How to Set Ringtones for Contacts (iOS 15 Update)

Learn how to set a certain ringtone for a contact and how to find free music ringtones for iPhone to give your friends and family personalized soundtracks!

​​iPhone ringtones can be personalized to give each contact their own groove. Assigning a different sound or song to each contact means that you'll immediately know who it is based on their custom ringtone when a friend calls. You can set as many or as few personalized ringtones for your iPhone contacts as you want!

These steps will teach you how to set a certain ringtone for a contact on your iPhone:

  1. Open Contacts app.

    Open Contacts app.
     
  2. Tap the contact you want to assign a custom ringtone to.

    Tap the contact you want to assign a custom ringtone to.
     
  3. Tap Edit.

    Select Ringtone.
     
  4. Select Ringtone.

    Select Ringtone.
     
  5. Under Ringtones, select the one you want.

    Under Ringtones, select the one you want.
     
  6. When you are satisfied, tap Done.

    When you are satisfied, tap Done.
     
  7. Tap Done again to save your changes.

    Tap Edit.

Pro Tip: You can also assign your contacts ringtones directly from the Tone Store. Just tap Assign to Contact once you’ve purchased the ringtone! To learn more about personalizing your iPhone, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

Now you know how to get custom ringtones on iPhone for each of your contacts, but you can also change your default ringtone! There are a handful of provided tones and thousands you can purchase from the store, so you can have a great time customizing! Next, learn how to create free ringtones for your iPhone (no computer needed).

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Conner Carey

Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.