Recording voice memos are useful. You may record your professor’s lecture and listen to it. You may record a funny sound or your awesome beatboxing. In this post, I am showing you how to make a voice memo into a ringtone on iPhone in simple steps.
One more thing, if you have a funny voice note of your siblings or a voice recording of your infant saying ‘Daddy/Mummy’ for the first time and you wish to set it as your ringtone or text tone. How would you do it? Well. It is easy. Read on…
How to Make a Voice Memo into a Ringtone on iPhone
Step #1. Launch Voice Memos app on your iPhone and locate the voice recording you would like to set as ringtone.
Step #2. Tap on the desired voice memo and then tap on the three horizontal blue dots and tap Save to Files → On My iPhone → Save.
Note: If you do not see Save to Files, tap on Edit Actions, and then tap on the green plus icon shown before Save to Files.
Step #3. Download and launch the GarageBand app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #4. You will see several instruments like Keyboard, Drums, AMP, Audio Recorder, etc. Tap on any instrument. I am using the Keyboard.
Note: If you wish to record something in your voice now, don’t tap on any other instrument. Tap on Audio Recorder → Red dot and record your voice. Then tap on the green triangle button and follow from step #6 below.
Step #5. Tap on the red circular record button and play the instrument. Don’t worry about what you record as it will be deleted very soon. We are doing this just to get access to the full editor. After you are done playing, tap on the green triangle.
Step #6. Now tap on the button that looks like a brick wall. You are now inside the full editor.
Step #7. Tap on the tiny plus (+) icon in the top right. This button is to change the duration of your project. The default is 8 bar, which equates to 16 seconds. Tap on it. Now switch on Automatic. Or you may use Manual to set the project duration.
Step #8. Tap on the loop icon. We had saved the Voice Memo in the Files app, so tap on Files app.
Step #9. Now tap on the voice clip. Next touch and hold the voice memo and slightly move your finger without lifting the hold. This will import the voice note in GarageBand.
Step #10. Tap twice on the green audio bar and tap on Delete. This will remove the unnecessary audio we created using Keyboard.
Step #11. If you need to remove a few seconds from the voice memo, just drag the long vertical bar and tap twice. Now tap on Split → Drag the scissors down to trim the part of voice note you do not need.
Step #12. Delete the unusable part of the voice note by tapping twice and then choosing Delete. If you trim the starting part, make sure you drag the remaining clip to the left and align it with the border.
Step #13. We can set the endpoint of the ringtone too. But since ringtone can not exceed 30 seconds, we will leave it. Apple will automatically trim and set the duration as 30 seconds while exporting. Or, if you wish, you can follow Step #11 again and trim away the part of the voice note to achieve the desired end for your ringtone.
Step #14. Tap on the down arrow icon, which is in the top left. Now tap on My Songs.
Step #15. Tap and hold on the file that has just been saved as a project. Tap on Share → Ringtone → Continue → Set a name if you wish → Export → Use sound as → Standard Ringtone.
Or, you may also go to Settings app → Sound and Haptics → Ringtone and select your newly created voice note ringtone. You will see this on top of the list under RINGTONES.
So, this is how you turn a voice memo into a ringtone on the iPhone or iPad without the use of a computer and also without spending any money.
Now, the steps I mentioned above were quick and straightforward. If you desire, you may also add songs or other tones as background with your voice note. You will have to play with the app, and you can unleash your full creativity. It is fun and adventurous.
Also, if you have a recording, not in your Voice Memos app, but in Google Drive, Dropbox, or elsewhere, you can link these with Apple’s Files app and follow the exact steps above.
For you to read…
- How to Buy Ringtones on iPhone and iPad
- Best Free Ringtones Apps for iPhone
- How to Download Free Music on Your iPhone/iPod Touch
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