How to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X with a custom one: 5 visual guides


So, you've got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Good for you, but how are you liking the default ringtone, which is by now so ingrained into our society that we are frantically checking our phones once we hear the well-known rhythm of Opening

To be honest, changing the ringtone on your iPhone is a task that looks deceptively simple, but has its own quirky moments, especially if you are a fan of little-known anti-consumerist music bands from the 70s and would love your iPhone to ring with the sounds of first-gen punk music, like The Mekons' "Empire of the Senseless" or France Gall's timeless "Laisse tomber les filles".

So, let us show you all the ways you that you can use to change your iPhone ringtone.

#1. The standard method

Yes, this one is as simple as abc and every iOS user should be versed in this one. 

#2. iTunes Store

Similar to the standard method, this one allows you to grab any of the ringtones on iTunes and set it on your device. 

#3. Garageband

Now, why fall into consumerism and buy a ringtone from the iTunes Store when you can, you know, create one yourself? Yeah, unleash your inner Gershwin and go ahead!

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#4. Use a third-party app

A third-party app is still a valid option if you have an obscure old MP3 file laying around and want to 'quickly' set it as ringtone on your iPhone.

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#5. iTunes + desktop computer

Now, this is quite possibly the most convoluted method you could use to set a ringtone on your new iPhone, but it does the trick if you can't possibly find your song in question anywhere else or have a specific personal file that you wish to use. Note that we do not condone the use of DRM-protected, copyrighted material that's obtained illegally. 

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