How to Add Ringtones to iTunes from iPhone [2 Easy Ways]


September 12, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I am trying to transfer ringtones that I download from an app to iTunes, but I don’t know what to do next after I downloaded iTunes on my computer and connected my iPhone with it. Please help, thanks a lot!

As we all know, if you are an Apple device user, you are able to transfer ringtones that you have purchased by syncing your device with iTunes. And many of us would like to do set different ringtones on their iPhone 7, 6S, iPhone SE to distinguish the incoming call and message on the device.

But in the opposite side, how many users know how to extract iPhone ringtones incluing the purchased one and the none-purchased one (for example the customized or created ringtones) back to PC? iTunes is an one-way tool and only allow users to transfer files from computer to iOS device, excluding the purchased items.

Transfer iPhone Ringtones

But for the files which are achieved from other sources cannot be added to iTunes. That’s why you need an iPhone ringtone transfer software to assist you.

1. How to Add Rings from iPhone to iTunes

Here I will recommend a very pratical and professional transfer tool which enables you to transfer or copy ringtones from all iOS models to PC selectively. This program is called FoneTrans for iOS.

Let’s now learn more about it.

Key Feature of FoneTrans:

  1. The software acts as a ringtone transfer, which helps you transfer ringtones between iPod and Mac or PC freely.
  2. It also acts as a backup tool which can help you backup your photos, messages, contacts, videos, music, books, iTunes U, etc. to computer or an external hard drive.
  3. The software supports other Apple devices like iPad and iPod. So you can manage your iOS data on different devices with no restrictions. For instant, you can add PDF to iPad, transfer music from iPod, and so on.
  4. It works on both Windows and Mac.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iTunes with FoneTrans

Ok, now let’s follow the below step by step guide to move your music from iPod to Mac in a few clicks.

To begin with, choose the right link according to what operating system you are using to download and install the software on your computer. When the installation is finished , it will automatically launch. Connect your iPhone with the computer, then you will get a window as below once the program detected your device.

Connect your iPhone to computer

On the left pane of the interface, you will see all the contents listed in a column. Click Media, then you can see all your media files including Music, Movies, Ringtones, Podcasts, iTunes U, Ringtones, Audio Books, and Voice Memos displaying on the top. Now you can click Ringtones. Check those items you need and click Export to iTunes Library.

iPhone Ringtones export iPhone Ringtones

This is the whole process of how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iTunes. Extremely to use that every one can do it with the help of FoneTrans. Download the software and have a try yourself now.

2. How to Add Rings from iPhone with iTunes

Using iTunes if you prefer it rather any other tools. And please note that this way can remove the existing music and ringtone on your iPhone.

Run iTunes on computer and choose device icon > Tones.

extract tones from iphone

Click the Sync button under the window.

3. How to Transfer Purchased Ringtones from iPhone to iTunes

If you purchased ringtones from iTunes Store on your iPhone, there is another way to transfer them to iTunes. Follow the below steps:

Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes.

Plug your iPhone into the computer and open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Go to FileDevices Transfer Purchases. Wait a while till the process is finished, then you will see the ringtones are on your iTunes now.

Transfer Purchased Items
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