Help please, how do I delete ringtones from the ringtone tab?

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MrSoprano

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Any help would be appreciated. I tried putting a ringtone on my iPhone and it didn't work. Now I have the file listed under the ringtone tab within my iPhone tab. How do I get this off that list? I've searched for a while but still can't figure this out. I am running Windows XP.
 

seb481

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Any help would be appreciated. I tried putting a ringtone on my iPhone and it didn't work. Now I have the file listed under the ringtone tab within my iPhone tab. How do I get this off that list? I've searched for a while but still can't figure this out. I am running Windows XP.
I read somewhere that you can't remove them, which i think is kinda strange. Have you tried going in your iTunes folder on you computer (mydocuments/mymusic/iTunes/iTunesringtones or some type of similar path) and delete the ringtone folder? I haven't tried it but I would think it works.
 

MrSoprano

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ok first of all, how did u get it under the ringtones tab? they haven't even started the ringtones yet, not till sometime next week
if you change an aac file to .m4r extension and double click it, it will add to your ringtone tab, but my question is how do i delete this now?
 

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I read somewhere that you can't remove them, which i think is kinda strange. Have you tried going in your iTunes folder on you computer (mydocuments/mymusic/iTunes/iTunesringtones or some type of similar path) and delete the ringtone folder? I haven't tried it but I would think it works.
oh man there's gotta be a way to remove them. if not that would annoy the neck outta me. i have two listed in there now and i can't even get them to transfer to my iPhone anyway.

i did try to just delete them manually from my iTunes ringtone folder and restarted iTunes but that doesn't remove them from the ringtone tab.

anyone else know how to remove these?
 
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ok i just found this in another thread, it doesn't say how to delete but shows a fix to not seeing ringtones on your phone, but it still hasn't worked for some.

This assumes you are starting with an AAC file that your renamed from M4a to M4r
There is a ringtone type assigned to iTunes “.M4r,” executing this ringtone type does a few things. The first time you ever execute one, it adds a Ringtone directory to your iTunes Music directory structure IF you have iTunes managing your music.
It also adds the ringtone to the Ringtone tab within the iPhone section of iTunes.
In 7.4.0, that’s all that was needed. The M4r files synced back and forth to your iPhone.
In 7.4.1 iTunes made the .M4r extension useful for “registering” a file as a ringtone, but also made it “incompatible” with syncing.
What file extension can ALWAYS be synced to any iPod like device? .M4a
Thus renaming the .M4r files that are now REGISTERED and LOCATED IN RINGTONES DIRECTORY to a .M4a extension bypasses the incompatibilty error trap that was added in 7.4.1
Someone please verify these steps and correct them if wrong…since I think folks will benefit from a stepwise procedure. Lettered steps are ones i’ve used for cleanliness an may not be required
1. Confirm iTunes is set to import to AAC 128
2. If the “to-be” rington is not currently AAC, convert it by right clicking
3. Delete the new aac file from the library ONLY
4. Locate the file and Move it to your desktop
5. Rename the file from xxxx.m4a to xxxx.m4r
6. Double Click on the file
7. Return to iTunes and confirm it is now in the iPhone ringtones tab, but no not Sync
8. Locate the file in your iTunes Music/Ringtones Directory
9. Rename file from xxxx.m4r to xxxx.m4a
10. Sync! All should be well.
One specific confirmation request for the community. Pleae confirm that there is NO NEED to double click on the newly renamed M4a file located in the Ringtone directory. It seems this messes things up, but I’ve seen it listed several times before.
 

MrSoprano

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ok i just found this in another thread, it doesn't say how to delete but shows a fix to not seeing ringtones on your phone, but it still hasn't worked for some.

This assumes you are starting with an AAC file that your renamed from M4a to M4r
There is a ringtone type assigned to iTunes “.M4r,” executing this ringtone type does a few things. The first time you ever execute one, it adds a Ringtone directory to your iTunes Music directory structure IF you have iTunes managing your music.
It also adds the ringtone to the Ringtone tab within the iPhone section of iTunes.
In 7.4.0, that’s all that was needed. The M4r files synced back and forth to your iPhone.
In 7.4.1 iTunes made the .M4r extension useful for “registering” a file as a ringtone, but also made it “incompatible” with syncing.
What file extension can ALWAYS be synced to any iPod like device? .M4a
Thus renaming the .M4r files that are now REGISTERED and LOCATED IN RINGTONES DIRECTORY to a .M4a extension bypasses the incompatibilty error trap that was added in 7.4.1
Someone please verify these steps and correct them if wrong…since I think folks will benefit from a stepwise procedure. Lettered steps are ones i’ve used for cleanliness an may not be required
1. Confirm iTunes is set to import to AAC 128
2. If the “to-be” rington is not currently AAC, convert it by right clicking
3. Delete the new aac file from the library ONLY
4. Locate the file and Move it to your desktop
5. Rename the file from xxxx.m4a to xxxx.m4r
6. Double Click on the file
7. Return to iTunes and confirm it is now in the iPhone ringtones tab, but no not Sync
8. Locate the file in your iTunes Music/Ringtones Directory
9. Rename file from xxxx.m4r to xxxx.m4a
10. Sync! All should be well.
One specific confirmation request for the community. Pleae confirm that there is NO NEED to double click on the newly renamed M4a file located in the Ringtone directory. It seems this messes things up, but I’ve seen it listed several times before.

thanks bud, but these are the instructions to get it to work and sync and the actual instructions i used to try, but it's not working for me and i'm stuck with these ringtones listed under my ringtones tab and i can't delete them.
 

Hondamaker

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thanks bud, but these are the instructions to get it to work and sync and the actual instructions i used to try, but it's not working for me and i'm stuck with these ringtones listed under my ringtones tab and i can't delete them.
I can't get the ringtones to sync, and I can't remove them from the ringtones tab in iTunes either, so I feel your pain!