A Guide How To Change The Default Ringtone On Your iPhone

Changing ringtones is one of the major, and easiest, ways to customize an iPhone. Changing the default ringtone means that whenever you get a call, the new tone you chose will play.

6 Steps to Change the Default iPhone Ringtone

Many people prefer to change their phone’s default ringtone to something they like better. To adjust the ringtone from the Settings app:

– Step 1: Tap Settings > Sounds & Haptics (on some older devices, tap Sounds).

– Step 2: In the Sounds and Vibration Patterns section > tap Ringtone.

– Step 3: On the Ringtone screen> choose a ringtone that came with the iPhone.


If you want to buy new ringtones > tap Tone Store (on some older models, tap Store in the upper-right corner, then tap Tones).

– Step 4: Alert Tones are normally used for alarms and other notifications but can be used as ringtones.

– Step 5: Tap a ringtone to play a preview of it. When you find the ringtone you want to use as the default > place a checkmark next to it.

– Step 6: To go back to the previous screen > tap Sounds & Haptics in the upper-left corner or ​click the Home button to go to the home screen. Your ringtone choice is saved automatically.

Whenever you get a call, the ringtone you selected will play unless you assigned individual ringtones to callers. If you have, those ringtones take precedence. Just remember to listen for that sound, and not a ringing phone, so you don’t miss any calls.