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How to convert iTunes songs (music) into ringtone for iPhone

Updated on February 23, 2011

GUIDE

***UPDATE***

To further clarify the process, I have uploaded a video explaining the process.

Follow the appropriate link:

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There are two different ways to convert music to ringtone.

Tools needed: iTunes and surely a music file!

OS: Mac OSX, XP and Vista.

1. Music that contains DRM and is bought through iTunes:

-Right click on the music in iTunes and select “Convert to Ringtone”.

2. Music not bought through iTunes:

Note: XP and Vista users click on “Properties” instead of “Get info”

-Right click on the music in iTunes and select “Get info”

-Go to “Options” tab

-Select “start time” and “stop time”

-Input a value for both intervals (Interval should not excede 40 secs)

-Click ok and close “Get info” window

-Now right click on that music again and select “Convert to AAC”

-Now you should find same music name file in itunes but with different length.

-Drag that file on to your desktop

-Delete the new AAC file from iTunes

-On your desktop, rename the extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r” of the file that was just dragged

-Drag the file back into iTunes library.

It should now show up in ringtone section. Just sync your iPhone and voila! If you run into any problems, just leave a comment and I will get back to you.


UPDATE

HANNNAH BISHOP

to chang a file from an m4a to a m4r you have to make sure that it shows m4a in the file name if it does not then do this.

Control panel > Appearance and themes > folder options > view > uncheck hide extensions for known

then click ok

rename file from: FILENAME.m4a to FILENAME.m4r

double click file and it should pop up in the ringtones section. sync your iphone and it should work.


Kevin Haworth

For those who are getting it to show up in iTunes under your ringtones folder of your library and your iPhone ringtones tab in iTunes, but NOT showing up on your iPhone try the following.

1) Go to your ringtones tab in iTunes with your phone plugged in. Select to NOT sync any of your ringtones.

2) Sync your phone (this will remove any current ringtones that might be messing up the process)

3) Next go into your iTunes library and make sure that any .m4a versions of the song are deleted. IMPORTANT: If your original version of the song was an .m4a, create an mp3 version (follow similar steps as in the OP, but convert to mp3 instead). Make sure that when you create the mp3, you create it for the WHOLE song before deleting or else you will lose your song!

4) Once you have deleted all of the .m4a versions, go back to the ringtones tab and select to sync all of your ringtones (or selected ringtones with the appropriate boxes check, however you normally have it set).

5) You should now see the ringtone appear in on your phone.

The issue seems to be that the phone would get confused if there were both .m4r and .m4a versions of a song that you were trying to put on your phone. So my solution is to delete any .m4a versions.



Porsche

Love it!! Thanks a bunch for this. I followed all the steps and it worked a treat.

To convert the .m4a version to the .m4r version you have to:

1) Change your folder options by going to "My Computer"

2) Click on "View" and then uncheck the "Hide extension for known file types"... apply and ok it

3) Then right click the .m4a version on your desktop, go to "Properties". You should now be able to edit the file.

4) Click Save, you'll notice that the Itunes symbol has now change to ringtone

5) Open up the file from your desktop and DONE!

Now just click and drag it to your Iphone... it comes up in your "Sound Settings" as a "Custom" Ringtone instead of a "Purchased" one.

:D

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      Jared 8 years ago

      hey there how do you covert the file to mp4r? when i select the info it doesn't give me the option!!

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      Lee Cairns 8 years ago

      hey,

      im just having trouble with that step how once its on the desktop you have to rename the extension im not to sure how to do that if you could help me out that would be great thanks. Lee email : lee_cairns51@hotmail.com

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      Brooke 8 years ago

      Once I add it back into my iTunes, I can't get it to show up in my ringtones. Any ideas? bcookie11@yahoo.com

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      Jen 8 years ago

      I've gone through all of the steps successfully except for the last one. I am unable to drag the converted file from my desktop to iTunes. A 'circle with a diagonal line' symbol shows up as I try to drag the file. Any suggestions?

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      Jen 8 years ago

      I've just answered my own question! I just had to go to "File" then "Add to library" and the new .m4r file was added to my ringtone directory. THANKS A MILLION!!

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      Lee 8 years ago

      I am having the same trouble with that step how once its on the desktop you have to rename the extension im not to sure how to do that. I don't see option to change the file extention.

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      Brian 8 years ago

      When I add the file back to the library it adds to the original folder, not to the ringtone folder. Also, the extension is being renamed .m4r, but it's not actually changing the file format. Is this the problem? Please e-mail me at bpzeig@charter.net. Thanks

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      ej 8 years ago

      once i put it on my desktop and rename it to .m4r it does not alow me to have that file name.

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      honey 8 years ago

      Hi, I do all of the above and then sync my phone and it gets added twice. then if i try and do another one it adds the previous one again......wtf.

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      DESCON 8 years ago

      I hate to say this but why are we used to try to do it ourselves without reading. THIS IS EXCELENT JUST FOLLOW THE STEPS.

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      Janice 8 years ago

      followed the steps, but i can't convert the file to .m4r

      how to do this? please email me at janice_ang_tan@yahoo.com

      thanks

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      maureenstanley1@gmail.com 8 years ago

      Hi

      Like everyone else it seems-I cannot convert to m4r and cannot get into ringtones-lease reply

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      Tess 8 years ago

      Sorry, Same prob, I can't change the file name to say .m4r instead os .m4a...?

      email tess_deff@yahoo.com?

      Thank-you!

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      kelly sherman 8 years ago

      hi, i have done all steps, but once its out on the desktop it doesn't give me an option to change it to m4r??? Please anyone help sojac1@bigpond.com

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      goodbye_sweet_world@hotmail.com 8 years ago

      hi, im not sure how to change it to m4r?

      can you help?

      goodbye_sweet_world@hotmail.com

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      Iain Clakr 8 years ago

      I have created the ringtone and it now appears in Ringtones under my library but i am unable to drag it to Ringtones on my iphone. It comes up with a red circle with a diagonal line across it. What i am doing wrong?

      Can you help?

      iain_m_clarke@hotmail.co.uk

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      8 years ago

      Make sure you delete the converted aac that is in your itunes and then try converting it and opening it

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      Jen 8 years ago

      RE: Problems with renaming extension to .m4r

      You have to make your computer display the extensions for all files. I can't remember how I did this, but I guess I went to Control Panel and somehow selected "Show extensions" or something like that. Then, just edit ".m4a" to ".m4r"

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      Jen 8 years ago

      RE: Iain Clakr - Unable to drag to iPhone

      After following the steps listed above, the new ringtone was in my iTunes Ringtones library. Then, I did a full Sync of my iPhone in order to get the new ringtone on my phone.

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      Nyssa 7 years ago

      Hey, It shows under my ringtones in my library but when i sync my iphone it still dosnt show in my iphone... im sure you have answered this 20 times but could you please email me an answer? Thanks!

      chickstar98@hotmail.com

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      Richard 7 years ago

      I followed the steps and like many others got stuck with changing the .m4a into an .m4r format, Jen you're a genius! For anyone else who's had the same problem go to 'control panel' - search: 'file extensions' - click 'Folder options (show or hide file extensions) - deselect the box 'hide extensions for known file types' - then when you go back to the file properties you can change it to a .m4r! Magic! Thanks Jen!

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      Neriman 7 years ago

      Hey,

      Once I add it back into my iTunes on my MacBook and sync it to my iPhone, I can't get it to show up in my ringtones, how come?

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      Neriman 7 years ago

      i have the same problem as Nyssa -->> It shows under my ringtones in my library but when i sync my iphone it still dosnt show in my iphone.

      Please email me answer:

      nerimangeorges@gmail.com

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      Kosmik 7 years ago

      Great! This stuff works- superb.

