Assign Unique Ringtones to Contacts on iPhone to Know Who’s Calling
You can make your iPhone life a lot easier by assigning custom ringtones to contacts. This makes it easy to determine who’s calling before you even see the caller ID, letting you either rush to answer the phone or continue snoozing and ignore the call. With how easy it is to make ringtones for the iPhone, it also provides a great way to differentiate inbound calls from the common ringtones you hear elsewhere too.
Here’s how to assign a custom ringtone to contacts:
- Open Contacts on the iPhone and tap the person you want to set the custom ringtone for
- Tap “Edit” in the corner, then scroll down to “ringtone” and tap it
- Select from the list of bundled ringtones, or one you made yourself then tap “Save”
- Repeat for other contacts as desired
Assigning a completely unique tone to each contact is generally too time consuming, but a happy medium is setting unique tones to people on your favorites lists.
Now anytime you get an incoming phone call from the users with custom ringtones set, you’ll know by the sound alone. It’s also a great strategy to field incoming calls from people you don’t want to hear from, and it works for everyone so long as they are not blocking their caller ID.
From the same Contacts editing field you can also set a custom text tone for each contact, and you can even make your own versions of those too.