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WhatsApp notifications are boring: here’s how to customize them on your iPhone

We make more calls via WhatsApp than through your subscription these days. So it makes sense that you would want to personalize the app, such as setting a different ringtone. But how exactly do you do that? We’ll explain it to you.

Of course you can make calls through your subscription, but often you only have a limited number of minutes with that. It is then understandable that you choose to call via the Internet, especially if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. WhatsApp is an ideal app for this. But how exactly do you set up a ringtone?

Setting a ringtone on WhatsApp for iPhone

Unfortunately, on the iPhone, it is not possible to choose a ringtone other than the ringtones available in WhatsApp itself. However, you can choose from the selection of the app itself. You can also set a different ringtone per contact. You can do this as follows:

Open the chat with the person whose ringtone you want to change.
Tap the name of the contact for whom you want to set a custom ringtone.
Go to “Background and Sound.
Tap “Notification sound.

In that WhatsApp menu, you have several options to customize the notification sounds for each person. You can do that for a notification when you get a new message, but so also when someone calls you. You have a choice of seven different ringtones.

Setting a ringtone for regular calls

It is possible on an iPhone to set your own ringtone for phone calls, however. There are two different options for this. The first is to buy one from the iTunes Store.

WhatsApp deals with irritating problem on iPhone and Android (Image: Osama Saeed)

Most ringtones in the iTunes Store will cost you $1.29. You can also buy separate notification sounds for when you receive a message, for example. Unfortunately, that does not apply to WhatsApp.

Not on WhatsApp, but your other ringtone

In addition, you can create your own ringtones for your iPhone through GarageBand. There, create a new project and click the Audio Recorder. Then tap the button with the staggered bars and then the loop on the right side of the screen. Here you can extract a song from your Files or Music.

Then swipe the song on the open track and select which part you would like as a ringtone. You then need to cut this out and edit it. Then click on My Songs and save your created project. Now press a little longer on the file and then select Share. If all goes well, you should see “Ringtone” appear. There you export it to your ringtones. It will appear in your ringtones and you can use it immediately. Unfortunately not on WhatsApp.

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