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[Solved] How to Set Apple Music Song as Ringtone on iPhone

By Catrina Jones

Updated on July 18, 2019

"Can I set a song from Apple Music as iPhone ringtone?" Perhaps you are wondering the same thing too. In fact, you can't. Songs you download from Apple Music library are DRM-protected M4P files, while iPhone ringtone format is M4R. M4R is a default ringtone format created by Apple and is exclusively used for Apple devices, such as iPhone Xs, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, etc.

Due to the DRM protection, you can't convert protected M4P to M4R with iTunes or create Apple Music ringtone by renaming the song from .m4p file extension to .m4r file extension. If you want to make ringtone from Apple Music songs, the first thing to do is remove DRM.

To bypass DRM, you can use TuneFab Apple Music Converter. It is not only an all-in-one DRM removal software but also a powerful Apple Music Ringtone Maker. With this tool, you can:

1. Get rid of Apple Music's FairPlay DRM

2. Make ringtone from Apple Music song

3. Convert Apple Music songs to DMR-free M4R, MP3, M4A, FLAC, AIFF, MKA, AU, etc.


Part 1: How to Make Apple Music Ringtone on PC

Step 1: Download and install TuneFab Apple Music Converter on PC.

Step 2: Launch the program and then select a song which you want to set as ringtone for iPhone.

Step 3: Select the output format as M4R or MP3. If you are using Mac, you can select the output format as M4R. As for Windows user, you need to choose the output format as MP3 because Windows version doesn't support M4R output format. In this tutorial, I will use MP3 as an example.

Set M4R as Output Format

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting songs from Apple Music to MP3 format. When the conversion is done, you can go to "Output Folder" to locate the converted song.

Step 5. Now you can import the converted songs into iTunes and use iTunes to create M4R ringtone for your iPhone.

Tips for You - Try An Alternative Apple Music Ringtone Maker:

If you don't want to use iTunes, here's an alternative way to help you make iPhone ringtone directly and efficiently.

This iPhone Ringtone Maker lets you add song from computer/iPhone and turn it into an M4R ringtone file. Compared with iTunes, this ringtone maker is much more convenient because it allows you to edit iPhone ringtone length, ringtone volume, ringtone starting and ending point, etc. Most importantly, it lets you transfer the customized ringtone your iPhone without using iTunes. 

It's simple to use as well:

Step 1. Download, install and launch the ringtone maker (TuneFab WeTrans) on PC.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to PC

Step 3. Add DRM-free Apple Music song to the ringtone maker program

Step 4. Set iPhone ringtone length

Apple Music Ringtone Maker

Step 5. Transfer Apple Music ringtone to iPhone Directly

Now you have successfully made your own ringtone with Apple Music song! Next, you need to take out your device and start setting the Apple Music tracks as your ringtone on iPhone.

Part 2. How to Set Apple Music Song as Ringtone on iPhone

Step 1. Add Apple Music Ringtone to iPhone

Please make sure that you have transferred the created ringtone to your iPhone. When all ringtones are available in your iPhone, you can follow the steps to set Apple Music as ringtone on iPhone.

Step 2. Set Ringtone on iPhone

Now go to Settings on your iPhone, and then go to "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone", you will find the transferred ringtone from the ringtone list. Just select the song you like and make sure it is checked.

Set Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone

The most important step of making Apple Music ringtone, is to remove DRM protection from the tracks downloaded from Apple Music. That's why TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a must-have tool for you if you want to make ringtone using Apple Music songs.

After that, you can either use iTunes to create M4R ringtone or you can use an easy-to-use ringtone maker like TuneFab WeTrans to help you make ringtone and transfer ringtone to your iPhone.

Video Tutorial on How to Set Apple Music As Ringtone on iPhone

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