[4 Ways] How to Send Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

Can you send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone? Just try the four way in this guide to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with or without iTunes.

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By Demi / Updated on June 4, 2024

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How to send custom ringtones to my friend's iPhone

I have made a number of custom ringtones that I would like to have available to friends for free. I am hoping to find a user-friendly solution so that I can send ringtones to my friend’s iPhone in a simple way.

- Question from Apple Community

When you are going to the Settings app and intend to share your custom ringtones with your friends or send them to your new iPhone, you may find you are not allowed to do that.

iPhone Ringtones

How can you send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone? Here in this guide, you can get 4 ways to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with or without iTunes.

Way 1. Send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

If you are still using the older version of iTunes (iTunes 12.6 or earlier), you can let iTunes transfer ringtones from the source iPhone to iTunes and sync them to the target iPhone by following the steps below.

Step 1. Transfer ringtones from the source iPhone to iTunes
1. On your computer, open iTunes and go to Edit > Click Preference > Devices > Check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.

2. Connect the source iPhone to computer with USB > Open iTunes and click File > Choose Devices > Click Transfer Purchases from iPhone.

Transfer Purchased Music To PC

3. Click Sync and wait for the purchased ringtones to sync to the iTunes library. When it is over, disconnect the source iPhone from computer.

Step 2. Sync ringtones to the target iPhone
1. Connect the target iPhone to computer > On iTunes, click the phone icon > Choose Tones > Check the box for Sync Tones to sync all tones or selected tones as you like.

Sync Tones To iPhone

2. Click Apply and wait for it to finish. Then, you can check the synced ringtones on the target iPhone now.

How to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

If you prefer a wireless way to transfer ringtone from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, you can try the following methods.

Way 2. Quick way to send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via FoneTool

FoneTool is one of the best AirDrop alternatives for iOS devices, enabling you to transfer multiple files from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly. Scan the QR code below or search the name of FoneTool in the App Store to download the app on both iPhones, and follow the steps to make it.

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Step 1. Place the two iPhones close to each other and enable Wi-Fi on them > Open FoneTool > Choose Connect Device > Tap the name of the other iPhone to  establish a connection between the two iPhones.

Step 2. On the source iPhone, tap File Transfer > Choose Files > Click the plus icon > Tap Import local files to import the folder that saves your ringtones. You can also click Music if your ringtones are saved in the Music app.

Import Local Files

Step 3. Choose the ringtones you’d like to send, tap Send to start.

Send Ringtones

Step 4. On the target iPhone, receive the files and you can check the files in the Files app.

Way 3. Send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop

If you don’t want to install apps on iPhone, you can also try to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop. Just turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on both iPhones, and send ringtones with the steps below.

Step 1. Go to the Control Center > Turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop. Choose Contacts Only or Everyone as per your need. Perform the steps on both the source iPhone and the target iPhone.

Access AirDrop

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.

Step 3. Hit the Accept on the target iPhone to receive the ringtone.

Way 4. Send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone by email

You can also choose to transfer ringtones from one iPhone to another by sending an email to yourself or your friends. Please be noted that the ringtones you intend to send are less than 50 MB. Besides, if you want to send more than one file, please compress them as a ZIP file at first. The tutorial is as follows.

Step 1. On the source iPhone, locate the ringtone you want > Click share icon > Choose Mail and type the mail address > Click Send to continue.

Step 2. On the target iPhone, log into the mail account, tap the mail that contains the sent ringtones > Finally, save the ringtones on the target iPhone.

Conclusion

That’s all for the four ways to send ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. You can let iTunes sync purchased ringtones from one iPhone to another. If you wonder how to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, you can rely on the FoneTool app, AirDrop, or email to make it. If this guide helps you, you can share the guide with others.

Demi
Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.