I like setting my favorite song as my iPhone ringtone. It not only stands out my device but also adds some fun to the play.
Unfortunately, the process of creating a custom iPhone ringtone from a track isn’t straightforward. But, if you are like me who don’t mind going through some pain as long as the end result is pleasing, you would find it great to create and set a chartbuster as your iPhone ringtone.
How to Create Custom Ringtone from Any Song or Music Track for iPhone
Step #1. First off, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step #2. Now, launch iTunes.
Step #3. Next, you have to click on Songs in the sidebar. You should see your music library with the songs you have synced to your device. Next, you need to locate the song which you want to set as your iPhone ringtone.
Step #4. Then, you need to right-click on it and select Get Info.
Step #5. From the dialog box, head over to Options tab and check the “start” and “stop” boxes.
Step #6. Next up, you have to enter the start and stop times (make sure to keep it less than 30 seconds) for the segment of the song. Make sure to click on OK button at the end.
Step #7. Now, you have to select the song in your music library.
Step #8. Next, head over to File and select Convert. Then, click on Create AAC Version. It will create a duplicate song file with the same name as the original.
Just in case you are not able to find out which song has the AAC file format, simply right-click on a particular song and select Song Info. Then click on File tab. Now, you will see the format of the song next to the kind label.
Step #9. Up next, you need to append the file format with .m4r extension. To do so, choose the song with AAC format in your music library and right-click on it and select Show in Finder.
Step #10. Now, Finder will open the iTunes folder. It will show your newly created song with .m4a extension. Next, rename the song file and make sure it has .m4r extension.
Step #11. Now delete the Song from iTunes; but make sure to click on Keep File.
Step #12. Click on Tones and then you have to drag and drop the .m4r song file from the iTunes folder to the Tones pane in iTunes.
Note: Just in case you don’t find the Tones section, just drag and drop the ringtone onto the On My Device section in the sidebar. You will see a new Tones section in the sidebar with the ringtones on your iPhone.
If that too does not work, simply, double click the ringtone in Finder and play once.
Step #13. Close and reopen iTunes.
Step #14. When the ringtone shows up in iTunes, it will also be transferred to your connected iPhone.
Step #15. Click on Sync.
You have successfully created a custom ringtone and synced with your smartphone. Now, setting it as a ringtone is a breeze.
How to Set any Song as a Ringtone on iPhone
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device and select Sounds or Sounds & Haptics.
Step #2. Under Sounds and Vibration Patterns section, choose the alert for which you would like to set a custom ringtone → In the list of all the available ringtones, the custom ringtone you have just transferred from iTunes will be right at the top. Select it as the default ringtone.
From now onwards, the set ringtone will play whenever you get an alert of this type.
Follow through this same tutorial to carve out more impressive ringtones for your iPhone. Have any feedback? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below.
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