Who Are You Ringtone?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you like it or not, your ringtone says a lot about you. If you have "Baby Got Back" as your ringtone, for example, it may indicate that you're young and hip or that you love music. Choosing classical music as your ringtone, on the other hand, might signal that you're sophisticated and refined. And if you change your ringtone as often as you change your hairstyle, it could suggest that you're someone who values variety and new experiences.

In the early days of cellphones, ringtones were an exciting novelty - a way for you to personalize your phone and make it your own by playing a brief clip from one of your favorite songs as a sound when someone calls or text messages. Some people even had different ringtones for different friends or coworkers to show that they care about their contacts. For a dollar or two, you could download 30 seconds of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" or Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary" to give your cellphone a jukebox-like personality.

With the advent of the iPhone and iPad, it's easy to create your own custom ringtone. It's a quick way to express your individuality and also to make it much easier to recognize who's calling without having to look at the Caller ID display. To do this, you need a song with a good clip that's already on your iPhone or iPad and the free GarageBand app. From there, you can perform some basic edits - cutting out parts of the song and adding effects - to turn it into a ringtone.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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