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How can I set a ringtone from iTunes?
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Customize your ringtone, text tone, new mail alert sound, and more.
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Change your ringtone
- On your iOS device, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
- In the Sounds And Vibrations Patterns section, tap the sound that you want to change. You can change your Ringtone, Text Tone, New Mail sound, Calendar Alerts, and more.
- Tap on the name of a ringtone or alert tone to hear it play and set it as the new sound.
You can also set a Ringtone or Text Tone for a specific contact: In the Contacts app, find and tap the specific contact, then tap Edit in the upper-right corner. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then choose a new sound.
Redownload previously purchased tones
With iOS 11 or later, you can redownload purchased tones that you bought using your Apple ID.
Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, then tap on any sound. At the top of the page, tap Download All Purchased Tones to check for any previously purchased tones that are not currently downloaded to your device. You might not see this option if you've already downloaded your previously purchased tones or if you haven't purchased any tones.
You might not be able to redownload some previously purchased tones.
Move custom ringtones from iTunes to your iOS device
If you have a custom ringtone or tone in iTunes on your Mac or PC that you want to move to your iOS device, you can manually add it to your device using iTunes.
- Connect your device to your computer.
- Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version .
- On your computer, find the ringtone or tone that you want to add to your device. If the ringtone or tone previously appeared in your iTunes library, you can find it in the Tones or Ringtones folders of your iTunes media folder . If you created a ringtone in GarageBand on Mac and then shared it to iTunes, it might be in an Import folder.
- Select the tone that you want to add to your device and copy it. (You can use a keyboard shortcut .)
- Return to iTunes and go to the Library tab of Music.
- Click your device in the left sidebar, then click Tones.
- Paste your tone. (You can use a keyboard shortcut .)
You can also drag and drop your tone file onto the name of your iOS device in the left sidebar of iTunes.
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Find out how to change the sound that plays when you receive a call, text, email or other notification on your iPhone or iPad. Choose from a variety of built-in sounds or buy ringtones from the iTunes Store.
Change your ringtone
- Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
- Tap a ringtone or alert tone to hear it and set it as the new sound.
Set a ringtone or text tone for a contact
- Open the Contacts app and tap a person's name.
- In the top right-hand corner of the person's contact card, tap Edit.
Buy ringtones from the iTunes Store
- Open the iTunes Store app.
- Tap Tones.
- Find a ringtone you want to buy, then tap the price.
- You may need to enter your Apple ID password to complete your purchase.
Store availability and features may vary by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region .
Ringtones on iTunes aren't full songs; they're just snippets.
Re-download ringtones purchased with your Apple ID
- Under Sounds and Haptic Patterns, tap any sound.
You may not be able to re-download some previously purchased tones.
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Anyone can add custom ringtones to their iPhones using iTunes on Windows or Apple Music on Mac. Here’s the step-by-step guide to do it.
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How to Set a Ringtone from a Song on iPhone: 5 Easy Methods
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This wikiHow teaches you how to create and install a custom ringtone from a song on your iPhone using iTunes on your iPhone, PC, or Mac. If you're using macOS Catalina or later, you'll actually be using the Music app. You can also create a custom ringtone from a GarageBand project on your Mac. You can easily create a ringtone from most music file types, including M4As and MP3s, as long as it's saved to your computer. Once you've added the song's ringtone to your iPhone, you can set it as the phone's default ringtone or as the ringtone for a specific contact.
Things You Should Know
- The easiest way to set a song as your ringtone is to buy one from the Tones section of the iTunes Store on your phone.
- You can also create a custom ringtone in iTunes, Music, or GarageBand on your computer.
- However you create your ringtone, you can set it using Settings or the Contacts app on your iPhone.
- If you don’t see the iTunes Store app on your Home Screen, scroll through all your Home Screen pages until you reach the App Library . Search for itunes store in the search field at the top of the screen or scroll down and look for it in the Entertainment group.
- If can’t find the ringtone you want in the iTunes Store, try one of the methods below. You might need to make one in iTunes, Apple Music , or Garage Band .
