1. Eick1967's Avatar
    When you purchase a ringtone from itunes does it not automatically put them in a ringtones folder ? I have no ringtones folder on the upper left side of itunes nor do I have a ringtones tab on the managment screen. I have two ringtones in itunes and have no clue what to do with them ? Help...
    02-13-2011 09:34 PM
  2. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Edit> Prefrences> Check "Ringtones".
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    02-13-2011 10:27 PM
  3. jaycee2007's Avatar
    Edit> Prefrences> Check "Ringtones".
    Yeah what he said
    02-13-2011 10:37 PM
  4. DOOG9517's Avatar
    I'm doing following these steps, and still cant find the ringtone on my phone.
    02-14-2011 06:10 PM
  5. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    You need to make sure "sync ringtones" is checked.
    02-14-2011 06:13 PM
  6. Eick1967's Avatar
    Edit> Prefrences> Check "Ringtones".
    Okay , I now have a ringtones folder in itunes ( thanks very much ) and I have two ringtones that after syncing are on my phone. One is purchased from itunes and the other is an mp3 file that I put in itunes and converted. They both play fine on the phone. What I don't understand is that since these are ringtones , why after syncing do they not show up in settings>sounds>ringtones so that you can use them ? Have I done something incorrectly ? And, since they aren't there how do you get them there ?
    02-14-2011 10:43 PM
  7. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Wait...so they play fine, but they don't play as ringtones? I'm confused.

    A checklist for you (for each one you want as a ringtone):

    1. Must be less than 40 seconds.
    2. Must be a .M4R extension.
    3. Must be put into "ringtones" in iTunes.
    4. Must be synced.

    Are all of the above true for each one?
    02-15-2011 12:06 AM
  8. datamanapp's Avatar
    If you do not want the hassle of syncing whenever you want to use a new song as your ringtone, you can try GeoRing. It allows you to use any song as your ringtone with just a few taps on your iPhone. Another cool feature is it can shuffle your ringtones. You can find GeoRing in the App Store.
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    02-15-2011 08:14 AM
  9. Eick1967's Avatar
    I got my ringtones to finally work ! Thanks for all of your help. My file extensions were m4a's instead of m4r's. As soon as I changed them and synced they showed up in the settings so that I can finally use them. And I was considering jailbreaking ?!?!? What a joke ! I think I had better get a few more months of use under my belt before I attempt that
    02-16-2011 10:17 PM
  10. wb1960's Avatar
    how did you change your m4a's to m4r's?? This is where I am stuck
    02-16-2011 10:40 PM
  11. Eick1967's Avatar
    how did you change your m4a's to m4r's?? This is where I am stuck
    I am running Windows 7 so here is what I did .... I found my itunes folder on my drive , clicked the organize tab > folder and search options > view and then unchecked the hide file extension box. Then , go back to the file that you want to change , right click , click rename and then simply replace your a with and r. I don't know if this is the "proper" way of doing this - not that there is a proper way but it worked for me.
    02-16-2011 11:04 PM
  12. ShannonDavis's Avatar
    I am running Windows 7 so here is what I did .... I found my itunes folder on my drive , clicked the organize tab > folder and search options > view and then unchecked the hide file extension box. Then , go back to the file that you want to change , right click , click rename and then simply replace your a with and r. I don't know if this is the "proper" way of doing this - not that there is a proper way but it worked for me.
    That is the procedure I use with Windows Vista. (I know, I know. No Vista jokes please.)
    02-17-2011 08:43 AM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    how did you change your m4a's to m4r's?? This is where I am stuck
    Just rename them...
    02-17-2011 10:00 AM
  14. cellphonejedi's Avatar
    If you do not want the hassle of syncing whenever you want to use a new song as your ringtone, you can try GeoRing. It allows you to use any song as your ringtone with just a few taps on your iPhone. Another cool feature is it can shuffle your ringtones. You can find GeoRing in the App Store.
    This works exactly the way its described. Good find, great call!!
    02-17-2011 10:53 AM
  15. nuckinfutz220's Avatar
    I have used audiko.net in the past. You just go to the site on your computer, search for a song, or make your own clips to share out of any mp3. Once you have found the one you like, just download for iphone, and it automatically puts it in the ringtones folder in itunes. Then just sync when you are done. GeoRing sounds great though....i might try it out!
    02-17-2011 11:00 AM
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