With iTunes, you can sync your music, movies, TV shows, photos and more from PC or Mac to iPhone iPad iPod. iTunes sync and transfer is little bit technical and easy for those who have adequate computer knowledge. For beginners, you may need some time to get used to it. Here we recommend some great iTunes alternatives that can help you transfer files from computer to iOS device in much easier ways. We will demonstrate how you can add ringtones from PC to iPhone without iTunes in this article. Other than that however they can help you sync or copy over many other file types and data, such as photos, music, ebooks, PDF, apps, contacts, and so on.
Import ringtones to iPhone using iOS Transfer
iOS Transfer is a more powerful and feature rich iTunes alternative. It can also help us import ringtones from computer to iPhone. Connect your iOS device to PC or Mac via USB, go to the Music tab, then select Ringtones, you will find all custom ringtones on iPhone. You can export or backup those custom ringtones from iPhone to computer, or delete unwanted ringtones from iPhone. To add new ringtones to iPhone, click the Add button to browse to the location where your own ringtones are saved on your PC and import them to your iPhone.
Check out this guide to transfer ringtones to iPhone without iTunes, you can also download the free trial version of the iPhone manager and transfer tool from that linked page.
Transfer ringtones to iPhone using Waltr
This is the easiest way we have found so far that can help us import custom ringtones to an iPhone. It supports both USB and Wi-Fi transfer modes. Launch the iOS file transfer software on your PC or Mac, connect up your iPhone via USB or Wi-Fi, then open the folder where the ringtone, m4r file(s), are saved on your computer, drag and drop them to Waltr. The ringtone(s) will be copied over from your desktop or laptop to iPhone instantly. Head to your iPhone Settings >> Sound & Haptics >> Ringtone to find the custom ringtone and activate it as the new ringtone on iPhone.
Creating iPhone ringtones
iPhone accepts only those M4R files as its ringtones. If you choose Waltr for the ringtone sync, you need to make sure your ringtones are saved as .m4r files. For those m4a files, you can simply rename them and change their file extension from .m4a or m4r before adding them to Waltr or your iPhone. If you drag and drop a m4a audio to Waltr, it will be added to the Music app on your iPhone. The above iOS Transfer however accepts both m4a and m4r files. You can choose to add M4A music or audio to the Music app or your iPhone settings as ringtones.
You can use iTunes to create ringtones for iPhone using your music and recordings so you do not have to pay for ringtones, just make ringtones from your favorite songs you already have or record some interesting sounds as ringtones.