Ways to make an iPhone ringtone

1. Via this website: http://audiko.net/

Save it at the end and drag it into iTunes.


2. A free way with quite a few steps...

You can buy ringtones on the AUS store, but creating free ones is easy. I did have some problems the first time I tried - and found that the important thing is the maximum song length, which is 30secs. Here's a walk-through of the process:

1. Open iTunes and select your favourite MP3 audio file, take note of the section you want to use as the ringtone and right down the time of when you want the ringtone to start - ie 1:45 (remembering that you can only choose 30secs max).

2. Right-click on this file in your library to bring up the context menu.

3. Select Get Info

4. This will open a new dialogue box showing various details about the audio file. Select the Options tab.

5. Check the boxes next to both Start Time and Stop Time and enter the times you want your new ringtone to start and stop (the maximum length is 30 seconds) then click OK.

6. This will return you to your music library.

7. Right-click on the same music file again and this time select 'Convert Selection to AAC'. (You need to have AAC selected as your encoder type in iTunes>Preferences>import settings

8. iTunes will process this briefly and insert the new ringtone-sized file under the original file in your library.

9. Right-click on the newly created file and select: "Show in Windows Explorer or "Show in Finder" on a Mac.

- A new dialogue box will open showing you the location of this file. Select the file and change its name so that it is not the same as the original song, also change the file extension from ".m4a" to ".m4r". (if using Windows it will warn you that this change may make the file unstable, but continue anyway)

10. Back in iTunes, delete the ringtone file you've created from your library.

11. Now import the renamed '.m4r' file into your library (File -> add to library.... then locate the new file that you renamed in step 9) it should add the file as aringtone and appear under the ringtones (bell) icon in iTunes on the left hand side. Connect your iPhone and sync your playlist. You may have to manually drag the .m4r file into the Ringtones section on your iPhone. With your iPhone synced this file is now ready to be used as a ringtone.


3. Also here is a site with some direct .m4r downloads:

www.free-ringtones.cc thanks Drew

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