Best Guide to Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone 13

If you need to set custom ringtones for your iPhone, what do you usually do? Get music from Apple Music then choose a song as your favorite ringtone? Actually, you can have a better choice. If you are an Apple Music user, you can choose any song you like to set it as your ringtone according to this article. It's not hard to accomplish as long as you follow two parts below.

Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone 13

Part 1. Customize M4R Ringtones for iPhone 13

Firstly, you need to know, only "M4R" file can be set as ringtone on iPhone 13. Unlike on an Android device, you can not choose a song from a Music Library and set it as the ringtone. You need to customize the song as M4R file. thus, firstly, let's make it out.

🛠️ Tool Required:

A professional ringtone maker is necessary to download Apple Music tracks as plain formats. Apple Music is protected by a special format. It’s a pity that there is indeed no official solution. Only with a music downloader like AudiCable Audio Recorder can remove the restriction. By following steps, we customize ringtones for iPhone 13 with AudiCable, then apply one of them as your ringtone in the next part.

AudiCable Audio Recorder

AudiCable Audio Recorder

  • Download music from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Line Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, Pandora, etc.
  • Save streaming music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC.
  • Support to add more music websites manually.
  • No need to install extra music apps.
  • Keep ID3 tags after recording.
  • Keep original audio quality after conversion.
  • Free updates & technical support.
Step 1:   Install AudiCable Audio Recorder

Download and install this AudiCable Audio Recorder on PC. Afterwards, you need to start this program. Without the installation to Apple Music, you can get access to Apple Music library with AudiCable. On the start-up interface of AudiCable, initiate the built-in Apple Music, then you will see a Sign In button. Click it to log in to your Apple Music.

Tips: Songs on Apple Music could not be played completely without any subscription. But with AudiCable, you don't need to renew the subscription and own all Apple songs for good.

start Apple Music on AudiCable

Step 2:   Set up the output parameters

On the top right of AudiCable, click the "setting icon" . Then we choose the output format, output quality and output folder. Firstly, we download songs from Apple Music to computer, and we will customize ringtones via AudiCable later. Please be patient here.

  • Output Format: MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF
  • Output Quality: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps

output settings of apple music

Step 3:   Download Apple Music as MP3/FLAC songs

AudiCable can record the playing song on Apple Music. Do not worry, the other sounds from the computer could not be recorded. Because it's a real music downloader actually. Just open a music album and play the song you need. Simultaneously, AudiCable records the playing song with ID3 tags, including artist, title, track number, album, etc. When you download all desired songs, just stop playing. All songs are available to play without Apple Music subscription now.

check downloaded apple music

Step 4:   Customize the downloaded songs as ringtones

All downloaded songs are listed on AudiCable. Move to any songs and click the "scissor icon"  to open a built-in audio editor. Play the song and set its start and end. Then you can export it as M4R file to computer. After customizing all ringtones, we can move to the next step to apply the customized Apple Music as ringtone on iPhone 13.

customize apple music as iphone 13 ringtones

customize apple music as iphone 13 ringtones

Part 2. Apply the Customized Ringtone on iPhone 13

Firstly, we need another free tool to import the customized ringtones to your iPhone 13. To be honest, I have used this Syncios Mobile Manager free version for several years. It has a free version to transfer photos, videos, audios and other media files between a mobile device and PC. It's really a good helper for mobile devices. And as an onwer of iPhone, I will not upload files to my iPhone with iTunes. Because all the existing data will be overwritten. This is really unfriendly to iOS users. Thus, Syncios is always my first choice to export and import files when needed.

⚠ And most importantly, you can not import ringtones via iTunes! iTunes will delete all ringtones customized by a third-party tool automatically. And actually, there is no official way to customize ringtones. Therefore, do not even open iTunes when importing ringtones via Syncios on the computer!

Step 1. Just click the "Download" button to get Syncios from its official website then start this program. On the primary interface, head over to Mobile Manager. Do not run other program wrong. Then establish a connection between your iPhone 13 and computer via a USB cable.

start syncios

Step 2. Go to Music > Ringtones. Click Add to import the M4R customized ringtones from the computer.

add customized ringtones to iphone 13 via syncios

Step 3. Unlock your iPhone. Go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone. On the top of ringtone list, you need find the newly imported ringtones. Just choose your favorite one as the ringtone on your iPhone 13.

apple customized ringtone on iPhone 13

📑 Disclaimer

  • All these methods are for personal or educational use only.
  • You should not use this tool to private or distribute music.


After reading this article, you should get a perfect way to customize Apple Music as ringtones via the help of AudiCable Audio Recorder. And now you can easily choose your favorite song as iPhone 13 ringtone. This fabulous music downloader makes it possible to own a more personalized iPhone 13. Download it and have a free trial right now! If you find this guide is useful, please share it with people around you.

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