One of the first changes that almost every new iPhone 7 owner will make to their device is setting a new ringtone. A lot of people use the same ringtones, so it’s useful to have a unique one set so that you can more easily identify your ringing phone.
But if you are new to the iPhone, or if you are having difficulty locating the menu in the Settings app that allows you to view your current iPhone ringtone, then you may be looking for a way to find that information. Our short guide below will help you to tell what your current ringtone is, as well as show you how to set a different one.
How to View or Change a Ringtone in iOS 10
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.1. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using the iOS 10 operating system as well. Note that this is also a great way to hear what your current iPhone ringtone sounds like by tapping the currently-selected ringtone that we will be finding below.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Sounds & Haptics option. This may just be the Sound menu, if you have an iPhone model that does not use haptic feedback.
Step 3: Locate the Ringtone option. Your current iPhone 7 ringtone is the word to the right of that. In the picture below, this iPhone is using a ringtone called Opening.
You can choose to change your ringtone by tapping the Ringtone button, then choosing from one of the options on this menu. Note that the iPhone will play a short sample of the ringtone as you select it, which is something to bear in mind if you are currently in a location where you might not want those sounds to play.
If you are trying to change your ringtone, but don’t like any of the default options, then you can check out the iTunes Store and find one to buy. There are a lot of ringtones in that store, and most of them are very inexpensive.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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