Have you ever wanted to set your own music as a ringtone on your iphone? Check out this quick tutorial which explains how!
1. The first thing you need to do, is make sure that you can see file type extensions. To do this, open up Control Panel and click on “Folder Options”. Then navigate to “View” and uncheck the tick box which says “Hide Extensions For Known File Types”.
(Older versions of windows: Control panel > apperance and personalization > folder options > view)
2. Open itunes and find the song that you would like as your ringtone.
3. Grab a peice of paper and write down the time* that you would like the ringtone to start and the time you want it to finish. It needs to be 40 seconds or less for this to work.
(* for example, if your song goes for 3 minutes, and the chorus starts 1 minute in and goes for 30 seconds, you would write down: 1:00 – 1:30)
4. Right click the song and click “Get Info”. Then, click the options tab. About halfway down there will be a start time and a stop time. Change these times to the figures you wrote down in step 3 and click OK.
5. Close the Get Info box and then right click the same song again. Click on “Create AAC Version”. A second song will now appear underneath the original song with the times specified in step 4.
6. Now, your song should show up in your music folder. (The place where all the music is stored on your computer). Generally for itunes, this is located in: Libraries > Music > Itunes > Itunes Media > Music.
7. You can now delete the song from your itunes library, making sure to click on “Do not delete from folder”. Once this is done, locate the song on your computer. Right click it and select “Rename”. At the end of the name, it will say “.m4a”. Change this to “.m4r” and press enter.
8. Close out of the computer folders and go back into itunes. On the left hand side, there should now be a tab caled “Ringtones”. Click on the ringtones tab and your ringtone should be there!
9. Lastly, to actually get the ringtone on your phone, simply sync your iphone with itunes, making sure that your sync settings copy over ringtones.
Hope this helps! If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to ask for help on my contact page.