Hands on with iOS 7 new ringtones and alerts sounds

By , Sep 10, 2013

New ringtones

Apple had at least one surprise that wasn’t totally exposed prior to its keynote this morning — new ringtones and alerts for the final iOS 7 release. These ringtones and alerts are only available with the GM version of iOS 7 that just went live for developers, so current beta users won’t see these yet.

We’ve taken the liberty to video all of the new alerts for iOS 7 so that you can hear them for yourself. To our surprise, there’s quite a few new ringtones and a lot of them are really good. Of course, Apple has kept all of the old ringtones as well, making them available in a new classic folder in the Sounds > Ringtone section of the stock Settings app.

Take a look inside to hear all of the new iOS 7 ringtones and alerts in their glory.

The new ringtones include the following:

  • Opening (Default)
  • Apex
  • Beacon
  • Bulletin
  • By The Seaside
  • Chimes
  • Circuit
  • Constellation
  • Cosmic
  • Crystals
  • Hillside
  • Illuminate
  • Night Owl
  • Playtime
  • Presto
  • Radar
  • Radiate
  • Ripples
  • Sencha
  • Signal
  • Silk
  • Slow Rise
  • Stargaze
  • Summit
  • Twinkle
  • Uplift
  • Waves

The new alert tones include:

  • Aurora
  • Bamboo
  • Chord
  • Circles
  • Complete
  • Hello
  • Input
  • Keys
  • Note
  • Popcorn
  • Pulse
  • Synth

As mentioned, the classic ringtones are still available if you’d like to use those instead. Which new ringtone and alert is your favorite so far?

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  • J 23

    So are the old ones still there ???

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      “As mentioned, the classic ringtones are still available if you’d like to still use those instead. Which new ringtone and alert is your favorite so far?”

      • J 23

        Ok ok didnt read entire posting thanks though lol

      • mmrceL

        But they revised some of the old sounds…

      • hadifarnoud

        hello

    • Alejandro Maximo Marez

      TL:DR?

  • Fırat Çiftçi

    Will the Gold Master version come to iOS 7 Beta versions as an OTA update?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Probably not if they will then you’ll have to wait a while. It’s best to keep watching twitter ;)

      • Fırat Çiftçi

        Yeah, and it’s also best to start finding the GM ipsw file…

  • Gregory D Foster

    ISPW for GM running around anywhere?

    • Erik Riggleman

      mega. co. nz/ #!P0hxmbqS!QkfFKg4bILYQodqLQ_5Ok10DUKB5zjTyaiJG63qvpAk

      A1429 (Verizon) iPhone 5

  • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

    A good mix of horrific ones and good ones. I want to wake up to ‘Slow Rise’!

  • Deep

    The last time I used a ringtone was when polyphonic was still cool lol. My phone is always on silent/vibrate.

  • Burge

    Uplift ring tone is ..Sail away by Enya..

  • John

    Is it safe to download ispws from sites? Can they be imbedded with hacks or something?

    • Burge

      I’am just waiting for the site I use to upload it..then in it goes

  • iFonz

    By The Seaside
    Summit

    Seriously?!

  • GuiyeC

    New iTunes icon on the new GM!

    • Johann Medina

      Very nice!

    • Guest

      Actually it was at least in beat 6, I just checked, and I also did this, maybe someone likes it :D
      It’s as close as I could.

    • GuiyeC

      Actually it was at least in beta 6, I just checked, and I also did this, maybe someone likes it :D

      It’s as close as I could, and I can’t upload pics with transparency.

    • Rickm_jr

      Actually yeah it was there before.

      • GuiyeC

        I know, I said so in another comment

    • GT

      It’s been there since the first beta.

      • GuiyeC

        I didn’t know, I haven’t seen it in any blog or anywhere actually, not even on iTunes 11.1.
        Good to know

  • Cameron Nelms

    they sound so corny! I love it

  • James Brown

    quick reply!!!?????????????

    • Gregory D Foster

      EXACTLY! I been bitching about this for 2 years. Crazy.

      • James Brown

        This is why ppl jailbreak smh!!!!!!

      • Gregory D Foster

        No kidding. I did stop jailbreaking somewhere in the middle of owning my iPhone 4 cuz it became a pain. But I totally hear you.

  • wonderboydave

    cydia package please.

  • Kenny Woodard

    I sure hope the GM fixes the rest of the bugs on iPhone 4.

  • Thibault Treunen

    I like the Uplift one as a ringtone, and the Bamboo for texts!

  • V00d00

    Is there a Iphone 4 iOS 7 GM release that I can download? :)

    • ollie boon

      yes if you are a developer. I havnt seen any about online yet though…

  • ollie boon

    I like “complete” for a text tone, sounds really nice!

  • AltF5

    Constellation (1:03) reminds me of Kirby 64 :D

    Night Owl (1:30) is definitely my favorite though. I would love that right now! Summit (2:26) sounds like the opposite, and is equally as great I think.

    Opening (the default), Circuit, Radiate, and Synth are also pretty nice as well.

    I wonder who is going to extract these.

    • 4pplesauce

      i too wonder who will extract, i rather stay on jb ios6 with tons of implemented ios7 elements.

