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iPhone Purchased Ringtones FAQ

1. How do I assign a ringtone to a specific contact?

On your iPhone, go to the Home screen. Tap Phone and then tap Contacts. Choose a contact, tap Ringtone and select a new ringtone. When that contact calls, you will hear that ringtone.

2. How do I set a ringtone as my default ringtone?

To set a ringtone as your default ringtone, go to the Home screen on your iPhone. Tap Settings > Sounds > Ringtone, and then choose a ringtone. This will become your default ringtone.

3. How do I create and purchase a ringtone through the U.S. iTunes Store on my computer?

View steps to create a ringtone from your computer.

4. How can I tell which songs can be used to create custom ringtones?

From your iTunes Music Library, select a song that you've purchased from the iTunes Store. Choose Store > Create Ringtone

If a song is eligible for custom ringtone creation, the Ringtone Editor appears at the bottom of the screen. If a song is not eligible, you will see the message: "This song cannot be made into a ringtone."

You can also choose View > View Options and select the Ringtone checkbox to display ringtone-eligible songs.

5. Can I customize the length of time between ringtone repeats?

Yes. You can set the desired delay using the Looping menu in the Ringtone Editor.

6. Can I preview my ringtone before I create it?

Click Preview to hear your ringtone before purchasing it.

7. How do I create a good ringtone?

If possible, start and end your ringtone at natural breaks in the song — the audio waveform can help you find these spots. Or use the Fade In or Fade Out feature to ensure a smooth transition between rings.

8. How long can my ringtone be?

Ringtones can be up to 30 seconds.

9. I created a ringtone. Where can I find it?

To see all the ringtones you've created, click Ringtones on the left side of the iTunes window.

10. Can I use my ringtone on any phone?

Ringtones created with iTunes are designed exclusively for the iPhone.

More iphone ringtones resources here.