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Create your iPhone ringtones for free using iTunes


F@H - Is it in you?
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I’ll sum up what this guy is talking about.

First before doing anything else, create a folder called “Ringtones” or whatever you want to. Also, when in a folder, go to Tools > Options > View and ensure that HIDE EXTENSIONS FOR KNOWN FILE TYPES is NOT checked. You need to be able to see extensions. If you are using Vista, press Alt to display menu in a folder.

Now, fire up iTunes and select a song.

Right-click and select “File Info” for the song. Go to the Options Tab and select the start time and stop time on the song (checking the dialog boxes) for the clip of the song you would like to use as a Ring-Tone. Click ok to save.

Once you have done this, right click on the Song and select the CONVERT TO AAC option. You can also do this from the menu. Once you have converted, you will have 2 versions of the song. The original and the duplicate. I advise now going back to the original song and REMOVING the start/stop portion.

Take the duplicated song and drag it into the Ringtone folder you created previously. Press F2 to edit the extension and change it from .m4a to .m4r.

Before doing anything else, in iTunes, delete the AAC file you created. Once you have done this, take the new .m4r file from your Ringtone folder and drop it back into iTunes. It will automatically show up as a Ringtone.

Sync your phone and you are all set :D


Not all songs will convert correctly. I tried 15 songs last night, 2 did not play back correctly. Your mileage may vary :D



F@H - Is it in you?
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This uses songs you already have and doesn't require an external website :D

You don't even have to have the songs purchased from iTunes.

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