How do you get ringtones?

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  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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    Man this seems dumb, but I can't find out how to get ringtones on the iPhone 3G. The User Guide didn't really say, it mentioned iTunes. So I opened up iTunes and went into the Ringtones section, and nothing was there. Can you use a WAV or MP3 file as a ringtone? How?
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Download them here in iphone format, http://audiko.net/en.html

    Click the Ringtones tab on iPhone in itunes.. sync selected

    =]
     
  3. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Wow, that's a great link! Thanks!
     
  4. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    if you have a mac - you can make your own for free from any non-DRM songs you have. all you need is garageband and some instructions.
     
  5. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    I make my own on my pc. It's cheap and comes out just how I like it...
     
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  7. Sr. Panza macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the post. It's easy to follow and I now have one DOPE ringtone! :)
     
  8. Daveecee macrumors regular

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    Is it the theme that plays when you battle a wild Pokémon in Red/Blue? Because if it's not, it's not as DOPE as mine. :eek:
     
  9. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I do. GarageBand is very easy to use.
     
  10. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    glad i could help (provided you were thanking me)
     
  11. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    thanks for the link, i got a bunch from there
     
  12. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I make them on my Macs with GB and that's always fun...
     
  15. akbc macrumors 6502

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    You don't even need GarageBand.
    I use iTunes to make my .m4r files for my ringtones. Quite easy.
     
  16. ccriste macrumors newbie

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    I also use iTunes to make ringtones

    I still have an older version of Garageband, which doesn't seem to be able to make ringtones. But I'm able to use iTunes to make my custom ringtones. Just Google for the instructions if you want to learn how.
     
  17. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Using iTunes, I can right-click on a song and select "Create Ringtone," but then I get an error message saying something like "you can only create a ringtone from a song purchased on iTunes Store." I use GarageBand which IMO is more flexible anyway, but I'm curious how one gets around it.
     
  18. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    You get info on the song, choose 30 seconds that you want, convert to AAC, go into your iTunes folder, rename the .m4a to .m4r, reimport to iTunes.
     
  19. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I do it in Garageband. Very easy to do. I also add my own fading at the beginning and end of the ringtones. :cool:
     
  20. Gamecockfan1214 macrumors member

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    if you have a jailbroken phone download phonezap in cydia. It works pretty good puts them into your iphone's default list of ringtones.
     
  21. daihard macrumors 6502a

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  22. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    For a Mac...

    1) Pick your song you want to turn into a ringtone in iTunes.
    2) Right click>Get Info or File>Get Info or Apple>I.
    3) Go to Options when the Get Info window opens.
    4) Click the check boxes to initiate Start and Stop time, manually entering the start and finish time of the song you want as a ringtone.
    5) Now, hit Okay.
    6) Next, go to Advanced>Create AAC Version, this will create a copy of the song, but just the portion you want as a ringtone.
    7) The copy will be right under the original in iTunes, you will see the difference in times with the selection you chose should be at a ringtone length, like :30 seconds or so. Right-click on the selection and choose Show in Finder, or File>Show in Finder, it should be an m4a file.
    8) Simply click on the file name to edit it and change it to an m4r, this will change it into a ringtone to be recognized by iTunes.
    9) Go back to iTunes, find the short selection of the song that you converted to a ringtone and drag it out of iTunes to your desktop.
    10) This will make a copy of it, so it should now be in your iTunes and desktop. Then, back in iTunes, delete the selection you just moved to the desktop.
    11) Double-click on the file you dragged to your desktop and it should open up and play in the "Ringtones" section of your iTunes.
    12) Sync.

    It seems long and drawn out, but once you do it once or twice and get the hang of it, it takes about a minute.
     
  23. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    ^^ Thats what I meant. I just didn't go into depth cuz I was busy.
     
  24. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    No biggie, man... I did that like a year ago for another thread so I just copy-pasted it. I wanted to just put SEARCH as my post, but I figured this was nicer and more appropriate.

    No one seems to like this way because it seems to long, but I spelled it out for someone that's never seen a computer before. I like this way more than anything else, nice and quick.
     
  25. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    It does seem like a long process, but I'm sure it'll be your second nature once you've converted a few songs to ringtones that way. Like I said, the only issue with that method is that you cannot seem to let the ringtone fade in/out... unless I'm mistaken. :)
     

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