How can I get ringtones on my iphone 4?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    Without having to buy them? Can I customize my own music or something and add them as a ringtone on my iphone 4? Thanks
     
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Yah use Garage Band, you can export to a ringtone.
     
  3. xyz1534 macrumors regular

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    Go to audiko.net, dld the ringtone for iPhone, add it to itunes and then sync...
     
  4. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok thanks guys!
     
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    What kind of files are the ringtones? Is there a way to turn a .wav or .mp3 into a ringtone? I ask because I don't use Garage Band, but I create music in some other audio apps like Pro Tools and Studio One.
     
  6. mattkat macrumors newbie

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    you can convert an .mp3 or .wav to an .m4a in itunes and then rename it to .m4r in finder or windows explorer or whatever
     
  7. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Simplest way to make ringtones I made like 5 last night
     
  8. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  9. willski macrumors newbie

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    For me, I find it easier to edit the mp3 with audacity then use garageband to convert to .m4r
     
  10. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    That's what I do too.
     
  11. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    If you own a Mac, buy this application: Ringer
     
  12. apple.pseudofan macrumors regular

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    I use the voice memos app. With the improved audio quality of the iPhone 4, it comes out really nice. Just need to play your file, start the voice recording, stop it when you are done. email file to yourself and rename it from .m4a to .m4r

    Then drag and drop into iTunes library. I know this is kind of a jank way of doing it, but mine sound outstanding.

    Note: I do this on a Mac, not sure if windows will allow you to change the file extension without a file converter.

    I made 10 in about 10 minutes.

    Now, if they'd allow us to just create our own SMS tones...
     
  13. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried garageband, saved it as the ringtone on desktop than changed the format to m4r but it doesn't open in itunes. What do I have to do, to get it to open in itunes?
     
  14. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I use this same method on a PC. Works fine!
     
  15. sadievan macrumors regular

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    Here is my method.

    I usually don't make them longer than 30 seconds.

    Step 1 Open iTunes.

    Step 2 Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.

    Step 3 Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use. The chorus may be a good place to start.

    Step 4 Write down the start and stop times of the clip.

    Step 5 Right-click the song and select "Get Info."

    Step 6 Click the "Options" tab.

    Step 7 Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Start Time" in the minutes:seconds (i.e., 2:01) format.

    Step 8 Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Stop Time." Make sure the ringtone is no more than 30 seconds long.

    Step 9 Click "OK."

    Step 10 Right-click your song again and select "Convert Selection to AAC." Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.

    Step 11 Right click on your new duplicate version you just created and click on show in explorer.

    Step 12 Change the extension to m4r you will get a warning message, just click OK.

    Step 13 Drag this new m4r file into iTunes. It will automatically put it in the Ringtones folder.

    Step 14 Delete the created m4a clip in iTunes. (Mine is usually still highlighted). You won't get a message asking if you want to move the file to the recycle bin since you changed the extension to m4r, the m4a file is no longer there.

    Step 15 Remember to change the start and stop times in the original file to play the whole song.

    These steps are for a Windows machine. As a side note, I usually click on the artist/album option of the song I want in the browser. It makes it easier to see the selections and less crowded on the screen this way.

    HTH
    Carol
     
  16. DetTigers macrumors regular

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    I do this too, works great.
     
  17. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks but how do I do it for a Mac? I got the file to m4r but it won't add to the ringtone folder :confused:
     
  18. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    That's the method I use. A bit step-intensive, but easy once you get the hang of it.
     
  19. boshii macrumors 68040

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    open the .m4r in itunes then make sure "sync ringtones" is checked.

    be aware that this will erase all music on your phone.
     
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    Choosing sync ringtones erases all the music on the phone :eek: ? I'm guessing it will put it right back on though when you sync the phone with itunes right?
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yes, that is correct.
     
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    I use the iTunes method posted above, takes a while to get the hang out but once you do it's easy.
     
  25. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It’s actually a lot easier than he made it look. There are plenty of sites that show the method with pics. It’s really only a few steps. He just wrote it in more detail.
     

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