Ringtone | iTunes | iPhone

Step 1 of 15: How to set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone. Summary

To convert any song into an iPhone ringtone you must modify its start and stop in iTunes, convert to AAC, rename the .m4r file extension and then add it to the Ringtones section of ofTunes.


How to set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone: Step by step guide

Then we will see the process step by step and we will explain exactly how to convert any song or sound into a ringtone on an iPhone.

It takes a couple of minutes and it's very easy. We will use iTunes 11 and 12 (including 12.4) to easily and quickly convert any part of a melody into a ringtone or any other alert tone. It doesn't have to be a music track, it can be, for example, a voice recording.

If you don't like the idea of ​​using iTunes and prefer to use an app, you should know that none of those applications meets what it promises. No application can access the necessary folders on the iPhone and therefore the song in question cannot be added to your tone list. You will have to synchronize the iPhone with iTunes to get these tones to appear, so it is better if we use iTunes directly, don't you think?

Apple has not made the process easy, since it obviously wants you to buy the tune in the iTunes Store, so it is a bit more laborious than it should be. But, if you're determined to turn that catchy riff into your ringtone, we explain how to do it.

Step 2 of 15:

Open iTunes by double clicking on its shortcut or by searching the Start menu. Once in the library, click on the song you want to use as a ringtone and then select Get information. You can import any MP3 or AAC file into iTunes. The Iphone Voice Notes application forYou can be very useful when recording sounds or voices and then convert them in ringtones.


Step 3 of 15:

Select the Options tab and then check the start and end boxes. Enter the world / second in which you want the ringtone to begin and end (because we all know a song that takes forever to start and maybe we are only interested in the chorus). To do this, you will have to first listen to the track and write down the minute you want it to start. The stop time must be within 30 seconds, since it is the maximum length Apple allows for a ringtone.

An advice: If you want to be very precise about the beginning of the ringtone, use a decimal point. For example, if the music section starts between 44 and 45 seconds, try entering 0: 44.5 in the Start Time box. You can even specify the start and end time in thousandths of a second, so you can write 0: 44.652