How to use song as a ringtone on iPhone via iTunes

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Unlike Android where you simply have to transfer an audio file from your computer to your phone and configure the song as a ringtone, the process is slightly more complicated for iPhone. It’s not impossible, even if the process could be long, it’s not even particularly difficult to create a personalized ringtone on iPhone.

How to use song as a ringtone on iPhone via iTunes

  1. Download and install iTunes and go to the Library
  2. Choose the song you want to turn into a ringtone. Keep in mind that iPhone ringtones are played in 30-second loops, so don’t worry about choosing a long song as it will still be cut.
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  3. Right-click on the song, select Song Information and go to the Options tab
  4. Change the start and end times of the song where, if you wish, you can choose the favorite part of the song to use as a ringtone. Right-click on OK at the end.
  5. Go to File> Convert> Create AAC version
  6. Drag the AAC version of the song to the desktop for easy access
  7. Make click with the right mouse button on the file and change its extension to “.m4r ” that will make it recognizable.
  8. If you can’t see the extension during the process, in Windows, go to Control Panel> File Explorer Options and in the View tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
  9. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open it on iTunes
  10. Select Tones from the left sidebar
  11. Drag and drop the.m4r file from the desktop and it should sync with your iPhone
  12. On your iPhone, go to Settings> Sounds and Haptics> Ringtone and you should see the ringtone you just uploaded. Select it and you’re good to go.

How to make ringtones for iPhone using GarageBand

If you want to put a song as a ringtone on the iPhone and it must be completely unique to you, you need to target Apple’s GarageBand which is bundled for free with each iPhone.

This method is a little more complicated and as you will be you must be the one to create the song, but assuming that you have all the requirements, the process of creating a song with GarageBand and converting it to a ringtone is quite simple.

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  1. After creating your song in GarageBand, go to My Songs
  2. Tap Select, then tap the song you want to turn into a ringtone
  3. Tap the Share button in the lower-left corner of the app
  4. Select Ringtone
  5. Give it a name and tap Export
  6. On your iPhone, go to Settings> Sounds and Haptics> Ringtone and you should see the ringtone you just created. Select it and you’re good to go.
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