- If you use the Search feature, it will search for anything in the iTunes Store that matches your search term. Scroll down to the Ringtones category in the search results to find ringtones, if there are any.
- Set as Default Ringtone
- Set as Default Text Tone
- Assign to a Contact
- Tap Done to buy the tone and install it on your iPhone without setting it.
- If you don’t choose one of the options in the menu to set your ringtone right away, you’ll need to set it after you’ve made your purchase.
- Tap any sound listed in the Sounds and Haptic Patterns group.
- Tap Download All Purchased Tones . It’s near the top of the menu, under Store . You can also tap the Tone Store link to open the Tones section of the iTunes Store .
- You can download songs you don’t own from Apple Music, but you won’t be able to turn them into ringtones. You’ll get a notice saying that it’s a protected file that can’t be converted.
- Click Music in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then click Preferences or Settings .
- Open the General tab and check the box next to iTunes Store next to the Show header.
- Click OK to confirm your choice and close the Settings/Preferences window. You can then click the link in the sidebar to browse the iTunes store.
- You can also click on the ••• button next to any song or album in Apple Music and select View in iTunes Store to purchase and download it.
- You can see the timestamp for the song at the top of the iTunes window when a song is playing.
- Ringtones cannot be longer than 40 seconds. Depending on your operating system, you may not be able to make ringtones that are longer than 30 seconds.  X Research source
- For example, if your selected ringtone segment is 26 seconds, the new song will have "0:26" next to it instead of the full song length.
- Click Edit in the menu bar at the top of the screen in Windows. On a Mac, select either iTunes or Music from the menu bar, depending on which macOS and app you are using.
- Click Preferences or Settings .
- Depending on which version of iTunes or Music you have, either open the General tab or the Files tab. From there, click Import Settings .
- Click the "Import Using" drop-down box and click AAC Encoder in the drop-down menu. Click OK to save your changes, then click it again in the main Settings/Preferences window.
- Don’t forget to reset the start and stop times for the original song in your iTunes/Apple Music library!
- Click the View tab at the top of the File Explorer window
- Check the "File name extensions" box if not checked
- Click the ".m4a" version of the song to select it
- Click the Home tab and click Rename
- Replace m4a with m4r at the end of the song and press Enter , then click OK .
- Select the AAC version of the song (the ".m4a" version)
- Click the File menu at the top of the screen
- Click Get Info in the drop-down menu
- Change m4a to m4r in the "Name & Extension" section and press ⏎ Return
- Click Use m4r in the alert box that pops up.
- Leave the File Explorer or Finder window open for now. You’ll need it when you move the ringtone to your iPhone .
- If you’re using Finder , simply drag the ringtone file from its location on your computer and drop it into the General tab. You can also copy the file and paste it .
- If you're using iTunes and see a folder on your iPhone called Tones or Ringtones in the Media folder in the left panel, you can drag the file right to that folder. If you don't see this folder, just dragging the file to the main panel in iTunes will transfer the file to your iPhone.
- Depending on which version of iTunes or Finder you’re using, clicking Sync might not be necessary. In many cases it’s enough to drag and drop or copy and paste the file.
- You can find GarageBand by opening Launchpad in the Dock at the bottom of the screen. The icon looks like an electric guitar in front of an amp.
- To create a song in the mobile app, launch GarageBand on your phone and tap the + Create Song icon. Select from one of the options to import or record a track, or put together a song from tracks and samples in the GarageBand sound library.
- Once you’re satisfied with the song you’ve created, tap the icon that looks like a triangle pointing down in the top left corner of the screen and select My Songs . This will take you back to the My Songs browser.
- Selecting File and clicking New
- Clicking Empty Project and clicking Choose , then selecting Create
- Dragging and dropping a music file from a location on your computer to create a new track
- If you see the option to save your project to a GarageBand for iOS folder in iCloud, select that. It will make it slightly easier to find your file in the mobile GarageBand app.
- If you haven’t already set up an iCloud account , you’ll need to do so before you can export your project.
