How to Change Ringtone on iPhone 15: Quick & Easy Guide

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How to Change Ringtone on iPhone 15?

Changing the ringtone on your iPhone 15 can be a fun way to personalize your phone and keep things fresh.

Luckily, it’s quite simple to do, and you’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

In this short article, I’ll guide you through the process of changing your ringtone and making your iPhone 15 truly your own.

To access the ringtone settings on your iPhone 15, simply navigate to the Settings app and look for the Sounds & Haptics option.

From there, you’ll find a list of pre-installed ringtones along with any custom ringtones you’ve created or added to your device.

To choose a new ringtone, simply tap on the one you like best, and your selection will automatically be saved.

If you prefer to create custom ringtones, various apps and methods can help you achieve that.

For instance, you can use iTunes or another sound editing application to clip and convert your desired audio file.

Once appropriately prepared, you can easily transfer the custom ringtone to your iPhone 15 via syncing or file sharing.

Key Takeaways

Accessing Ringtone Settings on Your iPhone 15

So, you want to change the ringtone on your iPhone 15 and you’re not sure how to get started?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s dive right into accessing those settings.

Navigating to Sounds & Haptics

First things first, you need to locate the “Sounds & Haptics” section in the Settings app.

Follow these simple instructions:

Step 1

Open the Settings app on your iPhone 15.

Step 2

Scroll down and tap on Sounds & Haptics. It should be right below the “Display & Brightness” option.

Now that we’re in the right place, let’s dive into understanding the Settings app.

Understanding the Settings App

The Settings app houses various options to customize your iPhone experience to your liking.

In the “Sounds & Haptics” section, you’ll find options like changing ringtones, adjusting the volume of different sounds, and even enabling the haptic feedback for certain tasks.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do within this section:

  • Ringer and Alerts: Adjust the volume of your ringtones and alert tones.
  • Change with Buttons: Toggle on or off the ability to change the ringer and alert volumes with the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.
  • Ringtone & Text Tone: Tap to set a custom ringtone or text tone from the available options or purchase new ringtones from the iTunes Store.
  • Vibration: Set custom vibration patterns for calls, messages, and other alerts.

Choosing a New Ringtone

Ever had a moment where you’re in a crowded place and suddenly a phone rings with the same default ringtone as yours?

It’s pretty annoying, right?

Well, I faced the same issue with my iPhone 15, so I decided to learn how to change the ringtone to make it unique.

Here’s a quick guide on choosing a new ringtone for your iPhone 15!

Selecting From Default Ringtones

First things first, let’s explore the built-in ringtones that come with your iPhone.

I found the process to be quite simple:

Step 1

Open Settings and go to Sounds & Haptics.

Step 2

Tap on Ringtone.

Step 3

Browse through the list of RINGTONES and tap on the one you want to use.

You’ll notice your iPhone plays a preview of the selected ringtone.

When you find the perfect one, the newly selected ringtone will be automatically set as your default ringtone.

For more details, check out this Apple Support page.

Purchasing Ringtones From the Tone Store

If you want something more unique, you can purchase ringtones from the Tone Store. It’s how I got my awesome new ringtone!

Just make sure you’re signed in with your Apple ID and your country’s store is selected before making a purchase. Follow these steps:

Step 1

Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone.

Step 2

Scroll to the top and tap Tone Store.

Step 3

Browse or search for the ringtone you want, then tap the price button to purchase.

Your new ringtone will appear in the list of purchased ringtones on your iPhone.

To set it as your default ringtone, simply tap on it.

Setting Up Ringtones for Specific Contacts

Want to assign a special ringtone to your best friend or a family member?

I did, and it’s been quite helpful!

Here’s a step-by-step guide on setting up ringtones for specific contacts:

Step 1

Open the Contacts app and find the contact you want to assign a ringtone to.

Step 2

Tap on their name and select the Edit button in the upper-right corner.

Step 3

Scroll down and tap on Ringtone.

Step 4

Choose a ringtone from the list, then tap Done.

Creating Custom Ringtones

I recently got an iPhone 15 and found the perfect way to customize my experience by changing the ringtone.

In this section, I’ll share my tips on how to create custom ringtones using both iTunes/Music App and GarageBand.

Trust me, it’s easier than you think!

Using iTunes or Music App

First, let me share how I managed to create a custom ringtone using iTunes on my computer or the Music App on my iPhone.

