10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2009 5:36 AM by Skytwin
ausher1880 Level 1 (10 points)
ok how do i go about creating ringtones with the music in my playlists in itunes? and how do i transfer ringtones that are on my computer to the ringtone library?

an old p4 sony vaio, Windows XP Pro
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    You can't create Ringtone in iTunes, but you can buy them for tracks that you have previousley purchased from the iTunes Store.

    You can also create Ringtones in GarageBand using any music that is not DRM protected.
  • ausher1880 Level 1 (10 points)
    ok when in itunes i click on file-add file to library and click on the ringtone saved on my pc, it saves it to my music library. how do i get it in my ringtone library?
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    That will not work as the file you have added is not one that Apple recognise as a Ringtone. They have to be of a specific file type to be a Ringtone.

    Can I suggest you do a Google Search for how to create Ringtone for iPhone.
  • dazed-n-confused Level 1 (0 points)
    right click a track in your itunes library and go down to create ringtone. from there you can cut the song to make the ringtone you want. it just costs 99 cents to do so.
  • gail kovler2 Level 1 (20 points)
    you really want to use garage band to create ringtones, it's quite easy. instructions are here:<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1358>
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    gail kovler2 wrote:
    you really want to use garage band to create ringtones, it's quite easy. instructions are here:<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1358>


    Unfortunatley the OP is a Windows user, so no GarageBand.
  • ausher1880 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yea I can't use GarageBand. The easiest way I could figure out how to make ringtones was to go to phonezoo.com and upload a mp3 and edit it and send to my pc then upload it to iTunes. Thanks for the help tho.
  • JoeSoap Level 1 (0 points)
    http://www.intomobile.com/2008/10/07/iphone-ringtones-create-free-iphone-rington es-using-itunes-8.html

    I found the above to be a fairly painless method for creating ringtones using just iTunes.
  • David Safir Level 5 (4,840 points)
    Everyone seems to have their way to make a ringtone. There are aspects of Garage Band which I find cumbersome, but you need Garage Band to create and transfer your ringtone to your iTunes library. Try this.
    1. Download and install Audion 3, a free Mac mp3 editor (http://www.panic.com/Audion/
    2. Open Audion 3, then under File go to "open mp3 in editor.
    3. Navigate to your song via home/music/itunes/itunes music to the folder and then mp3 you want to make into a ringtone
    4. Identify which brief section you want for your ringtone, say from 22 seconds to 52 seconds of the song, drag and highlight that section in the mp3 editor, then under Edit click on Copy.
    5. Go back to Audion 3 and under File click on New mp3 editor. Paste your saved file into that space. Under File again click Save As, give it a name and the suffix .mp3, save to your desktop.
    6. Open Garage Band, iPhone ringtones, loops, choose
    7. Delete anything which Garage put in main space, then drag your mp3 into that space. After it sets up, go to share and send ringtone to iTunes.
    8. Sync. Be sure your check Sync all Ringtones, otherwise you have to individually click on your new rintone.
  • Skytwin Level 1 (5 points)
    The method jcrofts post is far the easiest and quickest (not to mention cheapest).

    Literally takes about 20 seconds to make a ringtone.