How to turn a TikTok sound into a ringtone or alarm on iPhone

TikTok is known for its ability to go viral, which is one of the reasons the app has become so popular. Not only are musicians exposed this way, but amateur audio editors can also have their moments of glory.

If you’re a frequent TikTok user, chances are you’ve become obsessed with one of these sounds at some point, and you may have wondered how you can use it outside of the app.

Well, you can turn your favorite TikTok sounds into an alarm or ringtone on your iPhone, and we’ll show you how.

How to make a TikTok sound as a ringtone

Using a few apps, you can turn any TikTok sound into a ringtone. Let’s go straight to the steps…

Step 1. Find and download the TikTok sound you want to use

To record a sound from TikTok on your iPhone, open the TikTok app and find the video with the sound you want to use. Press the To share icon and select Save video to download it to your camera roll.

Before downloading, watch the video to make sure there is no unwanted extra audio from the creator or that you are not downloading a remix of the audio.


If the creator has disabled their downloads, there are ways to back up TikToks outside of the app, but screen recording is the quickest way:

  1. On the TikTok video, tap the audio at the bottom right represented by a spinning vinyl icon. You’ll be taken to a page with the sound at the top and all the videos that used that sound below.
  2. Depending on your iPhone model, swipe up or down to access the screen recorder from the Control center. press the circled icon to start screen recording. Here is a complete guide on how to use the screen recording feature on iPhone if you need a refresher.
  3. Hide Control Center, then play TikTok audio by tapping on its play icon. Do it quickly to avoid the first few seconds of the video having no sound.
  4. Once you get to the end of the audio, end the screen recording and the video will be saved to your camera roll.


Another good trick is to “favorite” the sounds you like:

  1. Find and then open the audio by pressing the spinning vinyl icon.
  2. Check Add to favorites.
  3. To access your favorite audios, go to your profile, press the flag icon in the top panel, then select Sounds.

This way you can store all your favorite audio files and have quick access for future use.

If you’re tired of the selection of TikTok sounds, here’s how to create your own sound on TikTok.

Step 2. Convert Video to Audio

There are two methods to convert video to audio on iPhone: file converter apps and file converter sites.

If you want to download a file converter app, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download the MediaConvert application and launch it.
  2. Press the more (+) sign at the top and select Import from Photo library.
  3. Select the video or screen recording you just recorded and press Do.
  4. In the MediaConvert library, locate the video and tap the circled icon I next to that.
  5. Select extract sound.
  6. You will be taken to an export screen. Here you can trim the video (we recommend trimming the end of the TikTok logo), adjust the volume, and select your export options.
  7. Put it on Format at mp3. You can leave the rest as is.
  8. Press the To share top icon. An “Extract Audio” dialog box will appear where you can rename your audio.
  9. Hit OKAY. It will save the converted audio file to MediaConvert library.


If you don’t want to download an app:

  1. Go to the converter’s website online. Keep in mind that we use the Safari mobile browser for this.
  2. Select Choose file > Photo gallery.
  3. Select the video or screen recording you just saved and press Picking out.
  4. Check the Choice box to activate the Audio quality customization and select the desired quality.
  5. Faucet Convert. You will be directed to a new window.
  6. Just below Conversion completePress and hold Download nowselect Download linked fileand it will save the audio file to your browser’s download folder.
  7. Otherwise, press once Download now and select To download from the pop-up window. You might be redirected to an ad doing this.

Got another video with audio that you want to rip somewhere else? Here’s how to extract audio from video on all platforms.

Step 3. Save audio to Files app on your iPhone

It’s important to get the sound you downloaded from TikTok into the Files app on your iPhone, because you can only import it to GarageBand from Files in the following steps.

If you used the MediaConvert application in the previous step:

  1. Locate the converted audio file in the MediaConvert library.
  2. Press the I next to that.
  3. Select Send/Open in.
  4. Select Save to files of the pop-up window.
  5. Choose the folder where you want to save it and press to safeguard.

If you used Online Converter in your browser in the previous step:

  1. Open your browser Downloads case (arrow icon in the browser panel).
  2. Open the audio file you just downloaded and press the share icon.
  3. Select Save to files from the pop-up window.
  4. Choose the folder where you want to save it and press to safeguard.

Since Online Converter names the file automatically, you may want to locate it in the Files app and rename it before proceeding.

Step 4. Import audio into GarageBand

Download the GarageBand app and launch it. Then follow these steps:

  1. Hit it more (+) sign at the top right to open a new project.
  2. Scroll to Audio recorder and open it.
  3. In the audio recorder window, press the tracks icon in the top left (looks like a stack of bricks).
  4. In the Tracks window, press the loops icon in the top right (looks like a swirling line). You will be directed to a library.
  5. Make sure you are in the Files tab at the top, then open Browse items in the Files app basically.
  6. Select the audio you saved in your files and wait for it to appear in the library.
  7. Hold down the file, wait for the Tracks window to reappear, and drag the file into the first track at the start of the timeline.
  8. You can deactivate the metronome by pressing the triangle icon while you are there.


Step 5. Loop Audio

The iPhone has a ring duration of 40 seconds, and unless your audio is longer, you’ll need to loop it. If it’s already long enough, skip this step.

  1. In the Tracks window, press the small more (+) sign to the right of the time bar.
  2. Select Section A.
  3. The number next to Manual determines how many bars there will be in the track. For reference, 8 bars last about 16 seconds. Hit Do after setting your bars for about 40 seconds.
  4. Select the audio clip and tap it once to bring up a pop-up window, then select Copy.
  5. In the same track, tap the empty space next to the clip and select Dough from the pop-up window.
  6. Hold down the duplicate pasted clip and drag it right next to the first clip. Repeat this process until all of your bars are filled.
  7. When you’re done, play the audio to make sure you’re happy with the results, then tap the down arrow at the top left and select my songs. This will save your looped audio to the GarageBand library.

Step 6. Export loop audio and set as your ringtone

Now you can finally turn your TikTok sound into a ringtone. Follow these steps:

  1. From the GarageBand home screen, locate and hold the project you just saved.
  2. Select To share so what Alarm.
  3. Name the ringtone if desired and press Export.
  4. In the pop-up prompt window, select Use sound as so what standard ringtone (you can also assign the ringtone to a specific contact from this popup).

If you want to make sure your ringtone is changed, or if you want to change it again, go to the iPhone Settings > Sounds and Haptics > Alarmand you should see your new audio listed near the top.

Want to try your hand at creating your own track? Here’s how to create a custom ringtone in GarageBand.

How to Make a TikTok Sound Your Alarm

In order to use TikTok sound as an alarm, follow all the steps above to know where the audio is saved in your ringtones. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open iPhone The clock application.
  2. Either hit the more (+) sign at the top right to create a new alarm, or select Edit at the top left and choose an existing alarm.
  3. In the alarm settings, open Sound.
  4. Select the audio you just added to ringtones.
  5. Hit Returnso what to safeguard.

Turn Your Favorite TikTok Sounds into iPhone Alarm or Ringtone

We know it sounds like a lot of steps, but it gets easier and faster the more you do it. Now go find and save your favorite sounds from TikTok, follow this guide and give yourself a funny ringtone or alarm.

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