Stupid custom ringtone problem (iP4) - won't sync

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by karansaraf, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I've followed all the tips on how to make a custom ringtone from a song on my library.

    I've edited the file down to 29 seconds, imported the mp3 into iTunes, converted to AAC, found the folder containing the m4a and renamed to m4r, dragged the m4r into iTunes, where it has been placed in the "Ringtones" section of my library. However, when I sync my iP4, it does not sync into the "Ringtones" section of the iPhone. The file is m4r and 29.543 seconds long.

    Any help?
     
  2. v15h44l macrumors newbie

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    Try manually dragging the ringtone to the iPhone within iTunes?
     
  3. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I selected "manually manage..." in the iPhone options and manually dragged the m4r to the iPhone. It worked.

    HOWEVER, I want to be able to automatically sync my library and apps, and when I unchecked the manual option, it removed the ringtone from my iphone the as soon as it synced.

    Any more ideas?
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Make sure "sync ringtones" under the ringtones tab is selected
     
  5. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh, what a simple solution! Can you tell this is my first iPhone? :D
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    Not a uncommon mistake!...enjoy...

    Just for reference audiko.net is great to create and crop ringtones and they download and go directly to the right folder on itunes.
     
  7. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502

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  8. kryten3000 macrumors regular

    kryten3000

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    I have seen many comments similar to the above, and it seems that it is the popular wisdom.

    I have had a different experiance though, I have a 31 second self made ringtone and it works just fine.:cool:
     
  9. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    40 seconds is the maximum. I make all of mine 40.
     
  10. ethanehunt macrumors newbie

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    why only 1 ringtone I can see

    Hi!

    I tried to put more than one ring tone, but in my iphone, I can see only 1, but in itunes, in the ring tone folder, i can see more than one..what is the problem??I'm using iph4
     
  11. calvinc macrumors member

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    Where exactly is this? I do not see "Sync Ringtones". Thank you for your help.
     
  12. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    Click on your iPhone on the left hand side, and then...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. calvinc macrumors member

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    I am using a PC. I do not see that :confused:
     
  14. Shield macrumors member

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    I use a PC as well....and you do see that. First you need to click on your iPhone icon on the left of the iTunes screen. Then you will see that screen as shown in the picture...select Ringtones...select Sync Ringtones.
     
  15. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that site is awesome!!

    Here is a daft punk - harder better, faster, stronger ringtone i just made on that site!! :D


    http://www.sendspace.com/file/do2c0a
     
  16. calvinc macrumors member

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    Thank you Thank you!!!!!! I was just having a hard time finding the iPhone tab. Ringtones have been added :D
     

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