Thursday, January 19, 2012

how to: iphone ringtone

ryan and i like to make custom ringtones for our iphones and change them depending on the season.  here is an easy tutorial that we put together for how to make a ringtone for your iphone using any song that you like!

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step 1: open itunes and choose the song that you want to make into a ringtone.  decide which section of the song you want to use for your ringtone.  (it should be approximately 30 seconds long.)

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step 2: right click on the song that you chose and select "copy."  go to the top left-hand corner of the screen and click "file" and then select "new playlist."  a new playlist will appear in your playlist area.  (you can name the playlist anything you want, such as "ringtones.")

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step 3: open your new playlist.  go to the top-left hand corner of the screen and click "edit" and select "paste."  a copy of your selected song will appear in your new playlist.  right click on the song and select "get info."  click the "options" tab and click the boxes in front of "start time" and "stop time."  enter the start time and the stop time that you chose for your ringtone.  then, click "okay."  right click on the song and select "create acc version."

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step 4: go back to your itunes music library and locate the new 30 second version of the song.  right click on the new 30 second version of the song and select "delete."  click "delete song" and then click "keep file."

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step 5: find where the song saved to your computer.  if you are using a computer with windows, the saved song is usually located in "my music" under "itunes" then "itunes media" then "music."  when you find the song, right click on the song and select "rename."  change the ".m4a" ending to ".m4r"  right click on the song and select "open with" then click "itunes."   

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step 6: go back to itunes and open your itunes ringtones library (called "tones").  your new ringtone will appear there.  when you sync your phone with your computer, the song will appear as a ringtone on your phone!

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enjoy your new ringtones!

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