How to Transfer Ringtone from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Wondering how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop? You can follow the instructions to airdrop ringtones, as well as transfer ringtones using a transfer tool - FoneTool.

Demi by Demi Updated June 27, 2024
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There are multiple ways to transfer ringtones from one iPhone to another if you are moving to a new iPhone and would like to save your old ringtones or share them with friends. You may be used to airdropping videos/photos from iPhone to iPhone, and wonder whether it is possible to airdrop ringtones on iPhone.

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The main topic of this article is how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop. One of the best AirDrop alternatives is also included in this article.

Can You AirDrop Ringtones to an iPhone?

Yes, you can AirDrop ringtones to an iPhone. AirDrop is a feature designed by Apple to facilitate the quick and easy transfer of files between Apple devices. It uses a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to create a peer-to-peer network between the devices, allowing them to share files swiftly without the need for external internet connections. While it is primarily known for transferring photos and documents, it can also be used to share ringtones.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

This part will show you how to airdrop ringtone on iPhone. To airdrop ringtones on iPhone, simply turn on AirDrop on two iPhones, and follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Please be noted that when using AirDrop to transfer ringtones:
• Keep your two iPhones within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
• Turn on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on two iPhones.
• If either of you has Personal Hotspot on, turn it off.

How to airdrop ringtones from iPhone to iPhone
Step 1. On two iPhones, swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to open Control Center > Press and hold on the wireless control box > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

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Step 2. On the source iPhone, locate the ringtone you’d like to transfer in the ringtone app or the Files app > Find and tap the share button > Choose AirDrop > Choose the target iPhone.

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Step 3. On the target iPhone, a window prompts, asking you to accept or decline the airdropped files, simply tap Accept to receive the ringtone.

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How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone (Faster)

While AirDrop is a convenient method, it might not always be the fastest depending on file size and network conditions. Therefore, the other way we’d like to recommend to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone is to utilize FoneTool, a more professional ringtone transfer tool for iOS devices.

Compared with AirDrop, FoneTool has got these features:
👍 Transfer multiple ringtones at a time. You are able to preview and choose all wanted ringtones to transfer at a time.
👍 Easy-to-use. Without complicated setup process, you can finish the ringtone transfer process in a few clicks.
👍 Stable transfer process. A physical connection between iPhone and computer promises a stable and fast transfer process, which undoubtedly, outweigh its wireless counterpart.
👍 All Formats Supported. You can transfer ringtones in different formats, like mp3, m4a, m4r, WMA, Wav, etc.
👍 Wide Compatibility. FoneTool works well with models of iOS devices, from iPhone 4 to iPhone 15, as well as iPad and iPod.

Click the icon below to download FoneTool to your computer, and follow the steps below to transfer wanted ringtones from iPhone to iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to computer > Launch FoneTool, and go to Phone Transfer > Go to iPhone to PC, and click Get Started.

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Step 2. Check Ringtones, and uncheck the others > Choose the ringtone you'd like to transfer > Click OK to continue.

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Step 3. Make sure you've chosen a preferred destination to save the ringtones and click Start Transfer to complete the transfer. Unlpug the source iPhone when it is finished.

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Step 4. Plug the target iPhone into PC > Choose PC to iPhone transfer service> Click Ringtone, and drag and drop the transferred ringtones to the box.

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Step 5. Finally, make sure you have added all wanted ringtones, and click Start Transfer to complete ringtone sharing.

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FoneTool also offers you a Ringtone Maker service, enabling you to make your iPhone ringtone from music files you like and easily transfer to iPhone. 


That’s all for how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop. Follow the instructions, you can learn how to AirDrop ringtones on iPhone, and how to receive ringtones on the other.

You are also given the way to transfer ringtone via FoneTool, one of the best alternatives to AirDrop to help you quickly transfer all wanted ringtones.

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