1. Freiteez's Avatar
    On ios5 you can now use custom ringtones as new alerts for SMS, email, etc.

    I'm going to show you how to make your own alert tones in iTunes. This is the same method I do to make full ringtones but for these alert tones you only want a file/sound clip that's 2-5 seconds long or else your going to hear a full 30 second sound clip just when you get a SMS or email for example.

    Here are the steps:

    1. Open iTunes, Select a song.

    2. Right-Click the song, go to Get Info.

    3. Go to the options tab and set the start and stop time adding up to 2-5 seconds.

    4. Close, Right-Click the song, go to Create AAC version

    5. Go back to the original song, Right-Click, Get info, Options tab, uncheck the start and stop times. (or else that song will only play the 2-5 seconds you chose for the ringtone).

    6. Right-click the 2-5 seconds, go to show in Windows Explorer.

    7. Right-click the file, rename with .m4r extension

    8. Double Click the file, it'll start playing in your ringtones section in iTunes.

    9. Drag and drop the ringtone into your iPhone.

    Here's a couple I made. One is for the Star Tours ride at Disneyland. One is from Power Rangers and the last one is a good one for email. AOL You've Got Mail
    Last edited by Freiteez; 10-20-2011 at 02:24 AM.
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    10-17-2011 07:06 AM
  2. Freiteez's Avatar
    I guess if anyone has requests I can make a few.
    10-18-2011 07:04 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    On ios5 you can now use custom ringtones as new alerts for SMS, email, etc.

    I'm going to show you how to make your own alert tones in iTunes. This is the same method I do to make full ringtones but for these alert tones you only want a file/sound clip that's 2-5 seconds long or else your going to hear a full 30 second sound clip just when you get a SMS or email for example.

    Here are the steps:

    1. Open iTunes, Select a song.

    2. Right-Click the song, go to Get Info.

    3. Go to the options tab and set the start and stop time adding up to 2-5 seconds.

    4. Close, Right-Click the song, go to Create AAC version

    5. Go back to the original song, Right-Click, Get info, Options tab, uncheck the start and stop times. (or else that song will only play the 2-5 seconds you chose for the ringtone).

    6. Right-click the 2-5 seconds, go to show in Windows Explorer.

    7. Right-click the file, rename with .m4r extension

    8. Double Click the file, it'll start playing in your ringtones section in iTunes.

    9. Drag and drop the ringtone into your iPhone.
    This works great as long as you have your iTunes import settings to create AAC files. If it's set to creat MP3 files, you won't see the "Create AAC version" in step 4. So, to use this tip, make sure your import settings create AAC files NOT MP3s.
    10-18-2011 07:47 PM
  4. Zach7's Avatar
    What a great tip! Thank you for this information! I had to drag and drop at the end to my iTunes library and then do a sync, but it worked great!
    10-20-2011 02:00 AM
  5. Freiteez's Avatar
    What a great tip! Thank you for this information! I had to drag and drop at the end to my iTunes library and then do a sync, but it worked great!
    What did you end up using for a tone?
    10-20-2011 02:24 AM
  6. Zach7's Avatar
    What did you end up using for a tone?
    I brought in a Nextel chirp and a clip of "cold as ice"
    10-20-2011 02:35 AM
  7. dpromano76's Avatar
    Please for the love of god man! Put together some J.A.R.V.I.S. (iron man) voice tones!!!!! please!!!
    11-07-2011 01:55 AM
  8. eyemakerz's Avatar
    Great information share but those tones worked all iPhone versions or not???
    11-17-2011 08:07 AM
  9. Jeannie R's Avatar
    Thank you for your help Freiteez and also thank you for the attached files. I used 'you've got mail' and 'star tours chime'. They are perfect. Thank you so much x
    08-01-2012 08:54 AM
  10. NetworkLabs's Avatar
    This is basically how I modified my System Sounds. But instead of the Ringtones folder, I went to System -> Library ->Audio ->UISounds and made my changes there.
    08-30-2012 08:05 AM
  11. ProphecyZoom's Avatar
    This is basically how I modified my System Sounds. But instead of the Ringtones folder, I went to System -> Library ->Audio ->UISounds and made my changes there.
    Can you provide a pic of folder?
    Last edited by YELRAM666; 04-16-2014 at 09:48 PM. Reason: wanted to quote
    04-16-2014 09:47 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Can you provide a pic of folder?
    FYI: Just in case you didn't notice, you responded to a post created in August 2012. The person to whom you asked your question has not logged in with that username is quite some time.
    04-17-2014 09:57 AM
  13. Hero130698's Avatar
    hei. i got two requests to you. 1: the legend of zelda OoT open chest with get item sound, wanna use it as an sms
    2: the legend of zelda main theme, wanna use that as an ringtone could you please help me?
    03-31-2016 04:17 AM
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