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How to Make an Iphone Ringtone

Ever wanted to know how to make an iPhone ringtone?

Well, there is a neat way and the method described below is primarily for Windows, as if you have a Mac, you can use GarageBand to create a custom ringtone.

So, this is how you do it. Open up your iTunes software and search for the track you have decided will do nicely as your new ringtone. Remember it has to be a DRM-free track; one without digital locks (known as Digital Rights Management technology). Okay, so you’ve selected the appropriate track, the right-click on it and further click on the option which says Get Info tab.

Next you get the chance to select the part of the song you want as a ringtone by pressing the Options tab and finding the Start Time and End time choices. Ensure your portion is less than 30-seconds in length, then tick both of the boxes and click Okay when finished.

Okay so far? Next step is to right click on the song you’ve just hacked about and select the Convert Selection to AAC option. As soon as that’s finished, and the song has fully converted to the new format, just quickly check that it is actually less then 30 seconds long.

Now move to your iTunes music folder and search for your song, which will designated by a Q icon. You have to be able to see .M4A file extension (make sure your haven’t got the Hide Extensions box ticked, otherwise you won’t be able to see it).

Then copy the file to your desktop. Rename it so that you can recognise it as your newly created ringtone. There must be no symbols (hyphens etc) in the file name, otherwise it won’t work.

Okay, done all that? Back you go to iTunes, select File, Add File to Library and then browse for the file as you did above. It should be there and if so, press Open and it will then be automatically placed in the right part of your library.

The final step is syncing your iPhone with iTunes. Once complete, your new ringtone should be on your iPhone. If it hasn’t worked, just ensure that your iPhone and iTunes sync set-ups are configured properly to accept the ringtone.

Pretty nifty hey? And you can go about loading hundreds of ringtones all at no expense. So go and get cracking.

This article was written by  eCommerce Associates for Compare Mobile

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  1. Jenn
    May 21st, 2012 at 03:39 | #1

    How do you make your iPhone ringtone last longer than 8 seconds?
    iTunes lets you make a ringtone that is 15 seconds long but my iPhone only plays it for 8 seconds then repeats it. Is it possible to increase the duration of the ringtone on the iPhone?
    Even if I download 15 seconds to 30 seconds my iphone only plays for 8 seconds.

  2. Seth
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:41 | #2

    You can get FREE ringtones from Ventones
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  3. Forest
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:43 | #3

    You need to create your own ringtone. Go to itunes songs you own and right click the song you want as your ringtone. Scroll down to where it says create ringtone. Then a window will pop up thats lets you select from where to where you want the ringtone in the song. You can get from 5 sec to 30 sec. Select save and buy and its all yours.
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  4. Edwin D
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:45 | #4

    The bad thing about creating a ringtone using iTunes is that it only allows you to use the songs you bought from them. I recommend audiko.net. They have a lot of free ringtones and most of the time for 40 seconds or longer. You can also download a piece of your song to create and share your own ringtone. Audiko allows you to download the m4r directly to your pc, just drag and drop the file into the iTunes ringtones folder, and you are done. Give it a try.
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  5. Mitchell
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:47 | #5

    watch this video it will show you how to create your own ringtones for free without itunes so it can last upto 30 seconds
    or for more infomation on ringtones go to http://www.tech-experts.webs.com
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  6. iPhone_User
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:49 | #6

    The first thing to do is to ensure the ringtone is actually longer then 8 seconds. To do this play it in iTunes.

    For information on creating a copying rintones using iTunes please visit:

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  7. Robert
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:51 | #7

    Just go to ringtones settings and check out the duration of ring tone may be it is set on 8 seconds.
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