- If you don’t see your song, type its name into the Search field at the top of the screen, then tap Search . It should appear if you successfully uploaded it to iCloud.
- If you just tap your song instead of tapping and holding it, the project will open in the GarageBand editor.
- If your song is longer than 30 seconds, you’ll see a popup advising you that the length of the ringtone needs to be adjusted. Tap Continue , and GarageBand will automatically trim your song for you.
- Standard Ringtone
- Standard Text Tone
- Assign to contact
- Tap Done to exit the Use sound as… menu without setting the ringtone .
- If you want to assign your new ringtone to a different type of alert, such as text messages or voicemail, select one of those options from the list instead of Ringtone .
- You should also hear a preview of your ringtone when you tap it.
- Open the Contacts app. It looks like a gray square with an icon of a person on it and several colorful tabs along the side.
- Tap a contact's name.
- Select Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Tap Ringtone .
- Select the ringtone you want to use for your contact.
- Make sure that your phone is set to ring audibly if you want to hear your new ringtone. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
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To set a song as your ringtone on your iPhone, start by attaching your phone to your computer with the USB cable. Once connected, click the iPhone icon in the top-left side of the iTunes window. When you open your phone, drag the ringtone to the “Tones” folder if you have one, or just to the right panel. Finally, click “Sync” for the tone to appear on your phone. After you disconnect your phone from your computer, open your iPhone’s settings by tapping on the grey app with gears on it. From “Settings,” scroll down and tap “Sounds and Haptics” to get to the “Ringtone” button. After clicking on “Ringtone,” tap the sound’s name that you want to set as your phone’s default ringtone. If you’d rather set the ringtone for a specific contact, open the Contacts app, tap on the contact’s name, and tap “Ringtone.” Once you select the ringtone for that contact, tap “Done” to save it. To learn how to create a ringtone, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No
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How to add custom ringtones to your iphone.
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Quick links, step one: get itunes, step two: choose a sound file, step three: convert the mp3 to aac, step four: rename your aac file, step five: add the ringtone file to your phone, step six: choose the ringtone, key takeaways.
- To add a custom ringtone to your iPhone, convert the audio file to AAC, ensure it is less than 40 seconds long, and rename the file extension to ".m4r"
- Connect your iPhone to your PC, click the phone icon, open the "Tunes" tab, then drag the audio file into the window
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone, then navigate to
The iPhone has been around for a long time, and yet there's still no easy way to add your own custom ringtones — but it is possible. If you don't want to buy ringtones or use the ones that came with your iPhone, you can create your own with iTunes.
This process changed a bit with iTunes 12.7 and subsequent releases. The "Tones" library you could previously sync with your iPhone has been removed, but you can still manually place ringtone files on your phone. Any ringtones you had stored in iTunes are now located at C:\Users\NAME\Music\iTunes\iTunesMediaTones on a Windows PC or ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Tones/ on a Mac.
You almost never have to use iTunes with a modern iPhone , but adding your own custom ringtones still requires it.
On a Windows PC, you'll need to install the latest version of iTunes from Apple. On a Mac, iTunes is already installed and ready to go. This process will work on either a Mac or Windows PC.
Apple no longer offers iTunes on Macs starting with macOS Catalina, so you'll need to use an alternative method to get custom ringtones onto your iPhone on newer versions of macOS . The instructions in this article still work if you're using iTunes on Windows or if you have an older version of macOS that still has iTunes. Additionally, we had some issues with the version of iTunes downloaded from the Microsoft Store, but the version available for download on the Apple website worked perfectly. If you encounter problems, try installing the version downloaded from Apple.
Of course, you'll need a sound clip you want to convert and use as a ringtone for this. You probably already have some idea of what you want to use. if not, go ahead and find something you like. You can use absolutely any sound file you find.
Your ringtone file must be a maximum of 40 seconds long. iTunes will refuse to copy ringtones longer than 40 seconds to your phone.
