1. sandy the game's Avatar
    Hi Guys, yesterday I brought my iphone 5 I am using iphone for the first time and my experience is awesome, its so light and compact. But I have some Q how can I set my MP3 as a ringtone I converted to M4R format then to its not working and how you guys take snapshots of your devices

    Please bear with me as I am totally new to Iphone:o
    03-21-2013 08:42 PM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    Hi Guys, yesterday I brought my iphone 5 I am using iphone for the first time and my experience is awesome, its so light and compact. But I have some Q how can I set my MP3 as a ringtone I converted to M4R format then to its not working and how you guys take snapshots of your devices

    Please bear with me as I am totally new to Iphone:o
    Screenshots are the easy part. Hit the home button and lock button together and it'll take the capture. The screen will flash and you'll hear a camera shutter tone.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-21-2013 08:52 PM
  3. jclisenby's Avatar
    Setting ringtones is a lot harder. My advice is the breakdown and purchase the tone you want from iTunes. They are like $1.29 and well worth missing the trouble. But if you want to do it yourself, there are lots of guides out there. Google it and follow those instructions.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-21-2013 08:53 PM
  4. jerome g's Avatar
    You should be able to add the m4r to iTunes and sync the ringtone, then go to settings and sounds and you should be able to add the ringtone
    03-21-2013 08:55 PM
  5. sandy the game's Avatar
    You should be able to add the m4r to iTunes and sync the ringtone, then go to settings and sounds and you should be able to add the ringtone
    as i said file are converted to M4R but when i copy it its giving me error that "its too long to copy"
    03-21-2013 09:12 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    as i said file are converted to M4R but when i copy it its giving me error that "its too long to copy"
    How long is the file? My self-made custom ring tones are under 30 seconds and work fine.
    03-21-2013 09:19 PM
  7. sandy the game's Avatar
    30 seconds hmmmmm I need to check it and my keypad not always turn in landscape mode is there any setting for this
    03-21-2013 09:49 PM
  8. sandy the game's Avatar
    and one more Q please when my music player is on can i do play. pause or next track when my phone is lock its just showing pic of that song
    03-21-2013 11:10 PM
  9. saichick04's Avatar
    When your screen is locked just double click the home button. The buttons you're looking for will appear welcome to the forums! As for the ringtone yeah you can make them. But I use an app called ringtones. You have to do the whole sync/file sharing bit in iTunes. It's annoying and I end up going back to the marimba!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    03-22-2013 12:04 AM
  10. iRy757's Avatar
    How long is the file? My self-made custom ring tones are under 30 seconds and work fine.
    KCH got it. Ringtones can be up to 30 seconds. Text tones up to 5 seconds, I think. That's the issue you're facing. If you know how to build up to the .M4r portion then you're gold.
    03-22-2013 01:35 AM
  11. sandy the game's Avatar
    my ringtone is only 40 sec but i tried again its showing "The Ringtone was not copied to the iPhone because its duration is too long.
    03-22-2013 12:22 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    my ringtone is only 40 sec but i tried again its showing "The Ringtone was not copied to the iPhone because its duration is too long.
    Can you not trim your ringtone to 30 seconds or less?
    03-22-2013 12:29 PM
  13. sandy the game's Avatar
    30 sec did the job now i can keep my fav tracks as my ringtones

    Thanks for the help
    03-22-2013 12:35 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    30 sec did the job now i can keep my fav tracks as my ringtones

    Thanks for the help
    Thanks for the update and have a great day...
    03-22-2013 12:37 PM
  15. projectman's Avatar
    Hi Guys, yesterday I brought my iphone 5 I am using iphone for the first time and my experience is awesome, it’s so light and compact. But I have some Q how can I set my MP3 as a ringtone I converted to M4R format then to its not working and how you guys take snapshots of your devices

    Please bear with me as I am totally new to Iphone:o
    Congratulations on the iP5. That was my first iPhone as well. Making ringtones is a bit complicated but generally pretty easy. As jclisenby indicated...just google making ringtones for iOS or something similar and follow the instructions. It may seem like you are bouncing around from computer to phone back to computer back to the phone...but it isn't bad after you do it the first time. The clip, which you can make from within iTunes cannot be over 30 seconds or it will not be recognized as a ringtone. Good luck and welcome to iMore...and the iPhone 5. BTW, I missed it if you said...What color is your phone? White or black?
    03-22-2013 01:00 PM
  16. sandy the game's Avatar
    Black it's look too sexy


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    03-22-2013 01:03 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah, the 30sec. limit is pretty strictly set (i think i got one to convert over at like 32sec. once), but i reality, it doesn't really matter because the phone won't even use the full 30sec. ringtone anyways, i think the native length for a phone call duration without answering is around 25sec. or so (if you have voicemail activated and do not have an extended ringer set).
    03-22-2013 04:21 PM
  18. Partho Chatterjee's Avatar
    Open iTunes and select your favourite mp3.And click left for getting info and click on the Options' tab and edit the Start Time and Stop time to be the part of the song that you want to make your ringtone.But make sure your ringtone should not be more than 30 seconds otherwise it will not work. finally click OK
    03-30-2013 01:47 AM
  19. kataran's Avatar
    Congratulations I'm also new to iOS and my first iPhone the 5 white.

    Ringtones was a tough one but I also finally got it right. Couldn't do without my custom ringtones I've been using for years
    04-02-2013 04:08 AM

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