how to make a song your ringtone on iPhone In easy and simple ways
How to Make Ringtones for an iPhone
Every time you buy a new smartphone you have the habit of applying this and that other personalization in such a way as to try to distinguish yourself from the crowd. The first thing you usually do is to replace the default ringtone with one created directly by you. Precisely in this regard, you recently bought your first iPhone, you would have liked to have preceded it as usual but… not being yet very practical in terms of products of the “bitten apple” it was not possible for you to succeed in your intent. Eager to cope with it, you then rushed to the Web in search of some useful indication of what to do and ended up here, on this tutorial of mine, dedicated to creating ringtones for iPhone.
How do you say? Things are exactly like that and you want to know if I can actually help you or not? Of course, yes, it’s quiet! If you give me a few minutes of your precious time as well as your attention, I will in fact provide you with a simple but detailed description of how to create a personalized call tone for your starting from what is your favorite song or whatever it is from an audio file of your choice as well as, obviously, how to set it on the device. To do this, you can go through different paths, all very simple, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Then? What would you say to finally put the talk aside and move on to real action? Yes? Great! Position yourself therefore very comfortable, “grab” your Apple branded mobile phone and follow all the instructions on what to do that you find right below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned and that even if necessary you will be ready to dispense useful advice to all your friends interested in the subject. Enjoy the reading!
Create ringtones for iPhone via computer
Do you want to create ringtones for your iPhone and have a computer available? Well, then you can easily succeed in your intent by turning to iTunes. Alternatively, although only with regard to ringtone cutting, you can contact iRinger, a third-party tool designed specifically for this purpose. To learn more, continue reading, you will find explained in detail below.
how to make a song a ringtone on iphone With iTunes
to create ringtones for your iPhone you have the possibility to use iTunes, the multimedia player from Apple that as you surely already know, also allows you to manage iOS devices. On Mac it is pre-installed (you can find the icon on the Dock bar), while on Windows it must first be downloaded.
Do you ask me how to use it for the purpose in question? I’ll explain it to you right away! To begin with, connect your iPhone to the computer using the appropriate cable and wait for iTunes to open automatically (if this does not happen, open the program yourself by clicking on its icon). Then go to the Library tab of the Music section of iTunes and import the audio file you want to use as a ringtone by dragging the icon directly into the program window.
Now you have to shorten the audio file so that it has a maximum duration of 40 seconds, or that of a ringtone. To do this, right-click on the file name and then click on Info from the menu that opens. Therefore select the Options tab in the window that has opened on screen, check the start and end items and indicate in the appropriate fields the start and end points of the part of the audio file that you want to turn into a ringtone. Then click OK to save the changes.
So select the song from the iTunes library, click on the File item in the program’s menu bar, select Convert and click on Create AAC version. In the event that the option is not available, you must first click on the item iTunes (on Mac) or on Edit (on Windows) at the top left, choose Preferences …, open the General tab, click on Import settings … and then on AAC encoder from the Import drop-down menu using :. To confirm all the changes remember then to click OK.
Then right-click on the ringtone name and choose Show in Finder (on Mac) or Show in Windows Explorer (on Windows) from the menu to open the folder where it was saved. Then right click on the file and select Rename from the menu that appears to change the extension from m4a to m4r. It therefore confirms the changes made.
Now, go back to the iTunes library and delete the ringtone you just created by right-clicking on it and choosing the Delete option from the library from the menu. When performing these steps, be careful to select the option Keep file / Keep document when asked if you want to delete the file so as not to remove the original one as well.
how to make a ringtone With iRigner
If you don’t prefer to use iTunes to cut the audio file to use as a ringtone as seen together above, you can contact iRinger. It is a third-party software, free and usable without having to install, which just allows you to start from an audio file in MP3 format, to identify a “detachment” and turn it into a ringtone for the iPhone by. It’s a bit dated and the project is no longer supported by the developers but still works great. Furthermore, the use of the program is quite simple and quick: all you need is the song to be turned into a ringtone! Let’s see in more detail how it works.
