Although I’m not a big fan of original ringtones, I like to try a ready-made iPhone ringtone once in a while. While there’s no shortage of goofy ringtones, it’s nice to turn a voice memo into an iPhone ringtone. This not only adds a personal touch to your iPhone, but also tends to beautify the whole ring case. If that’s what you’re interested in, let me show you how to properly convert a voice memo to a ringtone on your iPhone.

Convert Voice Memo to iPhone Ringtone in 10 Quick Steps

So, how to turn an audio recording into a ringtone on iPhone? Using the Apple GarageBand app, converting a voice memo into a cool iPhone ringtone is a relatively simple affair. Yes, it’s not as tedious as it seems.

In a nutshell, all you have to do is create a fun recording (or whatever you like) and then tweak it as a ringtone. Once it’s done, it’s business as usual. Now that you have a taste of what this tutorial has for you, let’s get down to business!

  1. To start, open the Voice memos app on your iPhone then select record you want to use. If you want to use a new one, save it now, then select it.

2. After that, press the three small dots (ellipse) then choose Save to Files in the share sheet. And then save it to your desired location.

3. Now launch the GarageBand App (free, requires iOS 14 or later) on your iPhone.

Then, select a preferred instrument. You have a handful of instruments like a keyboard, drums, guitar, etc. I will choose the drum. After that press the project icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

Then choose the loop icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

4. Make sure the Files tab is selected at the top center, then press the Browse items in the Files app. After that navigate to the audio recording you just saved.

5. Next, press the audio recording to get it in the project menu.

Then, drop it as second track after the instrument which is placed as the first track.

6. Next, press the track, then drag either end to perfectly trim the audio recording. Once you cut it, be sure to play (check the play button at the top) to make sure it fits your needs.

To note:

  • If you don’t like the metronome, you can easily turn it off. Just press the metronome icon to the right of the “save” button.

7. Be sure to keep the length of the audio recording under 40 seconds. After refining the recording, press the small down arrow located in the upper left corner of the screen and choose my songs.

8. Then the GarageBand Project will now appear in the Recents tab. Long press the project and choose To share.

9. Then select Alarm to export your project as a ringtone.

After that, give a suitable name to her and press the Export button in the upper right corner of the screen.

10. After exporting the audio recording as a ringtone, tap “Use sound as…” for set it as your iPhone’s default ringtone.

Finally, you have the option to set it as Standard Ringtone, Standard Text Tone, or Assign to Contact. Select the desired option and you are good to go! If you don’t want to set the ringtone now, tap the Do option to add it to your existing ringtone collection.

It is more or less that !

Create an awesome ringtone for your iPhone

This is how you can turn an audio recording into a ringtone on your iPhone. Now that you know how this cool hack works, take the opportunity to create fun ringtones for a more personalized experience. I’m sure this will clear up the whole business of ringtones on your iOS device.

But before moving on to the next article or your daily tasks, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.