      Thanks

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      Lovis 7 years ago

      i can't seem to add the converted song to my iphone under the ringtone, how do I get it to the ringtone section on my iphone?

      Thanks

      visnchinn@yahoo.com

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      sharon 7 years ago

      i'm having the same problem as a lot of the others, i can't seem to get the coverted song to show up in ringtones on the iphone. its in the ringtone folder on itunes but... it's driving me crazy! any help would be appreciated!! inkbaby@live.com Thanks!

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      cassie 7 years ago

      i have the same problem as Nyssa -->> It shows under my ringtones folder in my itunes library but when i sync my iphone it still doesn't show in my iphone.

      Please email me answer:

      cassandra.jw@gmail.com

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      shanai 7 years ago

      i'm having the same problem as a lot of the others, i can't seem to get the coverted song to show up in ringtones on the iphone. its in the ringtone folder on itunes... if you could email me , l_sketch@hotmail.co.uk thanks

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      sharon 7 years ago

      I cant delete the new acc version from itunes, it wont let me!! any ideas??

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      Thom@RingtoneNews  7 years ago

      Gone looking for how to convert iTunes music into ringtone for iPhone and chanced to discover your hubpage. Rightfully essential info on ringtone for iPhone!

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      Veronica 7 years ago

      im having the same problem as most of the people how do you rename the extension to m4r?

      veronicagolota@hotmail.com

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      Yogi 7 years ago

      im just having trouble with that step how once its on the desktop you have to rename the extension im not to sure how to do that if you could help me out that would be great. I'm using Windows Vista.

      Cheers

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      SW 7 years ago

      You need to go to folder options in my computer and select the view tab. Then uncheck the hide extensions for known file types then all your files will show the 3 extension letters and you can change them to whatever you want. ie m4r in this case.

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      xristof 7 years ago

      you are the greatest thanks

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      sandy 7 years ago

      I have converted the music files and they are showing up on itunes as a ringtone, it syncs onto my iphone, and shows up as a ringtone on my iphone (on the computer) but I can not find the ringtone on my phone anywhere... Can anyone help?? Please....

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      iphoneuk 7 years ago

      I have converted the music files and they are showing up on itunes as a ringtone, it syncs onto my iphone, and shows up as a ringtone on my iphone (on the computer) but I can not find the ringtone on my phone anywhere... Can anyone help?? Please....

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      Scott 7 years ago

      Cheers mate, works a treat.

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      Scott 7 years ago

      Cheers mate, works a treat.

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      Sam 7 years ago

      Firstly thanks for this.

      But I am having trouble finding the converted .m4a file in the ringtone section in my itunes (on the computer) although it is present in the library. Its not even present on my iphone. Could you please tell me what I can do to fix this? Your help is appreciated.

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      Danielle 7 years ago

      Brilliant Thanks! x

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      Louise 7 years ago

      Everything works except I cannot find it on my iphone! Can someone please email me to help me how to find it!

      gaskin86@hotmail.co.uk

      Thanks

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      Mitch 7 years ago

      It depends on which itunes version you have as to whether or not this works. I go through all the steps successfully but it won't 'import' from the desktop to itunes. Shame, but has anyone got it to actually work?

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      Ellen 7 years ago

      Does anyone know how to sync your ring tones from iTunes with your iPhone without deleting all of your iPhone music files? Thanks!

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      n0reas0n 7 years ago

      YOU ROCK AMAZING!!!

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      kasey 7 years ago

      i have sucessfully loaded the ringtones onto my iphoe but when i go to my music it only lets me play the AAC version as opposed to the whole song, how do i get to hear the whole song on my ipod?

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      mike 7 years ago

      hey there how do you covert the file to mp4r? when i select the info it doesn't give me the option!!

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      converter 7 years ago

      thanks!

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      maymay 7 years ago

      i am having trouble the m4r isn't coming up help me

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      Heather 7 years ago

      hi, i've got as far as renaming the file to m4r but when i try to drag it onto itunes ared cirlce with a line through appears, any ideas? thanks sparkley_blondie@hotmail.com

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      alex 7 years ago

      hey,

      sorry having the same prob as everyone else, not able to drag accros into my desktop and i can not for the life of me figure out how to change it to m4r. if you could help that would be great.

      ahuttahe@yahoo.com.au

      thanks :)

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      Jo 7 years ago

      After you've renamed the file extension to m4r, make sure you've deleted the AAC file from your itunes library BEFORE you try to drag your ringtone (new file) from your desktop to your ringtones library in itunes. After you've added to your ringtones library, then sync..

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      Retrodog 7 years ago

      I was able to rename the .m4a to .m4r file and was able to add it to my ringtones directory in itunes but when i sync the phone is says "phone cannot be synced the required disk cannot be found"

      I did delete the AAC file and made sure the clip was less than 40 seconds. unless apple wised up to this trick i am out of options to try

      itunes version 9.0.2.25

      iphone 3gs 3.1.2

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      Lou 7 years ago

      Awesome. For all the guys that couldn't get it to work, just keep trying. I tried it twice and couldn't get it to appear in ringtones but when i tried for the third time there it was. Just keep trying I say. Certainly beats paying! Cheers muchly. The easiest way to get it in if it won't drag is go via "file" and import it from your desktop.

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      lea 7 years ago

      If you guys are still getting stuck leave a comment.I will help but haven't got time to at the momment as it will take time to put it all down.

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      Rah 7 years ago

      same problem ....if u still watching the forum ....i do everything but my new songs dont appear in my ringtones list in the phone ....please leave an answer for all of us on the forum or mail me at ultimate_funk89@yahoo.com as soon as possible...pls :)

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      jane 7 years ago

      Hi, same here. ringtone file cannot be found in iphone despite all the necessary steps taken that had happen on the computer and itune.

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      Lloyd 7 years ago

      Thanks, it worked great.

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      stefanie 7 years ago

      sorry having the same prob as everyone else, i'm able to drag accros into my desktop, but unable to figure out how to change it to m4r. if you could help that would be great.

      stefanie0807@hotmail.com

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      KCM 7 years ago

      Works like a charm! Thanks a lot! *two thumbs up*

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      Kim 7 years ago

      THE MOST AWESOME HELP EVER!! THANKS CHAMP

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      kyle 7 years ago

      same prob as everyone else, I am not able to change to m4r. it goes bck into my library as a norml file not a ringtone please help. kdoehrmad@yahoo.com rhanks

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      Tanya 7 years ago

      Hey I think there is a general difficulty with changing the extension file name to .m4r so if you could get back to me on ski_bum99@hotmail.com I would very much appreciate that

      Thanks for the help!

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      letanya 7 years ago

      Hi I have converted the file name to .m4r but it wont drag back into my itunes library. Could you please help? Thanks

      letanya70@yahoo.com.au

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      Emma 7 years ago

      This is fantastic!!!! Thanks Heaps!!!!!!!!!

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      HANNNAH BISHOP  7 years ago

      to chang a file from an m4a to a m4r you have to make sure that it shows m4a in the file name if it does not then do this.

      Control panel > Appearance and themes > folder options > view > uncheck hide extensions for known

      then click ok

      rename file from: FILENAME.m4a to FILENAME.m4r

      double click file and it should pop up in the ringtones section. sync your iphone and it should work.

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      Rob J 7 years ago

      Works perfectly - only one for me is I am working on Vista and it still comes up at "Get Info" not "Properties", but no problems at all.

      Cheers

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      JI 7 years ago

      Thanks. easy steps to follow! and worked soo easily.

      BTW, mine came up with properties instead, but still worked and really happy!

