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How to Set Apple Music Songs as iPhone Ringtone

By Tony Moton

December 26, 2017

Have you dreamed of making a song as a ringtone on iPhone 7? Have you wanted to set your favorite songs like Look What You Made Me Do as your ringtone? However, when you want to set the songs as your ringtone you will happen to find out that there are no ways to set it as a ringtone. Sad as you are, there are still professional ways I am going to share with you to set your ringtone without purchased again. Come with me, you will enjoy it!


Part 1. Why Is It So Difficult to Set Apple Music As Ringtone

There are two reasons that you cannot directly create a ringtone from any Apple music file:

1. Apple Music songs are in M4P format while iPhone accepts M4R files as ringtone.

2. Apple Music tracks are DRM-protected which prevents you from copying, sharing or playing the songs on the not-authorized device. You subscribe to Apple Music and you can even download Apple Music for offline listening, but actually, you don't have the ownership of the Apple Music tracks you have downloaded.

Therefore, if you want to set Apple Music as iPhone ringtones, you need to break down two obstacles:

• Convert Apple Music M4P to M4R

• Strip DRM from Apple Music tracks

How to solve this problem?

Ok, let's move on to the next part.

Part 2. The Easy Way to Set Apple Music to Ringtone in 16X Converting Speed

How to make Apple Music as a ringtone is a matter of breaking DRM and convert Apple Music to M4R format. Thus, all you need is a tool that has these 2 functions. Hence, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is born and offer these functions for you.

TuneFab Apple Music Converter can help you get over the two barriers we mentioned in Part 1. It can directly convert Apple Music tracks to the M4R format which can be set as iPhone ringtone. At the same time, it removes the DRM from your tracks. Then, you can easily set Apple Music songs as ringtones just as before.

Step 1. Install and Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Install the program on your computer. Then, launch the program. iTunes will be opened automatically at the same time. Please make sure you have signed on your iTunes with same Apple ID and password as your Apple Music subscription account.

Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs You Like

All media files in your iTunes library will be listed on the main interface of the program. You can click the Apple Music playlist on the left column to select the songs you want. Or, if there are too many songs, you can directly search the song you need.

Select Apple Music Tracks

Step 3. Set M4R as Output Format

You must know that tone files for iOS have to be in the M4R format. So here please choose M4R as output format.

Tips: If you want to make Apple Music as the ringtone for the Android phone, you need to set the output format as MP3.

Set M4R as Output Format

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to M4R

Click the "Convert" button in the top menu bar and the program will start to convert Apple Music to M4R ringtone. When it is done, click the "Explore Output File" to find the converted Apple Music songs.

Convert Apple Music to M4R

Part 3. How to Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone

After converting Apple Music to M4R format, it is easy to set Apple Music as ringtone on your iPhone. Note that any sound file you use has to be 40 seconds or shorter to use as a ringtone.

Step 1. Import the converted Apple Music M4R files to iTunes.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and sync ringtone with your iPhone.

Apple Music Ringtone

Step 3. Set the new ringtone: Go to Settings on your iPhone, then Sounds (or Sounds & Haptics), and then Ringtone, Text Tone or whatever action you want to associate with the new ringtone. You'll find the new ringtone at the top of the list. Tap on it to select it as your tone.

Beside this ways, how can you make full use of your Apple Music?

Here are more tips I recommend for you to have a read:

Professional Skills to Use Apple Music with Sonos

10 Tips on Playing Apple Music Tracks with Siri

How to Adjust EQ Settings with Apple Music Equalizer

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