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How to Make an Iphone Ringtone

May 21st, 2012 7 comments

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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