any format and transfers them to your iPhone while converting them into an iOS compatible format during the transfer

Do you realize what this means? It means that you won’t have to look for a file converter and convert files separately before transferring them to your iPhones.

Automatic Content Recognition

With WALTR 2’s Automatic Content Recognition, the type of videos or music you transfer to your iPhone are read and recognized by the app, which then fills in the related information about a file such as the title, genre, episode, description, cast information and more.  

So the next time you are adding custom ringtones to iPhone X or any other model, you know the perfect app to transfer a ringtone to your iPhone, without needing a third-party app for syncing or format conversions!

A Transfer Solution for All iOS Devices

WALTR 2’s reach is not just limited to iPhones. No matter what iOS device you have, WALTR 2 connects to it via Wi-Fi and instantly transfers files to iPhone, iPad, iPod and more. So convert any MP3 into a ringtone or send any of your favorite movies to your iOS devices without having to convert them into a compatible format first.

Who knew watching movies offline on an Apple device could be this easy?

Now that was all about transferring a ringtone to your iPhone. If you want to CREATE a ringtone for iPhone, follow the easy steps below:

How to Transfer Ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes or Jailbreak

You were probably surprised to learn that you don’t need to use iTunes for transferring ringtones onto iPhones. We mentioned this at the beginning of the article – now we will show you how to easily do this.

Let me introduce you to a revolutionary solution – WALTR 2. It’s an app for transferring audio & video to iPhone without using iTunes or Jailbreak.

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WALTR 2 will transfer ringtones from your computer to an iPhone without iTunes syncing.

Thanks to this app, you’ll be able to download not only ringtones or music to your Apple device but also movies in various formats. WALTR 2 converts them on-the-fly to the formats Apple can easily read.

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You don’t need to be tech-savvy to work with WALTR 2. It’s simple to use and doesn’t require any extra settings. All you need to do is to follow the 3 easy steps below to make a song a ringtone on your iPhone:

Step 1. Open WALTR 2

How to Set ringtone on iPhone without Garageband and iTunes

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to Computer

Connect your iPhone via a USB cord or WI-FI

Drag and drop your M4R file into the app.

set custom ringtone on iPhone in a snap

Can’t stop the feeling of happiness when my favorite songs land on my iPhone in seconds!

You’ll receive a notification that a new ringtone’s on your device now. And all you need to do is to set a new track as a ringtone.

Step 3. Head to the Settings.app and select your newly-created ringtone

Set M4R ringtone on iPhone

All the music will appear in your iPhone Settings – Ringtones section

I hope this guide was useful and you didn’t have any issues with adding custom ringtones to iPhone X or any other model.

Option 2. Create a ringtone for iPhone yourself

Who said the days of creating cool custom ringtones on your phone are gone? Custom ringtones add a personalized touch to those boring old ringtones in your iPhone.

But when you customize a ringtone for your iPhone, you might wanna be careful about the ringtone’s format because we all know how strict Apple is about file formats. So you will be needing to create an M4R ringtone for your iPhone, which is Apple’s official ringtone format.

Here is how you can create M4R ringtones for your iPhone:

Step 1. Choose and trim a song

First, find a “Search Music” option above. Enter a track you want and then pick the part of the song you’d like to trim for a ringtone.

Look for desired m4r ringtone for iPhone

Choose a song or iRingg will recommend it for you.

You can listen to that extract beforehand to be sure it sounds perfect. You can also change the name of a song. Then click on “Trim” and move on to the next step.

Step 2. Personalize your ringtone

You can be a real artist and customize a ringtone as you like it. Here, you can add your own voice and even modify it. Today, I’m in a “Space Lord” mood.

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With iRingg, you can create an absolutely unique ringtone nobody else has – add & modify your voice or include SndMojis.

Then, you can install a fade-in or out (in this case the sound will become quieter or louder at the beginning/ending). Simply move the yellow onscreen controls to set this up.

Afterward, you can add some SndMoji’s. These are different sounds effects that correspond to the emojis of your choice. As I’m a Space Lord, I’d add a UFO and a bomb sound to make it cool.

Step 3. That’s it! Export a ringtone to iPhone

Click on the “Export” button and choose an iPhone. I’ll transfer it on my iPhone via Wi-Fi. It is enabled automatically but be sure your laptop and iPhone are connected to the same wireless network.

