Custom Ringtones for IPhone 3G in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rsreeni, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. rsreeni macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008

    Could anyone tell me how I can upload my customer ringtone (.mp3) into an IPhone 3G using ITunes in Windows Vista. I looked up, converted to AAC, renamed the file into a .m4r, but I am unable to import it into Ringtones. I have had the IPhone 3G only for a day and already starting to get SO frustrated with it.. Some one please help..

    Also I had a few MP3s uploaded to the Iphone & was trying to listen to the radio ( using AOL Radio). But the minute I plug the Headphones, my MP3s start playing automatically and are relentless and unstoppable..I had to unplug the headset to stop it.. I guess there is some option somwhere in the very "intuitive" world of Iphone settings.. but If anyone can help me find it, would really appreciate it..

    Thanks in Advance,

  2. hkftw macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
  3. nimda0 macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2008
    Follow these instructions, this is how I do it.. and it's easy once you've done it a few times:

    - Open Itunes, make sure you have the newest updated version
    - Connect your iphone and make sure itunes recognizes it
    - Under the library section, click "Music"

    - Find a song you want as a ringtone
    - Figure out what portion of the song you want as a ringtone... what I mean by this is whether you want the song to start at 2:44 and end at 3:20 (minute/seconds), or start at 0:00 and end at 0:32.

    - Right click the song, click "get info", then click the "options" tab
    - Put a check mark in the boxes labeled "start" and "stop"
    - WRITE DOWN THE START TIME, AND STOP TIME currently in the boxes
    - In the box next to "Start", change the start time to whatever you want
    - In the box next to "Stop", change the stop time to whatever you want
    - Click the "ok" button at the bottom of that window

    - Right click the song again, click "Convert selection to AAC". This will make a copy of the song, but only the section of the song you specified from start to stop. When itunes finishes converting the song, which only takes about 30 seconds or less, right click the initial song again and click "get info" again. You will need to click the options tab and change the start and stop time back to what it was originally to make sure the song still plays all the way through. You can see which song is the original, and which song is the ringtone by looking at the song length in itunes.

    - Then, right cilck the newly created ringtone song in itunes (right below the original song). Then, click "Show in windows explorer". This will open a new window with the ringtone song in it.

    - Right click the new song in the windows explorer window, and click rename. Change the file extension from M4a to M4r. This is what makes it a ringtone.
    (If you can't see the file extension, make sure you have windows set to show file extensions, google is your friend).

    - Now, go back to itunes and click "Ringtones" under the library sectiion. Then, left click on the song in the windows explorer window and hold it down, then drag the song over to the Ringtones folder of itunes.

    You are finished creating your ringtone. All you need to do is sync up your iphone or iphone3g with itunes and that's it.

    Video on youtube located here, but you don't need it:
  4. coolhardik12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008

    i got ring tones made on my computer and its saved on my i tune ring tone thing but i have 10 different songs as ring tone but when i transfer them on my 3G phone it transfers 1 song 10times it'll transfer only 1 song ten times, it wont transfer any othersongs...
    can u help me with that please....
  5. sagittaru macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    google it.
    it does everything for u..
  6. chaoses macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2008
    Maryland, US
    For some reason, when I do the steps above, it has the ringtone in my library - ringtone section. However, when I sync, it keeps saying that the file is not there and could not be transfer. Is that because when you change the file extension, it couldn't find the original file?
  7. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    behold the links in my signature for they are full of guides
  8. techguy1 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2008
    iPhone ringtone packs link produces :-

  9. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    Fixed the link works now

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