How to make a voice memo a ringtone on iPhone (Without a computer)

How to make a voice memo a ringtone on iPhone

Bored of iPhone’s default ringtone? The good news is that you can convert and make a voice memo a ringtone on your iPhone without using a computer. This means you can use your child’s voice or set your partner’s funny voice note as a ringtone. Here’s a quick guide on out how to do it.

Before you begin, ensure you have:

  • iPhone running iOS 11 or later.
  • A recorded voice memo of not more than 40 seconds.
  • The GarageBand app

Note: If you want to use a song, check our guide on how to set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone.

How to set a voice memo as your 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, and tap the Project button at the top left.

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

    tap the loop button at the top right corner iphone
  7. Select Browse items from the Files app, and tap 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 at the right to disable the metronome.

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

  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.

Using the steps mentioned above, you can easily convert a voice memo into an iPhone ringtone 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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  1. Thanks a ton.
    I lost my mother 1.5 years back and I had recorded her voice with her calling my name. I was struggling on finding ways to make it as a ring tone and today, I could do it.
    No words to describe how much I am thankful to you.

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