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      JTP 7 years ago

      Hi,

      Ive done every step. The ringtones appeared in the itunes ringtone but after i sync it cannot be found in the phone. Could you help me with this?

      jean_takayuki@hotmail.com

      thanks

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      Edward 7 years ago

      Works perfectly. Thanks Technology Guy and Hannah Bishop. x

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      rania 7 years ago

      hey, i converted my song to the ACC format. but the “.m4a” doesn't come out. any idea why?

      help please?

      raniatan@hotmail.com

      thanks in at advance

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      Di 7 years ago

      Help!

      I can't get past the step to "Convert to ACC" -- I don't see that option.

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      katie 7 years ago

      i cannot change the m4r extension please email me

      b.i.l.l_104@hotmail.com

      thanx

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      stephen 7 years ago

      I can't get past the step to "Convert to ACC" -- I don't see that option.

      please help stephencoates21@hotmail.com

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      emma 7 years ago

      hey how do u convert it to m4r it wont let me n wont give me the option plz help

      emma_a_skank@hotmail.com thanks

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      swat 7 years ago

      i am not able to see the "Convert to aac" option in my iTunes. Please help anybody!

      Thanks..

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      m4p-to-mp3-converter 7 years ago

      hey, i converted my song to the ACC format. but the “.m4a” doesn't come out. any idea why?

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      Aasim 7 years ago

      Hey, I got the .m4r format in the ringtone folder in itunes. But it doesn't show up in ringtones under the phone in itunes. Its there in itunes ringtones folder but not in the ringtone folder on the phone in itunes.

      Please help thanks. aasimn@hotmail.com

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      Alice 7 years ago

      i cant get past 'convert to ACC' bit?? xx

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      Souksawhath 7 years ago

      i just was looking up the prob you all are having to change the .m4a to m4r

      go to

      control panel

      search bar: Folder option

      GO to tab: view

      Uncheck: Hide extensions for known file types.

      Any other ? email at

      SKhounvisay@yahoo.com

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      Leah 7 years ago

      Hi, just the same question as every body else but i cant seem to sync my comp and the iphone.. The ringtones are on the computer ringtone section but they are not coming over to my iphone.. does anyone have any suggesions??

      Email: Leahcurrie@bigpond.com

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      Ames 7 years ago

      If you have no AAC option, click on Advanced >> Create AAC Version

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      athens 7 years ago

      it's great!! thanksss for the tip!!

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      Josh 7 years ago

      when i drop the song to desk top theres no option to change to m4r? im stuck there.

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      Bob Jam 7 years ago

      Genius!!! it work perfect fine, thanks mate

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      Kevin Haworth 7 years ago

      For those who are getting it to show up in iTunes under your ringtones folder of your library and your iPhone ringtones tab in iTunes, but NOT showing up on your iPhone try the following.

      1) Go to your ringtones tab in iTunes with your phone plugged in. Select to NOT sync any of your ringtones.

      2) Sync your phone (this will remove any current ringtones that might be messing up the process)

      3) Next go into your iTunes library and make sure that any .m4a versions of the song are deleted. IMPORTANT: If your original version of the song was an .m4a, create an mp3 version (follow similar steps as in the OP, but convert to mp3 instead). Make sure that when you create the mp3, you create it for the WHOLE song before deleting or else you will lose your song!

      4) Once you have deleted all of the .m4a versions, go back to the ringtones tab and select to sync all of your ringtones (or selected ringtones with the appropriate boxes check, however you normally have it set).

      5) You should now see the ringtone appear in on your phone.

      The issue seems to be that the phone would get confused if there were both .m4r and .m4a versions of a song that you were trying to put on your phone. So my solution is to delete any .m4a versions.

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      Porsche 6 years ago

      Love it!! Thanks a bunch for this. I followed all the steps and it worked a treat.

      To convert the .m4a version to the .m4r version you have to:

      1) Change your folder options by going to "My Computer"

      2) Click on "View" and then uncheck the "Hide extension for known file types"... apply and ok it

      3) Then right click the .m4a version on your desktop, go to "Properties". You should now be able to edit the file.

      4) Click Save, you'll notice that the Itunes symbol has now change to ringtone

      5) Open up the file from your desktop and DONE!

      Now just click and drag it to your Iphone... it comes up in your "Sound Settings" as a "Custom" Ringtone instead of a "Purchased" one.

      :D

      5)

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      alisia 6 years ago

      i cant get it to sync on to my phone once i have done all of the other steps helllppp.!

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      astor 6 years ago

      i've done exactly as u said

      only one song was created as ring tone pls help

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      kkkkk lindsayyyy 6 years ago

      omg! your a ringtone god! you saved my life!

      thank you so very much!

      mwahhh!

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      Lisa  6 years ago

      Hey There,

      I think I need really help... I have been trying all day and still can't do it.....please help me I am a real dumby at this stuff

      bluelite71@hotmail.com

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      Nay 6 years ago

      I was good up until i had to change the ''m4a'' to ''m4r'' , when i put the song on my desktop &' try to rename it , it doesn't say ''m4a'' it just says the name of the song. . send help to --> MeanGirlNay22@yahoo.com

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      Ange 6 years ago

      I've managed to do everything you've said but it wont show up in my phone as a ring tone at all. Not even as a custom one. I've tried sync it again and that also didn't work.

      Any ideas?

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      Tracy 6 years ago

      Hi, I've done everything you say and it shows up as a ringtone but when I go to sync it comes up with the message that it couldn't be found? I've done all the steps, converting to an m4r etc but still comes up with this message. Any ideas would be appreciated please...

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      Emma 6 years ago

      Hi I've done everything and either the option isn't click-able or when they are a message comes up that it couldn't be found...Help please??? :)

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      garymcd 6 years ago

      god. thanks very much, helped me very much, the people sayin it couldn't be found, you cant delete it off your desktop. Keep it on there.

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      garymcd 6 years ago

      god. thanks very much, helped me very much, the people sayin it couldn't be found, you cant delete it off your desktop. Keep it on there.

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      rhino 6 years ago

      hi

      i got the trac into the ringtone folder, but when i sync it does not appear in ringtones on my ifone4!

      please help

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      kurt 6 years ago

      good job! thanks man!

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      iPhone! 6 years ago

      Rubbish!! duzn work!

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      bilnunn 6 years ago

      got the song in the rington folder, but when trying to sync to my ipod4 it says file cannot be played on ipod.

      please help

      bil.nunn@hotmail.co.uk

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      Jaime 6 years ago

      I am using iphone 4 and itunes 9.2.1.5.

      I realised for people who were unable to sync ringtones to your iphone, here are a few steps which could solve the problem (works for me, so i'm just sharing):

      - Do the format conversion as mentioned in the above article.

      - Connect your iphone to your computer via USB cable that comes with your iphone.

      - Your iphone should sync with itunes and under 'Devices' on the left panel of itunes program, click on your iphone.

      - You will arrive at the 'Summary' page that displays information of your iphone

      - Go to 'Ringtones' tab

      - Check the 'Sync Ringtones' box

      - There, you will be able to choose if you wish to sync 'all ringtones' or 'selected ringtones'

      - Choose your ringtones

      - Once you are done, click 'Apply' on the right hand corner

      - The ringtones should be synced to your iphone.

      Hope this helps. :)

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      RaRa 6 years ago

      Awesome! Thank you so much!

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      aze 6 years ago

      For win XP user to convert m4a to m4r.. open win explorer.. (use this hot key press window key & E)

      go to tools>folder option> scroll down and uncheck "Hide extension for know files"

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      jes 6 years ago

      tell me what do i do when right clicking on itunes and i have no option to convert to ringtone? Have also tried the other way and cannot change to AAC?

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      Sean 6 years ago

      Followed the instructions, in iTunes is shows up under Ringtones on the actual device, but I can't see it in the list of available ring tones. What's up with that? This is on iOS4.1

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      JaniDi 6 years ago

      Does this work for the Iphone4 also? The music i purchased on itunes doesn't have the option to convert to ringtone.

