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watchOS 11 allows you to change default ringtone on your Apple Watch

Since the first Apple Watch launch, Apple has kept all users stuck with the default ringtone. Users have long been demanding that the Cupertino tech giant add new ringtones to the Apple Watch and let them choose between them. Well, Apple finally paid heed to the users’ demands and added the ability to change the ringtone on the Apple Watch.

So, whether you want to change the ringtone for ease of identification, enhanced alertness, or personalization, here’s how to change the Apple Watch ringtone in watchOS 11.

watchOS 11 available ringtones

With the arrival of watchOS 11, you now have up to 8 different ringtone options to choose from:

  • Pebbles (Cellular ringtone)
  • Focus
  • Jingle (original ringtone)
  • Nighthawk
  • Transmit
  • Twirl
  • Windup
  • Wonder

How to change Apple Watch ringtone in watchOS 11

First, ensure that the paired iPhone is running iOS 18 and your Apple Watch is running watchOS 11.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Next, scroll down and tap Sound and Haptics.
  3. Here, tap on Ringtone, then choose one of the available options in the subsequent menu.
    Change Apple Watch ringtone in watchOS 11

How to change Apple Watch ringtone from iPhone

If navigating through the tiny screen of the Apple Watch doesn’t suit your fancy, you can use the Watch app on the paired iPhone to change the Apple Watch ringtone.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on Sound and Haptics.
  2. Here, tap on Ringtone.
  3. Next, choose your preferred Ringtone from the eight available options.
    change Apple Watch ringtone from iPhone

Personalization enhanced…

Adding the ability to change ringtone on the Apple Watch is a welcome step many users, including me, have long anticipated. In addition to this, you can now also change the Notification or Alert tones. However, along with the eight available options, Apple should also allow users to add custom ringtones to their Apple Watch so they can truly personalize it.

Well, let’s see what changes Apple brings to the Apple Watch in the future. Until then, you will fill the comments section with the features you want Apple to bring next.

Can I use custom ringtones on my Apple Watch?

Unfortunately, the ability to use custom ringtones on the Apple Watch isn’t yet available.

How do I adjust the volume of my Apple Watch ringtone?

Head to the Sound and Haptics settings on your Apple Watch or the Watch app on your iPhone, and you will find the option right at the top.

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  • Vikhyat Rishi

    Vikhyat has a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and over five years of writing experience. His passion for technology and Apple products led him to the tech writing space, where he specializes in writing App features, How-to guides, and troubleshooting guides for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on his MacBook Pro, he loves exploring the real world.

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