You probably know how to copy ringtones from computer to an iPhone or iPad. Install iTunes on your PC or Mac, hook your iOS device via USB, drag and drop .m4r ringtone file into iTunes to sync ringtone to iPhone or iPad. See this guide to copy ringtones to iPhone iPad with iTunes. If you do not have iTunes or do not like iTunes, is there any other alternatives? Today, we will introduce an easier way to transfer ringtones from PC or Mac to iPhone. Much easier than iTunes sync.
Get the iPhone iPad file manager and transfer first. Install and run it on your PC or Mac. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. The phone manager will identify and connect your iPhone.
Switch from its home screen to the Music tab, click Ringtones from the left category, you will get a screen like this.
Click Add button to open the file picker, browse to your ringtones files in either .m4r or .m4a format saved on your computer and add them to iPhone.
Adding ringtones to iPhone individually
When you click the Add button in the Ringtones tab, you will get a drop-down menu with two options: Add File and Add Folder. Choose the former option to add ringtones from computer to iPhone one by one.
Batch add multiple ringtones to iPhone
You can also select Add Folder from the ringtone import options to add multiple ringtones from PC or Mac to iPhone in a batch mode.
That’s all you need to do to copy ringtones from computer to iPhone. As you can see, it is very easy and intuitive. No iTunes required, no need to worry about data loss or overwriting.
Change ringtone on iPhone
Once the ringtones have been imported from PC or Mac to iPhone, you need to enable them as ringtones on the phone from settings. Check out the steps to change ringtone on iPhone.
Make ringtones for iPhone
If your music file is not .m4r or .m4a, the above iPhone manager can’t help you add them to iPhone as ringtones. In such case, you can follow this tutorial to create ringtones for iPhone, which can convert all kinds of audios, music into iPhone ringtone files.
Update May 2018: this article was originally published in Sep 2017 and has been since updated. In this update, we replaced the old iPhone file transfer with the new one which is more powerful and fully featured. Except adding data from computer to iOS device, exporting data from iOS to computer, you can also use it to manage data on iPhone iPad, backing up your iPhone iPad to computer, copying files from one iPhone iPad to another, etc.