Am I the only one pissed about how hard it is to set ringtones.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sotorious, May 10, 2011.

  1. sotorious, May 10, 2011
    Last edited: May 11, 2011

    sotorious macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    I find it quite ridiculous on how hard it is to set these damn things. Can we get some petition over to apple so maybe they can implement this in June, because i would like to set ringtones more easy with out cutting, and set to individual people.
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
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    You may be the only one pissed about it.
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  4. mrockm01 macrumors regular


    Oct 25, 2007
    You can easily set any song to be your ringtone in iTunes
  5. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
  6. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I failed to understand where the difficulty in setting a ringtone is at?

    Settings> Sound> Ringtone (3 steps).

    but if you want something to change, like bring it down to just 2 steps, Let your voice be heard here:
  7. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    It really isn't that difficult, take a song then convert it and sync.
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I think setting text tones are harder (at least if you wanna use your own one)
  9. yawnyj macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Gig Harbor , Wa
    Try ringtone maker app, it is super easy! You will have to sync them back to iTunes , then put them in the ringtone folder to put them in the phone, but it us really easy.
  10. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    Do you mean hard to change the ringtone on the phone or hard to add them from your computer? Because neither one is hard.
  11. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    that is what im talking about chopping it to 30 seconds, converting it away from mp3, then having to set it threw itunes... thats where i find it difficult. Vs having the song in your playlist pressing on it and set as ringtone. I am also to referring to a song, not the sounds that come with the phone. Same goes with notification.
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    How is that difficult? Seriously, it's as easy as eating pie.
    I personally use audacity to edit the clip to where I want it, but you can use whatever method you want.
    Of course, you can also pay Apple money for them to make the ringtone for you. That's limited to what's available and you can't use any obscure song you've got.
  13. whiskeytown macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wirral, England
    #14 have a lot of 30 sec cuts to download very easily, so all you need to do is add the file to the itunes library. Or create your own. Very easy.
  14. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    You're holding it wrong.

    Sent from my iPhone
  15. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010

    1. First get the song you want to make the ringtone from.
    2. Open it with quicktime pro (or any other editor)
    3. Cust out the section you want as the ringtone and save it as a new mp3.
    4. Import it into iTunes
    5. in iTunes go into
    Preferences > Advanced > Importing

    Set to Import using: AAC encoder 128Kbps


    6. Right click on the file you want as a ringtone and select:
    Convert selection to AAC

    Your file will now be converted to an AAC file. (appears in iTunes under your original file) - call it a different name, so as not to confuse, ie: instead of, call it

    7. Right click on the new file, click on show in finder (or open folder on windows)
    8. You will now see your AAC file, all you have to do now is change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r
    9. Drag the file out of the folder to the desktop, then drop it back into itunes. (Hover over your 'Ringtones' in the left menu list of iTunes, or it will just go into your main library)!

    Sync with your iPhone. Done.

    Eating pie is A LOT easier than that...

    I am usally down for steps like that to get something nice or special, not something i was able to do in 2 seconds with my Sony Ericsson WALKMAN series, or my previous phone. Just saying, it would be nice if it was a lot easier.
  16. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    You realize there are multiple apps that can create ringtones in about 10-15 seconds?
  17. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    My app included. I think the concern is how much of a hassle Apple makes it once you *have* a ringtone, such as from an app or from a song... and that you can't do it entirely within the iPhone. You need to sync with iTunes, and even that is unreliable.
  18. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    Will this app take any song that is already on the phone under ipod and make it a ringtone?
  19. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    There are apps that can do that, BUT... the song has to be DRM-free. And even then, you have to transfer the ringtone back to your Mac or PC, then sync it back to your iPhone. ugh.
  20. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    Yep. Then you just sync your phone with iTunes and drag that created ringtone to the ringtone section. It's so simple.
  21. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    See right now i dont have a ringtones tab, how do i get it? i even see a video that hass it but for some reason i dont see it.

    I figured it out, its still a pain in the ass to do all that.
  22. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
  23. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007

    how bout you start looking instead of asking stupid questions

    iTunes preferences > General Tab --> select ringtone.

    or is that too much work for you?
  24. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    It *would* be nice if Apple included a way to trim songs from the iPod library right on the phone in the ringtone settings.

    But it really is not that big of a deal. How often are you changing ringtones anyway?

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