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You may wish to have a safe back up 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.

Let’s back up iPhone ringtones

  1. Download CopyTrans on the PC from the page below Download CopyTrans

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans, please refer to this article.

  3. 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. main copytrans window

  4. Choose “Manual backup” on top, then select the “Ringtones” category. CopyTrans now lists all custom ringtones on the iPhone. ringtone tracks shown in copytrans window

  5. 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 select ringtone tracks

  6. Click the Backup to “Folder” button backup to folder button in copytrans

  7. From the popup, select the folder where to back up the ringtones and click “Start backup” prepare for backup popup

  8. Let the backup complete. backup in progress

  9. Click “Finish”. backup complete

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

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