9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2015 3:29 PM by corrysmith56
ParisAnja1991 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you sync ringtones?

iPhone 4S, Windows XP
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,047 points)

    Same way you sync everything else.


    Open itunes, connect iphone, select what you want, sync.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,906 points)

    Tones is the new name for ringtones. To make sure Tones are displayed in your library use Edit > Preferences and make sure there is a tick against Tones on the General tab. Connect your device. On the Tones tab make sure Sync Tones is selected. If the checkbox was already ticked, untick it, sync, then tick it and sync again. Your device should now be properly synced with your ringtones.



  • joanicooki Level 1 (0 points)

    i have been trying on and off for hours - literally. each time i get a little farther and find the next step. now i got as far as your last instruction but i just cant find anything that says "sync tones". i clicked and unclicked Tones several times. nothing seems to bring the clip to my phone.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 (4,670 points)

    Turingtest and roaminggnome are correct. I just thought a picture of what I see may help you


    Screen Shot 2013-01-13 at 21.30.26.png


    As you can see I have selected my device in the left hand panel and have selected Tones. The Sync Tones box at the top is the one Turing was referring to . `I then chose selected tones and I can choose the ones I want. Then click apply at the bottom right.


    Are you already doing this?

  • DiFd Level 1 (5 points)

    The iTunes 11 interface looks a little different than the example shown above.  For a video tutorial, check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd6ObwuPfo4 .  THis tutorial shows you how to down ringtones from an app and sync it into your iPhone. 


    If you are having trouble with iTunes, an alternative and simpler method is using iTools.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmvTr40B-Tc

  • joanicooki Level 1 (0 points)

    Whoopi - don't know exactly how, but the window showed up and i FINALLY have the clip i created listed at the top of the list of installed ringtones. Now i will try from scratch and hopefully it will all work. Thanks - and thanks to all for the early portions i worked on along the long journey to get this done.

  • corrysmith56 Level 1 (0 points)

    Open File Browser navigate to ringtone(s) - Highlight ringtones right click and select open with - iTunes


    Open iTunes navigate to ringtone(s) - Highlight click Create AAC Version


    Highlight AAC version and click Show in Windows Explorer


    Right click each tone and rename .m4a to m4r


    Now right click and open each tone with iTunes


    Navigate to sync ringtone(s) Select all or Select Individually


    Apply and Sync


    You can now delete all other formats of the ringtones except the .mr4 version(s)

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,047 points)

    This post is more than three years old.  I doubt that they are still looking for an answer.

  • corrysmith56 Level 1 (0 points)

    WWhen people search google this pops up still so maybe it can help one of them