1. EmEuS's Avatar
    This is what I used and it works pretty well both for mac and windows. I just bought it today.

    Efiko Software: iPhoneRingToneMaker

    It's $7.50 and I'm not affiliated with them in anyway shape or form.
    Just downloaded and this is the best ringtone program out. Its definitely worth the seen buck investment. The cool thing about it is you dont have to rename anything very very user friendly. I made a ringtone in about a minute no exaggeration.
    11-27-2008 10:14 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    why i m not able to change the file from .m4a to .m4r?
    What type of computer are you using? Windows or Mac?
    11-28-2008 01:03 PM
  3. MrP's Avatar
    Try iToner- easy and awsome! Free version can get a little anoying but the full is well worth tv price. And it's pretty seamless to use. Just my two cents but paying a few bucks for a quality product seems like a better idea than having to muddle through a bunch of steps to get a ringtone. With this you can create in GarageBand and sync to your phone- or just use whole songs.
    11-30-2008 12:50 AM
  4. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    I got fed up with waiting for ringtones in the UK store, as I'm on Windows, I couldn't use GarageBand. Then I found a great site, . Not only does it have a lot of ringtones, it also allows you to create your own. It's all set up to work with iTunes and the iPhone, once you've added ringtones to your locker, sync it with iTunes. The files appear as podcasts in iTunes so you need to sync the Nakko podcast with your iPhone - easy and free.
    11-30-2008 10:22 AM
  5. reyza's Avatar
    I use iringer. It's free, only some banner ads to deal with, let's me import a song, cut out what I want and then it sends it to iTunes as a ringtone ready to sync.
    I second the use of iRinger. VERY easy to use, and does the work for you by sending it to iTunes. All you gotta do is sync. Has all the features of a paid program but it's FREE. Here's the site:

    iRinger :: iPhone Ringtone Factory
    12-02-2008 04:30 PM
  6. xloc's Avatar
    I've had my phone for two weeks and wanted to make ringtones from my mp3 collection. Windows XP user. I was a newb using itunes and the iphone but have a good knowledge of Windows.

    Totally free. Download and install Audacity 1.3.6. Sourceforge. Google it!

    Once program is installed.

    Select ... Edit... Preferences... Import/Export...

    Select "Download" FFmpeg library.

    Follow the excellent instructions.

    This gives you the option to export anything as a .m4a file.

    Once you are setup open your mp3 file. Trim and edit your file as desired.

    Select Export. Name your file and select save as type. "m4a"

    I created a folder called "Ringtones" on my PC to store these. Once you have saved your ringtone browse to the folder. Rename the extension on your saved ringtone from "m4a" to "m4r". Start iTunes and drag and drop the ringtone with the m4r extension to your ringtones on iTunes. Sync and the ringtone should be available on your phone. Ensure under you sync settings that all is selected for ringtones.

    There is a mac version of audacity so hopefully that should work about the same. Can't say since I don't have a mac.

    Needless to say using Audacity you are not limited to mp3 files. You could easily use almost any audio file you find or even create to make a ringtone. I like that freedom.
    12-02-2008 07:37 PM
  7. robdam1001's Avatar
    12-06-2008 11:24 PM
  8. aureatenova's Avatar
    FREE solution. I can't remember where I got this info, but I've tried it and it works for me with iTunes 7.7 and my iPhone 3G
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    1. First get the song you want to make the ringtone from.
    2. Open it with quicktime pro (or any other editor)
    3. Cust out the section you want as the ringtone and save it as a new mp3.
    4. Import it into iTunes
    5. in iTunes go into
    Preferences > Advanced > Importing

    Set to Import using: AAC encoder 128Kbps

    6. Right click on the file you want as a ringtone and select

    Convert selection to AAC
    Your file will now be converted to an AAC file. (appears in iTunes under your original file)

    7. Right click on the new file, click on show in finder (or open folder on windows)
    8. You will now see your AAC file, all you have to do now is change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r
    9. Drag the file out of the folder to the desktop, then drop it back into itunes.
    I know this is a really old post but I had a question...how exactly do you change the file extention? I got all the way down to that step and I'm having trouble with it.
    12-08-2008 04:06 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I didn't read every page, but Audiko.net is a good one. Has ringtones on the page and a ringtone maker.
    12-09-2008 10:40 PM
  10. CJ225's Avatar
    Ive used iphoneringtonemaker......tottally worth the money IMO.....
    01-03-2009 01:52 PM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    Audiko
    I had this tweeted to me from Chris Pirillo.
    +1000. Have been using this for a while and love it. Easy and free.
    01-07-2009 06:55 PM
  12. MrEClass's Avatar
    This is what I used and it works pretty well both for mac and windows. I just bought it today.

    Efiko Software: iPhoneRingToneMaker

    It's $7.50 and I'm not affiliated with them in anyway shape or form.
    I vouch for this awesome program. Works flawlessly.

    As far as the free programs online, can you guarantee the service will always be offered free and work correctly?