      • AltF5

        Agreed. Plus iFile and BiteSms are pretty much defacto for me.

        I won’t be upgrading my iP5 until iOS 7 is unteathered, and common tweaks like these, and a handful of other Cydia apps are updated for compatibility.

        Transparency is pretty easy to get anyway:

        Bulletin (for NC), Clear the Air (For Spotlight, LS, Statusbar), TransparentCameraBar (For Camera) , Possibly Ayra for alternative LS.

        The icons could be restyled with a theme on iOS 6.

        These sounds can be extracted (hopefully by someone)

        There are things that would be nice to have, like a better NC, and CtrlCenter.

        I wonder how much iOS 7 new Camera features would work on the iP5 though.

        2 that they mentioned: (I wonder if the iOS 7 manual will talk about what features will be available on previous devices)

        – “When you do take a picture, unbeknownst to you it actually takes multiple pictures.”

        – “The camera app will automatically set the white balance and exposure before you even take a picture, as soon as you open the app.”

  • Kyle Beroney

    would like publicly seeded GM download right about now hahah

  • GuiyeC

    Just tested iOS 7 GM and the lock screen music controls are still broken, at least I hope that’s what it is and they are not just purposely making them like that.
    No more double click to show music controls, and if you are listening to music you have the controls on like it or not on the lock screen…

    • Lance Baker

      When the music controls are there touch the home button once and they go away. Took me a while to discover that.

      • GuiyeC

        I do know that, but when you turn on the screen they are there anyway, I just think it’s a stupid new system.
        I filed a bug report 2 betas ago and it’s still open, so I don’t know, it’s 90% chance that this GM is the one we see in 8 days and I’m really disappointed.
        Also in the 5C video there is a folder that opens way faster than in this release, I don’t know what’s up with that either.

      • Lance Baker

        I see what you mean. After pausing the music it still shows up there until you unlock the phone. That had been driving me crazy, too. Can’t believe it hasn’t been fixed. Hopefully it could still change. I’ve read that the GM isn’t finite.

      • GuiyeC

        Just while playing, and I know, but it should be a bug, what’s the use of hiding the controls? changing the double click to a single one, okay, but making it to hide the controls instead of showing them?
        Having buttons on the lockscreen is not very functional if you carry it in your pocket.

      • Lance Baker

        That’s true, too. Sounds like something the JB community will fix.

      • GuiyeC

        Like the rotation lock on the iPad when they said “f**k it” and made it sound lock on iOS 5, oh Apple, you crazy…
        And yep, the JB will fix this, also I want to change the Control Center gesture with multitasking, then it will all be perfect.

    • Stop complaining

      Press the home button 3 times

      • GuiyeC

        What for?

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    The original tri-tone notification has been updated as well.

  • Smeltn

    notice these are the same type sounds we would hear on a global android device. I really feel like these were added because they were shown to be favorite types of sounds for the chinese market

    • Stefano

      You got that right!

    • flyingburgers

      I think you’re just noticing that they are all high pitched instrumental sounds. There is a reason for that, high pitched sounds cut through noise and attract attention better, especially on small speakers.

  • inboobswetrust

    I want all this ringtones to my shitdroid phone) Who can extract them from ipsw file?(

    • 4pplesauce

      dont need ipsw file, we need someone who is on GM and to share them/leak them to Dropbox or even a Cydia package..

      • Guest

        Id like to extract them and use them on my Mac. Running the GM now, any links as to how to extract the files?

  • Alejandro Maximo Marez

    Such a small feature but still really cool.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    These ringtones are so much like the ringtones you get on symbian nokia phones

  • http://overreviewtech.blogspot.com/ Sergey Karchmit

    Can I download them?

  • http://overreviewtech.blogspot.com/ Sergey Karchmit

    Can I download these?

  • Quang

    still no Unlock sound :|

  • flyingburgers

    Illuminate was taken from a modern Ford

  • @dongiuj

    Looks like I’ll still be using my own ringtones again then.

  • Abdl

    What about battery performance??

  • Saeed Ghattas

    Still no sound for unlocking.
    Only for locking.

    • Eric S. Faulkner

      You’re not along. That makes me angry I like the unlock sound. What is appl sound this GM sucks I surely hope this isn’t what the public release will be

  • 3aloo1

    Cool Exactly what i need

  • http://ryangiglio.com/ Ryan Giglio

    Is the audio peaking like crazy in this video or do they really sound that bad IRL?

  • sflomenb

    What is the defult text tone? Still the old one?

  • andyr354

    hell, I can’t remember the last time I heard my ringtone! This thing makes calls?

  • Eric S. Faulkner

    Am I the only one without the unlock sound?

  • Eric S. Faulkner

    No unlock sound???

  • Steve Brea

    Looks like the unlock sound will be discontinued?

  • shushigi

    They don’t have tri tone for text messages anymore

  • TheAppleFanatic

    Where’s the download for the classic ringtones in iOS 7? They redesigned some of them and they sound SICK.

  • TheAppleFanatic

    I want the new classic ringtones, they are redesigned, WHERE’S THE DOWNLOAD?

  • Just Me

    none of my created ringtones have been synced to IPhone

  • Geoffery Joseph

    Can I get a download of one of these alert tones I especially want the “waves” alert tones