All of us know one thing which really annoys us about any iPhone is the ringtones part. Unlike Android users, iOS users must use the stock ringtones or else buy from the iTunes store. Well, there is an alternative for that. This guide will let you know how to create custom ringtones for your iPhone.

Things required:

  • iPhone(of course)
  • USB/Lightning cable
  • Computer
  • iTunes

Step 1:

Connect your device to the computer. When iTunes pops up add your ringtone to the Music library.

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Step 2:

Right-click on the ringtone and click on the “Create AAC version”. It will create so exactly under the existing the track. Rename newly created track just to avoid confusion, as it saves with the same name as your current ringtone track but with different extension.

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Step 3:

After renaming drag the ringtone and place it somewhere you can find it again. For example, I dragged the file from iTunes to a folder. This lets you save the ringtone anywhere you want to.

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(Note: Before proceeding, select the “File name extensions” checkbox in the view panel which can be found on top of the File Explorer)

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Step 4:

Now rename the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. The m4r extension is used for ringtones used by your device. Just click ok when you get the prompt to confirm.

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Step 5:

In iTunes, go to the Tones panel and simply drag and drop the tone you just renamed. You just added your favorite ringtone to the iTunes library.

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Voila! You are almost there. Now just sync Tones with your device and you can now view that ringtone on the device in the Setting app under the Ringtones option in Sounds.

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