Syncing ringtones not working?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sakau2007, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have 24 ringtones that I created and appear in my iTunes. They were all working fine prior to iOS 5.

    Now, when I sync my iPhone, I can't find them anywhere on my phone. I see a variety of Apple's offered ringtones and a link to buy more ringtones, but I don't see my created .m4r ringtones.

    Anyone else seen this?
  2. fxapple macrumors newbie


    Apr 2, 2010
    I have the same issue and continue to search the internet for a solution but have not found one yet. I also noticed that you can not assign a ringtone to a contact. WTF?
  3. sakau2007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Bumping this. Anyone else seeing it or have a fix?

    I can assign ringtones to contacts (but only apple's)
  4. blubyu macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Make sure that your self made ringtones are less then 30 seconds. Even if they say they are 30 seconds in iTunes they might be slightly more and if that is that case they will not sync. I had to redo a couple of my ringtones when I was testing the iOS5 beta for this very reason.
  5. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    correction make sure they are less than 40 seconds I have spent much time on ringtones I have over 300 on my phone (what a shame on my part haha) also are you sure they are syncing over properly?
  6. azmacguy macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    This was my experience with ringtones.

    After I upgraded to iOS 5 all of my purchased tones were not on my phone. However they still appeared under Ringtones under the Devices heading when my phone was connected to iTunes. They also were listed under the Library section of iTunes, so i just went and deleted all of the ringtones under devices on my phone and copied them over from Purchased under the Library heading. Also make sure that who have clicked "Manually manage music" under the options settings under Summary.

    Synced phone and they were back on my iPhone. Did the same on my wife's phone and she has all of her ringtones back.

    Hope this helps.

  7. sakau2007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    This worked for me.


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