How to Create Iphone Ringtone From Any Song on Your Computer…

After a bit of reading here and there and consulting a few friends and experimenting,  I’ve figured out a way to create iphone ringtones out of any song saved on my computer.

Here is how to do it.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Add the song file to your iTunes library.
  2. Right click, select Get Info, then reach options tab. kraftwerk ringtone
  3. Select start time and stop time for the duration of the ringtone you’d like to use (no longer than 40 seconds though). For example, if you’d like to use the first 40 seconds of a song, make the start time 0:00 and the end time 0:40. If you want to use from 1:40-2:20 then do it like that, just make sure you use which ever part of the song you want to be your ringtone and just make sure it doesn’t exceed 40 seconds. After you’ve selected which part of the song will be your ringer, click OK.
  4. Right click the song, and click ‘Convert Selection to AAC’.
  5. Go to your desktop, and make a folder called Ringtones. Once you’ve done that, go back to iTunes, right click the newly created clip and click copy. Paste it in the folder you just made.
  6. Rename the file extention from .m4a to .m4r (you will have to enable “view file extention” from folder options)
  7. Go back to iTunes, and delete the 40 second AAC clip you’ve made, but make sure that you keep the file!
  8. Sync/Resync your iPhone, and it should automatically add the file to your ringtone folder.

You see its free , easy and without doing anything illegal.

Please leave a comment if it work for you!

18 thoughts on “How to Create Iphone Ringtone From Any Song on Your Computer…”

  1. I did all the steps it said but wont let me transfer to iphone says ( The device has either stopped or has been disconnected. Help

  2. Great write up. The iPhone is truly awesome and I don’t like being without it. This time last year I had jumped in a pool with my iPhone and it was dead. I had to wait 9 days before I was able to get a new one. The phone I had was a cheap go phone. I really love all the games that can be downloaded to the iPhone. The best part about the iPhone to me is the ability to check emails on the go. Thanks for the information.

  3. Yep, one instruction has been missed off folks, thats why it won’t work. Once you have renamed the music file to m4r, and completed step 7, simply use itunes to ‘add’ either the newly created ring tones folder, or the files within it. Then sync it, and hey presto they appear duly on your iphone.

  4. I’ve tried a few times, including what Adam said, and it’s not showing up in my Ringtones! Anybody still around?

  5. I tried it, on my mac (this may be PC version) but it worked…. not too sure about the original file yet, I hope it’s ok and not shrunk, but it seems to have worked. Thanks!

  6. I tried all of that. but it still will not let me changed the file name to .m4r.. i have been in and enabled ‘view file extention’ but it still will not let me for some reason. HELP

  7. Thanks so much for this – I figured out the add file part, and it worked fantastically….. I know it’s sad, but I got dead excited when I finally got my choice of ringtone on my phone… :)

  8. Umm, i did everything that Adam and the dude who made this website said to do. And it all went well, but where IS the ringtone folder on my iphone!!!!!

  9. I’ve been using your step by step guide for a little while now and it works every time. Thank you for such a simple guide =]

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