How to Make Custom iPhone Ringtones on Computer for Free?
So you have bought a new iPhone and you love all its features but without the ringtones that come with the phone. You just see there are many songs in your music library but it seems impossible to turn them into ringtones. You just don’t want to pay for your songs twice to get a new ringtone. Actually, with a little bit of trick, you can make custom iPhone ringtones from any music you have easily for free.
You can create iPhone ringtones from iPod music, and this post is a tutorial showing you how to create iPhone ringtones on PC using non-DRM songs, rather than having to buy new ringtones from the iTunes store. The method works on both Windows and Mac computers. Please note it doesn’t support DRM protected music files. Let’s do down to the task together.
Simple Steps to Create iPhone Ringtones on Windows/Mac
Things you'll need: iTunes, a non-DRM music file and Windows or Mac computer.
Step 1. Find the song that you want to make it into an iPhone ringtone, listen to it carefully and pay attention to the timer carefully. Mark out the exact start and end time of the part you want to extract to make ringtone for your iPhone. Please note your iPhone ringtones can only be up to 30 seconds long.
Step 2. Launch your iTunes, import the shortened music track. Right-click on the music track in iTunes and click the button of "Get Info". Hit the "Options" tab, check the boxes next to "Start Time" and "Stop Time" and input the times according to Step 1. Then, click "Ok" to finish this step.
Step 3. Right-click your song again and choose "Convert Selection to AAC". Wait until iTunes has converted your song and then you can right-click on the ringtone and choose the button of "Delete". Click on the "Keep Files" button and go to Music -> iTunes -> iTunes Music to find the music file with an extension of M4A.
Step 4. Change the .m4a extension to .m4r. To do this, you can either double-click on it to rename your file, or right-click and select "Rename" on a Windows PC or "Get Info" on a Mac. Select the option of "Use .m4r" or the PC equivalent when the system warns you that the change may affect the use of your file.
Step 5. Double-click on the ringtone file and then iTunes will add it to the ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library. Now, you can connect your iPhone to this computer and sync the ringtone files to the iPhone.
Kindly Tips: Creating iPhone ringtones on Mac is almost the same as the instruction above. And please don't forget, as I mentioned above, your ringtone cannot be over 30 seconds long.