“Hi. I have an iPhone 8. I have downloaded my purchased music to the phone. I want to customize ringtones for iPhone 8. Do you know how to change ringtones on iPhone 8 and how to customize ringtones for iPhone 8? Do I set the music as a ringtone or can this not be done? Thanks in advance”

- An Apple User posted on Apple Communities

Apple devices don’t allow you to randomly pick up a song to set ringtones. However, it doesn’t mean you have to follow the flow and be the one of ordinary Apple users. You can also make your iPhone special by setting ringtones on iPhone 8. Today, I would like to teach you how to change ringtones on iPhone 8 and how to set custom ringtones on iPhone 8.

Part 1: How to Change Ringtones on iPhone 8

If you want to get how to change ringtones on iPhone 8, you can simply accomplish it on your iPhone 8. What you need to do is open your ringtone settings to set ringtones on iPhone 8. How to change ringtones on iOS 10? Let’s see how.

1. To set ringtones on iPhone 8, you need to open the settings app.

2. Tap on “Sounds” and head to “SOUNDS AND VIBRATION PATTERNS”, then press “Ringtones”.

3. You will see a list of ringtones under “RINGTONES”. Simply tap on the ringtone you want to change and you will see a tick before the ringtone name, which means you complete how to change ringtones on iOS 10.

Change Ringtones on iPhone 8

Part 2: How to Customize Ringtones for iPhone 8

After we learn how to change ringtones on iOS 10, let’s see how to set custom ringtones on iPhone 8. Someone might dislike default ringtone and wants a unique ringtone. In this way, they need to customize ringtones for iPhone 8. The following steps will show you how to set custom ringtones on iPhone 8. Here we would like to take advantage of iTunes.

1. Open iTunes and make sure it is the latest version.

2. Select a song you want to set ringtones on iPhone 8. Please note that ringtone can only last 40 seconds. Therefore, you need to trim songs shorter than 40 seconds.

3. Right click the song to select “Get Info > Options” to set start and stop time.

select to set start and stop time

4. Head to “File > Convert > Create AAC Version” in the tool bar or right click the song to select “Create AAC Version”. After it is done, you will see a copy beneath the original song.

select Create AAC Version

5. Drag the ringtone to your computer and delete the old one in iTunes if you want to save memory on iTunes.

Drag the ringtone to your computer and delete the old one in iTunes

6. Select the ringtone and change the extension as “.m4a” or “.m4r”.

change the extension as .m4a or .m4r

7. Now go to “File > Add File to Library” to add the ringtone to iTunes.

add the ringtone to iTunes

8. Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable and tap on iPhone icon, then click on “Tones” in the left sidebar. In the right interface, click “Sync Tones” and choose “Selected tones”, then check the ringtone under “Tones” list. After that, click “Apply” to sync the ringtone with your iPhone. Now you learn how to set custom ringtones on iPhone 8.

sync the ringtone with your iPhone

Part 3: How to transfer ringtones to iPhone 8 with Leawo iTransfer

Is there any easier way to transfer ringtones to iPhone 8? Yes, Leawo iTransfer is easy-to-use software that is able to transfer a series of files like ringtones, photos, movies, TV shows, contacts, etc. between computers, iPhone 8 and iTunes. It can transfer purchased and non-purchased items without limitations. What’s more, you can back up your iPhone files to computer and iTunes to avoid data losing mistakenly. Leawo iTransfer also allows you to directly delete unwanted songs or contacts on iPhone. Enjoying a user-friendly and modern interface, you can easily learn how to use it. Now let’s see how to transfer ringtones to iPhone 8 with Leawo iTransfer.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

1. Plug iPhone to computer

Plug iPhone to computer via USB cable. After downloading and installing Leawo iTransfer, launch it and it will automatically detect iPhone. In the left sidebar, you can see different kinds of contents like photos, ringtones, podcasts, TV shows, etc.

Connect iPhone to Leawo iTransfer

2. Choose ringtones to transfer to iPhone 8

Click on the name of iPhone and go to “LIBRARY > Ringtones”. You can click “Add” icon at top middle to choose “Add File” or “Add Folder”. Or right click anywhere in the right interface to choose “Add > Add File/ Add Folder”. In the pop-up window, choose ringtones you want to transfer to open. It will start to transfer ringtones to iPhone 8. Your iPhone 8 will get ringtones in a few seconds.

 Choose ringtones to transfer to iPhone 8