Damned iPhone! It is so simple to use and there are so many handy apps available, but when you need to download music, photos or ringtones, it becomes “impossible” for an average user. It doesn’t mean that users are kind of stupid, it’s because Apple has it’s own vision on how we should interact with it’s products. We have no other choice but to learn and adjust to this rules. So, the ringtones… In this article I will show you how to make ringtones for iPhone and the easiest way of uploading them to your device. Let’s begin!
There are so many websites and services offering iPhone ringtones download, but STOP… I don’t recommend wasting money on ringtones. You can make an iPhone ringtone from any MP3 file yourself… It’s not hard and doesn’t require special Superman abilities from you. Right below I offer three different methods of doing so. Pick the one you like then follow a simple guide.
The process of making ringtones for iPhone can be described in three steps: pick (the song), cut (the excerpt), convert (to mr4 format). Yes, .mr4 is the file format for iPhone ringtones. No other file formats can be used for iPhone ring tune. Thank you Apple.
Today I give you the choice of three different methods:
How to make ringtones for iPhone using iTunes
To be honest, not many people love iTunes, and even less people managed to get “friendly” with it. Unfortunately, we cannot ignore iTunes completely. It gives us a possibility to backup iPhone, restore iOS and also create ringtones.
This method doesn’t require internet connection. All you need is an MP3 file and iTunes on your computer. Nothing else. Follow the guide below and try not to ask too many questions.
Congratulations! You’ve just made a new ringtone for iPhone.
Done! You can go to iPhone Settings > Sounds and assign your new ringtones for a specific action.
Make .m4r ringtone using Online Audio Cutter?
The method above is not my favorite and not the easiest as well. I bet, you didn’t like it… So, let me show you the most pleasant and easy way of making iPhone ringtones. This time we will need a computer with internet connection, since we are about to use an Online Audio Cutter mp3cut.net. You will fall in love with this method… Just follow the short instruction below.
To transfer the ringtone to your computer, go to STEP 6 of the previous method (see above) or follow to the last chapter of this guide.
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Apps for making/downloading ringtones directly on iPhone
The App Store is overfilled with all sort of apps which let you to make new or download existing ringtones for iPhone. I’m not going to recommend any specific app, but want to describe the common principle of all apps of this kind. Let’s have a look at “Ringtones for iPhone & Maker” app closer. This application allows to make iPhone ringtones out of MP3 files from your music library, or download ringtones created by other people.
The interface is simple and doesn’t require much explanation. During first start you’ll get a brief guide any way.
The most frustrating part is that all those ringtones which you’ve created or downloaded are not available in iPhone Settings > Sounds yet. All ringtones are stored inside of the app and cannot be accessed by other apps on the iPhone. So what do I do with it now? You’ll have to follow one more “unintuitive” guide below. Sorry, it wasn’t my idea… Thanks Apple. In few words, we have to copy these ringtones from iPhone to a computer, then transfer them back to iPhone as we did earlier.
How to transfer ringtones to iPhone
Whatever methods you followed, you have to have a ringtone file (m4r format) stored on your computer. Many of you would probably ask “What do I do with this file? How do I transfer it to iPhone?”. OK… It’s actually easy to do (not really intuitive though). Just follow few simple steps below:
Was it hard? I don’t think so! If you successfully accomplished all steps in this guide, you’re a truly iPhone ringtone specialist. Bare in mind that people around you would be hearing your ringtones, so pick a tune which will not put you into embarrassing situation. That’s it for now! Help me spread the goodness. Share this article in social networks… this way you help me to keep this project alive.