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      agi29 6 years ago

      um, does this work for people in australia?? PLEASE HELP ME- i always get an error called 11556!!! please answer

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      ASHLEY 6 years ago

      I DON,T HAVE ARINGTONES SECTION ON MY ITUNES. AND IM HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE CHANGING FROM M4A TO M4R. MY SONG DOESN'T HAVE A M4A. THE SONG I GOT FROM RINGTONES DOESN'T EVEN GIVE ME THE OPTION FOR CRET A RINGTONE WHEN RIGHT CLICKED SO I TRIED TO TO DO IT WITH OPTION TWO(IF THE SONG WASN'T BOUGHT FROM ITUNES, STILL DIDN'T WORK.

      ASHLEYALLEN1985@YAHOO.COM

      THANK YOU

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      Laura 6 years ago

      Woohoo!! Took me awhile to work out the changing of the file to m4r but once i got it i was laughing, thanks a mill!

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      Mrs D 6 years ago

      Hi, i have done everything up to trying to drag back into my itunes and it has the red icon across it and won't allow me to dragit back to itunes although i have deleted the AAC version. Please Help before my laptop and iphone get thrown across the room!!

      Thanks

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      sam smith 6 years ago

      thanks guys, i had trouble with changing the name but its under control panel and file options for me.

      thanks muchly

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      GH 6 years ago

      Hi,

      everything was going great...but I don't a have a Ringtone file in my iTunes, why is that and how can I "create" one??

      PLEASEEEE HELP

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      GH 6 years ago

      Hi,

      everything was going great...but I don't a have a Ringtone file in my iTunes, why is that and how can I "create" one??

      PLEASEEEE HELP

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      Tony Chan 6 years ago

      Hi: I converted my song to the ACC format. but the “.m4a” doesn't come out. any idea why? I did try to add .m4r as extension and I drag this into itunes, but this doesn't show up at my ringtones. Please help!

      stchan2000@gmail.com

      Thanks a lot!

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      Joyce 6 years ago

      Hi i did as told and the file did appeared under the ringtone folder in itune music library.

      However, i could not copy it into the iphone ringtone folder.

      Please help!

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      VEn 6 years ago

      Thank. i got it. btw why only one song keep in the phone as i had create few music to ringtone.

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      pixelspotlight 6 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you for this. Got it working right away after reading.

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      Krash 6 years ago

      GENIUS ..... Thanks alot!!! :)

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      Krash 6 years ago

      GENIUS ..... Thanks alot!!! :)

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      poncho 6 years ago

      the only problem i had was that i had to delete any and all files that had to do with that certain song thanks for the help

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      Ronnie Spencer 6 years ago

      firstly, thanks.

      ive followed all the steps successfully, but cannot find the ringtone on my actual iphone?

      help would be appreciated, thanks

      ronniespencer1@hotmail.co.uk

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      Marc 6 years ago

      Same as with other people. I can see the file in my ringtones folder of itunes but it wont go onto my iphone4.

      Any help??

      marchardy5@hotmail.com

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      Leesie 6 years ago

      Hey my computer wont let me edit the M4a part. i can select it and highlight it but it wont let me change the actual writing? how can i change it. but thanks your advice so far has been amazing

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      Laura 6 years ago

      hey, my computer wont let me drag the m4a file back into itunes? help please :) your info has helped me a heap so far ! thanks.

      lauzy_13@hotmail.com

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      Brooke 6 years ago

      Hi i can't actually find ringtones on my iphone when i go to change the ringtone can you help me please?

      cheers, bcheesman-smyth@hotmail.com

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      Dylan 6 years ago

      very useful and comprehensive tutorial, Thankyou!

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      Fradog 6 years ago

      Done all the steps but cant find the song under ringtones on my iphone

      any feedback would be good

      soccer-_-freaK@hotmail.com

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      stphnc 6 years ago

      to change extention ...control panel...folder options...view....click "show hidden files"...click "hide extensions for known file types"

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      Laura  6 years ago

      It goes to ringtones & syncs but wont show up on my phone under ringtones. Help?

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      GT 6 years ago

      I'm sucessful in all the steps

      but when I made a few .m4r files

      everytime I put it in the iphone it

      replaces the old one to become my ringtone

      I can see me ringtone folder has a few songs

      but the iphone only diplays one in the custom part

      I can't choose other songs to put in different contacts

      anyone know why??

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      Dawn 6 years ago

      I'm having trouble converting the portion of song to a .m4r. My computer is just making it a file in quick time player and I can't drag/drop into my ringtone library. Am I missing a step?

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      jhoaana 6 years ago

      heey i cnt drag iht back to dhe itunes

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      Nadia 6 years ago

      Thanks for the instructions! Worked beautifully :o)

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      Gretchen 6 years ago

      Works like a dream. Thanks :)

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      Sarah 6 years ago

      I convert to AAC and get it to the desktop, and convert it to M4r, but the song length is still the full length and therefore my iphone will not import it as a ringtone. Please help

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      Lewis 6 years ago

      I have unticked the hide extensions box but can not still change to m4r. Please help lewishumphrey1992@hotmail.co.uk

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      Shanna 6 years ago

      I have the same problem the ringtone shows up in my ringtone folder on itunes but when i sync my phone i cant find it on my iphone can you email me how to fix that?

      Shannab@prodigy.net

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      Naj 6 years ago

      hey it doesn't appear in my itunes. Can't drag it back there. help please? thanks so much for your time.

      naj.amira@gmail.com

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      Paulo 6 years ago

      Hi, I tried to convert the created m4a to m4r but I end up having two music files but not in my ringtone list for my iphone 4, F#$@ send your help to mungeyi22@yahoo.com

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      corrina 6 years ago

      every time i click on acc coverter something pops up and says windows is shutting down and is trying to locate the problem Help!!!!!!!

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      sheila 6 years ago

      Hi everyone,

      i have followed all the steps and got unlimited ringtones in ring tone folder.

      However i was having problems initially in that i could get the files converted and get them into my library ring tone folder but could not get them into the folder on my phone. What I did was to clear my phone of music completely and start again as I found i had ring tones in my song folder along with the main song. After that i followed the steps below and once you have done it a few times it is really easy. I will try to put them altogether here for anyone having trouble.

      go to itunes library - this is important as if you are not in the library it is impossible to delete the AAC file a necessary step to success.

      choose song

      r/click choose get info and open

      choose the options tab (here you will find how to choose the length of your track

      tick start and choose 0 (or the postion you want to start your song from)

      tick end and choose 0:40 ( or start time plus 40 if you are not starting track from beginning of song)

      click ok (box will close)

      click on song and choose create AAC file

      you will see a new file below your song same name but it will now be a 40 seond length

      Drag this file to your desk top

      Ensure you have done the following on your computer

      to allow you to see file extensions.

      1) Change your folder options by going to "My Computer"

      2) Click on "View" and then uncheck the "Hide extension for known file types"... apply and ok it

      the file you have dragged to your desktop will have .m4a at the end rename the file .m4r click yes to the question this may change the format of your file.

      NOW IMPORTANT STEP - GO BACK TO LIBRARY R/CLICK ON THE aac FILE (SHORT SONG) THAT YOU JUST CREATED AND DELETE IT - SEND IT TO THE RECYCLE BIN.

      go back to .m4r file on desk top and drag it into your itunes library (this is in the left pane at the top)

      Now click on ring tones in your library and you will see the ring tone you just created is in there.

