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How to Create Customize Ringtones for Your iPhone

People have been on a rampage now that iPhones are out in the market. You might be one of the people who have recently bought one. There are a lot of features that iPhone has and you love them, all of them. One of the features that you love is the ability for you to have your favorite songs be your ringtones.

Getting them for free may be a bit difficult especially from websites and online forums that offer free ringtones downloads that is just a hoax. There are other sites that could offer you to get your ringtones of your favorite songs but you need to purchase it from them. Looking at your music library and wishing if it is possible to have them be your ringtones but you do not know how. Then look no further for I can share the secret of creating a custom iPhone ringtones legally for free.

Here are the easy steps for you to create custom iPhone ringtones:
  • First you will need to have iTunes installed in your Mac or Windows computer. Then have a Non-DRM song that you want to be used as basis for your ringtones.
  • Once the requirements are met, open your iTunes.
  • Browse the songs that you want to convert into your custom iPhone ringtones.
  • Listen to the song and take note of the start and stop times that you will want to be a part of the ringtone.
  • Hover the mouse over the song and right-clicked it then select "Get info" from the list.
  • Select the 'options' tab then input the start time in the text box that is labeled as "start time" in the format of minutes:seconds (i.e. 3:45). Input the end time in the "stop time" text box making sure that the ringtone duration should not be more than 40 seconds long.
  • Click "OK" then right click your song once more and select the "Convert Selection to AAC." The iTunes will then convert it into a duplicate version of the song. For this process, you need to wait for a few moments.
  • Find and right-click the duplicate version of the ringtone and select "Delete".
  • Select the "Keep Files" button and locate the file under the 'Music > iTunes > iTunes Music' location under the name of the band. The file usually has the m4a as its file extension.
  • Upon finding the file, rename the m4a extension of the ringtone into m4r. Renaming the file can be done with either double-clicking the file slowly to rename it or doing it the longer process by right-clicking the file, selecting "Get Info" on Mac while in Windows PC you have to select "Rename".
  • The system may warn you that the change may affect the file but just choose "Use.m4r" or the equivalent of it depending on the system that you will use.
  • By double-clicking the ringtone file, iTunes will add it automatically to your ringtones folder under your iTunes Music Library.
You can now connect your iPhone and sync it to your computer to finally have your new customized free ringtones for your iPhone.

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David said... [Reply]

Excellent stuff. Here are some nice tools for creating your own customized iPhone ringtones. Hope it helps.


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