Create an iphone ringtone
If you have an audio file that iTunes can play, you can create an iPhone ringtone from it. You don’t need to download or install any new software, there is nothing to buy. In less than 10 steps which can be done in few short minutes you can create your own iPhone ringtone for free. Follow the procedure below or watch the video at the end.
Create an iphone ringtone -Procedure
- First, from your iTunes library, select the sound that you want to use as your iPhone ringtone. Play the sound, noting the start and stop times. The ringtone file must be 30 seconds or less. I recommend 29 seconds just to be safe.
- Right click on the song, and click on “Get Info”
- Under the “Options” tab, check on start time and enter the desired start time.
- Do the same for the stop time. Click “OK” button. REMEMBER the total time must be 30 seconds or less or iTunes will not synchronize with your iPhone.
Create an iPhone ringtone -Using
- When the sync is complete, on your iPhone go to:
- Settings » Sounds » Ringtone
- Your ringtone will be in a section just above the default ringtones.
I hope you found this tutorial on how to create an iphone ringtone simple and useful. While I demonstrated this for an iPhone 4S it will work for all older models as well. If you have a different version of iTunes than me (10.5) some of the menus are likely to be different as you create an iphone ringtone. I’ve used this with the following file types: .WAV (standard CD format); .MID (midi file from website); MP3 and AAC. If iTunes can recognize and play the song it should create the ringtone for you.
Please let me know in the comments below if you found this useful or if you have questions.
If you have difficulty with the sync, it may be related to the sync settings for your iPhone, especially common if you have any “manual” settings. Also be sure the song is less than 30 seconds in length. (make sure you didn’t select 30.1 seconds)
Note 1: To get the “Create AAC version” to appear in your menu, follow these steps:
- Go to “Edit” “Preferences”
- Under “General” go down to “When you import a CD;” and click on the button “Import Settings…”
- In the first pulldown window titled “Import Using:”
- Select “AAC Encoder” click OK (2x)