How to sync ringtones in iOS5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by joegrang, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. joegrang macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012

    I think I have figured out a way to sync rigntones and sms files to iOS 5. These were the steps I followed:

    Note: Make sure you have a copy of the ringtones on your computer in a .m4r format

    Note: I manually manage the sync on my phone, I do not use auto sync

    1. I uninstalled iTunes and re-installed (not sure if this step is required might be optional)

    2. Remove ringtones from my phone using iTunes

    3. Remove ringtones from iTunes library

    4. re-add ringtones into iTunes library

    5. manually drag each individual ringtone to the iPhone and allowed it to synchronize

    6. Repeat step 5 for each ringtone you want to add to phone.

    Hope this helps.
  2. falterego macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2008
    Southern California
    I tried doing this with a few ringtones I created. All of them show up in iTunes under the 'Tones' heading, but only two of the 5 actually copied to the phone. I used the same method to make all of the m4r files which was

    Download audio file in whatever format

    Open in Quicktime

    File > Export > Audio only

    Rename m4a file to m4r

    Drag m4r file into iTunes.

    My wife's phone has the same problem. 2 out of her 4 ringtones show up on her phone, even though they all show up in iTunes.

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