Custom Ringtone Not Syncing (Solution)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scan, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. scan macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    So I was trying to create my own ringtone and I followed all the guides here, youtube, google, etc... I made my .m4r ringtone using the aac encoder and shaved it down to 30 secs, but when I went to sync, it would complete but it wouldn't transfer the song over.

    I've noticed many people have had this very same issue but no one provided a solution so I thought I'd share what I did.

    You will need to have your iPhone jailbroken and OpenSSH installed. Then scp the ringtone to /var/stash/Ringtones ringtone directory, i.e. from Terminal > <directory your ringtone is stored><ringtonename>.m4r root@<ipaddress>:/var/stash/Ringtones/

    Obviously replace the tags with your own values.

    Also, I believe with this method you don't need to restrict your ringtone to 30 seconds.
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    you do not need to be jailbroken to get custom ringtones onto you iPhone 3G I am not JB and I have the latest update and have custom ringtones for all my contacts with no ssh/JB needed.

    If you go under edit/preferences then click the ringtone box you can drag the ringtones onto iTunes from your desktop then either manualy drag the ringtone(s) over onto you iPhone device in the left menu
  3. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Yes I realize that but many people have been having the same problem I have been having. Where it looks like your ringtone has been ported over but then it doesn't show up on the ringtone section (on the phone). Thats why you scp it over and, hence, you need JB
  4. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    try deletingvall the song info that seems to cause issues when adding ringrones one being multipule coppies of the same ringtone.
  5. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    oh.. interesting. cool. thanks. i'll try that

    Sweet. Yes, that works!
  6. t3xasb0rnr3b3l macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009

    just want'd to say thanks on the deleting the info on the custom rings that help'd
  7. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
  8. islandboy78 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2009
    I am having the same problem. I can see all the ringtones are on the iphone, but I can't only see one custom ringtone on my iphone. I deleted all the song info, but no luck any suggestions?
  9. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009
    I think the custom rington needs to be no longer than 30 seconds to succesfully show up on your device.
  10. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    i have ringtones as long as 37 seconds that work.

    make sure the ringtone is mported to itunes first that will usualy get rid of some problems.
  11. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009
    Yea sorry I meant 40 seconds. Longer than that and the song won't show up as ringtone. I think I read this somewhere.
  12. macfan60 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2009
    Suggested solution to ringtone sync

    Apparently Ringtones in ITunes are considered music and cannot be synced if you manually mange your music. It you try to sync it deletes all music. If you manually manage ringtones they do not transfer to the Iphone by dragging to the ringtones folder on the device. I found this work around to manually manage ringtones. And this also explains how to make ringtones in ITunes. I'm using ITunes 9.0.2 on a Mac and have an IPhone 3G s.
    1) In music library select the song that you want as a ringtone. The KIND must be “Purchased AAC audio file”
    2) Decide where to start and end it to create 30 seconds of play time
    3) Right click to Get Info
    4) Select Start and Stop time in Options
    5) Click OK.
    6) Select song again in music library. Right click. Select Convert to AAC.
    7) Creates duplicate in your Music list.
    8) Drag to desktop.
    9) Rename file from M4A to M4r.
    10: Import/Add to Library
    11) Drag to Device ICON not Ringtone folder
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  13. shellyagal macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    Now it is so easy to make your own ringtones. All we need is to select our favourtie MP3 song, and upload it on AAfter Search by typing 'ringtone:' (without quotes) in the search box. It will split the MP3 into 20 secs ringtones. Select the interesting section of the song/music from 20 secs segments. Have fun!

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