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How to set Spotify songs as iPhone 12 ringtone

What do you do when you want to change ringtones on your iPhone 12? You can search for free ringtones online or purchase more ringtones in the iTunes Store. But do you know you can create free ringtones from Spotify with even free account? Spotify has a huge catalog of songs and you will definitely get whatever you want.

How to create ringtones from Spotify? Of course you can't assign Spotify music as ringtones directly. Spotify songs are DRM-protected and you can't play them anywhere out of Spotify app or web player. To use Spotify songs as iPhone 12 ringtone, you need to convert Spotify music to M4R - Apple iPhone ringtone format.

Ondesoft Spotify Converter is such a tool that allows you to convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF with all ID3 tags and 100% original quality. Use it to convert Spotify music to M4A and then change .m4a to .m4r. You can then transfer the songs to your iPhone 12 and use them as ringtone.

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Part 1 Download Spotify tracks to mp3 with either free or premium account

Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter is a professional Spotify to mp3 converter that helps you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF without quality loss. The following guide shows how to convert Spotify music to M4A in 3 steps. Please make sure you have installed Spotify app on your computer.

Step 1: Import Songs Albums or Playlists.

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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Then directly drag and drop the playlist from Spotify to the main interface or you can click Add Files and copy & paste the song/album/playlist link.

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Step 2: Choose Output Format

The default output format is MP3. If you want to choose other formats, click Options on the top-left, then click Advanced tab. Supported formats are: MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF. You can also change SampleRate and BitRate value.
Under General tab, you can change output folder. Customize output songs name format. Sort songs to different folders by Artist or album. Choose album artwork quality.

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Step 3: Start Downloading

Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. Click the History button to find the converted music.

Part 2 Change M4A to M4R and set it as iPhone 12 ringtone

After conversion, locate the M4A songs and change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r.

Add ringtone to iPhone 12 on macOS Catalina and Big Sur

  1. Connect your iPhone 12 to your Mac, and open the general tab for it in Finder.
  2. Drag and drop your .m4r file from another open Finder window to the General tab for your iPhone 12.

Add ringtone to device, iTunes 12.7 or later

  1. Connect device to computer.
  2. Enable the sidebar in iTunes if hidden.
  3. Drag & drop * or copy & paste the ringtone from Windows Explorer or Finder onto the device where it appears in the iTunes sidebar (drop) or to the Music or Tones sections of the device when expanded (paste). Which method works seems to vary.


  • From iTunes 12.7 there is no longer a dedicated Tones section within the iTunes library.
  • Tones created with earlier versions of iTunes or purchased on and transferred from a device will normally be found in the Tones folder inside the media folder. Alternatively there may be a Ringtones folder in the media folder or the main iTunes folder.
  • Tones shared as a ringtone to iTunes with GarageBand for Mac or Logic may be in a folder called Import inside the media folder.

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Download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, etc. with either free or premium account.

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