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Dyson2003 Level 1 Level 1

How do I set the songs from itunes on my iphone 4s as ringtones? I shouldn't have to purchase ringtones when I have a whole music library on my iphone to choose from and songs that I have already purchased! I should not have to rebuy music!!

If anyone can help me on this that would be great!  Thank you!

iPhone 4S
  • jonfromdaleville Level 2 Level 2

    You cannot set "songs" as ringtones. You would have to convert a snippit of the song into a ringtone file type using a 3rd party app.

  • Michael Black Level 7 Level 7

    here is one way to do it, with garageband


  • jonfromdaleville Level 2 Level 2

    That will not work with non-original songs or music. You first have to create your own music/songs then you can make ringtones out of them with garageband.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Not true.


    I use Garageband exclusively to make ringtones out of itunes purchased music and music from cds.


    I have made well over a hundred this way.

  • jonfromdaleville Level 2 Level 2

    Sorry, I don't know from experiance, the summary of that article says original music.

  • Michael Black Level 7 Level 7

    I was just posting to say generally one could use garageband to do this.  There are detailed descriptions of procedures and even youtube videos of step by step how to use garageband to make a ringtone from any song, from any source, in your iTunes library.  I just figured the OP could google those up on their own.

  • Titi1962 Level 1 Level 1

    My comment is the same as Dyson2003.


    I am very disappointed, as I thought by purchasing a ringtone the set up would be easy - this I find to be extremely misleading. Before iPhone allows you to purchase a ringtone, they should make it very clear that to download a ringtone you will need the GarageBand programme in order to enable the ringtone to work.


    I sent an email to the support team, in the hope that they would be able to advise me. I was basically referred to a telephone number for the country that I live in. In writing this email, when finished I think I am going to ask back for a refund.


    In reading the above comments, I am even more annoyed because I've googled GarageBand only to see that theirs a cost of £2.99. I am so not impressed!

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4

    you don't have to use garageband, it's just one way you could do it. there are also free apps in the itunes store to make ringtones and here is some step by step advice for doing it just with itunes on your computer.


  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6

    Google "How to make iPhone ringtones" for several thousand explanations...

  • Titi1962 Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks iinami and tonefox, very much appreciated.  iinami an even bigger THANK YOU for the step-by-step advice.  I'm not a techi person and have found your link very useful.  Off to give it a try now!  Will let you know the outcome. 


    Once again, cheers guys!

  • peeka1966 Level 1 Level 1

    what is garbage band?  I downloaded my favorite song and so want it as a ring tone.

  • timmy275 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, Heres A List of what to do.

    1. Go on your computer and open itunes. 2. Find the song you want as your ringtone and right click. there should be and option called "Create ACC Version." Click on This. 3. There should be a new version of the song. Go and listen to it and find the part you want as a ringtone, right both the beginning and end time. 4. Now Right click on the New Version and Select Get info, go to Options and insert the new beginning and end time you want as the ringtone. push ok. 5. Now delete that version off of itunes and when it asks if you want to keep the file or move to recycling bin. click keep file. 6. Now Idk If Apple Computers Have something Simular to Windows Explorer but if they do it should be the same.  Now go to Music>iTunes>iTunes Media and then it should be under the artist. Once you Find it select the new file and rename the extension ".m4a" TO ".m4r" 7. Now double click the new file and it should automatically add it to your Tones Folder. 8. connect your device and add the Ringtone in The tones option.


    If your Having Trouble just reply to this.

  • codenine Level 1 Level 1

    Can you tell me how you did it, please?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9

    codenine wrote:


    Can you tell me how you did it, please?

    See the link in Michael Black's post above.

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