If the file is long and you just want to use one part of it, you can cut it down to just the part you want using an audio editor. You can use any audio editor you like. We like the free and open-source Audacity audio editor for audio editing, but it's more complex than necessary for simple things like this — so we actually recommend a simple online tool like mp3cut.net . To use this website, click the "Open file" button and browse to the MP3 or other type of sound file you want to edit. It can also extract the sound from video files if you upload those.
Select the part of the audio file you want to use and click the "Save" button.
Download the edited clip to your PC by clicking "Save" again. This is the file you'll need to import into iTunes.
There's a good chance your sound file is in MP3 format. You'll need to convert it to AAC format to use it as a ringtone. (If your sound file is already in AAC format or has a .m4r extension, you can skip this part.)
First, add the sound file to iTunes and locate it in your library. You can do this by dragging and dropping the file directly into the iTunes library. Look under Library > Songs for the file afterward.
Select the sound file in iTunes and click File > Convert > Create AAC Version.
You'll end up with two copies of the same song file in your iTunes library: The original MP3 version and the new AAC version.
To keep track of which is which, right-click the headings in the library and enable the "Kind" column.
You'll see a new "Kind" column telling you which file is which. The "MPEG audio file" is the original MP3, while the "AAC audio file" is your new AAC file. You can right-click the MPEG audio file version (that's the MP3) and remove it from your library if you like.
You now have your ringtone file as an AAC file. However, you need to change its file extension so iTunes will recognize it as a ringtone file.
First, drag and drop the AAC file from the iTunes library to your Desktop or any other folder on your system.
You'll get the ringtone file as an AAC file with the .m4a file extension . If you don't see an extension after the file name, you'll need to enable file extensions . Right-click the file, click "rename" or hit the rename button , and change the file extension to .m4r. For example, if the file is named Song.m4a, change it to Song.m4r.
Finally, connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with its included USB-to-Lightning cable — that's the same cable you use to charge your iPhone.
Some cheap cables may support charging but not data transfer. If you plug your iPhone into your PC and it starts to charge but nothing else happens, try a different cable.
Unlock your iPhone and tap the "Trust" option on its screen to confirm you want to trust your computer if you haven't previously connected your phone to iTunes on that PC or Mac. You'll be prompted to enter your PIN.
In iTunes, click the device icon that appears to the left of "Library" on the navigation bar.
Click the "Tones" section under On My Device in the left sidebar.
Drag and drop the .m4r ringtone file from its folder to the Tones section in iTunes.
If drag and drop doesn't work, use copy and paste instead. Select the ringtone file in File Explorer and press Ctrl+C, or right-click it and select copy. Next, click inside the Tones list inside iTunes and press Ctrl+V to paste it. Additionally, this part seems to break with the Microsoft Store version of iTunes. If you can't drag and drop or copy and paste the file into iTunes, try downloading and installing iTunes from Apple's website instead. Scroll about halfway down Apple's page until you see "Looking for other versions?" and then click "Windows." Click "Download" once the option appears.
iTunes will sync the ringtone to your phone and it will immediately appear under Tones here.
You can now grab your iPhone and head to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, then tap "Ringtone."
Then choose your custom ringtone. Any custom ringtones you've added will appear at the top of the list, and all of the default ringtones will be listed below the small line.
You can also assign that ringtone to a specific contact , so you know who's calling just by the sound.
To remove ringtones, reconnect your phone to iTunes and head back to the On My Device > Tones section. Right-click a tone and select "Delete from Library" to remove it from your device.
If you're not short on space, there isn't any real need to delete the ringtones you add. You can have as many as you'd like!
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How to Add Ringtones to iPhone from Computer
If you are wondering how to add ringtones to iPhone from computer, read this guide and you will learn two free methods to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone, either with or without iTunes.
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Compared with the default tones, many iPhone users prefer to use custom iPhone ringtones, be it for a call, text message, alarm, or notification. Then how to add custom ringtones to iPhone? We all know that Apple makes it difficult for its users to set a song as an iPhone ringtone. But that's doesn't mean it's impossible. One of the common ways to get ringtones on iPhone is to add ringtones to iPhone from computer, and there are two ways to send ringtones to iPhone.
