what's the easiest way to make ringtones?

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    There are so many ringtone apps. What's the easiest way to put them on your phone? Isn't there a native Apple solution?

    Thanks
     
  2. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    I do it on my computer in iTunes. In your iTunes library, pick the song you want and right click to "Get Info" and then "Options". Then change the time to the part you want. Create AAC Version, drag and drop to your desktop, rename the extension to .m4r from .m4a and then drag it back to iTunes.

    This might be a long process, but that's the way I make my ringtones instead of using apps.
     
  3. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    +1 To this
     
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  5. boomboom2 macrumors regular

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    I know on my Android phone I use an app called Zedge to change my ringtones and notification sounds directly from the app. Is there nothing like that on iPhone? I haven't bothered changing any of the defaults on my iPad since I have all notifications turned off except email.
     
  6. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm seems convoluted. I would really like to see a waveform and have crossfade points for exactness. I guess I can just chop it in Logic or GarageBand since I have the apps. Thanks
     
  7. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it's best to do it in GarageBand. Fairly quick process.
     
  8. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted

    How?
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Start time and end time are extremely straightforward. If you have specific preferences/requirements in mind then include them in your OP. Don't just assume that your notion of "best" and "easiest" are universal.

    For what you want you can use any audio editing app. You just need to produce an m4a, rename it m4r, add it to iTunes and sync.

    Also, don't overlook existing discussions. This is a very common topic.
     
  10. lorcharlie macrumors newbie

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    http://audiko.net/

    Pick a song from YouTube or upload a song. Crop a 30 sec clip. Edit title. Download as iPhone (.m4r). Drag it into iTunes. Done.

    It's probably the easiest way to make an iPhone ringtone. You can also make an account and save your ringtones for future downloads.
     
  11. slynger macrumors regular

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    gonna join this convo as I tried about a week ago with garageband and had zero luck. Not sure if I was missing a step.

    I tried the other method of editing the "get info" settings, but when I click "OK" it reverts back to the original time. What am I doing wrong?
     
  12. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    i've used this. been super easy for me. you can of course buy the upgrades but i don't

    it allows for 30 second ringtones, which honestly 30 seconds is too long. i never even get to the end of my current ringtones because the phone doesn't ring that long.

    Also the one problem i've noticed is that i can't do it if the audio file is too short. I tried to make a text tone and it wouldn't accept the 2 second file i had.
     
  13. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    You're not using itunes.
     
  14. Ljwinter macrumors member

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    Open song in Quicktime, cut song to desired ringtone (no more than 30 seconds) and export it. It will save it to the desktop as a M4A file. Delete the "A" and add a "R". Drag in iTunes and put on your phone.
     
  15. slynger macrumors regular

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    well, I messed up a couple more times, but I think I finally figured it out. Thanks for the help.
     
  16. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    To add to this, you have to delete the .m4a from your itunes library first (the trimmed version), before reimporting the .m4r Otherwise iTunes will think you are trying to import a duplicate file.
     
  17. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    That's what I use as well.
     
  18. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You don't even have to upload your song, just search and you will find a bunch of clips already made by many people that liked the same song and you just download it and sync it.

    If jb you can use Unlimtones which is the app version of audiko and puts the ringtone directly on the phone ringtone library.
     
  19. SAL8116 macrumors regular

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    I'll have to give that a shot. Thanks.
     

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