How to Delete Ringtones from iPhone and iPad

By Julia Roberts, Sunday, Nov.22, 2015

Situation: I created and added some custom ringtones to my iPhone. But there were a few of them didn't sound good so I delete these ringtones from my iPhone 6 and also delete them from iTunes. However, when I sync again, the darn M4R files I just physically deleted are STILL ON THE PHONE! Any suggestions?

Analysis: Generally, it is not difficult to delete ringtones from iTunes. You just need to click the bell icon and then you can see the ringtones on iTunes. Right click the ringtone that you want to erase. Choose "Delete". However, many people are stuck on removing ringtones from iPhone with iTunes. It seems not an easy process to delete ringtones.

Solution: If you cannot delete ringtones from iTunes, another great utility that you can use in deleting iPhone/iPad ringtone is 360° US iOS Transfer. This tool is initially made to help Apple users manage iOS devices' files in an easy way. When deleting ringtones, all you need to do is to select the unwanted tones and click "Delete". It works with all generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod, such as iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 2, etc.

Free download the trial version of the program and follow the steps below to remove unwanted ringtones in batches.

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1. Connect iPhone/iPad to PC

Launch 360° US iOS Transfer on your computer and then connect the iPhone or iPad to it with USB cable. Once connected, you'll find the basic information of your device displayed on the main interface.

Connect iPhone to PC

2. Delete ringtone

Click on the "Media" tab on the left part of the menu, you'll see "Ringtones" on the top menu of the media management window. Click it to reveal all the ringtones on your iPhone. Check all of part of the tones that you want to remove and then click "Delete" button.

Delete Ringtones from iPhone or iPad

Aside from erasing ringtones from iPhone and iPad, you are allowed to directly add ringtones to iPhone or backup ringtones to computer with 360° US iOS Transfer. Just simply click the "Add" or "Export to" button to do so. In addition, if you want to manage all your other files such as photos, contacts, music and more, you can navigate among the categories on the left column to have all these done.

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