7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2010 11:26 AM by dnewcomb
chibilex Level 1 Level 1
Hi, does anyone know if there are known issues with the iphone 4 and iTunes 10? I just bought an iphone 4, and upgraded to iTunes 10, then went to iTunes Store to buy a couple of ringtones. The thing is, is shows up in my ipod app on the iphone, but it doesn't show up as a ringtone. I tried dragging it into the iphone library, tried following the tutorials on changing .m4a to .m4r, but nothing works. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iphone 4, itunes 10
  • chibilex Level 1 Level 1
    Oh, and I did make sure I bought the ringtone version of the songs. It just shows up as a 30 second clip in the ipod app.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    You have to create the ringtone.

    There are many ways to create free ringtones. Google will find them.

    I use Garageband.
  • chibilex Level 1 Level 1
    Wait, so now instead of just buying the ringtone in iTunes, I have to create one myself? How does this even make sense? And why do I need to do this if I already BOUGHT the ringtone and it's sitting in my iTunes library?
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    Because the artists who make the media want to be paid twice, once for buying their song(or portion thereof) and once again to use such as a ringtone. Apple has no control over this. If Apple wants to make the media available, well, it has no choice but to follow the royalty laws.
  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6
    You don't.....In your iTunes Library, check if it's marked as a ringtone. Then when you synch, make sure you synch your ringtones and it should appear in your phone's ringtone library. I believe the symbol is a little bell next to the ringtone.
  • dnewcomb Level 1 Level 1
    I am having a similar problem. I can get the file to show up as a ringtone in iTunes and I have selected it to sync with my iPhone 4, but then it does not show up in the ringtone list on my iPhone after the sync.
  • dnewcomb Level 1 Level 1
    Nevermind, I got it to work. I was trying it on a DRM protected file. Doing it with a non-DRM protected file worked fine and it showed up in the "Custom" section of the Ringtone page.

    If the ringtone file you purchased does not show up as a ringtone and you see it as a music file instead, you should be able to use a utility to strip the DRM info and then convert it into a ringtone (plenty of tutorials for doing this around the intertubes).