Many people prefer to change their phone’s default ringtone to something they like better. Changing the ringtone is one of the main and easiest ways iPhone settings . Changing the default ringtone means that whenever you receive a call, a new tone of your choice will be played.

The instructions in this article are specific to iOS 12, but the functionality is similar for older versions of iOS.

How to Change the Default iPhone Ringtone

To set the ringtone for application » Settings» :

  1. Click » Settings» > » Sounds and sound» (on some older devices, press » Sounds» ).

  2. In chapter » Sounds and vibration patterns » click « Ringtone» .

  3. On the screen » Ringtone» select the ringtone that comes with iPhone.

  4. If you want to buy new ringtones, click Tone Store (on some older models press Store in the top right corner, then click tones ).

    If you have never downloaded or installed ringtones, find out how to buy ringtones on iphone .

    Three iOS screens with Sounds & Haptics, Ringtone and Tone Store buttons in the Settings app
  5. Alert Tones commonly used for alarms and other notifications, but can be used as ring tones.

  6. Click on a ringtone to listen to it. When you find the ringtone you want to use as your default, check the box next to it.

  7. To return to the previous screen, click » Sounds and haptics» in the upper left corner or click the » Home», to go to the main screen. Your choice of ringtone is saved automatically.

When you receive a call, the selected ringtone will play, unless you have assigned individual ringtones to the callers. If you have, these ringtones take precedence. Just remember to listen to this sound, not the ringing phone, so you don’t miss a single call.

How to create your own ringtones

If you want to use your favorite song as your ringtone instead of one of the iPhone’s built-in sounds, find the song you want to use and ringtone maker app . After installing the application create a ringtone and add it to your iPhone.

How to set different ringtones for different people

By default, the same ringtone plays no matter who calls you. But you can change that and make a different sound for different people. It’s fun and useful: you can find out who’s calling without looking at the screen.

How to change vibrations

You can also change the vibration pattern that iPhone uses when receiving a call. This option may be useful when your the call is turned off but you want to know that you are being called. It is also helpful for people with hearing impairments.

To change the default vibration pattern:

  1. Click Settings .

  2. Click Sounds and sound (or sounds ).

  3. Turn on toggle switch Vibrate on Ring or Vibrate on Silent (or both).

  4. In chapter » Sounds and vibration patterns » click « Ringtone» .

  5. Click Vibration .

  6. Click on the predefined options to check them out, or click » Create a new vibration», to create your own.

    Three iOS screens showing
  7. To select a vibration pattern, check the box next to it. Your choice is automatically saved.

Just like ringtones, you can set different vibration patterns for individual contacts. Follow the same steps as when setting up ringtones and look for the Vibrate option.

Problems with ringtones can cause iPhone won’t ring when calls are received. But there are a number of other reasons that can cause this problem.

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