In the main window of the program that will open on the desktop, click on the Import button to select the audio file to be turned into a ringtone for iPhone. At the end of its importation, you must identify the audio detachment that will be transformed into a ringtone.
To do this, hold down the left mouse button on the “waves” of the audio track to drag them left or right until you find the perfect ringtone. To adjust the speed, the volume level and the fade effect instead, use the bars at the bottom right, while to apply effects click on the No Effects: Click here to add effects (which is always on the lower right) and use the commands that you see on the screen.
To play the ringtone, click on the Preview button. Then when you find the audio detachment to use for the ringtone for your iPhone, click first on the Export button and then on the Go! to create it and import it into iTunes.
If at the time of importing the audio files to be used for creating the ringtone a message appears on the desktop indicating that the format is not supported or there are problems starting the program, run iRinger in Windows XP compatible mode ( if the version of Windows in use is different from Windows XP, of course).
To do this, right click on the software icon, select the Properties item from the menu, click on the Compatibility tab, check the box Run the program in compatibility mode for: and choose from the menu below Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Then confirm the changes made by first clicking Apply and then OK. At the next restart of the program it should all be fully functional.
import ringtones to iphone
Now, regardless of whether you’ve chosen to use only iTunes or iRinger, the ringing tone you created was added to the list of ring tones on iTunes. To import the ringtone on your iPhone by clicking on the name of the iPhone in the left sidebar of iTunes, select Ringtones from the menu that opens and drag the call tone file created on the right side of the iTunes window!
Then remember to properly disconnect the iPhone from the computer by pressing the Eject button that appears by bringing the cursor to the device name in the iTunes window.
Note: It is not possible to create ringtones with songs synchronized via the subscription subscribed to Apple Music as they are DRM protected files.
Create ringtones directly from the iPhone
If you don’t have a computer at hand or if you don’t want or can’t use iTunes, you can create ringtones for iPhone using Garageband for iOS, Apple’s famous app for producing and editing music. The application is actually also available for Mac but in my tutorial I would like to focus on mobile vision to enable you to create customized call tones without necessarily having to go through the computer.
To use Garageband for the purpose in question, the first fundamental step you need to take is to download and install the app on your device by connecting to the dedicated section on the App Store and then tapping on the Get / Install button. Then type the password for your Apple account or confirm the download using the Touch ID or Face ID (depending on what your device supports).
When the download is complete, open the app by pressing on its home screen icon and then select the audio file you want to turn into a ringtone by pressing on the Browse item attached to the application screen. Next stop on the track of the song appeared on the screen and move the cursor right and left to define the portion of the audio file to use as a call tone. If you want to listen to a preview, just tap on the Play button at the top.
Once you have obtained the desired final result, press and hold the button representing an arrow pointing downwards which is at the top left and select the item My tracks from the menu that appears.
Once this is done, click on the Select item at the top right, press on the preview of the newly created project, select the sharing icon (the square with the arrow) at the top left and choose the Ringtone option to set the audio file as a ringtone.
Set ringtones on iPhone
How to put a song as a ringtone
Following the instructions I gave you in the previous lines you were able to create custom ringtones for your iPhone and now you would like to understand how to set them up on the iDevice? There is no problem, I can explain this too, it’s very easy.
To set a personalized ringtone on the iPhone, all you need to do is grab your Apple smartphone, unlock it so that you can access the home screen, press the Settings icon (the gear wheel), access the menu Sounds and haptic feedback> Ringtone and select the name of the ringtone from the list that is shown to you. The changes made will be applied immediately.
If, on the other hand, you want to set the custom ringtone previously created only for a given contact in the phonebook, access the Contacts app (the one with the symbol from the phonebook) in the home screen, locate the contact contact, pajamas on, step on the wording Edit in top right, then on Ringtone and choose, from the list that is shown to you, your ringtone. Then stop on Finish twice in a row to confirm and apply the changes.