Set a Ringtone for a Contact on the iPhone 5

Your iPhone 5 gives you many options for customizing the data that you keep on your phone. One way that you can do this is by customizing individual contact settings to let you know when someone is calling you, even if you cannot see your phone to identify the caller. We have previously showed you how to add a picture to a contact, but you can also specify a ringtone for that contact. This can be a different ringtone than your current default one, which will help you to audibly distinguish who is calling you.

 

Different Ringtones for Certain Contacts on the iPhone 5

 

I use this feature primarily for family members and close friends, so that I can know whether I need to rush to answer my phone when I hear it ringing, or if I can just let it go to voicemail if I am busy. The caller ID feature on the iPhone 5 is great, but setting custom ringtones just makes it even more beneficial. So read the directions below to learn how to set your own custom ringtones for your contacts.

 

Step 1: Tap the Phone icon.

Open the Phone app

Open the Phone app

 

Step 2: Select the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.

Select the Contacts option

Select the Contacts option

 

Step 3: Scroll through your list of contacts and select the contact for whom you would like to set a custom ringtone.

 

Step 4: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

Tap the Edit button

Tap the Edit button

 

Step 5: Tap the ringtone button.

Select the ringtone option

Select the ringtone option

 

Step 6: Choose the ringtone that you want to use for that contact, then touch the Save button at the top-right corner of the screen.

Choose the ringtone for the contact

Choose the ringtone for the contact

 

Step 7: Tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen to save your changes.

Tap the Done button

Tap the Done button

 

You will notice that there is also a vibration option under the ringtone option. You can specify this setting if you want a different vibration cue for a specific contact as well.

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