Using music as a ringtone


Nov 10, 2007
New Jersey
Or try the following

1. Find a song you want to use as a ringtone.
2. Use whatever program you use to "clip" a section under 30 seconds long.(Audacity is a Freeware Program)
3. Double click the shortened file and it will go into the "Music" section of iTunes and it will start to play.
4. Right click on the file and choose the "Convert to AAC" from the drop down menu.
5. You will now have two of the same files in the iTunes Music Playlist.
6. Right click on one of the two and choose "show in (to locate the file) explorer."
7. Right click on the song with the m4a to m4r extension. You can delete the other one from that folder. If you don't see the file extension then you need to open your Explorer (myComputer) go to tools/folder options/view then go and make sure you have un-checked next to "Hide extensions for known file types".
8. Change the extension from m4a to m4r.
9 Go to iTunes and delete BOTH of the files from the playlist. Just make sure you click on "keep files."
10. Now go back to the folder you have the m4r file and double click it. It should go into the "ringtone folder" of iTunes.
11. Connect your iPhone, click on the "ringtone" tab and the song you need will be on the list. Check the check box and press the apply button lower right


New Member
Dec 27, 2007
a little clearification

on iPhonetony's post

take a =/<30 second clip of a song..
you can do this in iTunes
-right click on a song and go to get info
-go to the options tab
-check start and stop time and enter the designated spots to stop the song
-press ok
now right click the song and select convert selection to aac
then select the newly converted song and open in windows explorer
right click and press properties and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r
after that drag the song into your ringtones folder in iTunes
go to your iPhone [in iTunes] and go to the ringtones tab and select sync ringtones and select all of specific ones

hope this helps =]


New Member
Feb 18, 2008
ok and im also having another problem i just got my phone today because i bought i from ebay w/ the firmware on it but i cant seem to get the phone part to work


Feb 17, 2008
NJ &amp; NYC
I was having some trouble doing this. My pc is in Japanese and when I go to properties, I am having trouble where exactly to change from m4r to m4a.