How to Make iPhone Ringtones with iTunes

How to Make iPhone Ringtones with iTunes

iTunes is not only a good assistant to transfer music between iPhone and iTunes, it can also help us make customized iPhone ringtones. Let’s see how to make ringtones with iTunes.

Simple Steps to Customize iPhone Ringtones with iPhone
Step 1. Launch iTunes and Connect iPhone to PC
Launch iTunes and find the song you want to set as ringtone from “My Music“. Right click to get an option menu. Choose “Get Info” and move to the next step.

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Step 2. Pick up audios in “Option” Tab
Click on “Option” tab and play the music to pick up the specific part you want, by inputting the start time and stop time, which can’t be longer than 30 seconds. Then, hit on “OK“.

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Step 3. Create AAC Version
Then, you will get an edited version with the same name added to the song listed. Right click on the edited one to get a popup option. Choose “Create AAC Version” as shown below. Then, this new audio will be added to your computer folder as .m4a format.

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Step 4. Show Ringtone in Windows Explorer and Save as .m4r File
Right click and choose “Show in Windows Explorer“.

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Then, a Windows Explorer with the edited audio in it will pop up. Just change the extent name from .m4a to .m4r.

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Step 5. Play the Ringtone in Tone List
Double click the audio or right click to choose play on iTunes. Then, you can see it added to “Tone” > “My Tone“.

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Step 6. Sync Tones iPhone
Click on the device icon and choose “Tones“. Select “Sync Tones” > “Selected tones” and tick the song you want. Lastly, hit on “Apply” on the bottom right corner.

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Step 7. Set Up Ringtones on iPhone
Now, you can go to “Settings” > “Sounds” > “Ringtone” > choose the new ringtone and click “Store” on the upper right corner.

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With the above 7 steps, you can set customized ringtones on iPhone as you wish. However, when compared with the ringtones you make with iPhone Transfer, iTunes doesn’t allow you to make full length song as iPhone ringtone. Moreover, the steps of making ringtones with iTunes will be a little bit long and not that handy.

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