3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2009 11:07 AM by CharmCityJZ
Yags5 Level 1 Level 1
Am I missing something? I thought I saw that you could buy ringtones now in iTunes 9. How the heck do you find that feature? Looks to me like they took it out. I can't even see which songs now have the ability to be a ringtone. ???

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • RedGeminiPA Level 1 Level 1
    I just checked my iTunes. When you click on "Purchased" and view the list of purchased music, if you alt click on the song you want, one of the options is "Create Ringtone." It appears to work for all of the songs I've purchased. The box pops up in the bottom of iTunes to select the part of the song you want to use for the ringtone. After you select the section of the song you want, click on "Buy" in the bottom right corner of iTunes window. Each new created ringtone is 99 cents.

    On a Mac, you can create ringtones for FREE using GarageBand. It works with ANY song, wether purchased form iTunes or imported from CD. I found this out pretty quick after paying for 2 ringtones. I had one that didn't work, and the Apple Support guy kinda slipped up with the GarageBand tip.

    Open GarageBand, click on iPhone Ringtone. Select Example Ringtone. When it opens, delete the track that's displayed. Drag the song you want from iTunes into the blank space in the middle of the GarageBand window and size it to where you want it. After you're finished, go to the top of the screen and select "Share" then "Send Ringtone to iTunes" and you're all done!

    Have fun!
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    You can buy complete ringtones from the iphone now. That is the new feature.

    You can still buy ringtone eligible songs and then create ringtones from itunes as you could before.
  • CharmCityJZ Level 1 Level 1
    I can't see which songs in the iTunes store can be turned into ringtones... there's no more little "bell" icon anywhere. I just bought a song, "My Hero" from the Foo Fighters, selected 'Create Ringtone' and learned it could not be made into a ringtone. ????