IOS 6 for Iphone

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-25
I have an iphone 4 and I just upgraded the IOS to 6.  Does anyone have any idea how to change the default ringtone?  It seems apple in its infinite wisdom decided that then know what I like.
Question by:WellingtonIS
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    Expert Comment

    Settings App
    All the default sounds are set in this panel.  

    You can also UNLOCK the sounds to allow you to override sounds for specific contacts

    Author Comment

    I see that  however, the default is something else other that what I chose.  It doesn't change the default.  I've been having to go into each contact and select a ring tone.  I just want to change the default.
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    Expert Comment

    In the Sounds screen as Eoinosullivan said, the default ringtone is the first thing in the "Sounds and Vibration Patterns" section.
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    Assisted Solution

    Settings >>> Sounds >>> Sounds and Vibration Patterns/Ringtone

    Selecting a New Ringtone in the Settings
    Yes, Marimba will show "(Default)" after the title, but whatever you select should override that selection.

    Also, if you want to set different ringtones for specific people, you can go into their contact card and "Edit" their information.

    Selecting a Custom Ringtone for a Contact
    Select your desired custom ringtone in the Ringtone section of that contact.  Incidentally, the automatic setting for each individual is the Default - which is what you set earlier - unless you didn't change it, in which case you would get Marimba.

    Author Comment

    Everything looks the same, however when my phone rings it rings to marimba (default).  IT's not overriding
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    Accepted Solution

    Power off your phone.  Then turn it back on and try to change the setting again.
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    Assisted Solution

    Is the ringtone that you are trying to use as the default default one of the ringtones provided by Apple on the phone, or is it a custom ringtone that you bought or created?  If it's a custom ringtone, it's possible that it's not actually on the phone, even though it's listed.  If you press the ringtone you want in "Sounds," does it play?  (If so, that would indicate that it IS on the phone; if not, you might need to sync with iTunes to reload it, assuming you have it in your iTunes library.)

    Author Closing Comment

    thx everyone all these suggestions worked.  Much appreciated.

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