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shackett01 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you change your ring tone to music from your itunes?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    Step by Step Procedures to Create Free Ringtone on iTunes 10

    1. Launch iTunes and pick a song you want to convert to ringtone

    2. Right-click on the song and click “Get Info” to view the song properties

    3. Select “Options” tab. Check and fill in the “Start time” and “Stop time” to extract the portion of song you want to create as ringtone. Ensure the length is not longer than 30 seconds. Otherwise, iTunes will not recognize it as a ringtone. When you are ready, click “OK” to confirm.

    4. Again, right-click on the song and select “Create ACC Version”.

    5. iTunes then automatically extracts the portion of song you have instructed in the previous step. The new song file is just 30-sec in length. That’s the song you work on from step 6 and onwards.

    6. Next, right-click on the song and select “Show in Finder”. This will launch Finder and locate the song file you just created.

    Note: For Windows user, you should choose “Show in Windows Explorer” instead.

    7. Rename the file extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r”.

    8. Next, go back to iTunes. Right-click on the song you have created and select “Delete”.

    9. Click “Remove” to confirm the removal and then click “Keep File” when you’re prompted. This instructs iTunes to remove the song (the 30 sec version) from iTunes library and keep the actual file.

    10. Go back to Finder and double-click on the ringtone file (.m4r) you have just renamed. The ringtone will automatically add it to iTunes’ ringtone library. You can now sync it to iPhone using iTunes. Enjoy your new ringtone!

  • shackett01 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, this all worked fine, right up until I try to select the ringtone on my iPhone.  I have sync All Tones set in my iTunes, I can see the new tone, but after syncing,  I then go to settings, sounds, ringtone, and can't select it to use it. 

  • shackett01 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sorry it is there now.  Thanks for your help.

  • shackett01 Level 1 (0 points)

    My other purchased tones aren't, but I'm guessing I can do the same thing to get them working.

  • z777 Level 1 (0 points)



    In my case, my song in iTunes is an .mp3 file.  When I do right mouse click, I do not see "Create AAC Version".  I only see "Create MP3 version". 


    How do I get around this problem?



  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    iTunes>preferences>General>import settings. Chenge this to AAC.

  • flormaytli Level 1 (0 points)

    I did all the steps but when I open the renamed .m4r file it doesn't recognize it as a ringtone on itunes.

    The file is named with the .m4r but when I look at the properties, it says it is a .m4a file


    what can I do?



  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    Try to drag the file to the "Tones" section on the left pane of your iTunes.

  • flormaytli Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply but I don't see a Tone section on itunes.

    I've been trying to do this for 2 hours already. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    iTunes>preferences>check Tones checkbox

  • flormaytli Level 1 (0 points)

    I added the Tones section in my iTunes and added the file there and synched my iphone.

    I still cant see it under  Settings >> Sounds >> Ringtones

    I am supposed to see it there right?

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    Yes. Did you check the ringtone under tones tab in iTunes? Is it under 30"?

  • flormaytli Level 1 (0 points)

    yes.. i had originally made it 30 sec and i made another one for 29 sec and I still don't see them under Ringontes in my iphone.


  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    But they are under tones in iTunes library. Right?

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