Extracting iOS Ringtones from .ipsw


This will be a fairly short post, as this process is fairly straightforward.

Recently, Apple has added a selection of new ringtones to iOS 17. These were very cool! Too bad you can’t obtain the files to them. Or can you?

How to do it

  1. Download the appropriate .ipsw file. You may use a service such as

    Note: I am not affiliated with and I am not responsible for their actions.

  2. Open the .ipsw file using 7-Zip (right click and open archive).
  3. You will see multiple .dmg files inside. Sort by size, and extract the largest one.
  4. Open the .dmg file using whatever method you prefer. I chose to just do this on macOS as it was the easiest.
  5. Navigate to the Library/Ringtones/ folder.
  6. ???
  7. Profit!

Additionally, you may obtain the wallpapers which are stored in the appropriately named Library/Wallpaper folder.

For those too lazy to do this

I have uploaded my dump of the iOS 17 ringtones here. I do not guarantee that this link will remain valid forever, but the instructions above should work in case it does go away.

This post is licensed under CC BY 4.0 by the author.