Can You Make a Song As Your Text Message Alert on an iPhone? (12 Steps)
By Randall Blackburn
If you’ve grown tired of the tri-tone audio clip that plays when you receive a text message on your iPhone, you can personalize your device by assigning a song as a ringtone for your message alerts. As long as the clip is saved as a tone in your Ringtones folder, you can assign a song clip as your text message alert. Assign a text tone to play for all SMS and MMS messages, or assign specific tones to friends and family members in your Contacts list.
Change Default Tone
Tap the “Settings” icon in the iPhone home screen to open the Settings menu.
Tap the “Sounds” tab to open the Sounds menu.
Tap the “Text Tones” tab to open the Text Tones screen.
Tap a tone to preview. Tapping a tone selects and plays the tone.
Continue tapping tones until you find the clip to assign as your ringtone.
Click the “Save” button to save your desired clip.
Assign Contact Tone
Tap the “Phone” icon in the iPhone home screen, and then tap “Contacts” to open your Contacts list.
Tap a contact entry to open the contact’s details screen.
Tap the “Edit” option to open the contact entry for editing.
Tap the “Text Tone” option. The Ringtones list opens.
Tap the desired tone to assign to the contact for messages.
Tap “Save” to save the contact’s text tone.
- Information provided in this article applies to the iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0 and above. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other models of the iPhone or versions of the operating system.
Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.