How to Make WhatsApp Audio As Ringtone in iPhone

Want to use your favorite WhatsApp audio as a ringtone? Our comprehensive guide will show you how to make WhatsApp audio as ringtone in just a few simple steps. Say goodbye to generic ringtones and hello to personalized ones!

Clara by Clara Updated July 4, 2024
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How to make WhatsApp audio as ringtone

Can anyone please tell me how can I set my WhatsApp audio as ringtone iPhone? There's one video I saved from WhatsApp, which I really liked. I converted it to audio but I can't seem to figure out how to set it as my phone ringtone too. Please help!

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Part 1. Can You Set WhatsApp Audio as Ringtones in iPhone?

You can certainly set the WhatsApp audio file to your phone ringtone. However, setting WhatsApp audio files to iPhone ringtones directly is complicated because iOS has specific requirements for ringtones files cannot import audio files directly from applications (such as WhatsApp) as ringtones.

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If you encounter this situation, please do not panic. You can save your WhatsApp audio files to your iPhone, then follow the methods provided in this guide to edit or personalize your ringtone, and finally import it into the ringtone settings. 

If you already save the audio to your iPhone, you can directly go to Part 2 to learn how to make a WhatsApp audio as ringtone.

How to Save the WhatsApp Audio onto iPhone

If you don’t know how to save WhatsApp audio in to iPhone, there are many methods. The Files app on your iPhone is also a good option. We take it as an example and you can check the steps below.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp > Go to the chat with the audio file you wish to save > Locate and hold down the audio or voice note > Select Forward.

Step 2. Tap the Share icon at the bottom left side > Click Save to Files from the menu list.

Step 3. Choose a location to save the WhatsApp audio > Then hit Save at the top right.

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Want to know more effective ways to download WhatsApp audio on iPhone? You can go to this post: How to Save WhatsApp Audio on iPhone

Part 2. How to Make iPhone Ringtone from WhatsApp Audio

After you prepare the audio files, there are different approaches to set a WhatsApp voice message as a ringtone. We provide 2 ways to address the task, to be honest, we recommend that you choose scenario 1 to perform how to make WhatsApp audio as ringtone, because it is easier to operate. Now, let’s take a look together.

Option 1. [Easier] Edit and Make iPhone Ringtones without iTunes

FoneTool is a powerful ringtone making software for iOS and Windows PC. By connecting your iPhone and computer, it can automatically identify the ringtones and music on your phone, so that you can edit and rename these music files on the computer to make the ringtones you like. At the same time, you can also directly select the music on the computer to make it.

  • Easy to Use. Effortlessly create ringtones on your computer and quickly transfer files between iPhone and PC, or vice versa.
  • Directly Choose Music. Connect your iPhone and computer, and FoneTool will automatically load source ringtones from Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcast apps.
  • Support Multiple File Formats. Edit various audio files such as MP3, M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R, AIF, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, AAC, and more on your computer.
  • Extensive Compatibility. FoneTool supports iPhone, iPad, iPod, and the latest iOS version.

Here is the step guide to use FoneTool make ringtone:

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Step 1. Connect the iPhone and the computer > Open FoneTool > Tap Toolbox on the left panel > Select Ringtone Maker.

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Step 2. Choose your audio source for ringtone creation > Tap From Device > Locate the WhatsApp audio file you saved.

choose music from device

If you transferred WhasApp audio from iPhone to PC, you can also select From Computer.

Step 3. Then drag the blue cursor on the page to edit the ringtone > Click Preview ringtone to listen the ringtone with the current settings.

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Step 4. Then tap Save to Device to download the ringtone to iPhone > Click Save on the pop-up window.

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Step 5. After that, you can navigate to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone, to access and use it to personalize your call and message notifications.

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By the way, if you want to transfer ringtones between computer and iPhone, FoneTool can also help you do it. It provides high transfer speed, send 1000+ ringtones can be finishes within 10 minutes. You can connect your iPhone and PC > Open FoneTool > Go to Phone Transfer > Choose PC to iPhone/iPhone to PC/iPhone to iPhone > Then check Ringtones.

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Option 2. Set WhatsApp Audio as iPhone Ringtone with iTunes

iPhone Ringtone requires the M4R format. So you can use the iTunes on PC/Mac to convert the audio files to the M4R format. It is worth noting that the steps of using iTunes are somewhat complicated. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Open iTunes > Choose the WhatsApp audio file that you want to set as ringtones > Click it and tap Get Info to continue.

Step 2. A pop-up window on iTunes will appear, click Option > Set the volume, media kind, start and stop time according to your needs > Tap OK.

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Step 3. Back in the iTunes library, click the original song > Go to File > Convert > Create AAC Version.

Step 4. Right-click the clipped version > Choose Show in Windows Explorer > Click Yes to copy the song to your desktop and change the file format into .m4r.

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Step 5. Then tap File > Choose Add File to Library > Add the files you created to iTunes library.

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Step 6. After that, navigate to the Tones tab in iTunes > Connect your iPhone to the computer to sync it with iTunes.

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Step 7. Open Settings app on iPhone > Go to Sounds > Tap Ringtone, find the custom ring file you added from iTunes and then make the audio files as a custom ringtone.

Bonus Tip: Transfer WhatsApp Audio from iPhone to PC

If you prefer not to download WhatsApp audio files directly to your iPhone, can you extract WhatsApp audio straight to your computer? FoneTool not only a ringtone maker, but also the best free WhatsApp transfer and backup software. With it, transferring WhatsApp audio from your iPhone to your PC becomes effortless.

FoneTool not only allows you to save audio files from WhatsApp but also lets you browse through the entire chat history to ensure you don't miss any important audio information. Here are the straightforward steps to

Step 1. Launch FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Go to WhatsApp Manager from the left pane > Tap Get Started under Backup WhatsApp.

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Step 3. Enable backup encryption > Set a storage path > Tap Start Backup > FoneTool will finish the backup process quickly.

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That’s all about how to make WhatsApp audio as ringtone. Although you can't directly set WhatsApp audio to iPhone ringtone, by converting and editing, you can achieve your goals. If you don't want to use iTuens while setting up ringtones, you can also choose an easier way to use FoneTool. Also, it can help you transfer WhatsApp to PC.

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