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How to make a voice memo a ringtone on iPhone (2024 Guide)

Are you bored of the iPhone’s default ringtone? Here’s the good news: you can make a voice memo ringtone on your iPhone without using a computer. So, use your child’s voice or set your partner’s funny voice note as a ringtone. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.

How to turn a voice memo into a ringtone on iPhone

  1. Open the Voice Memos app.
  2. Select the recording you want to use as your ringtone.
    You can also record a new one and use it for your ringtone.
  3. Tap the three dots and tap Save to FilesSave.

    voice memo save file iphone
  4. Next, download and open the GarageBand app on your iPhone.
  5. Select the preferred instrument → Tap the Project button.

    tap the project button at the top left corner iphone
  6. Now, hit the loop button and select Files.

    tap the loop button at the top right corner iphone
  7. Tap Browse items from the Files app → Select the recording you saved.

    tap browse items from the Files app iphone
  8. Now, drag and drop the recording as the second track on the timeline.
  9. Tap the metronome button to disable the metronome.

    Disable metronome
  10. Now, trim the recording if it exceeds 40 seconds.
  11. Tap the downward arrow and select My Songs.

    Select my songs iphone
  12. Long-press the soundtrack from the GarageBand Recents and select Share.

    Long press the soundtrack from the GarageBand Recents, then select Share iphone
  13. Next, tap Ringtone and tap Export at the screen’s top right.

    Next tap Ringtone
  14. Select Use sound as and set it as Standard Ringtone.
Tap export at the top right corner of the screen iphone 800x447 1
Now select use sound as and then set it as standard ringtone 800x447 1

Video: How to set voice memo as a ringtone on your iPhone

How can I set a song as a ringtone?

If you’d rather hear some tunes than a voice memo when you get a text or call, check out our guide on how to set a song as your iPhone ringtone.

I recorded my voice memo, but how do I set it as a ringtone?

After you’ve recorded your voice memo and edited it in GarageBand, head to SettingsSounds & HapticsRingtone and select your recording.

Wrapping up…

Using the steps mentioned above, you can easily turn a voice memo into a ringtone on an iPhone without using a computer. Additionally, you can also assign it to a specific contact or set it as your text tone.

Drop a comment below if you have any other cool iPhone tricks.

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  • Abhinav

    I have been a tech enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I enjoy explaining tech to the internet and doing this since I was old enough to understand mathematics. At iGeeksBlog, I will be guiding the internet in solving some common issues with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. When not writing, you can find me preparing for my debut standup show or roaming around with my camera in the whole city.

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