How to Make Ringtones for iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8? The Expert Guide!

By Rico Rodriguez to iPhone, Apple Resources | Last Updated on Dec 7, 2023

Commonly, ringtone is a reflection of someone's inner side so that people always set their favorite song as ringtone. When it comes to iPhone ringtones, it's quite tedious and dull to keep the original Chimes or Ripple tones. And it would be an awkward situation that a phone rings with Chimes tone in public, then you pull out your iPhone and find nothing had stirred there. Whereas, if you've customize ringtones for iPhone, things are different. Besides, with the release of iPhone X, why not make ringtones for iPhone X to go with the impressive pros like Face ID, wireless charging, OLED display, Dual 12MP cameras, A11 Bionic chip etc., making your iPhone X more personalized and remarkable.

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[Tips & Problems] How to Make A Ringtone on iTunes for iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8

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Usually iPhone users make ringtones for iPhone with iTunes following steps:

1. Open and update iTunes and Choose a song
2. Add the start and end times
3. Create an AAC version
4. Copy the file and delete the old one.
5. Change the extension .m4a to .m4r
6. Add files to iTunes, then sync and set it to iPhone ringtone.

But to be honest, making ringtones for iPhone via iTunes is quite complicated. And iTunes not working when making ringtones happens from time to times. For example, iTunes doesn't have "convert to ACC" option; There is no Tones option on iTunes 12.6; You can't move ringtones to "Tones" folder in iTunes; When you try to delete the song, there's no option to "keep file" etc.

Best Software to Make Ringtones for iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8

To get rid of the troublesome errors of using iTunes to create ringtones for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/6/6S/SE/5 etc., it's a wise choice to quit iTunes and move to other iPhone ringtone makers, among which MacX MediaTrans is well received.

MacX MediaTrans enables you to make ringtones foriPhoneS/SE from any songs, no matter the iTunes purchased playlists, downloaded music from YouTube/ Vevo, or the synced songs from other devices. Besides, unlike iTunes' complicated steps to customize ringtones for iPhone, this iTunes alternative achieves ringtones making within 4 steps, including trimming ringtone clips, converting to .m4r audio format and adding ringtones to iPhone.

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How to Make Ringtones for iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 with MacX MediaTrans

Prior to everything, you need free download the iPhone ringtone maker for Mac or Windows version on PCs and launch it. Now you can customize ringtones for iPhone X/8 fast and easily.

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Step 1
Plug in iPhon to Computer

Connect your iPhone X/8 to computer with via USB. Your iPhone files will be automatically detected on computer. Then click "Music Manager" on the main interface.

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Step 2
Choose A Song to Make Free Ringtone for iPhone

Tick on the box to select your favorite song and place you mouse on it. Click "Click to Make Ringtone" to enter the ringtone trim window.

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Step 3
Trim Music to Customize Your Ringtones for iPhone

Now you can set the start and end time of your ringtones by moving the lines. Then click "OK" and go back to main interface. BTW, the M4R iPhone 8 ringtone will be kept with 40 seconds.

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Step 4
Transfer Ringtones to Your iPhone

Check if your ringtone is successfully created in the "Voice & Ringtone" panel. Then tab the "Sync" icon to transfer and add ringtones to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8.

It only takes a few seconds to get everything done. Within the same steps, you're free to set any song to iPhone X ringtones.

Bonus: How to Set M4R music to iPhone Ringtones

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Back to your iPhone X/8, after you send ringtones to iPhone, setting them to iPhone ringtones comes to the next step. But how?

Just tap Settings, followed by Sounds and Ringtone option. Afterward, select your desired ringtone from the top of the resulting list. Also, keep in mind that you can always set the new ringtone as your text, voicemail, or email tone in addition to your notification sound for Facebook posts and tweets. You can use it as the default sound for any notification or alert. Repeat the process as necessary!

Make & Transfer Ringtones foriPhoneS at A Stroke

MacX MediaTrans allows you to create custom ringtone to iPhone X/8 from existing songs, add external FLAC, WMA, WAV, RAW, MP3, M4P ringtones to iPhone X/8 with built-in audio conversion feature (no need to change file type), delete ringtones, transfer ringtones to iPhone X/8 etc.

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