Ringtones: simple way to make them for free!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by baseballbent, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. baseballbent macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    this was really simple

    go to download.com and download WavePad. just download the 2 week free trial.
    then open a song in wavepad.
    highlight a 30 second clip that u want to make as the ringtone. copy it and past it into a new file.
    (you can edit it however u want i guess or combine songs or watever)
    then when u have a 30-35 second song clip, save it to your computer.
    import it to iTunes
    right click the song and convert it to AAC
    find this newly converted file in ur compurter files
    change it from ".m4a" to ".m4r"
    then drag it into iTunes and it will show up in the ringtones section.

    its as easy as that.:cool:
    and it only takes a few minutes once WavePad is already downloaded.
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    There are several other much easier ways (including just using Apple's GarageBand) that have been widely known for months.
  3. baseballbent thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
  4. LocJaw macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    So this really works I will have to give it a shot when I get off work. Yeah there was not anything easy for of users but it is getting better. Thanks for the post.
  5. todd11231 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    how do you change it from an .m4a to an .m4r ???
  6. TK B$K macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2007
    Portland OR
  7. macsensei macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2007
    I just made a ringtone in garageband. It took me 23 seconds. I love this!!!
  8. baseballbent thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Once you have converted it to AAC in iTunes, find it in your files. Make sure that the file extensions are not hidden. Then just change the "a" to an "r"

    Just click the title once so it is blue, then click the title again so it is in a renameing mode, change the letter, hit enter, click ok if a box pops up saying "blah blah permanent change blah blah" (its really no big deal, just press ok) then drag the new file into iTunes. (The file icon will literally change from "MPEG" to "ring" so thats a sign that everything went alright)
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    Awesome!:D It even works with tunes downloaded from the store.
    How can i make message tones though? :confused:

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