Long gone are the days when you could easily download a song onto your device and set it as your ringtone. One would think that with the advancement of phones, this process would in fact be easier than it was on my 2003 Nokia. But instead, the options have become extremely convoluted, and for iPhone owners, the workarounds can be a pretty annoying hassle.
We’ve shown you how to set any song as iPhone ringtone using iTunes. But as reader Lana Del Rey Globe pointed out, for folks that purchased the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, or anyone with GarageBand on their device, you can create your own ringtones with “relative” ease without using iTunes or needing a computer.
How to set any song as iPhone ringtone without using iTunes
Download or import the song that you wish to be your ringtone into your Music Library. If you skip this step you will not be able to find the song within GarageBand.
Open GarageBand. If you do not have GarageBand pre-installed on your device, you can download it in the App Store.