How to Make a Voice Memo a Ringtone

Learn how to easily make a voice memo a ringtone with your iPhone in this step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make a Voice Memo a Ringtone

Voice memos commonly serve as audio diaries and reminders, but this short sound can also become a snappy ringtone. It's the perfect alternative for those desiring unique audio for incoming calls.

This article covers how to trim and edit your voice memo with a free online video editor and how to convert the voice memo for use as a ringtone. This is achievable from your iPhone in a few easy steps without any editing experience. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to get started.

  1. Trim voice memo
  2. Upload to GarageBand
  3. Set voice memo as ringtone

Step One: Trim Voice Memo

Visit Kapwing’s trim tool in your browser and tap the Upload File button to add your voice memo to the Studio. Drag the ends of the layer to trim the audio and use the split button above the timeline to cut out sections. Keep the duration of your ringtone under 40 seconds. For precise edits, tap Edit Audio, then Timing and add a start and end time.

You can tap Edit Audio to adjust the volume, change the speed, and reverse the sound and tap effects to add a fade effect to the intro, outro, or both. When you’re finished making adjustments, tap Done at the bottom of the screen.

Replay the voice memo a few times to ensure it sounds correct, then tap the arrow next to the export button and select Export as MP3, then Export Audio. You can sign in to store and edit your voice memo in a free workspace for up to two days.

Step Two: Upload to GarageBand

Open the GarageBand app on your iPhone, tap the plus sign in the top right corner and select an instrument. In this example, I selected the keyboard.

Tap the project icon at the top of the screen to create a new project.

Tap the loop icon, then tap Files, followed by Browse items from the Files app. Find your voice memo, then long-press the file to add it to the app.

Step Three: Set Voice Memo as Ringtone

Drag the file so it starts at the beginning of the timeline, then tap the down arrow followed by My Songs.

Long-press the file and tap Share, then Ringtone. You can rename the file or leave the current name.

Tap Export, and when the audio has processed, tap Use sound as to make the voice memo your ringtone.You can use the voice memo as the standard ringtone, text tone, or assign the sound to a contact, then tap Done to finalize the changes.

Expect to hear your voice memo when the next incoming call arrives! Explore the articles below to read about more creative possibilites with voice memos and subscribe to our YouTube channel for video editing tutorials. Stay up to date on Kapwing updates by following the team on Instagram and Twitter.

Related Articles