11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2007 5:08 PM by tikigiant
dcornish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I bought two ring tones in iTunes. Then sync to my iPhone and they do not transfer. I see the ringtones in iTunes under the library. Have tried many combinations of reboot re-sync but nothing works. Can not get my purchased ringtones onto iPhone. Any ideas?

G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
    Click store/authorize then resync.
  • mickman17 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Did you "make the ringtones"?

    After you purchase the song that has ringtone availability, then you must create the ringtone by right clicking on the purchased song, then create ringtone, then buy it.
    It will then transfer to your Ringtone library folder... and should sync

    m-
  • Randi_S Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    You need to go under the Advanced menu in iTunes and authorize your computer. Alternatively, click o the Ringtones library in the left-hand column and double-click the ringtone to get iTunes to authorize it. You will then be able to sync it. I had this same problem.
  • dcornish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I carefully made the ringtones and then purchased them. The reauthorize trick in the store worked!! Kind of unintuitive.

    Thanks for the quick help!
  • charlie721 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    There's a quicker way than to right-click. You can just click the little bell symbol and it'll pop up the soundwave bar.
  • gofallg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    what the **** are you people talking about???? Ringtones is not yet active!!!!!!!!!!
  • gofallg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    what the **** are you people smoking????? RINGTONES ARE NOT YET ACTIVE!!!!
  • jayman720 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    um - yeah they are.

    Go to view options when in the iTMS, and you'll see the little bell-thingy.
  • Kibble2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi folks - I'm having the same issue - I have tried 'authorizing' the computer (and now have the same computer authorized twice apparently) but that didn't solve it. And I don't understand the "Alternatively, click o the Ringtones library in the left-hand column and double-click the ringtone to get iTunes to authorize it" I went to the left hand side of the itunes screen under the Library section, clicked or double clicked on ringtones and ..........it just plays the ringtone...... any other ideas pls? THX
  • sbege Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just bought my iPhonetoday and have been trying to get ringtones on it all day. (I have had an iPod for months, and downloaded songs with no problems.) But I can't see any songs with the little ringtone icon it says you need, what's going on? Am I just not seeing them or are they not there or what? I have the newest version of iTunes downloaded. I am about to throw the iPhone out the window! If I can't do this simple task how am I going to handle the other stuff?? LOL!
  • tikigiant Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    I have not even been able to get the ringtone option to show up in my iTunes after my upgrade downloads. No bell thingy in the library or the menu on the left.

    Funny thing is, I don't even care for ringtones really....I just want to make sure that the feature is working when in fact, I can't get it to start working!

    Help!