Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to CFish12)
first you need an app which allows you to create a ringtone from any piece of music stored in your iTunes library; second, you need to drop the created ringtone in to the corresponding section of your iTunes library;
third, set your iPhone to include ringtones in your sync with iTunes sync, then sync your iPhone;
last, assigned the imported ringtone to a contact using the contact app on your phone.
Hope this helps,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)
I've done all of those things - in fact, I even paid for a ringtone in itunes to see if that would work differently - and I can't get the custom assigned ringtone to work.
Any other thoughts on where to look for the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Tom Oconnell)
hi there, Tom,
just created and assigned a rington using this program. There is a free and a pro version. Handling is identical in both versions, only the pro allows to create longer ringtones and is ad free. There are other apps in the iTunes store as well, but the procedure should be more or less identical.
- Launch the app on your iDevice
- Select a title out of your iTunes library from which you want to create a ringtone
- Since ringtones are allowed a maximal length of 30 seconds, select begin and end within your selected title
- Once you have pinpointed the desired piece, click on the disk icon next to the large Play button
- Now connect your iDevice to iTunes
- From the Overview page of your iDevice select Apps
- Scroll down till you see the ringtone app in the left pane of the iTunes filesharing section
- Selecting the ringtone app will show the documents associated to the app in the right pane
- There you will see your newly created ringtone. Highlight it and click on Save as beneath the window containing the documents
- Now open a Finder window containing the folder where you saved your ringtone to
- Highlight the ringtone in the Finder window and drag it into your iTunes library (upper part of the left pane in the iTunes program window
- Select Ringtones from your iTunes library to check whether your ringtone has successfully been added to your iTunes library
- Now connect your iDevice to iTunes
- From the Overview page select Tones and make sure Ringtones are included in syncing your iDevice
- Sync your iDevice with your iTunes library
- Open the Contacts app on your iDevice
- Select the person you want to assign the ringtone to
- Tap on Edit (in the upper right corner of that person's contact data)
- Tap on Ringtone and select your newly created ringtone
- Tap on Save the edited contact information
- Now whenever that person calls you, you should hear your personally created ringtone
That is the way I just walked through and it worked for me. Let me know should any problems arise.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)
Well... Good news, bad news :-)
I went through your instructions - greatly appreciated - and now have a custom default ringtone.
But I no longer can assign individual ringtones...it shows up with the assigned one in the contact but just doesn't ring on the phone.
Any ideas? All of the few I want to assign are ones that were purchased in itunes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to Tom Oconnell)
hi there, Tom
the default ringtone is set at "Settings; Sounds; Sounds and Vibration Patterns; Ringtone". The factory default ringtone is named Marimba.
So, if I understand you correctly, you have set an individual ringtone for one of your contacts and when this contact calls you, the ringtone is not sounding at all?
Is the tone you want to assign listed in the above mentioned settings page (at the top of the list)? If so, does it play when you select it from the list? If not, try playback in iTunes. If that tone fails to play in iTunes as well, it appears that the tone has not the required format, try to create it again. The tones bought at the iTunes store should work.
I assume that you have not switched the ringer off and that the ringer volume is on a hearable level.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)
Ringer on.. Selected custom personal ringtone selected and plays in itunes and on phone but when the person calls, the new default ringtone is what plays.
I've had this setup fine on the 4 and 4s phones and have only had trouble with the 5. I've changed settings to different tunes to see if there was a faulty ringtone file but that gets the same result.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to Tom Oconnell)
hi there, Tom
Does your contact show his/her caller ID (phone number)? The default tone is used if the caller withholds the ID.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)
They all (three of them) show the phone number - all of them worked until just now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to Tom Oconnell)
hi there, Tom
do you have the iPhone 4S updated to iOS 6 as well? If so, does the ringtone work there as it is supposed to?
I have assigned selfmade ringtones on my iPhone 5 without any problem. So, now that we have covered all bases, the only remaining option would be to restore your iPhone 5 to factory defaults and try again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)
I don't want the ringtones enough to do a restore (I just spent about 10 hours downloading all my music from iMatch).
I'm not impressed at all with the stability of the new phone or perhaps iOS 6. The transfer for my wife's iphone 5 was a nightmare...and now this type of thing on mine is pretty dismaying.
I'll wait till something else goes wrong and then do my restore.
BTW, I've sold the 4s but had no problems on it with iOS 5 - I didn't have iOS 6 on it long enough to say I didn't have this problem with it under iOS 6.
Thanks so much for your thoughts on this.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to CFish12)
I have a very similar problem with my ringtone. I have an Iphone 4S(version 6.0.1)
I have added my custom made ringtone, but when a call comes it only rings for 3 sec and stops.
PS: My Ringtone is 30 sec long, so I don't know why it only played 3 sec of it
Can anyone help me