How to Make Free iPhone Ringtones with iTunes?
Ringtones - These are the darlings of the music industry and the bane of anyone subject to hearing a poor one. If you bought an iPhone, but you want to pay for your songs twice to get a ringtone. There are numerous songs in your music library, but no way to make free ringtones for iPhone from any of them. Or is there? Actually, iTunes will help you to create a free ringtone from a song downloaded with the iTunes Music Store.
iPhone ringtones are usually .m4r tracks 40 seconds or less in duration. Here this tutorial takes Mac for example, but the method goes the same way for Windows.
Make Free Ringtones for iPhone with iTunes Steps
Step 1: Open and run iTunes. Locate the song you'd like to turn in to a ringtone. Then right click on the song and select "Get Info" option. From this scree, tab "Options" on top menu, then check both the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" boxes.
Please specify what time interval, then click "OK" button on bottom.
Step 2: On iTunes program, head to "Advanced -> Create AAC Version or Create Apple Lossless Version". You must ensure your iTunes "Import Settings" are set to "AAC" or "Apple Lossless" and not "MP3".
A duplicate copy of your song will show up in iTunes, this new song may have the same filename but shorter "Time". Return to the initial song and uncheck those "Start Time" and "End Time" boxes.
Step 3: Drag the duplicate song to your desktop, then remove this duplicate song from your iTunes. On desktop, please rename the duplicate song with the ".m4r" file extension, this turns your song file into an iPhone ringtone file.
Step 4: Drag the newly renamed .m4r file back into iTunes. Double-click on the new .m4r file and it will be added into iTunes as a ringtone which can be synced to your iPhone.
You will find piles of 3rd party iPhone Ringtone Makers on Google. With them you may create your personal ringtones from whatever music or video file. iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac can help you custom your iPhone Ringtone using music converted from popular video/audio formats.
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