After reading this article, you will know how to add ringtones to iPhone from computer in two ways. Whether you want to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone using iTunes or without iTunes, you can find the way to do it here.
If the ringtones are downloaded to your computer already or you are going to download free ringtones from some websites, you are recommended to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes. While if you want to make a ringtone yourself, you can make a song a ringtone using iTunes and then sync it to your iPhone with the software.
How to Transfer Ringtones from Computer to iPhone Without iTunes
How to add ringtones to iPhone from computer without iTunes for free? The answer is to use the free iOS data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover .
EaseUS MobiMover is an iTunes alternative that will help you transfer ringtones from computer to your iPhone/iPad without data syncing. Apart from transferring files between iPhone and computer, EaseUS MobiMover is an iOS data backup tool and a video downloader as well. With it, you can:
- Transfer data like photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, and more between two iOS devices.
- Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad and Windows/Mac computers.
- Download videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad.
- Back up WhatsApp messages from iPhone to PC and restore it when needed.
- Back up iPhone data to PC and restore it to an iPhone/iPad
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Thus, it will not only help you put ringtones on iPhone from computer but also transfer ringtones from one iPhone to another. If you have downloaded the free iPhone ringtones to your computer, follow the steps below to transfer the audio files to your iOS device directly. If not, you can go to websites (CellBeat, melofania.club, mobile9...) to get free ringtones for your iPhone first.
To add ringtones to iPhone from computer without iTunes:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover > Tap "Trust" on your phone and click "Allow" to enable this program to access your iPhone > Click "Audio" from the interface > Select "Ringtones" to continue.
Step 2. Click "Ringtones" > Select "Add Contents" to locate your ringtones stored on your computer.
Step 3. Select the ringtone you wish to transfer from your computer > Click "Open" to start the transferring. After it completes, you can go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone" to check ringtones on your iPhone.
This is quite easy, right? If you have saved some good iPhone ringtones on your PC, get EaseUS MobiMover now to add these ringtones to your iPhone. EaseUS MobiMover can push the ringtone to your list of iPhone ringtones, thus you will not need any other app to make it available in the "Sounds & Haptics" option in the Settings app.
How to Transfer Ringtones from Computer to iPhone Using iTunes
Didn't find the ringtone you like and want to customize ringtones by yourself? With iTunes, you can make any section of a song as the ringtone and then put the ringtone on your iPhone using iTunes.
The video from Friendly Vikas clearly presents you with how to add ringtones to your iPhone from the computer using iTunes, follow the tutorial and you will know how to put ringtones on iPhone. You can also follow the detailed text guide to get things done. If you find make custom ringtones for iPhone with iTunes is too difficult, you can see this guide on how to make ringtones for iPhone with EaseUS Ringtone Editor, an easy iPhone ringtone maker to make ringtone in three steps.
To transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone using iTunes:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
Step 2. Click the device icon and click "Summary". Make sure the option "Manually manage music and videos" is checked.
Step 3. Click the "Back" button and go to "Songs" > "Library."
Step 4. If the song you want to set as iPhone ringtone is not in the iTunes Library, click "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the music from PC to iTunes.
Step 5. Right-click the target song and choose "Song Info." In the new window, click the "Options" tab.
Step 6. Check the "Start" and "Stop" options and set the starting/stopping point of the ringtone (less than 30 seconds).
Step 7. Go back to iTunes library, select the original song, then click "File" > "Convert" > "Create AAC Version." Afterward, you will see the song clip in Tunes.
Step 8. Right-click the shortened version and choose "Show in Windows Explorer" (or "Show in Finder" on Mac).
Step 9. Copy and paste the song to your desktop and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r. Confirm your change.
Step 10. Now go back to the iTunes Library and delete the shortened version of the song: right-click the song, choose "Delete from Library" > "Delete Song" > "Move to Recycle Bin."
Step 11. Click the "Tones" tab in the left sidebar, drag and drop the ringtone from desktop to iTunes. After the drag and drop, the ringtones will be synced to the iPhone automatically.
