You can recover ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store or saved to your computer after resetting your iPhone. You also can add custom ringtones to iTunes that you created with GarageBand or another application, provided you still have access to the audio files. Without a backup of custom and third-party ringtones within the iTunes application, you can't recover the files. Restore your content using iTunes or by manually downloading the ringtones directly to your iPhone.

Restore From iTunes

Step 1

Connect your iPhone to your computer to restore custom ringtones and ringtones saved to the computer.

Step 2

Click the "iPhone" button in iTunes, or select your iPhone in the sidebar if you enabled the option to show the sidebar.

Step 3

Select the "Tones" tab, check the box for each ringtone you want to transfer to your iPhone, and then click "Sync."

Restore From iCloud

Step 1

Tap the "iTunes Store" app on your iPhone.

Step 2

Select the "More" tab, choose the "Purchased" option and tap "Tones."

Step 3

Select each ringtone that you want to download and then tap the "Download" icon to save the tone to your iPhone.