4 Great Free iPhone Ringtones Apps

Create ringtones from your iTunes library

We've already covered the best paid iPhone ringtone apps, but what if you don't want to spend any money to get your tones? With these free apps, you can create ringtones from your existing iTunes music library and choose from pre-made tones, sounds effects, and more. 

The biggest downside? Most of these apps contain ads and some of them have difficult-to-use interfaces. Keep in mind that while these apps are free, you'll still need to pay to download songs from iTunes or rip them from CDs in order to use them to create ringtones. 

If you would rather buy ringtones for your iPhone, you can certainly do that, too.  

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Ringtones 500000+

Person using Ringtone Designer on an iPhone

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What We Like
  • Voice changer with effects.

  • Create ringtones from recordings.

  • Download free ringtones.

What We Don't Like
  • Sync with iTunes to use ringtones.

  • In-app purchases.

  • Previews load slowly.

Ringtones 500000+ offers two distinct approaches to custom ringtones: it both lets you create your own and download pre-made tones. As the name suggests, you can expect to find over 500,000 ring and alert tones, in categories like Comedy, Hip Hop, Pets & Animal, and more.

On the other hand, the custom ringtone editor lets you create tones from music on your phone, from recordings, and apply voice morphing effects. An in-app purchase removes ads from the app.

In-App Purchases: Yes

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Ringtone Designer

Three iOS screens from Ringtone Designer app


What We Like
  • Create unlimited ringtones using songs.

  • Includes a tutorial video.

  • Create alert tones.

  • Works on iOS 7.0 or later.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires syncing with iTunes.

  • Can't adjust where in the song to start the ringtone.

  • Interface is not intuitive.

Ringtone Designer works much like the apps discussed above, although the ringtones have a maximum length of 30 seconds. This free app is easy to use; simply select a song from your music library and select the section you want to use. You can create unlimited tones and add custom sounds for each person to your contact list. By upgrading to the paid app, you can create longer ringtones and remove advertisements.

In-App Purchases: No

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Ringtone Maker Free

Three iOS screens for Ringtone Maker


What We Like
  • Free app.

  • Very easy to use.

  • Addictive and fun.

  • Use any part of song.

What We Don't Like
  • Can't preview the song.

  • Connect the phone to a computer to transfer.

  • No advanced editing features.

Ringtone Maker Free makes it easy to create a custom ring and alert tones from music on your phone. Just choose the song, select the section of it you want to use in the graphical editor, choose to apply fade in or fade out effects, and you're good to go.

While a lot of ringtone apps offer similar features, this one doesn't have something many of them do: in-app purchases. Don't expect to be hounded to spend extra money here. The ringtones truly are free.

In-App Purchases: No

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Ringtones for iPhone

What We Like
  • Free app.

  • User-friendly interface.

  • Ringtones are well organized.

What We Don't Like
  • App has ads.

  • Requires a subscription for all features.

  • Some inappropriate content.

Like a number of apps on this list, Ringtones for iPhone provides three ways to add new ringtones to your iPhone. First, you can use songs from your iPhone's music library and clip them into ringtones using the apps' built-in editor.

If you prefer non-musical sounds like people's voices or nature, use the app's recording tool to create a ringtone. Lastly, if you just want something quick, a number of pre-made ringtones come with the app that is also available for download.

In-App Purchases: Yes

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