iOS 11 or iTunes? Where is ringtones sync?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by vtgeek, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. vtgeek macrumors member

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    Talk about the little things. Got a nice connection of .m4r files that I have used for years as ringtones and it sure looks like in this new version of iTunes they are gone!

    Anyone have any ringtone thoughts?
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    Found it.....
    drag the files onto the devices on the left side of iTunes.
     
  2. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    A million thank you's to you for this! I was getting rather annoyed that I couldn't add all of my personalised and handmade ringtones to my new 8 plus. :confused:
     
  3. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    But how on earth do you delete/remove synced tones (and books for that matter)?

    All I get in iTunes is Item Info when right clicking the already synced tones. Same goes for my books I synced via iTunes.

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  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    Browse in Finder to:
    - Music
    - iTunes
    - iTunes Media
    - Tones
    and manually remove them, I guess. There is no option to unselect them, currently. Possibly an oversight on Apples behalf, as there's no Tones section there under 'Settings' in iTunes either!

    For Books, just select the "Books" label under 'Settings' in iTunes and then select or deselect the ones you want, then sync through iTunes.

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  5. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    I missed that on the books, thanks!

    For the tones I guess I am out of luck then, since I only have a Windows PC. Really hope Apply fixes this anytime soon.
     
  6. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    Me too, and a few others over on the Apple Communities forums that are asking the same question.

    If you're on Windows, have you tried one of those iPhone explorer apps? You could probably remove them through the explorer there.
     
  7. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, haven't. I'd rather hold off until Apple issues an official fix, rather than tampering with those tools. Atleast the tones aren't the most heavy weight files on the phone.
     
  8. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    That's true, most of mine are matter of kilobytes in size.
     
  9. gunnarb macrumors newbie

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    But how can I drag them? I can highlight them, but it seems impossible to move them ...
     
  10. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    This is for transferring them onto your iPhone/iPad,iPod. You need to browse to where your ringtones are stored on your computer, select the ones you want to transfer to your iDevice, and drag them to the section in iTunes that shows the media on your iDevice, not the section labeled 'Settings.'

    So far, you can't get them off though.
     

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