Easiest way to get new ringtones =?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by qveda, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. qveda macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I tend to prefer interesting "sounds" rather than "music" for my ringtone - such as the "Digital" ringtone that comes with the 3G.

    what is the easiest way to get some new ringtones? I'm open to creating some from clips of recordings I have, but it would be easier to just find one or two that I like , and simply install them.
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    If you have a Mac, you can use GarageBand to make all sorts of funky sounds. :)
  3. Haywood Floyd macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009
    here is what i do...

    1) in itunes, select which ever song i want to be a ringtone with a right click.

    2) go to "get info".

    3) select "options" when in song info screen.

    4) in the time start/stop section, i set the time frame of the ringtone i want(30 seconds or less). then close info window.

    5) select same song with a right click then select "make AAC copy".

    6) now you have a 30 second clip in itunes.

    7) drag and drop 30 second clip to your pc desktop.

    8) right click clip icon on desktop and select properties.

    9) change file extension FROM m4a. to m4r.

    10) the icon on your desktop should read "ring" now.

    11) delete 30 second clip from itune you made earlier.

    12) go back to your desktop, double click the audio/ringtone clip.

    it will now play in itunes and clip will be located in your "ringtones" section.

    PS- this is my very first post on these forums so is this content old?
  4. Haywood Floyd macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009
    btw, i realize this looks like a lot of work but it takes me 2-3 minutes(or less) to do and you have full control over the ringtone content.
  5. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Jun 26, 2008
    Denver, CO
    this is ****ing awesome
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    That's the first time you've seen that? I figured everyone knew about that by now. Anyway, as Floyd said, it's very easy. I've been doing it ever since I got an iPhone. The first thing I did was google to find a way to make ringtones and that method popped up. It takes maybe 2, 3 minutes tops and once you get the hang of it, it is even quicker. The main thing is converting to AAC after you select the time frame of the ringtone and then dragging it to the desktop to rename to m4r. All the rest is pretty much common sense.

    Edit: Yes, Haywood Floyd, this content is VERY old, but that's okay.
  7. roeiboot macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2009
    i found this posted here & there before, but it doesn't return to post it again...

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