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How to Make a Ringtone on iPhone and Android

sofia albert

Sofia Albert updated on Oct 31, 2022 to iPhone Ringtone Making Tips

More and more people do not use the default ringtone that comes with the smartphone anymore. Compared with choosing a ringtone from the listed ringtones which are built in a smartphone, people prefer to make ringtones by themselves. And they can also set different ringtones for different contacts. In this way, people could know who calls in when they hear the specific ringtone. If you also want to make custom ringtones, this guide will help you. Here are tips about how to make a ringtone on iPhone & Android. Let's move to see the details.

Two Methods about How to Make a Ringtone on iPhone

iPhone wins a large number of users since it came out. The success of the iPhone is attributed to many aspects including the uniqueness of the iOS system, high quality of product, excellent user experience, etc. But there are some restrictions. iPhone users can not set their favorite song as a ringtone directly on the iPhone. It needs the help of third-party tools. How to create a ringtone on iPhone? I would like to share two methods with you.

Method 1: How to Create a Ringtone on iPhone with iTunes

The iPhone comes with some ringtones for you to choose from. But what if you want to use other songs as ringtones. Apple's product, iTunes can help you handle this issue. It allows users to download music, edit music, and sync or export songs to iPhone. To use iTunes to make a ringtone for iPhone, you need to operate as following steps. 

Step 1. Get iTunes and open it. For Mac users, you can open iTunes directly. For windows users, you need to download iTunes first.

Step 2. Open an audio file in iTunes. Head to "File" > "Add file to library," choose an audio file from your computer. Then you will see it in iTunes's "Library."

Step 3. Right-click the audio and choose "Song info."

Step 4. Click "Options" on the menu.

Step 5. Edit this ringtone. You can choose the start time and stop time of the song. iPhone only supports a ringtone within 30 seconds. There are other choices like "playback" and "volume adjust."

Step 6. Click "OK" and create an "ACC version." Finish editing, you will see the song in the "Library." Select it and click "File" > "Convert" > "Create AAC Version."

Step 7. Rename the file extension as "m4r." The ACC version of the song lies in the library. Click it and choose "Show in Windows Explorer". You need to change the file extension "m4a" to "m4r."

Step 8. Connect your iPhone to the computer. Drag the song from windows explorer directly to "Tones" under "My device." Open "Settings" on your iPhone and find this audio to set it as your ringtone.

Method 2. How to Create a Ringtone on iPhone with an iPhone Ringtone Maker

What a ringtone maker can do for you? Usually, the format of a song is MP3. Even if you add such a song to your iPhone, it can not be recognized as a ringtone because the iPhone ringtone only supports the m4r audio format. Therefore you need a ringtone maker just like EaseUS Ringtone Editor to help you make ringtones in m4r format. What's more, you can use it to convert mp3 to iPhone ringtone, cut a fragment you like, make some personalized editing as well as add some sound effects. It can directly push the ringtones made to the iPhone, which is very convenient.

To Make a ringtone for iPhone with EaseUS Ringtone Editor:

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

Two Methods about How to Make a Ringtone on Android

Except for the iOS system, Android is another phone system boasted of a large number of users. Compared with the iPhone, Android smartphones provide users with greater freedom, users can make some custom settings. Creating a ringtone on Android is easier than on iPhone. Let's dive into the steps.

Method 1. How to Make a Ringtone on Android directly 

"Why do you want to change your ringtones in an Android smartphone?" You may say you don't want to use the same default ringtone as others, you want to set your favorite songs as ringtones, or you want to distinguish different contacts by using different ringtones. It is easy to make it. Android supports many formats of audio files such as MP3, OGG, and MAV. You can download music from Google Play music, your cloud drive, or other music stores.

Step 1. Download or transfer the audio to your Android phone.

Step 2. Open "Settings" on your phone.

Step 3. Swipe down to choose "Sound & vibration."

Step 4. Click "Advanced."

Step 5. Choose "Phone ringtone."

Step 6. Head to "My sounds."

Step 7. Find the ringtone you downloaded or transferred. If you can not find the ringtone on the list, click + button to add it.

Step 8. Tap on it and hit "save."

Due to the different versions of the Android system, there may be some differences in the operation steps. Find the correct option in your phone settings to set a custom ringtone.

Method 2. How to Make a Ringtone on Android Using Audacity

If you create a ringtone using method 1, it will start playing from the beginning of the song by default. What if you want to customize the timeline of the audio? It needs you to clip a fragment of the audio, then add it to your phone and set it as a ringtone. Hence, a third-party application is a must to help you make such ringtones. You can use Audacity, a cross-platform audio editing software for recording and editing audio. Let's see how to make a ringtone on Android using Audacity.

Step 1. Get Audacity, install it and launch it.

Step 2. Click "File" > "Open" to choose an audio file on your computer.

choose an audio file on your computer

Step 3. Use "Selection Tool" and move the mouse to highlight the fragment you want. You can hit space to play the fragment, check whether it is what you want to edit.

highlight the fragment you want to choose

Step 4. Head to "Edit" > "Remove Special" > "Trim Audio."

trim an audio

Step 5. Choose "Time Shift Tool," then move the trimmed audio to the beginning.

set the starttime and endtime of the audio

Step 6. Export the audio to your computer, you can choose different formats here.

export the audio to your computer

Step 7. Find this new audio on your Android phone. After exporting the audio to your phone, go to "Settings" > "Sound & Vibration" > "Advanced" > "Phone ringtone" > "My sounds," you will see the audio here.

Step 8. Choose the audio and click "Save" to set it as your ringtone.

The Final Words

Whether you are iPhone users or Android users, you can find approaches about how to make a ringtone in this article. Just choose the method you like. These methods are relatively easy and you can get it quickly. Which song occurs to you that you are going to make a ringtone? I wish you can enjoy the unique ringtone making by yourselves!