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You can transfer a ringtone directly to your iPhone or save it on a computer.

You’ve just learned how to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone 7 (or any other) and transfer a ringtone from laptop to iPhone. And now, how can you change your ringtone on iPhone?

Go to Settings – Sounds – Ringtones. All the ringtones you created or downloaded via iRingg are above default sounds.

By the way, you can also edit the ringtones you created or delete them from an iPhone. Go to Your Tones section, tick any sound you want and choose whether to delete, edit or preview it.

Why Use iRingg?

iRingg is the best iPhone ringtone maker out there because not only does it create custom ringtones, it lets you edit them, personalize them and even transfer them to your iOS devices without needing iTunes. 

Some of my favorite iRingg features are: 

Personalize Your Ringtone

What’s the point of having smartphones if you cannot personalize their look, feel and sounds to match your taste? This is why, with iRingg, you get the chance to become your own DJ and customize ringtones as you like.

It lets you create absolutely unique ringtones by adding your own voice to it and even modifying it. You can also add a fade-in or out feature (in this case, the sound will become quieter or louder at the beginning/ending). Simply move the yellow onscreen controls to set this up.

Manage Your Ringtones

By the way, you can also edit the ringtones you created or delete them from an iPhone. Go to Your Tones section, select any sound you want and choose whether to delete, edit, or preview it.

6-Sense

You know how YouTube shows you videos based on your previous searches? In the same way, iRingg analyzes your iTunes and iPhone Music Libraries, learns them and then recommends tracks that you might like. This is done by a machine learning technology called 6-Sense, that collects your listening data and habits.

SndMoji+ Voice

With SndMoji, you create absolutely unique ringtones by adding your own voice and even installing different sound effects such as boom 💣, crazy 🤪, vomit 🤮 and similar funny sound effects. Just choose a sound effect that matches your personality and flaunt it in a custom ringtone! :)

Unlimited Songs

Did you know that there are more than 70 million songs on YouTube and SoundCloud? Now what if I told you that you could create a ringtone out of ANY song on YouTube and SoundCloud? Crazy, right?

With iRingg, you can pick any song from YouTube and SoundCloud and turn it into a personalized ringtone for your iOS device.

Wi-Fi Transfers

Who needs a cord to connect your devices when you can do so using Wi-Fi? With iRingg’s automatic Wi-Fi transfers, your Mac/PC connects to a Wi-Fi enabled iPhone/iPod/iPad and transfers ringtones to your iOS device instantly! Just make sure both of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi connection, click on Push to iPhone and Voila! Your transfer will be finished instantly in a matter of seconds!

iTunes 12.7: Where are the Ringtones Now?

With the introduction of the newer iTunes version, it became even more puzzling to add ringtones to iPhone. Now, there’s no “Tones” section and you’ll have to sync your iPhone with iTunes each time you want to download a ringtone. Such a mess…

Luckily, all your downloaded ringtones are safe and sound. They are just stored in an iTunes Library on your Mac or PC, but you can’t actually see them in a Library. 

So the question is, how can you transfer those ringtones to your iPhone if you cannot even view them?

Luckily, with iRingg & WALTR 2 you don’t have to go through the pesky process of iTunes when you can transfer or create ringtones for your iPhone in seconds!

With the introduction of the newer iTunes version, it became even more puzzling to add ringtones to iPhone. Now, there’s no “Tones” section and you’ll have to sync your iPhone with iTunes each time you want to download a ringtone. Such a mess…

iTunes 12.7 tones

Luckily, all your downloaded ringtones are safe and sound. They are just stored in an iTunes Library on your Mac or PC, but you can’t actually see them in a Library. 

So the question is, how can you transfer those ringtones to your iPhone if you cannot even view them?

Luckily, with iRingg & WALTR 2 you don’t have to go through the pesky process of iTunes when you can transfer or create ringtones for your iPhone in seconds!

Bottom Line

That’s all, folks! Hope this article helped you realize how easy it is to create and set unique ringtones to an iPhone. Don’t miss the chance to try the app for free and convert your MP3 to iPhone ringtone or create an entirely new custom ringtone for your iPhone for free. Try out the apps by clicking on the download button below and start playing with those tunes! 🎶

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