October 31, 2011
With iOS 5, iTunes now includes the Tone Store, which gives you access to many different types of ringtones and sound effects for your iOS devices. From iTunes on your iPhone or iPod touch, tap the More button in the lower right, then tap Tones to reach the Tone Store. On each page Ringtones appear at the top and Alert tones at the bottom (scroll down to reach them). Tap the images on the left to sample the sounds. You can also reach the Tone Store through the Sounds section in the Settings app where you can browse by use -- Ringtone, Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, etc -- and select from among the sounds that came with your device and ones you've already bought. To shop for more from the Tone Store, scroll up to the top of the pages and tap Buy More Tones.
On iPad, to go directly to the Tone Store in iTunes tap the Music tab on the bottom left and the Genres button on the top left and pick Tones from the list that will appear. And as with iPhone and iPod touch, go to Sounds under General in the Settings app where you can browse and pick from your sound library by use and find a Buy More Tones button at the top of each page.