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An Ultimate Guide on Using Spotify Music as Mobile Phone Ringtone

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
Category: Spotify Music Tips

Spotify is one of the biggest streaming music providers all around the world, and most of us use Spotify as the default music player to enjoy music because of its amazing features. Then you would upgrade to Spotify Premium and download music to desktop or mobile phone, and only to find that you can not do anything with it, but for offline enjoy, let alone set them as your mobile ringtone.

So how can we make Spotify music as ringtone?

As we know that the downloaded Spotify music is encrypted and it is not same as .mp3 file which can be edited for other purposes. After searching on the internet, you will find some ringtone app developed for Spotify and Android mobile phone, but there is no same type of this for iOS. So in this article, we would like to share an ultimate guide on how to use Spotify music as your iPhone and Android phone ringtone. Then you can choose the appropriate one to operate it by yourself.

Use Spotify music as phone ringtone

Part 1: Download a Digital Copy (.mp3) of Spotify Music

As we said above, Spotify music is streamed to prevent us from using Spotify music as phone ringtone directly, so the best solution is to get the digital copy (.mp3) of your favorite Spotify music, then you can feel free to set it as your phone ringtone directly or with the help of ringtone maker. And in this part, we will show you how to download Spotify music or playlist as MP3 with Sidify Music Converter without original audio quality losing.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter

  • okConvert Spotify music/playlist/podcast to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ALAC or AIFF;
  • okPreserve 100% original sound quality; Keep ID3 Tags and all metadata;
  • okConvert Spotify Music at 10X speed;
  • okBurn Spotify music to CD;
  • okHighly compatible with the latest Mac/Windows OS and Spotify.

If you are looking for a tool to convert any streaming music (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

This is a tutorial using Sidify Music Converter for Windows as the demo. If you are a Mac user, please kindly follow the steps in the article Download Spotify Playlists on Mac.

Step 1Download and install Sidify Music Converter on computer, then launch it. You then need to choose one conversion mode to start: Spotify App or Spotify Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

As demo, let's select the Spotify app mode to access the interface of Sidify as below. Spotify music app will be launched automatically.

Main interface

Step 2 Add Spotify music or playlist. Spotify app will be loaded automatically along with Sidify Music Converter. You can click on the Add button, and then a new adding window will pop up to let you add Spotify track or playlist. You can search the music or playlist you want to download and then copy the song link to the clipboard. Or you can drag & drop a track or a playlist to Sidify Music Converter directly.

After Sidify analyzing the song link, you can click "Add" to check the music file you added.

Add Spotify Songs

Step 3 Choose MP3 as the output format. Click on the Settings icon on the left sidebar and choose MP3 as the output format from the setting window. And if you like, you can choose the conversion mode, the output path and the output quality.

Set output format

Step 4 Start downloading Spotify music or playlist as MP3. You can click the Convert button to start downloading your favorite Spotify music or playlist. After the conversion is completed, just click the Converted tab to check the well downloaded Spotiy music.

After finishing all of settings, click "Convert" button to start converting Spotify music. Sidify application will begin converting and a status bar will appear at the top of the application to let you know how far along the conversion is.


Part 2: Customize Spotify Music as iPhone or Android Ringtone

With Sidify Music Converter, you have successfully gotten the digital copy of Spotify music or playlist which you are going to set as your mobile phone ringtone. In the following part, we will show you 3 different ways to set the downloaded Spotify music as your iPhone or Android phone ringtone.

Method 1: Use iTunes to Set the Converted Spotify Music as iPhone Ringtone

iPhone users are unable to accomplish this on iPhone directly, as iPhone only recognize a M4R file as ringtone, so iTunes is a must-have tool to help iPhone users to convert music to M4R and sync to iPhone as ringtone. Now let’s come to the details.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on computer, and please make sure that you have updated it to the latest version, otherwise, iTunes will fail to read your iPhone.

Step 2: Add the Downloaded Spotify music to iTunes library. You can click File --> Add File to Library to import the downloaded Spotify music from local drive to iTunes music library. And you can find it under the Songs tab.

Add Spotify music to iTunes library

Step 3: Clip the music into a segment. Right-click the song and select Song Info from the drop-down list. Then click Options tab and there should be fields to let you enter the start and stop time.

Song information

Step 4:Create AAC version for this segment. Once you’ve set the appropriate start and stop times, click File --> Convert --> Convert to AAC Version to create a copy of that specific section of the song. This .aac copy will then automatically appear in your iTunes library, directly beneath the original song.

Creae AAC version of Spotify music

Step 5:Find the AAC version in iTunes media folder. You can right-click the segment you created and select "Show in Windows Explore", then a window will pop up to show the segment you created in iTunes library.

Show in Windows Explore

Step 6:Rename the file extension to M4R. After locating the segment in iTunes media folder, you can right-click the file and rename the file extension to .m4r.

Rename the file extension to .m4r

Step 7:Sync the segment to iPhone. Now you can sync the created ringtone to iPhone via iTunes. You can connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable, and select Tones under your device. Check the box of Sync Tones in the right part, and click Apply at the right bottom.

Step 8: Select your ringtone for iPhone. Go to Settings --> Sounds & Haptics --> Ringtone, then select your desired ringtone from the resulting list.

Method 2: Use Syncios iPhone Manager to Create iPhone and Android Ringtone

You may think that it is a little complicated to create iPhone ringtone with iTunes, so here we show you an easier solution: use Free Syncios Manager to create the converted Spotify music as phone ringtone, and this solution works for both iPhone and Android devices. Let’s show you how to use Free Syncios Manager to create the ringtone as iPhone and Android Ringtone, and here we will take iPhone as an example.

Step 1: Download Free Syncios Manager on your PC, then launch it.

Step 2: Connect iPhone (or Android devices) to Free Syncios Manager via USB cable. After Syncios successfully recognize iPhone, you will be allowed to go to next step.

Step 3: Click "Toolkit" tab at the upper right corner of the main interface, then a toolkit page will be loaded and you can click "Ringtone" icon.

Main interface of Free Snycios Manager

Step 4: After click on "Ringtone" icon, a new window will pop up to indicate you customizing the ringtone. You can click "Choose" button to import the converted Spotify music to Syncios Free Manager, then you can set the start and end point to create a new segment.

Step 5: After finish editing the segment, you can click "Save & Import" button to export the ringtone you created to iPhone directly.

Export ringtone to iPhone

Step 6: Select your ringtone for iPhone. Go to Settings --> Sounds & Haptics --> Ringtone, then select your desired ringtone from the resulting list.

Select ringtone for iPhone

Extra Tips: Use GarageBand to Create Rintone for iPhone

If you do not want to create iPhone ringtone with other desktop applications, now you can use GarageBand to create the ringtone on iPhone directly. And you can see the tutorial on how to use GarageBand to create iPhone ringtone.

Use GarageBand to create iPhone ringtone
How to Use GarageBand to Create iPhone Ringtone

GarageBand is a very useful ringtone maker which helps you quickly create iPhone ringtone without needing iTunes or other third party software. You just need to sync the converted Spotify music to iPhone and then you can launch iPhone's GarageBand to start creating your iPhone ringtone by following this tutorial....

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We have listed 3 different methods to create your favorite Spotify music as iPhone and Android ringtone. After operating these 3 methods separately, I think that Free Syncios Manager is the simplest tool you can use to create ringone for iPhone and Android. And after using GarageBand, I found that it is also very easy and quick to get the new ringtone.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first minute of each audio file for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.