Ringtone iOS11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Kevin76, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Kevin76 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2015
    My downloaded ringtone is not working on iOS 11 I keep getting the default one any help please. Thanks.
  2. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
  3. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    This problem arises when one has a downloaded ringtone which is from copyrighted material; I ran into this problem and after digging around in various places learned that the 30-second clip of "Dueling Banjos" I had created about ten years ago is regarded as being from the original soundtrack/album (which iTunes Music offers for sale). Copyrighted material, and although in the past it played just fine, it no longer does with iOS 11 and instead I kept getting something else, Apple's default. Although the "Dueling Banjos" 30-seond clip is still listed among my custom ringtones it can no longer be used as my default selection. I solved the problem by going to the Tones Store on my iPhone and browsing through until I found other versions which are purchasable ringtones and therefore usable. While I was looking around, I also discovered another favorite tune that I decided to use as my ringtone instead and purchased it, too. Problem solved.....

    This is a somewhat different issue than the one of being able to transfer custom ringtones from one's computer into the "Tones" area, which can be done by drag-and-drop.
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    Something to try:

    Syncing your device with iTunes? If so, can do a search on your computer for ".m4r" files via file navigator on your OS. Select all and drag/drop them to iTunes. Resynch phone.
  5. Kevin76 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2015
    I can’t find this any more ideas.
  6. dazlicous macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2011
    having this issue. downgraded to iOS 10 thou. lost my ringtone after running a backup.
    got the m4r file on my Mac but can't get it to import into iTunes

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