1. vickie62*'s Avatar
    Hi,

    I am trying to solve a problem neither my dad nor I can figure out..help me look good please

    Mum has an iphone, and has purchased a couple of ringtones from itunes. they have been stored in her library on itunes in the music folder, but I cannot get them to drag and drop into the ringtones folder.

    When I hooked the phone upto her laptop (sync usually done on pc) i noticed that they hadnt got the sync ringtones box checked so I dont know if thats got anything to do with it, but I cant see why that would interfere with my juggling music around in the library.

    I am assuming that having bought them from itunes they are in the correct format.

    any help would be great... thanks
    01-09-2010 03:40 AM
  2. DainBramage1's Avatar
    What is the file extension? If you have OS version 3.x, you should be working with .m4r files.
    01-09-2010 04:54 AM
  3. vickie62*'s Avatar
    I am assuming that its up to date...it was updated in the Apple shop a few weeks ago, and he told me that file extensions needed to be .m4r but I am assuming that if you have downloaded a ringtone from itunes it would be in the correct format to begin with?
    01-09-2010 07:42 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    Of course it has to have the sync ringtone box checked. If you don't tell it to sync the ringtones...it won't.
    01-09-2010 08:24 AM
  5. vickie62*'s Avatar
    i didnt want it to sync it yet... I cant even get it into the ringtones folder. I dont see why i would have to have the box ticked on the iphone when I can manage the library on itunes when the phone isnt even connected. I will stress about getting the thing to sync when I have got the right songs into the right folders.
    01-09-2010 11:23 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    On my pc, the ringtones are all located in my Documents folder, subfolder iPhone ringtones, if that helps.
    01-09-2010 01:33 PM
  7. DainBramage1's Avatar
    I do have a folder where I store ringtones (PC) but I don't see anywhere that iTunes knows to look there (which I prefer). I just drag the .m4r files I want to use from the folder into iTunes and re-sync.
    01-09-2010 04:03 PM
  8. DainBramage1's Avatar
    I am assuming that its up to date...it was updated in the Apple shop a few weeks ago, and he told me that file extensions needed to be .m4r but I am assuming that if you have downloaded a ringtone from itunes it would be in the correct format to begin with?
    I dunno... that's too many assumptions for my taste. You can check what version of the OS you're running in Settings/General/About/Version. I'm running 3.1.2, but think I had to start using .m4r since 3.0 or so.
    01-09-2010 04:06 PM
  9. vickie62*'s Avatar
    in itunes, you have your library...and then you have subfolders one of which is ringtones... I was told in the apple shop, that in order to be able to use something as a ringtone, it has to be in .m4r format, and it has to be in the ringtones folder. Dad bought a couple of ringtones from itunes, and they have been added to the library, but in the music folder, rather than the ringtones folder. Its difficult cos its not my phone..if it was I would mess about with it and to hell with the consiquences...lol... but as its my mums, and on my dads pc, i really need to have a clue before I start messing too much. Also it means I cant just get on and play with it whenever I get a new idea or bit of advice... unfortunately...
    I will try hitting the sync button, and see if that helps first... failing that, I am gonna be back begging for more ideas... thanks for the help so far everyone
    01-09-2010 04:15 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    Tell him not to purchase any more ringtones - no need to ever do that. Download the free app iRinger. It not only creates your ringtones, but puts them in the proper place so that all you have to do is sync, and you're in business.
    01-09-2010 06:22 PM
  11. vickie62*'s Avatar
    Cheers Alli!! I will most def tell him to do that!! Will be going up this afternoon, see if i can have a play on it then.
    01-10-2010 07:37 AM
  12. Dphone's Avatar
    iringer doesnt work with mac, does anyone know of an app like that that works for a mac ?
    02-02-2010 02:50 PM
  13. Razelus's Avatar
    iringer doesnt work with mac, does anyone know of an app like that that works for a mac ?
    A program called Ringer works with Macs, actually it only works with Macs. It's all I use.
    02-12-2010 04:06 PM
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