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While Apple provides you with several ringtones to choose from in their iPhones, they can become repetitive. You may want a ringtone that’s more personal to you, be it a voice recording or the chorus of your favorite song.
Fortunately, it is very simple to make your own ringtone for your iPhone. All you need is your favorite tune or recording, iTunes, and a few steps to make it happen.
You can use any form of audio as long as they are already saved on your computer or iPhone. However, you can’t use songs from Apple Music, or other streaming services that have digital rights.
How To Make A Ringtone On iPhone
Select Song From iTunes
Begin by opening your iTunes and selecting the song you want to use as your ringtone.
Right-Click, Then Select ‘Song Info’
Click on it, then right-click, and select the ‘Song Info’ option.
Select ‘Options’, Then Choose Part Of The Song
Select the ‘Options’, and then choose a part of the song that you want as a ringtone. You can choose up to 30 seconds when it comes to ringtones for Apple. You must also ensure you are entering the minutes and seconds of the song, so it is exact.
Make Sure The Song Is Highlighted And Select The ‘File’ Option
Once you’ve clicked ‘OK’, make sure the song is highlighted and select the ‘File’ option at the top of the screen.
Click On ‘Convert’, And Then Select ‘Create AAC Version’
From the drop-down menu, click on ‘Convert’, and then select ‘Create AAC Version’. This will then save the song as the new 30-second clip you created.
Select ‘Show In Windows Explorer’ Option
Right-click on this new song clip, and select the ‘Show in Windows Explorer’ option (If using a Mac, select ‘Show in Finder’).
Change The Extension From .M4A To .M4R
The above step will then take you to where your clip has been saved on your computer. From here, change the extension from .m4a to .m4r.
Plug Your Phone Into Your Computer
Keeping iTunes open, plug your phone into your computer, and select it from the menu on the left of the screen.
Copy And Paste Your New Ringtone To Tones
Under your phone, there will be an option that says ‘Tones’. Either drag and drop or copy and paste your new ringtone into this section. This will automatically sync the clip into your phone’s ringtones.
Go To Settings > Sounds And Haptics
Open up your iPhone, and select ‘Sounds and Haptics’ under the ‘Settings’ option.
Scroll Down Until You Get To ‘Ringtone’
Scroll down the list until you get to a tone called ‘Ringtone’. This will be the ringtone you just uploaded.
Once you’ve found the new tone in your phone, make sure it plays properly before selecting it as your new ringtone.
Making A Ringtone From iPhone Directly
For those who would rather not use a computer or laptop, you can create a ringtone using just your iPhone. You just need to use GarageBand which is a free app.
Open The App
Open the app and select any instrument.
Select the ‘Editor’ icon, which resembles an editing screen on the top left.
Tap The ‘Loop’ Icon, And Select ‘Music’
Then,Tap On The ‘Loop’ Icon, And Select ‘Music’ which will take you to the songs on your iPhone.
Find Your Song Then Drag It Into The Editor
Find your song under ‘Songs’ and drag it into the editor. Make sure you are dropping it into the second track from the top.
Clip Your Song To 30 Seconds
Clip your song to 30 seconds by dragging the yellow sliders along the track.
Select The Arrow And Tap ‘My Songs’
Select the arrow in the top left corner and tap on ‘My Songs’.
Press And Hold The Song And Select Share
Hold your finger on the song that has now been saved, and select ‘Share’ from the menu that appears.
Select ‘Ringtone’’ And Name The Ringtone
Select ‘Ringtone’’ from the options that pop up, and give it a name for it to export.
Select What Type
Once exported, select what type of ringtone you want it as.
Find Your Ringtone Under Sounds And Haptics
Your ringtone will then appear under ‘Sounds and Haptics’ on your phone.
This article has shown you how to upload your own ringtones to your iPhone using a computer or your iPhone.
We hope you have found this step-by-step guide useful.