How to Change Ringtone On Apple Watch (2023)

The Apple Watch is among the premier smartwatches that you can get today. Besides tracking time and your tasks, it has health monitoring features and is linked to your iPhone to receive calls, messages, and other alerts. However, some Apple Watch users have wondered how to change ringtone on Apple Watch.

How to Change Ringtone On Apple Watch?

Having a custom ringtone helps users have more customization and control over their smartwatch. This guide will show you if it’s possible to change Apple Watch ringtone and what are the different ringtones for Apple Watch.

Read this guide to know more.


How to Change Sounds on Apple Watch

Unfortunately, you cannot change the ringtone on your Apple Watch. Although it has various useful features as a smartwatch, Apple has yet to integrate a feature where you can change the ringtone on your Apple Watch.

You can only listen to its preset ringtones on each call, message, or notification. If you’re tired of getting a “ding!” on each alert, you can change its volume or mute it when your smartwatch gets too distracting.

To change the volume on your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Apple Watch and navigate to the Settings app.
  2. Choose Sounds & Haptics and tap the Volume Down icon on the left to decrease the volume, or tap the Volume Up button on the right to increase the volume.

If you would like more information on Haptics, please read our article: What is “System Haptics”?

To put your Apple Watch on mute, proceed to these steps:

  1. Tap and hold the bottom of the watch face. Then, swipe up to launch the Control Center.
  2. Select the Silent Mode (bell icon with a diagonal line) button to put your Apple Watch in Silent Mode.

If you would like to customize your watch further, please read How to Make Your Apple Watch Brighter and How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch. For the health-conscious, try How to Track Calories on Apple Watch.


Final Thoughts

As of the moment, there’s no apparent way to change the ringtone on your Apple Watch. You can listen only to the watch’s preset sounds on each alert or notification since Apple has not yet applied an option for a custom ringtone. However, you can decrease the volume on your smartwatch or set it to mute when it gets too distracting.

Hopefully, this guide helps you know if changing the ringtone on your Apple Watch is possible.