If you want have a custom tone for text messages, tweets, Facebook posts, new voicemails, reminder alerts or anything else, it’s exactly the same process as for a ringtone.
The only difference is that you’ll need to select the appropriate section under ‘Sounds & Haptics’ on your iPhone.
Just tap on the type you want, Text Tone for example, and you’ll see the Alert Tones list.
Scroll down past these, and you will see your Ringtones list. Your custom tones will again be at the top of this section.
It’s not a great idea to use a 30-second song as a text message alert, though. And, in case you’re wondering, there’s no difference between a ‘song’ and a sound effect in iTunes, so you don’t have to use part of a song from your music library as your custom alert tone.
All you need is a sound effect in a format iTunes can import (usually MP3), and it will be treated it just like any other song. Then, repeat the same process as for a ringtone to create and sync the sound effect to your iPhone, then select it as we’ve shown.
Finally, did you know: you can also create custom vibrations? Here’s how to set personalised vibration patterns directly on your iPhone.