Free Custom Ringtones for iPhones

This is for everybody who has an iPhone and wants Ringtones, but doesn’t want to pay for them. 😀

Here’s how to make a ringtone with a song that’s already in your iTunes:
(Caution: Steps may be slightly different on a PC.)

1. Open iTunes. Find the song you want.

2. Right-Click on the song, and click “Get Info.” Under the “Options” tab, set the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” so that it plays your favorite 30 seconds of the song. Hit “Ok.”

3. Play the song to make double sure. Then, Right-Click and click “Create AAC Version.” This will make a copy of the song.

4. Right-Click on the new copy (should be right underneath the old one), and DELETE IT. That’s right. Delete it.

5. iTunes will say, “Are you Sure you want to Remove the selected song from your library?” Click “Remove.” The next window says “Keep File” and “Move to Trash.” CLICK “KEEP FILE!!!!”

6. Now, the 30-second AAC Version of your song is out of your iTunes, and hidden somewhere deep inside your computer. Find it. (It’s usually in your “iTunes Music” folder. Shouldn’t be too hard.)

7. Once you’ve found the 30-second AAC Version, you’ll notice that it now has a “.m4a” file extension. So it’ll look like, say…”Your Love is My Drug.m4a”. What you want to do is RENAME the file so that the file extension simply says, “.m4r” instead of “.m4a”. I promise you, this is really easy. Just Right-Click, hit “Rename,” and rename is “Your Love is my Drug.m4r.”

8. Once you’ve renamed it, DRAG THE FILE INTO YOUR iTUNES. It’ll play automatically, and will be saved as a ringtone. Next time you Sync up, you’ll have a new ringtone. POW!


If you’re on a PC (sorry), your files may have the file extension hidden. Unhide it, then change it.

If you’re on a PC (sorry), this may not work very well for you. Play around with it. You’re in the ballpark. 😉


One response

  1. aly

    That is too complex for a ringtone in my humble opinion. I just go to and upload a song and allow it to do the work for me. Voila, new ringtone 🙂

    December 8, 2010 at 3:02 am

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