    +10038493487893748230928093
    01-08-2009 04:38 PM
  13. MissFido's Avatar
    and are all these programs compatible with purchased music from itunes? some of the above instructions specify mp3 files. i'm looking for something that will convert my protected songs into short clips i can set my ringtones as. i don't want to spend money on a program that will end up being useless to me! thanks!
    02-11-2009 12:51 AM
  14. jamesus's Avatar
    and are all these programs compatible with purchased music from itunes? some of the above instructions specify mp3 files. i'm looking for something that will convert my protected songs into short clips i can set my ringtones as. i don't want to spend money on a program that will end up being useless to me! thanks!
    I have not tried any of my purchased music, but my guess is that they will not work. And Audiko is a free service, so give it a shot and see if it works.
    02-11-2009 09:29 AM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    and are all these programs compatible with purchased music from itunes? some of the above instructions specify mp3 files. i'm looking for something that will convert my protected songs into short clips i can set my ringtones as. i don't want to spend money on a program that will end up being useless to me! thanks!
    With protected music it will not work and there really is no way around it.
    02-11-2009 10:05 AM
  16. jamesus's Avatar
    With protected music it will not work and there really is no way around it.
    Unless you burn it to a CD and then re-rip it of course!
    02-11-2009 10:27 AM
  17. Voltaic Shock's Avatar
    Here is a great site for ringtones:

    Audiko
    02-17-2009 10:05 AM
  18. MissFido's Avatar
    Here is a great site for ringtones:

    Audiko
    yeah thanks for reading my original post before posting your own. oh and thanks for reading the rest of the thread before posting.. i've never heard of audiko before (heavy sarcasm).
    02-17-2009 10:18 PM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    yeah thanks for reading my original post before posting your own. oh and thanks for reading the rest of the thread before posting.. i've never heard of audiko before (heavy sarcasm).
    I don't understand your hostility towards Voltaic Shock...
    02-17-2009 11:14 PM
  20. kyleshaNKLES's Avatar
    So Apple wants to charge you $1.00 for a song and another $1.00 for the song to be converted into a ringtone.. Are you really gonna stand for this?! I'll be telling you how to get free ringtones on your iPhone via your own Music Library or any YouTube video!

    Here's how: Goto audiko.net and you'll be able to make full 20 sec ringtones (that's 5 sec more than Apple will allow at their 15 sec ringtones) using a YouTube URL or your own music library.. So choose your option then cut it and everything (it will step you through it completely) then choose at the end "iPhone version- or a similar option, then this is the cool part, it saves to your iTunes library under the "ringtones" tier! So just sync and it should be under your settings>general>sounds>ringtone

    Thanks guys please reply if you try this.
    02-19-2009 03:11 AM
  21. MrEClass's Avatar
    I bought the iPhoneRingToneMaker app and I still love it...but I found out from my iPhone noob, but good friend, that you can make any ringtone for the iPhone by simply using Windows Movie Maker...I can't believe I didn't know that!

    ...maybe I'm the iNoob? :?
    02-19-2009 05:04 PM
  22. Little Bella's Avatar
    Thanks Hermdog for the link!

    Works well
    02-19-2009 07:14 PM
  23. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Ok, the iPhone 3G is a pretty damned nice phone when you buy it, but let's face it, the ringtone selection SUCKS. You can always buy ringtone capable songs from iTunes and pay an extra $.99 to snip a 30 second ringtone out of it, but what if you want a movie theme song, a cartoon show theme song from your years as a kid, or some funky sound effects you found on the web?

    Here's what you do if you have a Windows machine, or have a 10.4.11 (Tiger) Mac. (If you want to use a full song that isn't 45 seconds or less, you need to find software to crop the section you want. Any Mac can use GarageBand for this, and I am sure there are free Windows solutions as well. To ease the pain of this step, I just download pre-made ringtones in MP3 format and go from there.)

    1. Find a ringtone. I personally get all mine from CrackBerry.com or TuneUsIn.com because they are already in short ringtone format and I don't have to edit or crop them (it has to be 45 seconds or less).

    2. Download the ringtone to your desktop

    3. Open iTunes and go to your Preferences (might be called Settings on Windows) > Advanced Tab > Importing sub-tab > Find where it says "Import Using" and set it to AAC encoder.

    4. On a Mac, double click it and it will automatically add to your iTunes library and start playing. On a PC, it will most likely open WMP automatically, so just drag it to your iTunes library.

    5. Find the rintone you just dragged to your iTunes library and right click it, then select "Convert to AAC."

    6. It will create a duplicate of the ringtone in AAC format and should start playing it automatically.

    7. Drag the file to your desktop. (Since the new AAC format ringtone starts playing automatically, it will have a speaker next to it, which makes it easy to determine which file you need to drag)

    8. Delete the two copies of the ringtone from your general Music list (you don't have to, but I don't think you want ringtones randomly playing next time you do a song shuffle...)

    9. See that ringtone you just dragged to your desktop? It should be "songname.m4a." Now, simply change the file extension to .m4r. You can leave the file name alone, or you can make it whatever you want, the important thing is that you change the extension to .m4r.

    10. On a Mac, double click it and it will auto add to your Ringtones list in iTunes. On a PC, you may have to manually drag it to the list.

    You're done. You now have custom ringtones on your iPhone for free, and they can be whatever sounds you can find... as long as they are shorter than 45 seconds.

    I know it looks like a bunch of steps, but it isn't. The whole process takes maybe 30 seconds after you do it once or twice.
    This worked great for me. Thanks!
    02-19-2009 11:57 PM
  24. jeremykyle's Avatar
    Google "iRinger"
    02-23-2009 08:28 PM
  25. ILBandit's Avatar
    Google "iRinger"
    I just did... downloaded it.. WOW! That works awesome. I doesn't get any easier that that!! Already have about 7 ringtones made.
    Thanks for the tip!! That one will stay on my desktop for good.
    02-23-2009 10:52 PM
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