How to Set Specific Ringtones for Contacts on iPhone

Are you finding ways to set specific ringtones for contacts on iPhone? Here we offer all things to you to make it!

Kathy by Kathy Updated July 2, 2024
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Learning how to set different ringtones for different contacts is a fantastic way to identify incoming calls from friends or family without needing to glance at your iPhone screen. Assigning ringtones to contacts on the iPhone is a straightforward process that not only adds a touch of fun but also allows for personalization, humor, or uniqueness to your relationships. Here's how!

How to set specific ringtones for contacts on iPhone

This guide is applicable to iPhones running iOS 17.3 or later.

Now, let's personalize a ringtone for a specific contact on your iPhone:

Open the Contacts app > Select the contact you wish to assign a unique ringtone to > Tap "Edit" > Tap "Ringtone" > Choose the desired ringtone for the contact, then tap "Done" > Tap "Done" again to save your changes.

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You can explore additional options such as purchasing ringtones from the iTunes Store, using a ringtone maker app to create custom music ringtones, or crafting your own ringtone using GarageBand. Simply search for "Ringtones" in the App Store to discover various third-party ringtone apps available.

Now you can know how to set a song as a ringtone for a contact on iPhone.

How to edit iPhone ringtones on PC

When you need to edit your ringtones on iPhone from PC, the professional ringtone maker - FoneTool will be your most ideal choice.

yes You can easily move source and targeted files from iPhone to PC or PC to iPhone.
yes Edit various audio files including mp3, m4a, m4b, m4p, m4r, aif, aiff, flac, wav, aac, etc. as you like on computer.
yes All iOS devices and iOS versions can be supported, even the latest ones.

Now you can download and install it on your Windows PC, then follow the steps below to learn how to make it.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Launch FoneTool > Go to Toolbox > Tap on Ringtone Maker to continue.

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Step 2. Choose From Device to select music you need.

choose music from device

Step 3. Choose music on your iPhone > Click on Select.

select music

Step 4. Edit the music as you like > Once you have finished the process, tap on Save to Device to save it > Click on Save from the pop-up window to finish the process. 

save music to iPhone

Once the process is finished, you can easily find ringtones on your iPhone and set them as your iPhone ringtones (Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone).

enlightened Note: If necessary, FoneTool also offers an iPhone data transfer feature to help you transfer ringtones from iPhone to PC or PC to iPhone. Just go to Phone Transfer and choose iPhone to PC/PC to iPhone, then you can finish the process efficiently.

Bonus: How to protect contacts on iPhone from loss

For people who need to back up their contacts on iPhone, FoneTool is also a handy useful iPhone data backup tool

yes Fast backup speed: All data on iPhone can be backed up at a very fast speed. And 1000+ contacts can be moved to PC within minutes.
yes Safe USB connections: All process only rely on USB connections, so you don't need to worry about any data loss.
yes Powerful backup feature: Except for contacts, you can also back up photos, videos, music, messages, ect on iPhone as you like. 
yes Flexible backup methods: You can choose to selectively back up iPhone as you like or fully back up all your iPhone data like iTunes.
yes Wide compatibility: Various iPhone models and iOS versions can be supported, even the latest ones, so you can easily back up any iPhone.

Now you can click the button to download it on your Windows PC and learn from the detailed steps to get how to easily back up iPhone contacts to your computer.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to the PC via a USB cable > If promoted, click Trust on your iPhone to continue.

Step 2. Go to Phone Backup > Choose Selective Backup > Click Get Started.

selective backup

enlightened Note: If you want to fully back up your iPhone 15, you can choose Full Backup to make it.

Step 3. Click the Contacts icon to choose specific items you need to back up > Tap on OK.

select contacts

Step 4. Now you can click the Backup Storage Path to store your data to anywhere you want on PC. You can also change it to back up contacts to external hard drive > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

back up contacts

Once the process is completed, you can go to My Backups to view your backup. Next time you need, you can click the Restore dot to restore it to your original iPhone or another iOS device even if they are using different Apple IDs.



Now you can know how to set specific ringtones for contacts on iPhone. Hope the detailed steps above can help you a lot. If you need to back up your contacts on iPhone to PC, the professional FoneTool will help you a lot. Except for backup feature, it can also help you easily transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC.

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