      IMPORTANT NEXT STEP

      connect your iphone via usb

      then click on your phone's icon in devices

      this opens a summary window about your phone

      choose the ringtones tab and this will show an option to SYNC ringtones

      choose selected ring tones and tick the ring tones you want to transfer to your phone

      click apply

      your ring tones will now sync to your phone - to check go to settings

      then sounds

      then ring tone

      you will now see your custom ring tones at the top of the standard ring tones.

      Hope it helps to have the info altogether .

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      William 6 years ago

      I converted it and everything is good accept I can not drag it or add it to itunes using the file option.Can someone please help me with this?

      william34w@yahoo.com

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      Liam 6 years ago

      EXCELLENT ! Apple should have made the option to make any song into a ringtone. Thank you so much for this.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks Jen and all those who explained the show extensions trick...awesome, now I have songs as ringtones!!

      Cheers

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      Justin 6 years ago

      Did everything even came up as custom ringtone in sound settings,but, when i receive calls it only vibrates and doesn't ring but the file plays when i push it just not when i get calls

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      Huge 6 years ago

      I've got the song on my desktop but I'm unsure what you mean by renaming it, where do I rename it?

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      Munch 6 years ago

      Great I now have my fav ringtone back, thanks for the info :-)

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      LEB 6 years ago

      It does work. Only issue is seems my originally puchased song, although 3 minutes long originally, still shows 3 minutes, but plays only the segment (18 seconds) I trimmed to for the ringtone. Said another way, my original song has been edited. Thanks for the tutorial.

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      LEB 6 years ago

      Correction: Original song is OK. Becuase of instructions to go to info and choose your section of the song you want for a ringtone (e.g., 0:14 to 0:30), the next time you play the song, that selected segment of time, in my case, remained in effect. Go to info again and un-check start and stop times.....the song now plays completely. My mistake; apologies for the false alert

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      Vivian 6 years ago

      Wow! Thanks so much for posting. It's unbelievable that Apple doesn't make things easier for its users. On Android phones you just click on the song from the phone and it gives you the option to "Use as Ringtone." But I guess for Apple that would mean users spending less money buying expensive ringtones and/or ringtone making apps.

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      B.McC 6 years ago

      F@!*^%£ing excellent and so easy. Thanks a lot cyberman

      Cheers

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      Natasha 6 years ago

      I did all of the above no trouble then noticed on syncing that the ringtone did not appear in the iphone, I resolved this issue by dragging the ringtone onto the iphone within itunes and now it is there. Try this if you have the same. I noticed some actual purchased songs could not be altered length wise so I stuck to stuff I already had on my pc.

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      justahelper 6 years ago

      hey,

      All of you havin trouble in changing the .m4a to .m4r

      you need to go into control panel, folder option, "view" tab, uncheck the "hide extensions for known file types" box.

      now you should see the extensions of all you files... just rename the file and change the type... easy.

      then for the first one add it in itunes via the file, add file. then it will make a new folder called ringtones

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      Hayleyy Lee Galiano 6 years ago

      i need help with the desk top bit PLEASEEE i dnt have Msn is it possible to FaceBook Mee?

      Hayleyy Lee Galiano

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      Teri S 6 years ago

      I can get everything except when I go to sync it tells me the file can't be found. When I drag it back to Itunes, it won't show up in ringtones! So sorry to bother. I'm reading the other posts again to see if I can figure it out however if you can explain what I'm doing wrong...Thanks so much for your time...Merry Christmas!!

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      macros 6 years ago

      thanx mate.

      very easy steps.

      don't know why anyone is having any problems but very good stuff.

      did everything as per step and no drama's at all.

      now I got black eyed peas "I got a feeling" as my ringtone.

      ty =)

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      Spils 6 years ago

      Hey peeps, many of you can see the file in the ring tones section of i tunes. Just make sure before you sync the phone you have ticked the sync ringtones option on i tunes. The option for (ringtones) can be found when you click on your device and then the sub headings come across the top of the i tunes screen. Hope this helps.

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      Brandon 6 years ago

      i cant figure out how to convert my song from m4a to m4r?

      any help?

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      P.K 6 years ago

      Hey guys, I had the same problem with converting the .m4a to .m4r thing. It means you didn't show your file extension. So to do that, go to Control Panel> Folder Options> View> UNCLICK "Hide extensions for known type files" and then "OK" and then go back to your song to see if it shows ".m4a" if it does, then you may proceed to changing it to ".m4r" I hope this helped!

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      Noura 6 years ago

      it worked once only,, and i'm trying another ringtones its not working !!1 dunno wuts the problem !!!!!

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      Goerge 6 years ago

      everybody it is easy go inmedia info then change the codec ID to M4R and then erase .m4a at the top and change to .m4r easy

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      George 6 years ago

      forget my last post if you cant m4a there even go to control panel appearance and themes then folder options then uncheck hide extensions

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      shelby 6 years ago

      i did all the steps correctly but i cant get it to show in my ringtones folder help please!!!! my email is shelbygagefoster@cox.net

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      zach 6 years ago

      i've tried almost everything and it doesn't work. it did on regular windows but it doesn't work in windows 7. need help...

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      madmax 6 years ago

      it works. THANKS

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      brods 6 years ago

      i can't find the "convert song to acc" when i right click on the song..

      it only got convert ID3 tag and convert MP3..

      ikbrodrick@gmail.com

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      M.Kenney 6 years ago

      Like a dope, I'm probably the only one to actually BUY ringtones on Itunes on my MAC. Now I sinc to my iphone 4 and the ringtones go to my ipod but do not give me the option of selecting them for my contacts. WHy they don't sinc to my ringtones is beyond me and a major flaw in the Apple products. I'm losing patience so any help I would greatly appreciate.

      md.kenney@gmail.com

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      Ming 6 years ago

      thank you, thank you. saved me $3.99 for an app to do this.

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      brodie 6 years ago

      Hi there I am not given the option to convert the file to 'AAC' forment, any suggestions would be an immense help. Thanks, Brodie

      email : skater6126@hotmail.com

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      Ali 6 years ago

      Followed all the steps and it works thanks

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      Boggie 6 years ago

      Thanks it works perfectly. Updates from people also helped.

      God Bless

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      unknown 6 years ago

      i deleted the m4a as said but it still comes up and the m4r doesn't

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      smashleigh 6 years ago

      hi,

      having the same problem as a few people. i can convert into a ringtone, but it comes up in my itunes ringtone folder, but not on my iphone. ive deleted all other versions of the song, synced (ringtone sync unchecked!) and then synced again, and it still doesn't show up in my phone. pleeeaaassseee help! anyone!

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      Simone 6 years ago

      Followed the instructions on my new iphone4 it works! Very many thanks x

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      Jonathan 6 years ago

      I did it and the ringtone came up but not the normal song. How do I make the ringtone and the song save??

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      Lyndal 6 years ago

      You're a legend! It's taken me 2 frustrating weeks of trying to get my purchased ringtones into the ringtone folder on my iPhone instead of just music. Thank you so much!!

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      Alexandra 6 years ago

      hi ! i've followed all the step , i can see the ringtone in my library but when i'm trying to syn my iphone , a message says ''some of the items in the iTune library were not copied to the iphone because they cannot be played on this iphone '' what should i do ?????

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      Hoshang  6 years ago

      hi Every one thank you all for the help

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      Rima 6 years ago

      hey guys

      pleaaaaaaaaaase help me

      when i choose the length of the ringtone and convert it to AAC, the duplicate file shows 0:0 length

      and when i play it no music plays at all

      so why i'm having this problem!????

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      Technology Guy 6 years ago

      For all of you who are having problems, I have put up a video explaining the process. http://wiredglitz.com/convert-itunes-music-into-ri...

      Good Luck!

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      sgh 6 years ago

      hey your method works. you are awesome!

      thanks a lot for the sharing, really appreciate it! =)

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      JTP 6 years ago

      instructions work great even when using windows 7. It is important to use the start and end times to create the ringtone. Thanks.

