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How to Make a Ringtone in iTunes


Myra updated on Oct 31, 2022 to iPhone Ringtone Making Tips

If you want to set a custom ringtone on an iPhone, the most difficult part is to add ringtones to your iPhone's ringtone list. To help you get a custom ringtone on your iPhone, Apple does provide two solutions for you: You can either purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store or make your own ringtone using iTunes.

However, given that you need to pay for every ringtone from the iTunes Store and the songs available in the iTunes Store are quite limited, you may prefer to create ringtones in iTunes to make any song your ringtone. Indeed, compared with purchasing tones from the iTunes Store, making ringtones on iTunes allows you to create and add ringtones to your iPhone for free. Besides, you can use songs in your iTunes library or on your PC, which enables you to make any song a ringtone.

If iTunes is your choice, follow the detailed steps below to learn how to make a ringtone in iTunes. If you think these steps are too complicated, don't worry, an easy way for you to add ringtones to your iPhone without iTunes is also provided.

Part 1. How to Make Ringtones on iTunes

To create a ringtone for an iPhone on your own in iTunes, there are many details you need to pay attention to. Thus, follow the guide strictly so that you can make a ringtone in iTunes successfully.

To make ringtones on iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the "Device" button, go to "Summary," and check the option "Manually manage music and videos."

Step 3. Click the "Back" button and go to "Songs" > "Library."

Step 4. Right-click the target song and choose "Song Info." In the new window, tap the "Options" tab. (If necessary, go to "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the song to your iTunes library first.)

Step 5. Check the "Start" and "Stop" options and set the starting/stopping points of the ringtone.

Step 6. Go back to iTunes library, select the original song, then tap "File" > "Convert" > "Create AAC Version." Afterward, you will see the reduced version of the song.

Step 7. Right-click the shortened version and choose "Show in Windows Explorer." 

Step 8. Copy and paste the song to your desktop and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r.

Step 9. Now go back to the iTunes Library and delete the shortened version of the song: right-click the song, choose "Delete from Library" > "Delete Song" > "Move to Recycle Bin."

Step 10. Tap the "Tones" tab, drag and drop the ringtone from desktop to iTunes.

Step 11. Wait for iTunes to sync the ringtone to your iPhone.

How to make a ringtone in iTunes

After syncing the ringtone to your iPhone, you can now go to the Settings app to set it as your ringtone or assign it to a specific contact.

Part 2. How to Create Ringtones for iPhone Without iTunes

Do you prefer an easier solution to make ringtones for your iPhone? As you can see from the steps above, it's never easy to create ringtones in iTunes. Thus, to help to make your own ringtone quickly and feasibly, an easy-to-use iPhone ringtone maker - EaseUS Ringtone Editor is here for you to use.

With such a tool, you will be able to make a song a ringtone with a few simple clicks. In addition to the songs on your PC, you can also create ringtones from YouTube videos or songs from SoundCloud. What's more, you can also edit ringtones by adding special effects you like. Afterward, you can add ringtones to your iPhone directly or save them on your computer.

If you don't want to create ringtones without iTunes, using such an iPhone ringtone maker is advisable.

To create ringtones for iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor and connect your iPhone to your computer. Next, drag and drop the song you wish to turn into a ringtone to the interface of this program. Or you can browse your computer to choose a song.

Launch EaseUS Ringtone Editor

Step 2. Then, you'll come to the Clip Fragment page. From where you can customize your ringtone by clipping it to your desired length (30s is an ideal lenght for a ringtone). 

Trim your song

Step 3. After clipping, you can swipe up to make the sound fade in and swipe down to fade out. If you want to adjust the volume, you can swipe up and down. Once everything gets done, click "Export" to proceed.

Add recordings and sound effects

Step 4. You can choose "Push to iPhone" to export the edited ringtone to your iPhone or choose "Save to Disk" to save it to your computer.

Push the ringtone to iPhone - Step 4

The Bottom Line

iTunes could be a good choice if you want to make iPhone ringtones for free. However, it's not the only nor easiest solution to create a custom ringtone. If you want to try making a ringtone without iTunes, don't hesitate to try an iPhone ringtone maker.