How to Buy a Ringtone on an iPhone

Have you heard a friend, family member, or co-worker’s iPhone ring, and a song or interesting sound was played? This occurs due to a custom ringtone that they have added to their device. Fortunately learning how to buy a ringtone on an iPhone is similar to purchasing other types of content.

The simplest way to acquire a ringtone like this is to purchase one from the iTunes Store.

The iTunes Store has a large selection of ringtones available for purchase, and most can be acquired for a small fee. So if you are ready to start looking for a new ringtone and purchase it, then you can follow the steps in our how-to guide below.

How to Buy a Ringtone for an iPhone 6

  1. Open iTunes Store.
  2. Touch More.
  3. Select Tones.
  4. Search for a tone.
  5. Tap the price button.
  6. Choose Buy Tone.

Our article continues below with additional information on buying ringtones for an iPhone 6, including pictures for these steps. You will also need to change iPhone ringtone settings once you’re done so that you can use the new tone on your device.

How to Buy a Ringtone in iTunes on an iPhone 6 Plus (Guide with Pictures)

These steps were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. Steps may vary on versions of iOS prior to iOS 7.

Most of the ringtones in the iTunes Store cost money, so you will need to have a payment method associated with your Apple ID. Additionally, you will need to know the password for the Apple ID in order to complete the purchase.

Step 1: Open the iTunes Store.

open the itunes store

Step 2: Tap the More option at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

tap the more button

Step 3: Select the Tones option.

select the tones option

Step 4: Select the ringtone that you want to buy.

select the ringtone to buy

Step 5: Tap the price button to the right of the ringtone.

tap the price button

Step 6: Tap the Buy Tone button, then enter your Apple ID password if prompted.

touch the buy tone button

Alternate Method for Buying iPhone Ringtones

You can also get to the ringtone store through the Settings menu with the steps below.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Choose Ringtone.
  4. Tap Tone Store.
  5. Find the ringtone.
  6. Tap the price.
  7. Touch Buy Tone.

Once you have purchased and downloaded the ringtone, then you can follow these steps to start using your new ringtone on your iPhone.

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