How do you create a "blank" ringtone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dbalone, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. dbalone macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    How can I create a 'blank" ringtone for specific numbers that call me that I do not want to hear. For example - I usually go to bed early because I have to get up very early for work. I need to leave the phone on in case someone important calls me but the sales calls I do not want to hear or be disturbed.

    Can I create this blank ringtone and assign it numbers I do not want to hear at night but still let others ring?
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    This could be done but you'd have to change the ringtone for ALL of those numbers when you go to bed and then change them all back in the morning.

    How many numbers is it? It seems like a lot of work to me.

    But anyway, if you want to do it, just record a blank audio file using some recording software with no mic plugged in and then find one of the many "how to turn songs into ringtone" threads and follow those instructions on the blank audio file.
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    You can Garageband or something and just record nothing as mentioned.

    To the above poster, he can just make custom ringtones for his "important calls" aka Family/Friends and keep it that way. And set a default ring for everyone else as his "Silent Ringtone".

    So in the morning, he would just which the default ringtone back to whatever and his "important calls" will still have their own custom ringtone (whatever it may be).
  4. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2009
    Cape Town
    Here you go... Blank Ring Tone. Make sure the vibrate setting is off too or you will just hear that.

    Follow this LINK to download

  5. dbalone thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yes FSMPB that is what I want to do. As you get calls you can save them as a "contact" in a misc. created folder and assign specific ringtones to these numbers.

    I have saved a blank recording into iTunes but when I try to create a ringtone it says I cannot because I did not purchase it from iTunes. How can I get around this?
  6. vwDavid macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    Thats what I did. Use an audio editor to make a file with digital silence. Then import into itunes and use itunes to convert to the appropriate ringtone, sync to device.

  7. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Here's how to make ringtones out of any mp3 in your library, regardless of where you purchased it from:
  8. dbalone thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Thanks, I got it.

    My goal is to assign this silent ring tone to about three specific numbers that consistently call me throughout the week wanting to sell me something. This way if I have went to bed early I will not here them but will still here any others.

    Seems to me other people may want to do this too.
  9. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    I would probably just tell these people to stop calling me, or to call me only at a specifc time of day. I would be fuming if the same people would keep on calling me while I am trying to sleep. :mad: Though I hate getting called in the middle of night for work when it is part of my job.
  10. DavieBoy macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2009
    New Jersey
    As soon as I read the title I imagined a couple of things I could do with a blank ringtone. If I had the same problem you had I would just give important people there own ringtone and just switch the default to blank when I go to bed.

    Thanks for the idea

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