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Q: How do I set custom ringtones on my iPhone


A: If you have an iPhone you will probably know that you can only use songs bought from iTunes to set as your ringtone, (pretty crappy eh!?) 

but there is a way round this!

 

If you've purchased a ringtone from us, you will be sent a download link in the form of a text message. Simply type the link you were sent 
into your computers internet browser (make sure you copy this exactly) and hit enter.

 

Then click on 'start download' and your ringtone will play in your media player. Use your media player to save the ringtone onto your 
desktop.

Follow this step-by-step guide below in order to successfully set a custom ringtone on your iPhone.

 

A Step-by-step guide to creating and setting a custom ringtone on your iPhone

 

This simple 13 step-by-step guide will show you how to create and set a custom ringtone for your iPhone.

In order to successfully set a custom ringtone for your iPhone you will require the latest version of iTunes, if you do not have iTunes or require the latest version head to; http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.

 

Step 1: Open iTunes and navigate to the the "Music" tab (highlighted in the picture below)

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Step 2: Pick the song you wish to convert into a ringtone, hit the play button and let it play for a duration of 0:24 to 0:40 maximum. As soon as the song reaches this duration stop the music.


Step 3: Now right-click the same song and click "Get Info" from the menu.

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Step 4: Select the "Options" tab and check the "Stop Time" button and set the value to the desired duration. Hit the OK Button

Note; Ringtones have a maximum length of 30 seconds.

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Step 5: Right-Click the same song again and select "Create AAC Version" in the menu. This will create a new file right under the selected file.

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Step 6: Now click on the new file and select "Show in Windows Explorer" this will launch a new window showing the new file.

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Step 7: You now need to change the file extension. To allow yourself to make this change, go to “Folder Option” from the same folder. (Organize > Folder & Search Options), and uncheck the field “Hide extensions for known file types” and return back to that folder.

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Step 8: Now you should be able to see the file extension as ".m4a" we need to change this to ".m4r". To make this change right click the file and edit the .m4a to .m4r.

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Step 9: Once you are done with the renaming the file, icon of the file should change and should be recognized as a Ringtone as shown in image.

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Step 10: Double click the file and it should automatically open up in iTunes under the tab of "Ringtones".

If you are unable to see “Ringtones” tab. Navigate to “Edit > Preferences > General”  and make sure the Ringtones field is checked.

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Step 11: Now simply sync your iPhone via iTunes and the ringtone will transfer to your iPhone.

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Step 12: After the sync has completed, unplug your iPhone to navigate to “Settings > Sounds > Ringtone” and you should be able to see the newly generated Ringtone.

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Step 13: Select the Ringtone and this will set it as your new ringtone.

 


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