Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to Nahla Ashour)
From a previous answer to this question:
Buy one from the iTunes Store and install it, or create one yourself and sync from iTunes.
https://discussions.apple.com/message/17777381 - making a ringtone
Getting ringtones folder to show in iTunes -https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2629494 - iTunes > Preferences. Under the General tab below Show, confirm Ringtones is selected
How to sync ringtones to your iPhone - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3792
There's lots of other information on this out there, Google: "add ringtone to iphone 5"
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to Malignance)
well i have changed the track length to 30 seconds, then i created an AAC version, and changed that to an .m4r file. i then deleted the first one off itunes and dragged this new one in.
but it would not go onto the Tones tab in itunes, although it recognises it as a ringtone. and i cannot find it on my phone :/
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 8:06 PM (in response to Nahla Ashour)
When I update my iphone, my ringtone disappear. Now no matter what I do using all the methods that was recommended, I could not sync back my tones for my iphone ringing tone. Can someone please advise? many thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Nahla Ashour)
Nahla, I am having the same trouble, my ringtone will not show in Tones, stays in Music and does not show in the tones for sync to the I phone. Did you get a resolution to this? Let me know. Or if anyone else knows, please help. I am using a Mac and the version of ITunes is 11.0.2. Thanks a lot!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Maria_Irwin)
Hi Maria / Hi Everyone,
First you have to login iTunes before your sync RingTones. Otherwise you won't be able to add tones. Follow these steps.
1. Open iTunes. Click on the small icon from the top left corner (which may contain iTunes settings)
2. From the drop down menu, Select 'iTunes Store". Select "Sign In". Sign In please.
3. Authorize your computer now. It's in the same list/menu (You may ask to enter Apple ID & Password)
4. Now go to iTunes "Tones" section. Put a tick on "Sync Tones" and select "Selected tones"
5. Again go back to the previous icon, click on it and select "Add files to Library" (This option is unavailabe without Signing In)
6. All right, now a window will pop up. Find your tones & select (you must have backups in your PC). Click Add/Open to finish adding tones. Selected tones will be added and appear under the tones section.
7. Now select tones which you want to add (Put a tick)
8. Click "Sync" button from the Bottom. Now go to the iTunes "Summary" page and again click "Sync" button from the bottom.
You are DONE. Check your phone's, Settings > Sounds > Ringtone
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to Crazy rat lady)
I followed the advice in Jim Hdk post link:
the ringtone i had created would show in the itune Tones library on my Mac but not transfer to the iphone Tones library.
This was resolved by unticking the m4r track in my Mac itunes Music library; then synching again as per Jim's post.
Sounds strange but it worked for me
I hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2013 12:22 AM (in response to langtoo)
Thanks for your help. I had given up, followed all the advice and it still didn't work. I've just had my iGenius (14 year old son) on it. We deleted it from iTunes music and it popped into the Tones file.....very weird!!
Crazy Rat Lady.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to Maria_Irwin)
I had a similar problem. The tone showed in itunes app section but refused to go into the tones section and it wasn't syncing to my phone (iphone 4s). After much frustration I got fed up and simply made a folder on my desktop called "TONES" then added the ringtone into that folder. Then, I pulled up iTunes and clicked on the tones section. Went back to the folder on my desktop and simply moved the ringtone with my mouse into the tones section on iTunes. It went right in! Afterwards, I went to the top of itunes and clicked on File, devices and, 'sync device.' The ringtone went to my phone.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to Nahla Ashour)
I give up. I've done everything EXACTLY as explained in multiple tutorials, but when I get to the end, the new tone shows up in iTunes' "tones", but when I click on the phone tab and then tones, there are no tones visible under the "sync tones" section. Hopefully I can find a different way, because this one ain't working.