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How to make iPhone 8/8Plus ringtones

After you got your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, to be different, you start to think how to make a cool ringtone for your own iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus to replace the original ringtone of iPhone. We need our favorite song to remind us to pick a call, but how to make it possible? In this tutorial, I'll share you my own experience on how to make ringtone and transfer them to my iPhone for free. By the way, you can also custom iPhone X or other iOS 11 devices ringtones in this way. We are taking iPhone 8 as an example, please follow the simple guide below.

iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus Ringtone

tipsPart 1. Transfer Ringtones to iPhone 8/8 Plus by iTunes

If you’ve updated to iTunes 12.7, then you may find that the method of transferring ringtones to your iPhone 8/8 Plus has been little different now. So it's a problem that how to transfer ringtones from your computer to iPhone 8/8 Plus using iTunes 12.7 or later. But firstly, please make sure that the ringtone is in .m4r format, otherwise, you won’t be able to transfer it via iTunes. So you need to convert the ringtone to .m4r format firstly.

Step 1Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2 Find the device icon on the top left of iTunes and click on it. If you can't find it, please make sure you've connected iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer properly.

device icon in iTunes

Step 3After connection, on the sidebar (If you don’t see the sidebar in iTunes, you should unhide it by clicking on the View menu, then Show Sidebar. Skip this step if the sidebar is already present), you'll see Tones under On My Device. Please click on Tones.

Step 4Then you can drag and drop the .m4r ringtone onto the Tones section in iTunes. If there is no Tones section, then you can drag and drop the ringtone on to On My Device section in the sidebar. Then the Tones section will be created.

transfer ringtones to iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus via iTunes

Step 5And you'll see the ringtones appear on Tones section and the ringtones should be transferred to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.


tipsPart 2. Transfer Ringtones to iPhone 8/8 Plus Directly

To transfer ringtones to iPhone 8/8 Plus directly, the only tool we need is Syncios Phone Manager, a free handy tool, helps you customize any piece of audio file including your favorite songs into iPhone 8/8 Plus ringtones without using iTunes, you can make as many as ringtones you want, totally free and quickly. Let’s see how it works: ( Note: please make sure you've turned off iTunes totally before making ringtones with Syncios, because iTunes will disable the importing of ringtones made by any third-party program. )

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Step 1Download and install Syncios Phone Manager on your computer from below, then connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2Click on Toolkit on the top bar, and find Ringtone Maker tool.

iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus ringtones maker

Step 3If the audio files which is going to be ringtones are saved on computer already, please skip this step. If you can't find the songs you like on computer and want to choose the songs on your iPhone 8/8 Plus. You need to transfer songs from iPhones 8/8 Plus to computer. Simply click on My Device on the top bar and click on Media on the left panel. Then the music of your iPhone 8/8 Plus will be displayed. You can choose whatever you want and click on Export to save the songs to your computer. Or you can download online songs to computer.

iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus music management

Step 4Then you can choose the song you'd like to from computer and set the start and end of ringtone according to your needs.

Step 5Click on Save & Import, the ringtone you've just made will be transferred to your iPhone 8/8 Plus directly.

make iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus ringtones


tipsPart 3. Use New Custom Ringtones on iPhone 8/8 Plus

Many iOS users can't find a way to set their own ringtone if they are tired of the default ringtone. Here's how to use the custom ringtones you've just transferred on your iPhone 8/8 Plus:

Step 1Open the Settings on your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

Step 2Tap on Sounds.

Step 3Then tap on Ringtone under Sounds and Vibration Patterns.

Step 4A list is displayed with all the available ringtones to choose from. At the top of the list, you should see the custom ringtone that you transferred earlier from iTunes. Tap to select this ringtone as the default. Now whenever you receive an alert of this type, the selected ringtone will be played.

find Sounds setting on iPhone 8/8 Plus
choose Ringtones on iPhone 8/8 Plus
set new custom ringtones on iPhone 8/8 Plus

tipsPart 4. How to Remove Custom Ringtones from iPhone 8/8 Plus

If you don't need the custom ringtones and want to remove them, here introduce you two methods:

Remove Custom Ringtones from iPhone 8/8 Plus via iTunes

Step 1Open the iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer.

Step 2Tap on device icon, then you'll see Tones under Audio. Please click on Tones.

Step 3iTunes will display a list of all the custom ringtones that you’ve transferred to your device. Choose the ringtone you'd like to delete, right-click on it and choose Delete from Library.

remove iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus ringtones with iTunes

Remove Custom Ringtones from iPhone 8/8 Plus via Syncios

Step 1Open Syncios on your computer and connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer.

Step 2Tap on Media, then you'll see Ringtones on the right sidebar under On My Device. Please click on Ringtones.

Step 3Syncios will display a list of all the custom ringtones that you’ve transferred to your device. Tick off the ringtone you'd like to delete, and tap on Delete on the top.

remove iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus ringtones with Syncios


tipsPart 5. Video Tutorial - Make iPhone Ringtones


Conclusion

As you can see, it is quite easy to make ringtones on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus using iTunes or Syncios. Two methods are free for you, thus both of them are good choices for you. Besides, The Ringtone Maker is only the one of tools in Syncios, you can try to manage your music, videos, photos, e-books, app, contacts, bookmarks, call histories, messages, notes, WhatsApp, bookmark histories, download online videos, covert audio and video formats, backup and restore iPhone 8/8 Plus and more for free. Just for sharing you the good stuff. Nice day!


Extra Tips: How to Download and Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone?

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TuneCable's Apple Music Converter is a professional music converter which can help you not only recording Apple Music as common MP3, but also convert M4A/M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks and M4P music to MP3, WAV, FLAC, or AAC and more formats. It can be used as an all-in-one iTunes audio, Apple Music and audiobook converter. All converted Apple music is definitely supported to set as your iPhone contact or text ringtone.