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      ravi 6 years ago

      hello i'm ravi and my yahoo id is ravipatel_5748@yahoo.com and i have iphone 3gs in that i'm not able to set ringtone so plz tell me how to do it and pls mail me on my above id as soon as possible

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      NINIE 6 years ago

      its working..tq!!!

      ;)

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      TN 6 years ago

      @Jaime:

      Thanks, that Ringtones tab in the Summary section (in iTunes when you're syncing your phone) really had me messed up.

      When I tick those boxes, it goes across to my iPhone. FINALLY. Thanks Jaime.

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      Rach 6 years ago

      Thank you for this! Easy to understand steps that work :)

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      luke 6 years ago

      hiya, everything seemed to be working fine apart from the fact that when i adjust the start and end time and create aac version the new song's time shows as 0.00! any suggestions

      lukechang1980@gmail.com

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      karoogie 6 years ago

      Hi, just got ip4 and tried following ur steps but once on desktop cannot change extension. Please email me how to find and do this please at karoogie3@gmail.com. got 2 days before i decide to keep it or not!!

      thanks

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      AJ 6 years ago

      iPhone4 - Windows 7 (64bit) - iTunes ver 10.

      Works for me... tks matie...!!!

      I just DL an mp3 ( 21sec long ) file in my PC.

      For file conversion you need the above program on this webpage.

      For renaming, you need to follow exactly as described above ( expose first the file extension..!!!).

      -Drag or copy that file in the Ringtone folder of iTunes.

      -I ticked then the file in that folder.

      -Sync then the iPhone in iTunes

      In my iPhone :

      Select Settings->Sounds->Ringtone

      There you will see the new file in the CUSTOM window.

      Select that new file...

      Happy End..?...?..?

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      Samantha 6 years ago

      Hey, this web page is very helpful thanks everyone :) me and my

      Mate just got new phones and so wanted standard ring tones...

      Cheers from down under

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      Alex Wang 6 years ago

      i searched for a few options online, this is the best!

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      Sarah Condor 6 years ago

      I have done all you said with the m4r but instead of 10 songs showing up, only 4 do. WTF!

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      AllyChia 6 years ago

      Wow...u guys r amazing. Thanks a lot. I got my own ringtones now. :)

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      AllyChia 6 years ago

      hi, may I know how many song I can set into ringtone? Is it only one? I've been convert some song and drag into the my device folder-ringtone.

      But in my iPhone, i only can find one song in the custom.

      Am I setting something wrong here??

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      AllyChia 6 years ago

      I drag some songs into my device ringtones folder, all songs shown in the list in iTune, but after check with my iPhone, it only show one song in the custom. Is it only can load ONE custom ringtone into it? Pls email me for the problem mentioned. Thank you.

      chia.ally@live.com.my

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      Kerry O'Malley 6 years ago

      thanks so much... took a little time for the first one i tried but finally got it to work! now it takes no time at all

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      Kerry 6 years ago

      thanks so much... took a little time for the first one i tried but finally got it to work! now it takes no time at all

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      FM 6 years ago

      the songs is alrdy in my itunes ringtone.but when i sync.nothing happens -.-

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      Jane 5 years ago

      Hey, I tried importing and adding to library and clicking and dragging from my desktop, but none of it is working. I changed it to m4r. :/

      jmdwriter@aol.com

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      Vlado 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot!!!

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      Bart 5 years ago

      you dude are a G O D

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      Christine 5 years ago

      Hello, I have completed all steps, and it shows in itunes as Ringtone, shows that it synced, and yet will not show on my Iphone4! THere is no "custom" ringtone there??? Any Ideas Why??

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      richard 5 years ago

      when i try dragging the newly converted file to the library, it goes

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      Jonathan Grant 5 years ago

      when i sync the iphone the new m4r file doesn't show in my iphone and also deleted all my songs

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      Solae 5 years ago

      Wow those were AWESOME directions!! Thank you!!!!

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      solae 5 years ago

      ok so now the song i made a ringtone is now that short in the music library.... what did i do wrong? Also, it wont let me add another song as a ringtone. I follow all the steps and it wont enter into the library.

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      Leila 5 years ago

      THANK YOUUUUUU

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      suzi b 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for a concise and helpful step by step guide. Works a treat. Good job you added afterwards that you should delete the original AAC version after creating the ringtone as that was where I was going wrong.

      Thanks, best guide I have found online to do this, will pass it on.

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      Lizf 5 years ago

      You need to change the original file back to it's normal length by going back into Get info and unchecking the end play box.

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      bill 5 years ago

      iphone going in the bin its impossible to use will sell it for 20 bux

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      Olivia 5 years ago

      i have the song onto my ringtone for iphone and for my library but it doesn't show up on my custom ringtone for my iphone? whatt?

      email me : freehugsforeveryone@yahoo.com

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      Mr M 5 years ago

      cant change file name is there an easier way and In english for the dumb as I cant change veiw in my computer I have windows 7 and all info on this site is useless

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      ash 5 years ago

      thankyou thankyou thankyou! worked perfectly. =)

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      Gordon H 5 years ago

      I followed the instructions completely, all good except the new extract tone ends up in my music library not a ring tone folder.

      How do I fix this?

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      Shilpa 5 years ago

      Did you say that this will happen only for a song bought from iTunes, and not from any other song from a CD?

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      shammi 5 years ago

      thank u soooo much... had tried a lot of methods mentioned by a lot of ppl bt cudnt get it right... u wer really helpful.. thank u...

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      clare66 5 years ago

      the songs are coming up in ringtones but will not come up on my iphone as it says they are too long, they are not getting any shorter when I convert them but they are showing as ringtones ok and everything else seems fine. I have deleted the origninal songs in my library but when I sync my phone again they are still showing up in my library.

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      Cupcake 5 years ago

      THANK YOU :D

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      Heather 5 years ago

      I used

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      Heather 5 years ago

      I used to use this process, until I was recommended the ringtone designer app found on iTunes you can convert any song into a ringtone and is quick and easy I created over 30 ringtones in about five minutes the time it took me to do a couple using the old method ! Enjoy :-)

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      Dylan 5 years ago

      PERFECT. Thanks.

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      Pgold 5 years ago

      Wonderful. works great for me. thanks

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      Chizzy125 5 years ago

      hi i have followed all the steps and have the tone saved in my itunes under tones and it even comes up on my phone on itunes in tones but i crnt access it on my iphone itself to select it any ideas? cheers

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      Carrie 5 years ago

      thax so much, i got it~!!

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      Jason 5 years ago

      Oh yeah, I thought it may be due to my phone having the latest software or something, as I had the issue of the ringtone was in itunes but no matter what I did it would not sync to my phone- then I just read the solution for this again and again.lol and untick tones and sync -nothing, then sync it again. I was doing 2 songs and only made sure 1 of changed in my music from m4a to mp3. but the resync created them both.great stuff your a legend

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      wheresobamasbirthcertificate.com 5 years ago

      In order to change the file from m4a to m4r you must go to control panel, folder options, view, then uncheck hide extensions for know file types. Then this will allow you to change the file.

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      big hug 5 years ago

      omg thank you so much. i was getn a little depressed about the my phone.. seems like apple wants you to buy EVERYTHING!

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      Quindaka 5 years ago

      Hi, I have followed the steps and succeeded in getting the music I wanted as a ringtone into the ITunes menu "tones" under My device on the ITunes page. I synched my phone (4S) and maybe it's somewhere on my phone but it's not in the listed ringtones, so I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. Can anyone help?

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      jaycan 5 years ago

      Hi, after i set the start and end time and click ok, i right click on the song again and it doesn't give me the option to “Convert to AAC”. can you help me?

