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Still wondering how to add custom ringtones to iPhone? Looking for a free and easy way to transfer custom ringtones to iPhone without iTunes? Can’t delete a ringtone from your device? CopyTrans Manager – a free iTunes alternative.

Ringtones are handled like any other music or video files by CopyTrans Manager. Simply drag and drop your ringtone from the Windows File Explorer into the CopyTrans Manager window.

Should you need to create ringtones, be sure to check out the official CopyTrans blog and the article we dedicated to making free custom ringtones: Three ways to make free custom ringtones for your iPhone.

How to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone

With CopyTrans Manager you can:

✔️ save ringtones on your PC without iTunes
✔️ just drag-and-drop ringtones
✔️ it is totally FREE

NOTE: how to make a custom ringtone? Use one of the sites, checked by CopyTrans Team:


So, how to get ringtones on iPhone? Just follow these steps:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Manager

  2. Download CopyTrans Manager for FREE
  3. Run CopyTrans Manager and connect the iPhone. Your iPhone tracks and playlists appear in the program’s main window.

  4. How to set a song as a ringtone on iPhone

  5. Open the folder on your PC containing the ringtone track files.
    Note: for the iPhone to recognize the tracks as ringtones, they need to be saved in .m4r format.

  6. windows explorer window with ringtones

  7. How to download ringtones on iPhone? Just drag and drop the ringtones from the Explorer window to the open CopyTrans Manager window.

  8. How to get ringtones on iPhone

  9. Click Update to apply the changes.

  10. How to change your ringtone to a song

  11. That’s how to get custom ringtones on iPhone.

And now, how to change your ringtone to a song? Easy! Got to iPhone Settings > Sounds > Ringtone. You can now set any of the newly imported ringtones as the default one on your iPhone.

How to get custom ringtones on iPhone

Some time ago Apple got rid of the ringtones tab in iTunes. But even if you manage to add a ringtone to your iPhone, it’s impossible to remove it with iTunes. Lucky for you, CopyTrans Manager can delete a ringtone. Just press the delete button in the upper right corner:
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How to back up iPhone ringtones

We have already shown you how to change ringtone, and maybe now you wish to have a safe backup of your custom iPhone ringtones before updating the iOS version or before moving to another phone. Whatever the case, this quick tutorial shows how to back up iPhone ringtones to PC without the need for iTunes. Just use our CopyTrans and save ringtones in a few clicks.

Advantages of CopyTrans

✔️ Save all the music library to you PC in a few clicks
✔️ Choose separate songs, playlists, or the whole library
✔️ Manage songs, books, audiobooks, ringtones, and playlists

  1. Download CopyTrans on the PC from the page below and install it.

  2. Try CopyTrans for free
  3. After you change ringtone on iPhone, start CopyTrans and connect the iPhone to the computer. Switch to the Classic mode at the bottom-left corner.

    Classic mode button CopyTrans

    The Classic mode lists all iPhone songs, videos, and playlists.

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  5. Choose Manual backup on top, then select the “Ringtones” category. CopyTrans now lists all custom ringtones on the iPhone.

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  7. Select the ringtones you wish to back up by checking the boxes next to each entry. To select all ringtones at once, click the check box on top of the list.

  8. How to set a custom ringtone on iPhone

  9. Click the Backup to “Folder” button.

  10. backup to folder button in copytrans

  11. From the popup, select the folder where to back up the ringtones and click Start backup.

  12. How to add custom ringtones to iPhone

  13. Let the backup complete.

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  15. Click “Finish”.

  16. How to change your ringtone to a song on iPhone

The iPhone ringtones are saved to the PC folder of your choice in individual .m4r files. Enjoy!

ringtone files in m4r format on windows pc

More help on adding media files with CopyTrans Manager is available here: How do I add music and videos to my iPod or iPhone.

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