The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones. While the ringtones that come with the phone are useful, personalizing your phone with downloaded ringtones can showcase your own personality.
Know the iPhone Ringtone File Format
While many other music phones and smartphones use MIDI, WAV, and MP3 files as their cell phone ringtone file formats, the Apple iPhone is quite different in its approach. If you decide to search online for specific ringtones, look for .m4r files made for iPhones. This is the file extension, but you may also be familiar with the format as being called an AAC file. These are the same kinds of music files that the iPod and iPhone use when you are in the music player function of the respective devices.
Mob Ringtone Options
You can download free ringtones from Mob.org for every iPhone version IOS 1.0 to 11.1.1 from and for the IPhone models from 3 through 10. There's a handy search feature which displays compatible ringtones when you can enter in your phone model and iOS version; find it on the right side of the screen and use it before you search. Mob has ringtones in a variety of musical genres including dance, hip hop, soul music and sounds from movies, games, and holidays.
Free CellBeat Ringtones
All ringtones on CellBeat are free and both iPhone and Android files are available; just select the iPhone download option when you find one you want. Ringtones are grouped in categories and include popular music hits in country, dance, alternative and pop genres. You can either browse the categories or use the search box feature to find specific ringtones. If you create a free account, you can receive a newsletter with updated ringtone news and rate files for other users.
Zedge has free ringtones for iPhone and Android as well as wallpapers and themes for your phone. The files are appropriate for iPhone 6S, 7, 8, 8 Plus, and 10. Zedge also offers the ability for you to create your own ringtones and upload them for other people to use with Zedge Premium. You can find tons of ringtones on Zedge but the initial interface makes it look like there are very few available. You can use the search box to find whatever you are looking for and there are few genres available on the home page such as cat and games sounds.
Audiko's Free Selection
This site doesn't have the most modern look, but it does have a wide selection of ringtones for free. It has all the usual genres of music such as pop, hard rock, techno and more. A few popular sounds are featured on the home page as well as a link to the top 100 most popular ringtones for the year. You can use the search feature to find the artist you are looking for or click on the genre link to browse. One downside to the site is that you must create a free account in order to download any ringtones.
Ringtones for Me
Available at the iTunes store, Ringtones for Me is a free app with a large library of ringtones in popular categories as well as ringtones for texting, voicemail, tweets and calendar alerts. A ringtone maker is also included. The app is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later. 5,000 plus users rate the app 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Ringtones for iPhone!
An app you can download for free from the iTunes store, you can download professional ringtones from music and popular media categories. You can also create your own. This app receives high marks from users with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 20,000 reviews. It supports iPhone 3GS through 7+. Ads frequently pop up on the app which may be an irritant for users.
You can upload your own ringtones on this site and download tones made by others. You can also search by categories based on type of phone in addition to some other categories such as Bollywood, Christian and Gospel, and Islamic. This is another site that does not have an appealing look and the search interface is a bit clunky. There are approximately 300,000 ringtones on the site.
Searching for Free Ringtones
There are many apps on the iTunes store and websites that have free ringtones. If you love a particular tune and can't find the tone, you can also create it for free and enjoy your favorite songs when friends and family call.