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j2ee

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Apple still makes this a pain in the butt.

Do a Google search and it will explain you will have to create/convert your ringtone in Garage Band.

There are restrictions as far as length, etc but the Google search should help.

Is there any simple guide
 

bufffilm

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If you are unwilling to learn how, pay and buy your ringtone (if it's available).

I learned how.

Your choice.
 

Shirasaki

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I believe there are some restrictions behind preventing people from discussing this in macrumors forum, such as DMCA or whatever law applicable (I am not US citizen so not too faimilar with US laws).
However, there are old jailbreak posts in this forum available for some references.
And of course, Google search.
 
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bufffilm

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I believe there are some restrictions behind preventing people from discussing this in macrumors forum, such as DMCA or whatever law applicable (I am not US citizen so not too faimilar with US laws).
However, there are old jailbreak posts in this forum available for some references.
And of course, Google search.

You sure you didn't mix up your threads?

How to do a custom ringtone is not prohibited...
 
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joeblow7777

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It is pretty ridiculous that even after 10 years of iPhones there's no simple answer to this thread. At least ios lets you change your wallpaper without too much trouble. :rolleyes:
 

bufffilm

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It is pretty ridiculous that even after 10 years of iPhones there's no simple answer to this thread. At least ios lets you change your wallpaper without too much trouble. :rolleyes:

There's a lot of stupid things that I wish were easier with the iPhone. Don't get me started.

That said...how to do a custom ringtone isn't terribly hard, just have to read directions and follow the steps.
 

Apple_Robert

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it is not free?
You can use iTunes to create your own ringtone for free. Very easy.

Import the song you want to use into iTunes.
Highlight the song
Right click on the song and go to "Options"
Check the start box and input the minutes and or seconds of the song, as to where you want the ringtone to start
Check the stop box and input the minutes and or seconds off the song, as to where you want the ringtone to end.
Click "ok" once the aforementioned steps are completed.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes and the song highlighted, and click one "create AAC version."
Once iTunes has created the AAC version of your ringtone, highlight the newly created AAC version and right click to "show in finder." Once the file is located, highlight the file and click on "rename file." Rename the file using an .m4r extension.
Once you have created the .m4r ringtone and you like what you hear, move said file to another safe directory and delete the AAC version.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes, click on "add to library option, and then point to the newly created ringtone that you moved to a safe place. If you followed the steps correctly, iTunes should add your ringtone to the "Tones" directory, where you can proceed to sync with your phone.

You should be able to do this in less than 5 minutes for free.

As others said, a Google search would have provided the answer for you.
 
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j2ee

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You can use iTunes to create your own ringtone for free. Very easy.

Import the song you want to use into iTunes.
Highlight the song
Right click on the song and go to "Options"
Check the start box and input the minutes and or seconds of the song, as to where you want the ringtone to start
Check the stop box and input the minutes and or seconds off the song, as to where you want the ringtone to end.
Click "ok" once the aforementioned steps are completed.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes and the song highlighted, and click one "create AAC version."
Once iTunes has created the AAC version of your ringtone, highlight the newly created AAC version and right click to "show in finder." Once the file is located, highlight the file and click on "rename file." Rename the file using an .m4r extension.
Once you have created the .m4r ringtone and you like what you hear, move said file to another safe directory and delete the AAC version.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes, click on "add to library option, and then point to the newly created ringtone that you moved to a safe place. If you followed the steps correctly, iTunes should add your ringtone to the "Tones" directory, where you can proceed to sync with your phone.

You should be able to do this in less than 5 minutes for free.

As others said, a Google search would have provided the answer for you.

These are more than 10 steps and you call this...simple.....
 

j2ee

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It is simple. Like I said, it can be done in less than 5 minutes.

For someone that was seeking help, you have a bad attitude, not to mention rude. I won't waste anymore of my time trying to help you.

Root an android phone could be easier than this, is that what Apple expects iphone user to do for such a common task!?
 

bufffilm

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It is simple. Like I said, it can be done in less than 5 minutes.

For someone that was seeking help, you have a bad attitude, not to mention rude. I won't waste anymore of my time trying to help you.

Don't you realize...for the typical iPhone user, those steps you listed may be too much work.

They want it EASY.
 

j2ee

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You can use iTunes to create your own ringtone for free. Very easy.

Import the song you want to use into iTunes.
Highlight the song
Right click on the song and go to "Options"
Check the start box and input the minutes and or seconds of the song, as to where you want the ringtone to start
Check the stop box and input the minutes and or seconds off the song, as to where you want the ringtone to end.
Click "ok" once the aforementioned steps are completed.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes and the song highlighted, and click one "create AAC version."
Once iTunes has created the AAC version of your ringtone, highlight the newly created AAC version and right click to "show in finder." Once the file is located, highlight the file and click on "rename file." Rename the file using an .m4r extension.
Once you have created the .m4r ringtone and you like what you hear, move said file to another safe directory and delete the AAC version.
Click on the File menu option in iTunes, click on "add to library option, and then point to the newly created ringtone that you moved to a safe place. If you followed the steps correctly, iTunes should add your ringtone to the "Tones" directory, where you can proceed to sync with your phone.

You should be able to do this in less than 5 minutes for free.

As others said, a Google search would have provided the answer for you.

I expect steps like this in Linux forum, not Apple forum LOL XD
 

eyoungren

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I expect steps like this in Linux forum, not Apple forum LOL XD
For good or for bad, this is the way it works with the iPhone.

Apple requires iTunes to sync ringtones to the device in order to get them on the device.

As great as all the ringtone apps may (or may not) be in the App store the final step is still a sync through iTunes.

So, while it may not be easy or simple to you, it is required. Therefore complaining about the process is not helpful, nor will it actually change the issue. Apple is resistant to user complaints about things like this.

So, the options you have is to either use this process, use an Android or other device, or jailbreak.

Jailbreaking makes the matter a simple procedure of using a jailbreak app to place the ringtone in the correct spot on the iPhone.

Personally, I use Bridge.
 
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eyoungren

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It's pretty ridiculous that after 10 years of iPhones that people can't be bothered to look up an extremely simple process only involving iTunes themselves.

https://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-create-ringtones-in-itunes-for-free--mac-46032
In OP's defense, it's only a simple process to regular iDevice users because we have learned the process and how to do it quickly enough.

Yes, it's simple, but there are a few steps. And the last one involves syncing with iTunes.

And that's really the sticking point for me, actually. 10 years on we still have to use a proprietary app running on a computer to transfer tones to an iDevice.

I don't usually mess with this process anyway, even if I have to use iTunes to sync to a stock iDevice. Finding an actual .m4r is easy enough and there are other apps that will convert mp3 as well.
 
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