How to Set Apple Music Tracks as iPhone Ringtone

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 24, 2021 4:14 PM.

Like iTunes, Apple Music also offers us easy access to any title thanks to the big music library it features. You can stream over 90 million songs from Apple Music. However, it's not an easy job to set Apple Music as an iPhone ringtone since they are protected by Apple's DRM policy. But you don't need to worry about it anymore as there comes a lot of DRM removal tools for Apple Music in the market.

In this post, we'll share one of the best Apple Music converting tools to help you easily make iPhone ringtones from DRM-protected Apple Music by completely removing DRM lock from Apple Music songs. If you don't know how to set Apple Music song as ringtone on iPhone, just keep following this article.

Part 1. Why You Can't Set Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone Directly
Part 2. How to Crack Encryption of Apple Music
Part 3. Set Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone

Part 1. Why You Can't Set Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone Directly

Apple Music is a popular music streaming service. Users can create and share their own playlists on Apple Music. You can easily find the classic music and lastest hot songs from it. If you are a premium user of Apple Music, you can download the songs for offline playing.

However, the downloaded Apple Music is in an encrypted format which cannot be used outside the Apple Music app. The iPhone ringtone is in M4R format. If you want to set Apple Music as ringtone, you have to convert the encrypted Apple Music to an open format. We will tell you how in a detailed tuorial in the next part.

Part 2. How to Crack Encryption of Apple Music

Now you know that to set Apple Music song as ringtone on iPhone, you have to convert the Apple Music to a common format firstly. ViWizard Audio Converter is a prossional tool to download and convert Apple Music to an open format. The supported output formats includes MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B and AAC. You can select the output formats as your need. While the conversion, the ID3 tags will be saved too and you can also edit the tags. Thanks to the leading technology, ViWizard can download Apple Music in 30x faster speed which greatly save your time.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music audios to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
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  • Retain ID3 tags of audios and lossless quality after conversion
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Tutorial about Converting Apple Music with ViWizard Audio Converter

Let's explore how to convert Apple Music to MP3 with ViWizard. Make sure you have downloaded ViWizard Audio Converter on your computer before we start.

Step 1Add Apple Music Songs You Need to ViWizard

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Run ViWizard Audio Converter and click Add Files button to load the M4P files you saved offline on your computer. You can also drag the songs from local folder to ViWizard conversion interface. You can click the Load From Library icon to add Apple Music from your libeary.

Step 2Set Output Preferences for the Output Audio

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Once the Apple Music M4P songs are imported successfully to ViWizard Apple Music Converter, you can click the Format option to load the preferences window, where you can select the output format as MP3 here. You are also allowed to set the other parameters, like audio codec, channel, bit rate, etc. After all the setting, click the OK button to save the change.

Step 3Start to Crack Encryption of Apple Music

convert drm m4p to drm-free

Now click Convert button to begin converting the DRM-protected Apple Music files to MP3. The converter will start to convert the Apple Music with high speed. After the conversion is done, you can check the converted music by tapping the Converted icon. Here you can find the location of the music too.

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Part 3. Set Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone

After the conversion, you'll find the converted Apple Music songs are free of DRM protection so that you can follow the instruction here to make the ringtones for your iPhone from the converted Apple Music.

3.1 Set Apple Music as Ringtone with iTunes

When you get the converted Apple Music, you can import them to iTunes to edit the Apple Music for ringtone.

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Step 1. Open iTunes and import the converted Apple Music songs to iTunes library.

Step 2. Locate any song you want to set as iPhone ringtone and right click Song Info.

Step 3. Tap Options to set the Start Time and Stop Time of the ringtone.

Step 4. Click OK and right-click the song again and choose Create AAC Version.

Step 5. Drag the new 40-second version out of iTunes and into the folder of your choice.

Step 6. Delete that version from iTunes and undo the Start Time/Stop Time changes to the original.

Step 7. Open the folder containing the 40-second AAC file you dragged out of iTunes, then change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. Double-click it to add to iTunes' ringtone library.

Step 8. Sync your iPhone to iTunes and the Apple Music songs will be saw in your ringtones list.

3.2 Set Apple Music as Ringtone with GarageBand

There's another way here. If you didn't have iTunes downloaded, you can also finish it on GarageBand. First of all, sync the converted Apple Music songs to your iPhone via USB cable.

edit iphone ringtone on garageband

Step 1. On GarageBand, select the Audio Recorder option. Click the Search icon on the right corner of the window. Then select the song that you need.

Step 2. You can edit the ringtone length and adjust volume, audio effects, etc. After editing the ringtone, click the "Down Arrow" icon and tap My Songs to go back to the song list.

Note: Please note that the ringtone needs to be less than 40 seconds.

Step 3. Long press the music file and click Share, then select Ringtone from the pop-up window.

Step 4. Name your new ringtone and click Export to add the ringtone on your phone.


Now you may know how to set Apple Music as ringtone on iPhone. Due to the encryption of Apple Music, you need to convert the Apple Music firstly. Here ViWizard Audio Converter is your best choice. It can download and convert Apple Music to open formats without much effort.

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