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How to Retrieve Ringtones on iPhone

“My new updated 12.7 version of iTunes is not showing any tones or app managing system, what do I do? Is there any way to get back my ringtones? ”

“How do I restore my old tones to my iPhone? Please do help!!”

These are pretty normal questions if you are an iPhone user. Unfortunately, the problem occurred with the new version of iTunes, where the option to manage tones has been completely eliminated. So may users are middle of nowhere and there are certain confusions on how to restore missing purchased tones on iPhone. We are here with 3 methods with which ringtones can be restored safely to your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus. Try out these methods.

Method 1: Using iTunes Store

Surprisingly, you can use the iTunes Store to restore ringtones iOS 11 or earlier. You can only get back your purchased ringtones with this method. But before doing so, make sure you un-check the “Sync Tones” box in iTunes.

This will ensure that no duplicate tones are downloaded to your iPhone.

  • First and foremost, launch Safari and go to
  • Now, enter your Apple ID password.
  • Now, just tap “Restore” and click “Done”

You will receive a notification, and a prompt to download. Just click “Download” and you are good to go!

You can go to “Settings”, and navigate to “Sounds” to check your recovered ringtones.

Method 2: Using UltData to recover missing ringtones

The easiest method recover missing ringtones in iOS 11 and earlier is using Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. It is an all-in-one software that can help you to restore any type of data directly as well as from cloud. Most importantly, when it comes to getting back your ringtones, if you want to retrieve both purchased and non-purchased tones, this is the only way you can get back both.

Here’s how you can do it:

  • First launch UltData and connect your iPhone to the PC using the USB cable.
  • Now, select “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the interface.
  • ultdata interface recovery screen
  • After this start scanning for lost tones and click on “Scan”
  • start scanning files
  • You can preview the files now and select the files you want to recover.
  • Recovering ringtones
  • After selecting the files for recovery, just tap on “Recover”

You will have all your ringtones restored now. You can also use “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” to restore tones from iCloud backup using UltData.

So, here are the 2 ways by which you can recover ringtones after you reset your iPhone or if you are having any other problems. Unlike the first two methods, UltData make things a lot easier and convenient. The process is easy to execute and you can easily restore ringtones on iPhone. If you find this article helpful, do share and comment below!

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