Three ways of getting ringtones for an iPhone 5 include downloading free iPhone ringtones, creating free custom ringtones using favorite songs and installing free iPhone ringtones applications.
Download ringtones directly onto an iPhone 5 by visiting music and ringtone websites with a large collection of songs. This method is relatively simple, but the probability of finding a specific ringtone varies from one site to another.
Acquire ringtones by visiting sites with the capacity to convert songs to ringtones. Load the chosen song, select the desired portion of the song, and the site converts it to a ringtone. When it is complete, download the ringtone.
There are apps that are able to create ringtones from an existing iTunes music library. Although many of these apps are free, the user is required to pay for the downloaded songs from iTunes.