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Ringtone Creation Apps For The iPhone

Creating ringtones on your iPhone has never been easier. Mac users can use GarageBand to make ringtones. But now there are hundreds of iPhone apps that can help you make ringtones right on your iPhone. The iPhone does require you sync new ringtones through iTunes to your device, which can be a pain. We have filtered through the App Store to compare the best ones out there.

Essential Apps

Ringtone Studio - Professional Ringtone Maker

by White Tape LLC

Ringtone Studio - Professional Ringtone Maker is the best app out there for ringtone creation. The app has a simply stunning interface, which helps you get the job done faster. The app integrates with both your iPod library and your mic for fresh new recordings. The audio selection process is a piece of cake and the app can even “bump” ringtones to friends! Ringtone creation has never been easier than with this essential app.

Notable Apps

Dring ~ Beautiful ringtone creation

by Wake Apps

Dring is a fairly new app. The app has a very cool feature that lets you mix a music track with your own recording! Dring has a great interface and the mixing feature alone makes it worth a look. If you want to create a mixed ringtone, then this is the app for you.

Ringtone Star - Create ringtones & text tones from music and videos


Ringtone Star is a great option for ringtone creation on the iPhone. The interface is insanely simple. The app integrates with both your iPod library and your voice memo library. Ringtone Star does a good job at allowing you to select the portion of audio you want to use. This app, just like all others, will save the ringtone to iTunes sharing. This will allow you to sync it to your iPhone when you are ready.

Ringer - Ringtone Maker

by Pixel Research Labs

Ringer Ringtone Creator has some features that make it stand apart from the others out there. The app has an “auto volume” feature, which lets you use even quiet songs for ringtones. The app has fade in/fade out support and has a great design. However, the app does not integrate with your microphone. Still, it's a great option for those looking for a music only ringtone maker.


by Hongwen Yang

RingtoneDIY is a simple and easy way to create ringtones. The app integrates with your iPod library and recordings done in the built in voice memo app. The app does allow you to fade ringtones in and out and it has a great interface. RingtoneDIY is a great alternative to the essential app.

Decent Apps

RingTunes - Ringtone Creator

by Alexander Buehler

RingTunes is a great option for those willing to spend a bit more. The app at the time of this writing is $4.99. The app does have a beautiful and easy to use interface and includes several different export options. The app will also do automatic fade in/fade out. RingTunes will also retain any metadata from the original song. Other apps in this guide are just as good for less money.

Ringtone Designer Pro - Create Unlimited Ringtones, Text Tones, Email Alerts, and More!


Ringtone Designer Pro is an app we want to love. The app has a great interface. The audio selection is a bit tricky. The app integrates directly with the microphone, which allows you to create some very unique ringtones. We look forward to future updates that make it easier to select the audio.

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