Got a new Apple iPhone 5 and I love it. Except every time someone else’s phone rings, I think it’s mine. How can I change my default ringtone in iOS7?
I know exactly what you mean about the problem of a common ringtone! In fact, it’s quite comical when a phone rings and five people check theirs to see if they’re the lucky recipient of the call. Reminds me of some rap music that has an emergency siren in the background. If you’re listening to it when you’re driving you then instantly get anxious and start scanning for police cars or ambulances. Sneaky!
As iOS has evolved versions Apple keeps giving us additional free ringtones, which is nice. There are at least 30 ringtones available on your iPhone now if you’re running iOS 7, so you’ll have a good time trying to figure out which one to use. And if that’s not enough, there are a few dozen ringtones available for sale through the iTunes Music Store, as you’ll see…
To start, go to “Settings” and swipe down just a bit, to”Sounds”:
Once you tap on that, you can just tap on “Ringtone”, as shown below, or swipe down a bit to learn that there are a LOT of different sounds you can choose. For now, tap on “Ringtone”:
Now you’ll see the list. Or should I say The List?
If you tap on one, you’ll get to preview it, so probably you won’t want to do this in a public place like a coffee shop — as you’ll drive people crazy!
Want to see what options are available to buy? Tap on “Store” on the top right…
Tap on “See All” and there are even more options:
That’s all there is to it. I remember buying ringtones years ago on my first phones, but now there are so many ringtones available with iOS 7 that I haven’t bought one in years. And, to help you out, two more useful tutorials to check out: Set a Custom Ringtone for A Contact on the iPhone and Create Your Own Custom iPhone Ringtone.