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      bapu kalai 5 years ago

      but how do set it up?

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      Carly 5 years ago

      Why is it that i cant find a tones or ringtones on my device folder or itunes? am i being really thick??

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      kalyan.a 5 years ago

      thankx for the details its working

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      lu1$k 5 years ago

      exec post took me 5 min, i'm running windows 7 and i didn't know where to change the extensions, so i search on the search bar for extensions duhh i change that, then went to the file rename it and double clic on it and it appeared on the tones tab in itunes,

      THANKS for the info

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      Jane 5 years ago

      Hey I did every thing and it worked-but now I can't listen to the full song on my iTunes. It says its the full 5 min but then I go to listen to it and it oh plays the 40 seconds I chose... How do I fix that?

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      Ramabile 5 years ago

      Got all the way through every step without a problem. Moved ringtone back to the "tones" section in iTunes, and synced my phone but it did not show up in my ringtones under tones in settings, what do I do, help!?!?

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      Leets 5 years ago

      Hey!

      I have followed all the steps, but once I have renames the file I cant get it to go from my desktop to my Itunes... A little red circle with a line pops up and wont let me copy it back into my Itunes... Help! I used to be able to do it all the time :( But something has changed!

      Cheers..

      leetske88@hotmail.com

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      Nadira 5 years ago

      Thank you :)

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      CLARISSA 5 years ago

      I GOT AS FAR AS CHANGING THE FILE EXTENSION TO AN MP4 BUT I DON'T SEE IT IN MY LIBRARY!!

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      darootah 5 years ago

      its not working

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      lyss 5 years ago

      Hi - Needing help - I read all the comments and my problem doesn't seem to be here (I could have missed it) but I was able to go through all the steps but once I put back the file into iTunes, it's greyed and when I synch and ensure it says to synch tones, I don't think it's doing it as it's not on my iPhone 4s. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      lilsal.bata@gmail.com

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      Devi 5 years ago

      Is this only applicable for iphone 4s or i can also use this on my phone 4?

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      lyss 5 years ago

      Thanks Heather! Found the app and was able to make all my ringtones with the app! Awesome!

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      leeee 5 years ago

      please send me an email : cutie_lee_48forever@hotmail.com answering my question !

      - i did all the steps and got it to work on my itunes, but when i go to my phone ringtones on my iphone it doesn't show up?

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      Jules 5 years ago

      Hello . i'm late to this thread . i got the ringtone into my itunes ringtone library, but it won't let me put it onto my iphone ? please help . thank you .

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      GK 5 years ago

      I have followed all the steps, and the song comes up as a ringtone on my itunes, and when i sync my iphone it comes up on tones, but it never appears on my sounds on my phone.

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      GK 5 years ago

      Just looked around and solved the problem

      "I noticed that in itunes under DEVICES/RINGTONES when I had me phone hooked up,that the ringtone would not play, however it did play in LIBRARY/RINGTONES. So I deleted the ringtone in devices and drug the piece from Library into the devices, synced and Bay-yam! there it was. Happy Days"

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      PRASHANT POPAT 5 years ago

      i m unable to tranfer it the song gets converted into rinf tone it shows me but when i sync it for transfer it shows that the file is not found

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      qeana 5 years ago

      http://Ringer.org is the best free online ringtone maker. No registration.

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      Chriz 5 years ago

      I DID EVERYTHING BUT WHEN I DRAG IT TO MY DESKTOP IT DOES NOTHING IT DOESN'T COME UP OR ANYTHING

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      Kristin 5 years ago

      You guys are so smart. Thank you so much. Called the apple help line via ATT and they told me to Google it, thanks for your help!

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      Finally! 5 years ago

      This drove me nuts, but it finally worked!

      For those that go through all the steps, but then cannot access the ringtone on the iphone after you try to sync:

      Hook your phone up to your computer. Open the iPHONE folder, then RINGTONES folder (within iphone folder) copy m4r ringtone from desktop and paste it into iphone ringtones folder (not just iphone, and not just the regular itunes ringtone folder. Hope this makes sense. There are two ringtones folders once you hook up your phone. Regular itunes, and iphone. You want the iphone ringtone.

      Enjoy!

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      Joemandango 5 years ago

      Sweet, worked a treat, had to go back and open the filename in folder options but apart from that is worked great, cheers folks, thank :))

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      diana 5 years ago

      hi so i did everything nd i see the ringtone in the ringtone section on itunes, but somehow i cant find it on my phone.. please help

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      Erin 5 years ago

      I have an I phone 4 S and am trying to get my music from my mac computer as ringtones onto my cell phone. I am still trying the above methods but am not having much luck. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

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      iphone user 5 years ago

      It is very helpful. Thanks a lot.

      Here I suggest a professional budget iPhone ringtone maker software as bellow: http://www.softwarert.com/iphone-ringtone-maker-3h...

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      ANGIE 5 years ago

      Sorry, I'm having the same trouble. Could you please email the dummy directions please. I'm not very good with computers at all. anniemayp@yahoo.com

      Thank you so very much.

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      Michele 5 years ago

      So I was able to convert the file and add it to my itunes. I deleted the original version of the file, then tried to synch my iphone, it's still not showing up when I go to change my ringtone. Any ideas on what to do?

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      thomas 5 years ago

      everything worked perfectly for me except one thing. the songs that i used for the ringtones are messed up now. i can only listen to the part that i used for the ringtone even though its the origional and i set the start and stop back to normal. what should i do?

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      rebecca 5 years ago

      thanks you are amazing!!!!

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      Simon1985 5 years ago

      Hi, I have followed the steps and succeeded in getting the music I wanted as a ringtone into the ITunes menu "tones" under My device on the ITunes page. I synched my phone (4S) and maybe it's somewhere on my phone but it's not in the listed ringtones, so I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. Can anyone help?

      Thanks

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      Simon1985 5 years ago

      Any answers to my above question? I still can't find my ringtone on my iphone 4. email me at sroberts125@hotmail.com

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      xxxx 5 years ago

      none of these work on ma mums iphone

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      hilary tan 5 years ago

      how to change the extension from m4a to m4r?

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      rich 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info man! Appreciate it!

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      coxjim12@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      How do you convert it over after it is on the desktop

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      shane 5 years ago

      this was super helpful thank you veay much

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      FYTL 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot!! it helped a lot!!

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      suzymourrrrr 5 years ago

      hey this helped alot thanks ! but my file doesn't seem to appear in the ringtone file on itunes when i drag it.. and the file name isn't even ringtones, its simply tones ? is that normal ?

      email me please if you have the time asap! :)

      suzi_says_hi@msn.com!

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      Bappy 5 years ago

      great job.....

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      ARNIE 5 years ago

      this page is AMAZING iv'e been trying to make a ringtone for hours and hours and its all easy to say rename the mpa to mpr but mine didn's show, it only showed the song tittle name. but reading this showed me how to display the mpa at the end

      THANKYOU SO MUCH :)SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING

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      rollin 5 years ago

      it should be 30 seconds or shorter to make it appear on iphone

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      Lucy 5 years ago

      When I go to drag the m4r file into iTunes nothing happens? What do I do?

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      Paulina 5 years ago

      at first I couldn't get the ringtone to show up on my Iphone, and it would only show up on the computer. So, I just dragged the song from my itunes ringtone library onto the my "iphone" on the itunes menu.It finally worked. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH EVERYONE! THIS IS EXCELLENT!!!!!

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      Cryssieb 5 years ago

      this sure did help! thank you so much

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      niti 5 years ago

      hi there, i followed all the steps above, but the ringtone didn't change in my iphone 4s. please can you help?

