How can I disable iPhone ringtone?

by admin on April 19, 2013

I need to know a way to disable iPhone ringtone so that it only vibrates. The switch can go down easily, and sometimes in the worst times.

Easy way: settings > sounds
turn vibrate on for ring and silent, turn phone ringer down all of the way in ring (non-silent) mode. Set to silent for good measure if you have personal ring tones for certain friends or contacts or text notifications.

Thorough way (free):
Record some silence and set that as your ring tone.
In windows you can use start > accessories > entertainment > sound recorder
I’m not sure what you’d need for a mac.

After you have recorded nothing from your computer you can then follow the procedure for making a custom ring tone out of that silent sound file. However, it should be noted that ring tones set for specific people will not be affected, so in conjunction with the easy way you should be assured only vibrations and no ringing unless your phone volume accidentally goes up, the switch is removed from silent position, and a friend with a custom ring tone specific for them calls.

To be eligible to be an iphone ringtone it needs to be in aac format which usually has the m4a extension (but needs m4r for a ringtone.) You can download audacity for free from sourceforge.net. You may also need to grab the lame mp3 decoder for audacity since your ringtone is in mp3 format. You will probably need the ffmpeg plugin for audacity as well. (However, that plugin might only be needed to save to mp3.) There should be a link after you download for the plugins. You will then have to install audacity onto your computer and load the songfile into audacity.

After you have done this select the song portion you would like and select edit>trim, then file>export…, finally save as (aac) m4a. Then simply rename the file extension to m4r and throw it into itunes and it will recognize it as a ringtone.

After that, just make sure it is set to synchronize with your phone under the ringtones tab when you plug in your device.

To summarize:
get audacity (free and open source) with lame mp3 and ffmpeg
file > open ; select area of song wanted ; edit > trim ; file > export ; save as (aac) m4a
rename *.m4a to *.m4r
put into itunes

Thorough way (paid):
I have heard there are apps from the app store that allow you to record something and use it as a ring tone without a computer. I’ve never used them, but I conjecture that you could record something very quiet/silent for the same purpose.

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Justin April 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Easy way: settings > sounds
turn vibrate on for ring and silent, turn phone ringer down all of the way in ring (non-silent) mode. Set to silent for good measure if you have personal ring tones for certain friends or contacts or text notifications.

Thorough way (free):
Record some silence and set that as your ring tone.
In windows you can use start > accessories > entertainment > sound recorder
I’m not sure what you’d need for a mac.

After you have recorded nothing from your computer you can then follow the procedure for making a custom ring tone out of that silent sound file. However, it should be noted that ring tones set for specific people will not be affected, so in conjunction with the easy way you should be assured only vibrations and no ringing unless your phone volume accidentally goes up, the switch is removed from silent position, and a friend with a custom ring tone specific for them calls.

To be eligible to be an iphone ringtone it needs to be in aac format which usually has the m4a extension (but needs m4r for a ringtone.) You can download audacity for free from sourceforge.net. You may also need to grab the lame mp3 decoder for audacity since your ringtone is in mp3 format. You will probably need the ffmpeg plugin for audacity as well. (However, that plugin might only be needed to save to mp3.) There should be a link after you download for the plugins. You will then have to install audacity onto your computer and load the songfile into audacity.

After you have done this select the song portion you would like and select edit>trim, then file>export…, finally save as (aac) m4a. Then simply rename the file extension to m4r and throw it into itunes and it will recognize it as a ringtone.

After that, just make sure it is set to synchronize with your phone under the ringtones tab when you plug in your device.

To summarize:
get audacity (free and open source) with lame mp3 and ffmpeg
file > open ; select area of song wanted ; edit > trim ; file > export ; save as (aac) m4a
rename *.m4a to *.m4r
put into itunes

Thorough way (paid):
I have heard there are apps from the app store that allow you to record something and use it as a ring tone without a computer. I’ve never used them, but I conjecture that you could record something very quiet/silent for the same purpose.
References :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ -OR-
http://download.cnet.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html
& personally making several custom ring tones

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