How to set Apple Music songs as custom ringtone on iPhone?

Q: I’ve downloaded music from my Apple Music and have tried to cut a song and it won't allow me to use as a ringtone. What should I do? Can you help?

Most of Apple Music users might meet the same question. Although iPhone allows you to choose a custom ringtone, Apple Music songs are not in the available list. Even though you are able to download Apple Music for offline listening, you will find that you can not set them as ringtone on iPhone as you like. What’s more, it is impossible to choose the exact part you want. Because Apple Music are protected by DRM which prevents you from editing, transferring or playing them on non-apple devices. There are so many amazing and pleasant songs in Apple Music, but actually, you can not set them as your own custom ringtone. In order to make Apple Music as ringtone, you should break two limitations: get rid of DRM protection from Apple Music and convert them to M4R. All you need is a tool that converts Apple Music songs to MP3 or other common formats with no DRM protection. Then you meet Ondesoft Apple Music Converter , it will help you to break the limitations that we mentioned above.

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How to change iPhone ringtone?

Go to Settings - Sound&Haptics - Ringtone and choose the one you want. You can purchase ringtones from iTunes Store.

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap  More.
  3. Tap Tones. 
  4. Find a ringtone that you want to buy, then tap the price.
  5. Choose an option to automatically set the ringtone. Or tap Done to decide later.

After purchasing, it automatically appears at the top of your ringtone list in Settings.

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If you subscribe to Apple Music and want to set Apple Music songs as ringtone, use below tools.

Option 1 Record Apple Music as ringtone with Ondesoft Audio Recorder

Ondesoft Audio Recorder is the most convenient way to make a ringtone from a song in Apple Music. You can use it to record the exact part of any song you want to make ringtone to.

1. Run Ondesoft Audio Recorder on your Mac.

2. Click Applications button to add iTunes or Music.

3. Click the black triangle icon to choose output format: M4R for iPhone and MP3 for Android.

4. Play the Apple Music song you want to make ringtone from.

5. Click the record button to start recording.

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However, Ondesoft Audio Recorder is only available on Mac. If you only have Windows, try below Ondesoft Apple Music Converter.

Option 2 Remove Apple Music DRM and convert M4P to M4R

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter is a professional tool for users to remove DRM from Apple Music songs and output DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF with 100% original quality. With this program, you can keep your favorite Apple Music songs on your computer forever, edit them as you like and set them as your special phone ringtone.

iPhone ringtones require m4r format, however, Apple Music songs you downloaded are in DRM-protect M4P format, how to convert Apple Music m4p songs to m4r so you can use them as ringtone on iPhone, follow below steps.

The following is the detailed tutorial that shows how to set Apple Music songs as ringtone with the help of Ondesoft iTunes Converter.

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

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Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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Part 2 Add Custom Ringtones to Your iPhone

How to convert the downloaded Apple Music songs to ringtone?

  1. Open the song with Music or iTunes app.
  2. Right-click on the song and select Get Info.
  3. Click on the Options tab in the menu, then enter the times you want the ringtone to start and stop in their respective boxes. Be aware the total time for the ringtone cannot exceed 30 seconds.
  4. Click OK to finalize your selection.

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To use Custom Ringtones on Your iPhone, you need to sync it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes for Windows or the Finder on a Mac .

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
  2. On a PC or macOS Mojave (version 10.14) and earlier, open iTunes for Windows. On macOS Catalina (version 10.15) and later, open the Finder.
  3. Drag and drop the ringtone to your device.

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Now go to Settings - Sound&Haptics - Ringtone and you will see the new ringtone audio, then choose it.

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Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:

Built-in Apple Music web player
Onde Apple Music Converter features an integrated Apple Music web player for you to browse and download music conveniently. There is no need to install Music or iTunes app. .

Customize profile settings
Apple Music allows you to customize Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output song.

Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.

Search Function
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.

Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.

Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

Batch conversion
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.

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Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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