If you’ve updated to iTunes 12.7, then you must have noticed the significant changes that Apple made to iTunes, such as the removal of the iOS App Store and the ability to sync ringtones to your iPhone.

Fortunately, it is still possible to transfer ringtones to your iPhone using iTunes 12.7, except that the method is a little different now. Although users might find it confusing for the first time, the process is quite simple and once you get the hang of it, you shouldn’t have any issues transferring ringtones in the future.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to transfer ringtones from your computer to iPhone using iTunes 12.7 or later. Make sure that the ringtone is in .m4r format, otherwise, you won’t be able to transfer it via iTunes.
How to Transfer Ringtones to iPhone using iTunes 12.7 or later

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: Click on the device icon in the top left corner of iTunes. If it’s not there, then it means that iTunes hasn’t detected your device. Make sure that the lightning USB cable works properly.

Step 3: If you don’t see the sidebar in iTunes, you should unhide it by clicking on the View menu, then Show Sidebar. Skip this step if the sidebar is already present

Step 4: From the sidebar of iTunes, click on Tones. Now drag and drop the .m4r ringtone onto the Tones section in iTunes.

  • If you don’t see the Tones section, then drag and drop the ringtone onto the On My Device section in the sidebar. A new Tones section will appear in the sidebar showing the ringtones on your iPhone.

Step 5: Once the ringtone appears in iTunes, it will also be transferred to the connected iPhone.

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