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      Brittany 5 years ago

      I got it to the M4A step... when i sync everything... i dont have any "ringtones" file or whatever in my itunes on my computer.... how do you get it to the ringtones tab?? or where do you get it.. help!!!!!!!!!!!!! blondesaays@gmail.com thanks!!!! im using iphone4S

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      Cathy 5 years ago

      Hello, I have managed to rename my extention file,but it came up with a message that it might become unsuable, I went ahead anyway, and when i come to add the file to my itunes playlist - it wont transfer (or drag into it) please help - cookie_crumbs86@hotmail.co.uk

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      Adib 5 years ago

      I converted the file to m4r

      It is in the ringtone on iTunes, but cannot find it on the phone after I synchronize

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      Yesim 5 years ago

      What ever I do I cannot erase the .m4a versions. Delete buttons are inactive, right clicking does not even offer a delete or an erase option. Can anybody help me with this?

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      rahul 5 years ago

      hey mates please i need help in changing the ringtone so can any of you message it to me on my id tolani.rahul@yahoo.com

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      ben 5 years ago

      wtf all yoyu guys are of your nut thats if you have one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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      Derek R. 5 years ago

      or you guys can just go here... its kinda like youtube to mp3

      http://www.iwfr.net/mp3toringtone/

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      James 5 years ago

      Another one thing to make your own free ringtone from mp3 files

      http://ringtonestogo.net/mp3toringtone/

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      Callu 5 years ago

      Was going well till changed to m4r said wont be able to use file and when right click and go to properties can't edit file. So doesn't work for me, if can offer any help pls email on callys07@hotmail.co.uk why do IPhones have to be so complicated just to get a ring tone! Grr x

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      bernie 5 years ago

      i had same prob as above ringtone would apear in itunes under i phone but not in ringtones in iphone.this worked for me when you cut the song down to 40 seconds it dont work try 30 seconds. hope this helps

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      Dominique 5 years ago

      I was able to go through everything, was able to sync it to my phone....it just doesn't show up under ringtones....i can search it on my phone but it comes up under songs...help

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      dharmam@india 5 years ago

      thanks a lot guys...

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      adam 5 years ago

      I don't ever sync my iphone. I like manage my music/movies manually. Is there anyway to manually manage ringtones as well? I got it to show up in my tones folder but it is greyed out. Is a sync absolutely necessary in order to have the ringtone show up?

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      misty 5 years ago

      on my itunes it doesn't say ringtones how can i get that i have an iphone 3 gs

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      Bluenote 5 years ago

      Cheers worked a treat.

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      Edie Campbell 5 years ago

      I did everything like you said and when I dragged the converted .m4r back to my itunes and it didn't show up so I double clicked it and in itunes the full song started playing from the beginning... thanks!

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      Daryl 5 years ago

      hi, currently, when i load the this particular ringtone into my iphone, it shows the name, but does not play the tone. yet on itunes itself, it is able to to. how do you solve such a problem?? help!!!

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      brittah 5 years ago

      my itunes wont even let me change my stop time, everytime i change it it goes bck to the original time

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      Mayer 5 years ago

      Just wanted to say thanks- this is super helpful.

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      Danyalenee 5 years ago

      Thank you so much! It worked... !

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      bob 5 years ago

      super helpful. thanks dude.

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      Brandon 5 years ago

      I was having the same problem as most. If you get the gray exclamation point (!) in iTunes, double click on the file. When it asks to locate the file, click "locate" and click on the file you just changed that should still be highlighted in the windows box. After you do that, open your iPhone in iTunes, click "tones" in the top menu, then click "sync tones" then click either "all tones" or "selected tones". Select the songs you want, including the ones you just converted, then click "sync" at the bottom. The ring tones should now be in your "tones" folder.

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      Marc 5 years ago

      Thanksfor the help guys! this works great!

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      isabelle 4 years ago

      woooohooo

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      God of Entropy 4 years ago

      This is a lot of hassle. In a non-iPhone mobile, you simply point to your full music as your call tone or message tone and it is simply accepted.

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      andrew m 4 years ago

      hi .. i have followed the instructions (i think) and I have the music showing as a ringtone in the itunes library, but I can't get it showing as a ringtone in the Iphone folder below it..

      Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!!

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      chivas 4 years ago

      yey!!! thanks so much for the help :)

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      MC_jessh22 4 years ago

      Hi, i can not rename this file to a .m4r could you please email me at MC_jessh22@hotmail.com

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      Clarimundo Bambi 4 years ago

      I tried but I did all as shown on the information on top, but till now I can't change my ringtone. can somebody help me I to change the ringtone on iPhone?

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      jeffers 4 years ago

      I followed instructions, thank you to the poster, and got the bastarding file into my itunes. When I went to sync the tones into the phone, I was warned that syncing tones would delete all my music and photos on the phone. So I backed them all up, and synced it. All pics and music deleted. Apple are a bunch of focks for making this so difficult - I guess this is the way the dissuade people from avoiding purchasing tones. Thanks Apple, my next phone is deffo gonna be a Samsung.

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      Minche 4 years ago

      why i cant convert the m4r to the Itunes library?

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      Mrs Harland 4 years ago

      massive thank you. I have only just bought an iphone and thought this option wasn't available and that I would have to buy ring tones. Very pleased I dont have to, this is fab cheers

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      jethro 4 years ago

      did all of the above. shows up on itunes and in phone, but does not list it in my ringtones settings. how do i transfer the sound to the settings and ringtone folder?

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      Milly 4 years ago

      Hi, this was really helpful. The only problem is that when I get to that particular song on my iphone, it only plays the part selected for the ringtone rather than the whole song....so how do I undo the change of file format?

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      Fredrika 4 years ago

      HI! I am really confused, I followerd all the steps, and it worked perfectly. But suddenly, when I drag the m4r tone from my ringtone folder from iTunes to my iPhone, it doesn't work. I can get it into my list, but its a bit faded, and it doesn't want to play or show in my phone. Neeed your help!

      Email me; fredrikalouise@gmail.com

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      sonish 4 years ago

      i am not able to click start and stop time on option menu.. is it also needed any extra software for it??

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      sambee 4 years ago

      I have tried the above way to get a ringtone. I cant drag it back onto itunes. It just stays on the desktop

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      Nick 4 years ago

      Hi guys,

      I have already sync the m4r file into iphone, however, it wont take it to the ringtone library .....what am I doing wrong ?

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      Sarah 4 years ago

      I have a problem down loading ringtones on my iphone 5. I have followed all the steps, but the problem is that when i double click on the ringtone file, it does not show up in the ringtone section, instead the song starts playing and i don't see the ringtone tab in itunes. Can someone please help me?

      Thanks

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      Sarah 4 years ago

      Never mind guys, i figured it all out and it worked perfectly.

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      Allan 4 years ago

      I am havign trouble with finding the new song on my ringtones section. I have Itunes and I cant find the ringtones section in that either, but on my phone the sounds section, the ringtones, the song i have sent there doesn't come up.any suggesttions?

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      David Livermore 3 years ago from Bakersfield, California, United States

      Wow, I didn't realize this was a hub when I googled it. Very, very useful. You should write more on Hubpages, I'm sure you would make a killing.

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      brett 3 years ago

      hi my names brad lmao this site is so stupid it dont work at all it sucks so much lmao lol

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      Confused. 3 years ago

      Now that I converted it to a ringtone and saved it to my phone it won't let me listen to the full song anymore on my MacBook.

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      Tina Yadav 2 years ago

      Plzz tell me I hv no account to buy a ringtone. And no computer how to set ringtone .i m not lk this type of phones

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      BenMaximilian 23 months ago

      haven't you tried iOS Transfer?

      Here is the guide: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes

      http://transferphone.com/transfer-iphone-music-to-...

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