How to Make Ringtones for iPhone with iTunes

Author:Jake | TIME:October 11,2017

There are predesigned resources for you to use as ringtones in iPhone. However, the resources is limited and if you still haven’t got a satisfying ringtone for your iPhone, you can make a custom one by yourself. So how to make ringtones for iPhone? This should not be difficult, all you need are iTunes and songs. And you can make your own ringtones with iTunes.


How to Make A Ringtone for iPhone?

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer and select a song from which you are to make ringtone. Select and right click the song and then choose the "Get Info" option.

how to make a ringtone for iphone


Step 2 Click on the "Options" panel. Check the boxes next to "Start" and "Stop" and enter the time that you want to snip from the song. Then, hit the "OK" button.

Note: Before you snip, it is suggested that you listen to the song several times so you can decide which part you exactly want it to be the ringtone.

how to make a ringtone for iphone


Step 3 Right click the song in the library and select "Create AAC Version" option. Both the original and the AAC version will be in your iTunes Library now.

how to make a ringtone for iphone


Step 4 For Windows users, right click the file in AAC version and select "Show in Windows Explorer". And if you are a Mac user, you should select "Show in Finder". Change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r and save the change. Then go to "Get Info" > "Option" and uncheck the "Start" and "Stop" boxes so as to remove the changes from the original song.

Note: When you save the change, you will be prompted that the file will be broken and not able to be played if you change the extension. Just press "OK" button and go on.

how to make ringtones for iphone 

Step 5 Now connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Hit the three dots button next to the device and select Tones in the drop-down menu. Then, drag and drop the file into iTunes library.

how to make ringtones for iphone 

Step 6 Click iPhone icon and under the "Settings" panel, choose "Tones". Next, check "Sync Tones" enabled and choose "Selected tones" option and tick the tone you want. At last, hit the "Apply" button at the lower-right corner.

how to make ringtones for iphone 

After you follow all above steps, go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone, and you will have the ringtone of the song you want there. According to the steps above, you can set ringtones of different songs for the incoming calls from different contacts.


Above is how to make ringtones for iPhone by using iTunes. And it is interesting that many users ask if they can use iPhone ringtones for Android phone. I haven’t tried that yet, so I am not sure if it is possible. May check this out later, if you have the answer, please leave your comment below.

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