Here’s a simple step-by-step guide for you:

Step 1

Choose a song: Pick a favorite song from your music library or purchase one from the iTunes Store, if necessary.

Step 2

Convert song to AAC: In iTunes or the Music app, find the song, right-click on it and select “Create AAC Version”. This will generate an AAC file.

Step 3

Trim the song: Edit the song to create a 30-second clip (the ideal length for a ringtone).

Step 4

You can do this in iTunes by right-clicking the song, navigating to “Song Info”, and adjusting the start and stop times.

Step 5

Move the file to Tones: Sync the AAC version of the song with your iPhone, and it will appear in the Ringtones section in the Settings app.

Crafting Original Tunes in GarageBand

Now, if you’re feeling more creative, why not try crafting your own custom ringtone using GarageBand? Here’s how I did it:

Step 1

Create a new project: Open GarageBand on your iPhone and start a new project. Choose the instruments you like and experiment with various loops to find the perfect beat.

Step 2

Make a 30-second tune: Craft a catchy tune, ideally no longer than 30 seconds. You can use the in-built loops or record your own!

Step 3

Export your project: When you’re happy with the tune, tap “My Songs” to save the project. Then, press and hold the project and select “Share”.

Step 4

Choose “Ringtone”: When prompted, choose “Ringtone” as the export option. Give your custom ringtone a name and hit “Export”.

Step 5

Set your new ringtone: Head to the Settings app on your iPhone, navigate to “Sounds & Haptics” and select your new custom ringtone.

Managing Sounds and Notifications

As an iPhone 15 user, I find it essential to customize my device’s sounds and notifications to fit my preferences.

In this section, I’ll guide you through the process of managing your iPhone 15’s sounds and notifications.

Customizing Text Tones and Alerts

Ever wanted to personalize your text tones and alerts? It’s a piece of cake!

First, go to Settings and then tap on Sounds & Haptics.

You’ll see a list of options under Sounds and Vibration Patterns.

Here, you can tap on the sound you want to change, like your text tone or a specific alert tone.

Once you’ve selected a sound, you can choose from the available options and even listen to them before setting.

Adjusting Haptic Feedback

Let’s talk about adjusting haptic feedback on your iPhone 15.

The haptic responses help improve the user experience, but you might want to adjust their intensity or disable them altogether.

To modify haptic feedback, navigate to Settings, then select Accessibility followed by Touch.

Within this menu, you’ll find options such as Haptic Touch and Vibration that allow you to tweak the feedback intensity or toggle vibration on or off.


How can you set a custom song as your ringtone on the iPhone 15?

As an iPhone 15 user myself, I was excited to have a custom song as my ringtone. The process is quite simple!

First, convert the song file into a compatible iPhone ringtone format (M4R). Next, transfer the converted M4R file to your iPhone using iTunes or an alternative file transfer method.

Finally, go to ‘Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone’ and select your custom song.

What steps are needed to download new ringtones for my iPhone 15 Pro Max?

Downloading new ringtones on your iPhone 15 Pro Max is a breeze. You will need access to the App Store, where you can download various ringtone apps like Ringtone Maker.

These apps allow you to browse and purchase new ringtones to add to your device. Additionally, you can find free ringtones elsewhere on the internet and import them to your device using an M4R converter.

Is it possible to change to a new ringtone on the iPhone 15 without paying?

Absolutely! I have personally switched ringtones on my iPhone 15 without spending a dime.

You can use pre-installed ringtones by going to ‘Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone’ and picking one from the available options. Alternatively, find free ringtones online and import them as M4R files, or use a free ringtone app from the App Store.

Where can I find the ringtone settings on my new iPhone 15?

Finding the ringtone settings on the iPhone 15 is easy. Simply go to ‘Settings > Sounds & Haptics’ on your device.

From here, you can adjust various sound options, including the ringtone, text tone, and notification sounds for individual apps.

Can I use a track from my Files app as a ringtone on my iPhone 15, and how?

I’ve done this before, and it’s not too difficult!

To use a track from the Files app, first, convert the audio file to an M4R format using an online converter. Then, save the converted file in the Files app.

Use a third-party app like GarageBand to turn the M4R file into a ringtone and save it to your phone.

What’s the process for turning on the ringer on my iPhone 15?

Turning on the ringer on the iPhone 15 is a matter of mere seconds.

Just locate the Ring/Silent switch on the side of your device, and flip it to the “Ringer” position. The switch will be orange when it’s in “Silent” mode.

You should then hear your selected ringtone when receiving calls.