5 Simple Steps to Make iPhone Ringtone from MP3

Last Updated: July 19, 2017
Make iPhone Ringtone MP3

While traveling or at some other occasions you are hearing a song, you sing that song in your mind and maybe even make it your iPhone ringtone. Most of the smartphones platforms like Android, Windows have the ability to convert songs as ringtones easily.

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t want to users to create Ringtones direct to their iOS devices. If you want to create iPhone ringtones, you have to depend on iTunes software either with Windows or MAC computer.

In this article, we are going to explain few simple steps to create iPhone ringtone from MP3 file.

Step 1: Open iTunes on Your MAC or PC and find the song that you want to set as ringtone from My Music Tab.

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If you don’t have the required song in iTunes window, drag and drop the song from your folder to iTunes window to add in the music list. Now, right-click on the selected song > Get Info > Options tab.

Step 2: Here you can set the length of the ringtone in seconds by selecting the start and stop time. The maximum allowed length of ringtone is 30 seconds.

itunes song start trimMake sure you select the best part out of the song to set as ringtone. You can get few more option on this window to adjust the volume and equalizer setting if you need. Once you finalized your Start / End points and other options, click OK.

Step 3: Now you need to convert the MP3 file to AAC version. AAC is the default format used by iTunes. AAC and MP3 are audio compression formats, but AAC gives better audio quality than MP3. Right Click on the song and select “Create AAC Version” to create the AAC version of the song you edited.

itunes convert aac versionNow you have AAC format file that converted from MP3. The next step is to find out saved location of AAC file. Right-click on your new AAC song clip and select Show in Windows Explorer to locate the file.

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When you explore the folder, you will see a file with .m4a extension. iTunes ringtone is in .m4r format. Now change the extension from .m4a to .m4r by simply renaming (press f2) the file.

Step 4: Now your ring tone is ready on your computer and needs to move into iPhone. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

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Select the three dots next to your phone and click Tones in the drop-down menu. Drag the Ringtone from your desktop section to your iPhone tunes section.

You have to sync the tone you moved to iPhone section. Click on iPhone icon and select Tones > Sync Tones > Selected Tones > and select the tone and sync with the device.

sync iphone musicStep 5: Now you can detach the phone from your computer and cable. Go to your iPhone Settings > Sounds > Ringtones and you can see new ring tone you created there.

iphone select ringtoneSelect the new ringtone and set for your contacts as you wish. Now you can repeat the same for making multiple ringtones.

This is a free solution to make iPhone ringtone from any MP3 Songs. There is no need to use any third party apps to create the ringtone for iPhone and other iOS devices.

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