Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How to make your own iPhone Ringtone

  1. Oct 25, 2009 #1
    How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 25, 2009 #2
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    Re-write that.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2009 #3
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    Don't you forced to download through itunes/something only?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2009 #4
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    OH is he asking how to transfer a song or something from a computer to an iPhone? That's easy enough just look on the web... you can use many methods e-mail, usb, bluetooth, media cards, media messaging... just download from a website... it's endless lol.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2009 #5
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    He is asking:
    1) How to make your own iPhone Ringtone
    - I believe mpeg/avi files are not compatible with iphone so you use some program to convert to the iPhone format files (or iTunes)
    2) transfer it to your iPhone directly?
    - Use that song/something as iPhone Ringtone

    This is one of other ways ...
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2160460_custom-iphone-ringtones-free.html
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 #6
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    Ah I see the problem now lol. Sorry. Apple is being greedy for money again and is using their own .m4r format for ringtones.

    Here is another link that also shows you how to use your own songs/sounds whatever you want into ringtones:

    http://www.bukisa.com/articles/523_converting-mp3-files-to-iphone-ringtones

    You can get Audacity for free from www.downloads.com [Broken]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  8. Oct 26, 2009 #7
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    Try asking your question http://www.google.com" [Broken].

    I could tell you, but I work for AT&T and we're not supposed to give that info out.

    http://www.youtube.com" [Broken] works pretty well too for something like that :)

    (P.S. - Technically no, you're not forced to download them through iTunes.. You can make your own with the songs you have right on iTunes. Start there if you want to know)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  9. Oct 27, 2009 #8
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    New user here, thought I'd help out as my first post!

    It's pretty easy, you need to do the following steps:

    1) Pick a song
    2) Listen to the song to find out what portion of the song you want to use. Watch the time and write down the start / stop time. Try to make it under 30 seconds or so.
    3) Right click on the song and hit "info"
    4) Go to the "Options" tab
    5) near the bottom there is "Start Time" and "Stop Time" --> put these numbers that you wrote down into here (don't worry, it's not permanent)
    6) After you've got the numbers in, right click on the song and hit "Make AAC Version"
    7) Drag the new version to the desktop. Remove the new version from iTunes.
    8) Change the file extention from .m4a to .m4r
    9) Drag it back in. iTunes recognizes it as a ringtone now!

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. Oct 27, 2009 #9
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    That'd be the way :) Good call.. And you can do that with any song in your iTunes. Works like a charm!
     
  11. Oct 27, 2009 #10
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    You know I was originally going to reply with a question: Did you seriously create an account at PF with soul purpose of asking a question that could just as easily have been answered by typing the exact same question into Google? I can't decide if that is laziness or not.

    But I am wayyy to busy to making 'Whoomp there it is' my ringtone to do that.

    Thanks kpachla!
     
  12. Oct 27, 2009 #11
    Re: How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

    Hmm, good question! Maybe a lurker that wanted to finally jump into the open? I just found PF today and thought I'd help out right away, but it's always nice to have someone retell you a method or story.

    I think my record for making a ringtone is the 2 minutes it took me last night to make my "Frankensten" ringtone.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2009 #12
    I think using garage band is just as few steps, as there is a share as ring tones option there. GB will automatically create a 30second band that you can adjust or move over the time line before exporting, and there s no file naming or messing with Ur i tunes library (except to select the song).
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook