6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 8:10 PM by ckuan
Rudolph van Wyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I set a song as a ringtone on the iphone 5?


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Ringtone
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    You have to convert it to 35 seconds long and in m4r format.

    You can buy from iTunes or DIY using iTunes.

    DIY below

    1. Select a title (.mp3 or .m4a) in your iTunes Library

    2. Do File > Get Info on selected title (Windows do Edit > Get Info)

    3. In the dialog choose Options tab

    4. Set Start Time and End Time (no more than 35 secs otherwise won't work)

    5. Close dialog.

    6. Now control click the title (right click) and choose Create AAC Version

    7. When it is done, drag the newly create title to the desktop.

    8. Delete the newly create title in iTunes.

    9. Rename the title on your desktop from ringtone.m4a to ringtone.m4r

    10. Drag and drop it into iTunes

     

    Now you have a ringtone.

     

    Make sure it is selected in iTunes for syncing with your new iPhone.

  • 2. Re: Ringtone
    Rudolph van Wyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Now that I have dropped it into itunes, how do I set it as ringtone?

  • 3. Re: Ringtone
    iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    if the file is there in your tones section you just need to check it in that section, sync your phone, go to sounds and select the tone.

  • 4. Re: Ringtone
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    If you follow all the steps, you should find the ringtone in Tones under LIBRARY (iTunes sidebar).

    Connect and select your iPhone in iTunes (Sidebar), in Tones tab (right panel, top) select the newly created ringtone then click Sync button.

  • 5. Re: Ringtone
    Rudolph van Wyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.

  • 6. Re: Ringtone
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    Ring, ring .....

       You're welcome.