How to change your iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus ringtone (iOS 9 tutorial)
posted by Victor H. / Jan 09, 2015, 9:33 AM
It turns out that this is a task as daunting as to almost require a degree in computer engineering, requiring you to go in the depths of iTunes. Worry not, though, we've laid it out in a tirelessly detailed explanation below. Just follow the steps and you'd be able to change the ringtone of an iPhone and use your favorite song as a ringtone.
Before we start with the tutorial on how to change the ringtone on iOS 9, though, let us say that the reason why it is oh-so-complicated has a lot to do with Apple's business of selling ringtones on the App Store. If you want to pay twice for a song and a ringtone, then changing the ringtone is very easy. If you prefer to use a song you already own as a ringtone, though, Apple has decided to overcomplicate things. Well, let's not get scared and start figuring it out right away.
Note: Keep in mind that this is an iOS 9 universal tutorial. You can use this how-to guide to change the ringtone on the iPhone 6, 5s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4s, as well as on the iPad Air 2, iPad mini with Retina, and earlier devices running on iOS 9.
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Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 10, 2013
Seriously ? R u kidding me ? It's so hard to change a simple thing as ringtone in IOS that you guyz had to create a tutorial for it ? Thank god i never bought that iphone 5 as i always wanted and settled for the Lg G2 :D
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 9:38 AM 13
or maybe the Apple consumers have absolutely no idea how to do it because they are buying the phone just because it's an Apple.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 9:46 AM 10
Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014
They actually do. iOS users are hands down some of the most helpless, ignorant, "hold my hand and do it for me" people I have ever encountered. Easily half of them say "oh I'll never figure that out, do it for me" when I tell them how to do a backup/restore on an iphone. Literally a six step process.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 5:32 PM 1
Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013
You guys need to realize that in spite of your claims of "iPhoneArena", this site is full of Apple haters and no Apple users in their right mind would frequent this site. (I do visit from time to time because I at least care a little about Android, but as far as Apple news and articles go, there are much better sources.) At the end of the day, all these "smart" arguments, all those "landslide" polls, it's all yourselves, brother.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 10:23 AM 2
Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011
I always found this to be a bit greedy on Apples part. That I must pay again to change my ringtone to a custom ringtone ( a song ). Also, the uses of itunes just ruin what should be a simple change into a complicated endeavor. However, as many have said, most iOS users simply do not care about customization and go with the defaults as it conforms to everyone else with the same device.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 1:09 PM 0
Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
Holy effing hell. I knew iOS sucked, but I had no idea it sucked THIS much.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 3:14 PM 0
Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011
When I set up my wife's iPhone 4S a few years ago with a ring tone from a song she bought in the 80's, it took me hours to figure out how to do it. The steps are similarly convoluted. It involved changing some iTunes settings, too. These instructions are for using a PC. I would be interested to see how it is done on the Mac. On the PC, you can rename the filename extension from .m4a to .m4r fairly easily. Is it just as easy on the Mac?
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 5:26 PM 0
Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011
Wow.. it's easier than rooting an Android phone.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 9:09 AM 0
Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014
Actually, it isn't. It's pretty easy to root an Android phone. But even if you don't root an Android phone, it has ten times the functionality of an iPhone. you can change ringtones, or record your own, without rooting.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 9:12 AM 0
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