First, Open the Phone app. You can also go right to the Contacts app if it is readily available to you.
Click "contacts" at the bottom of the screen.
Select the contact that you want to buy that new ringtone for.
Click "edit" in the upper right-hand corner.
Click "ringtone default." Yours may not say default, but may be the name of whatever ringtone you have assigned to that contact if it is not the default.
Click "tone store" so we can check out the ringtones.
Click "tones" again.
Find the ringtone of your dreams! You can search, browse, or stumble into any ringtone you can imagine. So, take your time looking through the options. They really are limitless.
While you can totally choose to make this tone your default ringtone (for all contacts) or text tone, for the purposes of this guide, you will choose "assign to contact."
This is because we are trying to customize a particular contact with a special ringtone versus change the default ringtone.
You can make this tone the text tone or ringtone for the contact in question, but for the purposes of this guide, we are going to make it the ringtone.
Once you have selected the ringtone option, you will confirm the purchase.
This confirmation can happen one of three ways:
- Via your Apple ID password
- Via Touch ID
- Via Face ID
Confirm the purchase and move to the next step.
Let the ringtone download to your iPhone. This usually takes no more than a minute or two but can vary depending on your internet speeds.
Once done, you should be able to see the fancy, new ringtone listed on the contact page.
That's it! Your contact has a new ringtone and you can go one purchasing all the ringtones you could ever want.
Sometimes, when you are busy or out and about and your iPhone starts ringing, you don't want to pick it up, but you know it might be so-and-so with that important call you've been waiting on.