Moving ringtones from 4S to iPhone 6

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  1. vjaaan, Nov 13, 2014
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    vjaaan macrumors 6502

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    I'm in process of moving all music from previous iPhone 4S to my new iPhone 6. First I want my special-made ringtones. I do not see them listed in my iTunes at all (probably since I created them myself).

    How would I copy them from one phone to the other? I tried dragging the music file (mp3) into iTunes, then I clicked File and Create a New Version and AAC. I then changed the name to M4r as my old instructions had said. I put it on desktop and tried dragging it into iTunes. It won't accept it. So I changed name back to m4a and iTunes accepted it. Does this mean I can copy it to phone and it will play?

    Also, I want to put all my music on the new phone, but I heard somewhere that iTunes won't transfer any of my music that was not directly purchased through iTunes. I have lots of music from my own CDs etc that I put into iTunes in Playlists.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you create them on the 4s
     
  3. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I originally created them on the computer with the ring tone editing program.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ahh you will than need software for transfering from iphone back to PC, if you no longer have those m4r files on a PC somewhere

    google around there are several PC programs that let you transfer from phone to PC
     
  5. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iTunes would not accept the m4r files I made. I had to change them back to m4a.
     
  6. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    You need to delete the the m4a's from iTunes first, then import the m4r's.
     
  7. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Just create new ones with the same songs in Garage Band. When you get a new iPhone you get GB.
     
  8. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting idea. I never paid any attention to the garage band before. I will try it. Thanks
     
  9. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Resolved. I finally got my ringtones moved to my iPhone 6. I advice about deleting the m4a files first helped greatly. However, there were so many random problems, it took forever. There were times I knew there were no more m4a files left and still the m4r would not go into iTunes. I messed with it so long, I finally got it to work, but it began to seem so random, since I often could not find anything I was doing wrong.

    Anyway, I don't know why all my original ringtones in iTunes became useless from the last time I loaded a new phone. But I have solved my problem and I do thank everyone who offered help. :)
     

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