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Convert Any Song In Itunes To A Ringtone For Your iPhone

  1. Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.
  2. If you want to only use part of the song, Right-click the song and select “Get Info.” Now Click the “Options” tab, and then edit the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to “Start Time” and “End Time” (if desired). Then click ok.
  3. Right-click your song again and select “Convert Selection to AAC”. Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.
  4. Right click the duplicate and select “Show in windows explorer.”
  5. Now leave that window open and go back to itunes, delete the duplicate, and select “keep files”
  6. Go back to the folder we just left open and change the extension of the song you just duplicated to .m4r instead of .m4a.
    If you notice that the file does not appear to have an extension Go to the menu organize > Folder and Search Options, then click the View tab. Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.
    Simply just right click it and rename it and change the extension.
  7. Now  Double-click the ringtone file. ITunes will automatically add it to your ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library.
  8. Connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones.

Guide Modified & Simplified From eHow

  • nice,,,thanks

    announ

    March 13, 2009

  • No worries, cheers

    Ardorpes

    March 15, 2009

  • Hey,

    I did everything right but how come I can’t sync it into my Iphone? I mean I sync it but it can’t be found in my phone. Please advise. Thanks. jbuckell@gmail.com

    Jo

    November 23, 2009

  • hey how do you change the extension to .m4r from .m4a…??
    Thanks

    Kashish malik

    November 30, 2009

  • Friggin brilliant!!! Thanks for that :D

    Rachael

    July 1, 2010

  • when i right click the song again, it doesnt show “Convert Selection to AAC”. anyone know why?

    justin

    July 19, 2010

  • Hey, I did everything and when i went to sync my phone i couldnt find the ringtone anywhere in my phone after. Did i do something wrong?

    Jo

    August 12, 2010

  • i’ve done everything listed above but it wont show up in my ringtone folder, i dont understand why or what i’m going differently! I’ve created one before but this time it wont work. Help please!

    Jen

    September 8, 2010

  • You rule – nice and easy. Thx.

    Clyde

    September 13, 2010

  • I can get up to the step where I have to rename it except that I can’t save it as any extension it won’t let me! I can only change the name of it?? I’m so confused.

    Danielle

    October 13, 2010

  • my itunes (newest) doesnt have the ringtones options even in the veiw options bit.. why?

    jo

    November 7, 2010

  • how do i convert my song from m4a to m4r?

    Brandon

    December 28, 2010

  • Excellent! Works amazingly!

    Em

    January 4, 2011

  • ive been able to successfully complete all steps, but no matter how short i make the time, when i go to drag it to my iphone, it says that the file is too long?? help

    bindi robbins

    January 21, 2011

  • where do you find the extension
    Cheers

    Jy

    February 3, 2011

  • AWESOME! Thank you for these simple instructions!

    Eduardo F. Cidade, Sr.

    February 21, 2011

  • Or you can use free app GeoRing to instantly turn any any song in your iTunes library into ringtone with just a few taps. Unlike other ringtone-making apps, GeoRing doesn’t require iTunes syncing, which means your phone can ring with any song right away. Plus, create a Ringtone Playlist of your favorite songs and shuffle your ringtones to hear a new song every time. No free app makes ringing so much fun. You can find GeoRing in the App Store.

    Johnny Ixe

    February 24, 2011

  • hey how do you change the extension to .m4r from .m4a…??

    jenna

    March 3, 2011

  • .. Brilliant ..

    GeoRing does not convert your song to ringtones .. it requires GeoRing to be running in order to start a song when a call comes in ..

    I definitely prefer this approach .. and thank you for sharing

    Jens

    March 11, 2011

  • If you notice that the file does not appear to have an extension Go to the menu organize > Folder and Search Options, then click the View tab. Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.

    Should be good now.

    TheHelper

    March 14, 2011

  • Works great. Totally awesome stuff, Rhys

    IJustGotMyiPhone

    April 23, 2011

  • I have gone through all the steps and found the ringtones tab on my phone in itunes but my ringtone is not there. How do I find it?

    Staci

    April 30, 2011

  • Don’t have the option to ‘Convert Selection to AAC’. What else can I do instead? Thanks.

    Sinéad.

    May 9, 2011

  • Don’t have the option to ‘Convert Selection to AAC’. What else can I do instead? Thanks.
    .

    Sinéad.

    May 25, 2011

  • How do you change the extension to .m4r from .m4a…??

    Ian

    May 28, 2011

  • nice1 very easy

    blair

    June 3, 2011

  • This drove me crazy ALL day, until i FINALLY worked it out. All the steps above are great, but take advice from The Helper to change the extension. Just click on the name like you want to rename a file and change the extension.

    Also, when i synched up, the ringtone did not appear in my ringtones tab, so i had to drag and drop it my my phone device. Bingo. All is good:)

    sheila

    June 23, 2011

  • i succesfully converted the file into a ringtone, but when i re-addded it it did not go to the ringtones folder, why is this/how can i fix it ?

    jrizz

    July 24, 2011

  • hi, i cant find the duplicate song after I clicked on the convert to aac? how is that?

    g-gel

    July 26, 2011

  • It does not give me the option to “keep files”. Anyone know why???

    Janet

    August 11, 2011

  • how do you sync a ringtone once you’ve converted it?

    Randy

    November 17, 2011

  • LEGEND

    JSWEE

    November 24, 2011

  • That was awesome thanks

    David

    December 11, 2011

  • Excellent help file, thanks heaps!

    Tee

    January 13, 2012

  • Brilliant! Many thanks!

    Marian

    January 25, 2012

  • hey, i did everything right but how come I can’t sync it into my Iphone? I mean I sync it but it can’t be found in my phone. Please advise. Thanks.

    yuvraj84@yahoo.com

    yuvraj

    February 4, 2012

  • but how come i sync with my iphone and itunes, i still can’t find the ringtone when i created..what procedures i need to follow up through my iphone ?

    Regine

    February 5, 2012

  • http://Ringer.org is the best free online ringtone maker. No registration

    Twimagic

    February 10, 2012

  • I did everything as per instruction and the tones show up in my library, but when i try and sync to my iphone .. i cant find the ringtone on my iphone in sounds to select as a ringtone or in the library as there is no “tones” tab ???
    Please help? all else worked perfectly.
    thank you

    Caz

    March 3, 2012

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