iPhone 8(+) How to use a song for ringtone on Iphone 8 ?

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  1. EricaV macrumors regular

    EricaV

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    I hate to admit how upset I am that iphone 8 allows no easy option to use a song as a ringtone or alarm tone. I know it's just a ring tone, but I don't like change that is forced upon me. I really really really don't want to use canned ring tones or buy ringtones from Apple. I want to use the same beloved tunes/songs I have used for years.

    Can anyone help ? So annoyed and can't help but wonder what kind of cheap money grubbing effort Apple is up to in disabling or eliminating this function.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Here's a good step-by-step tutorial:
    http://www.imore.com/ring-tones

    Then, connect your phone to your computer and using iTunes, just drag the .m4r file onto the media section.
     
  3. EricaV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your quick response- I will try this

    T
     
  4. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Wait, what did they change with the iPhone 8 that made it not possible to use your own audio files as a ringtone? As far as I know, the process has always been the same.
     
  5. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    They changed iTunes so it is harder to manage and sync ring tones. It isn't the 8 or X it is iTunes
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Apple has always made it a pain in the butt to make your own ringtone.
     
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    I just do it on the iPhone through GarageBand. I’ll buy the song I want for my ringtone. I’ll edit on garage band where I want it to start, and then choose to make is as a ringtone. Done. Pay for your ****.
     
  9. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    What makes you think she hasn’t already paid for the song? There’s no need for that last remark.
     
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  11. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I still find it absurd that the iPhone still can't do what flip phones could do ten years ago when it comes to ring tones. Why do you still need to get to a computer to add a ringtone?
     
  12. iOS XXX Suspended

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    Nothing made me think that. I actually didn’t mean it to the OP and meant it to everyone in general. But the way I said did imply that it was directed to the OP so yeah, my bad on that. But to who it does concern, pay for your ****!!
     
  13. iOS XXX Suspended

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    You don’t need one. Just buy a ringtone on iTunes through your phone and viola! It’s common sense this is the only way because the company wants to make money by giving making the only option to getting a ringtone without a computer involved is by purchasing it. Sucks but for a business who’s point is to make money, seems smart.
     
  14. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I did it on the phone with GarageBand and didn't need the computer. I even used a recording of the subway's "ding-dong-ding-dong, 'Door's open'" announcement.
     
  15. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Yes, but if you wanted to share that ringtone with me, you can't just send it...like you can on every cheap phone.
     
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    I've never tried. Maybe by sending it as a GarageBand file it'd work.
     
  17. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    No! Pirate's life for me. Yohoho
     
  18. 0943834 Suspended

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    Downloaded a few from Zedge.com on my computer. Went to iTunes, followed the steps to make them m4r files, transferred them to my phone and I’m using them with no problems.
     

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