How to Add Ringtones to iPhone Seamlessly
In addition to syncing ringtones to iPhone from computer, you can also buy ringtones from iTunes Store or sync ringtones from iPhone to iPhone to add ringtones to an iPhone.
To buy ringtones from the iTunes Store:
Step 1. Open the iTunes Store on your iPhone and click "More".
Step 2. Click "Tones" and find the ringtone you like.
Step 3. Tap the price and choose to set the audio as the default ringtone, default text tone, or assign it to a contact.
Step 4. Enter your Apple ID password to complete the purchase.
To transfer ringtones from one iPhone to another:
With software like EaseUS MobiMover, you can also put ringtones on iPhone from another iOS device, which works the same as transferring music from iPhone to iPhone . Refer to the guide to get ringtones on your iPhone with ease.
Bonus: How to Set a Song as a Ringtone on iPhone
After you import the ringtones to your iPhone, now you can set it as the custom ringtone for your device. The steps below are performed on an iPhone running iOS 13. It works the same on earlier iOS versions.
Step 1. Open "Settings" > "Sounds & Haptics" > "Ringtone."
Step 2. Choose the ringtone you just added to set it as the custom ringtone on your iPhone.
The Bottom Line
Now you know how to make a song the ringing tone for iPhone.
If you have got the ringtones you like on a PC or Mac, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to directly transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes. While if you want to make a ringtone via iTunes, you can connect your iPhone to the computer and use iTunes to make and sync the tones to your iOS device.
Except for adding ringtones to an iPhone from a computer, you can also buy tones from the iTunes Store or transfer ringtones to the iPhone from another iOS device.
Use the method that fits your need best to add custom ringtones to your iPhone with a few simple clicks.
FAQs on How to Add Ringtones to iPhone from Computer
If you have any questions about how to add ringtones to iPhone fron computer, you may want to check the commonly asked questions below.
1. Are ringtones free with Apple Music?
There is no ringtone subscription in Apple Music. Instead, you can purchase from the iTunes Store.
2. How do I download a YouTube song as a ringtone?
- First, donwload the YouTube video.
- Then convert the video format to MP3.
- Then import the music to your iPhone and set it as a ringtone.
3. Is iPhone ringtone M4R or M4A?
An iPhone ringtone file is in the M4R format. M4R files is created by Apple, and you can use iTunes to convert a music to M4R ans set is as a ringtone.
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How to Make an IPhone Ringtone With ITunes
Introduction: How to Make an IPhone Ringtone With ITunes
Like many iPhone users, I always want to set my favorite song as a ringtone, but it seems that I’m not able to accomplish the task directly on iPhone. As iPhone doesn’t recognize a MP3 file as ringtone, so we have to convert the song into a M4R file, and then we can sync it to iPhone as a ringtone. But what do we need to make an iPhone ringtone? In fact, iTunes can provide much help. The following guidance will introduce how to make an iPhone ringtone with iTunes in detail.
Step 1: Click Get Info
First of all, you should make sure that the song you want to make an iPhone is in your iTunes library. Find the song in iTunes library and right-click it, then choose Get Info.
Step 2: Shorten the Song
After clicking Get Info, you will see a pop-up dialog. Choose Options and adjust the start time and finish time of song. Make sure that the song is no longer that 30 seconds. Then click OK at the right bottom.
Step 3: Create AAC Version
Right-click the song again, and select Create AAC Version in the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Find the AAC Version in ITunes Folder
After creating the AAC version of the song, you will find the song you created in iTunes library. Right-click the song and choose Show in Windows Explorer (Show in Finder on Mac).
Step 5: Rename the File Extension
After locating the file in iTunes folder, you will find that the song is an M4A file. You should right-click the file and rename the file extension into .m4r.
Step 6: Sync the Ringtone to IPhone
Now you can sync your created ringtone to iPhone with iTunes. You need to connect your iPhone to computer with the USB cable, and select Tones under your device. Check Sync Tones in the right part, and click Sync at the right bottom.
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