iPhone auto assigning ringtones I've purchased.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TonyaC, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. TonyaC macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2017
    I purchased a ringtone to assign to family members in my contacts. I've found that when outside calls come in, that are not in my contacts, the same ringtone I purchased was auto assigned by my phone as the default to outside numbers. I only want my contacts that I've assigned to have this purchased ringtone. How do I change this?
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    Apparently it has set your purchased ringtone to be your system default ringtone. To change it:
    Settings > Sounds (or Sounds & Haptics) > Ringtone
    Set it to something else.
  3. TonyaC thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2017
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    I checked and it was set to a default ringtone not my purchased one. Still cannot figure out how to fix this.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    First, leave the ringtone you want as the default assigned as was suggested above.

    You have to then go to each family member contact and assign them this new ringtone in the Contacts app.

    So what happens is that when a call comes in and it's found in your contacts and the phone sees that the Contact has a specific ringtone assigned to it, it uses that ringtone. Otherwise it will revert to the default. Which is what you want for non-family members and people not in your contacts.

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