While the Custom Alert Tone feature is only available on WhatsApp Android, it is still possible to Set Custom Alert Tone for Specific WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone using a workaround as provided below.
Set Custom Alert Tone for Specific Contacts in WhatsApp
Assigning Custom Alert Tones for specific WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone or iPad can help in differentiating important WhatsApp Contacts from all other Contacts.
For example, you can assign a Custom Alert Tone for your Business Partner, so that you can immediately know that you are receiving a Message from your Business Partner on WhatsApp.
Similarly, assigning a distinct Alert Tone for Family members in WhatsApp can help in making sure that you promptly check and respond to Messages from your family members.
Steps to Assign Custom Alert Tone for Specific WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone
As mentioned above, the iOS version of WhatsApp does not support the Custom Alert Tone feature as available on WhatsApp Android.
However, the Contacts App on iPhone is well integrated with most popular Messaging Apps and provides the option to Set Custom Alert Tones for Specific WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone.
Open Contacts App > select your Contact > On Contacts Info screen, tap on the Edit option located at top-right corner.
On the next screen, select the Text Tone option.
On the Text Tone screen, scroll down to “Alert Tones” section and select the Alert Tone that you would like to assign for this particular WhatsApp Contact.
Tap on Done to save this setting for future calls by this particular Contact on your device.
Now, whenever this particular Contact sends a WhatsApp Message to your iPhone, you will find your device alerting you by playing the Custom Alert Tone that you just assigned for this particular Contact.