How to add custom ringtones to my iPhone?

There are a few ways to do this.

* Buy from iTunes store

It is an idiot proof way of adding custom ringtones, the only downside is it costs USD$0.99/ringtone.

here’s how

* iTunes manual transfer trick

This method is free and will work with any tracks you have in your itunes library but it has a 40sec limit per track.

  1. Select a track from your music library and Get Info (File > Get Info or cmd+i)
  2. Edit the track to within 40sec
  3. Go to Preferences (iTunes > Preferences or cmd+,)
  4. Go to Advanced > Importing
  5. Make sure encoder is AAC
  6. Select the track, right-click or option-click and choose “Convert to AAC”
  7. Download MakeiPhoneRingtone
  8. Open up MakeiPhoneRingtone
  9. Drag and drop the AAC file to the MakeiPhoneRingtone window and the file will show up in your Ringtones library
  10. Connect your iPhone and sync it with iTunes
  11. Make sure your new ringtone is select under the “Ringtones” section
  12. On your iPhone, tap Settings > Sounds > Ringtone, your new ringtone will be displayed under “Custom”

* Web-based delivery

Nakko is a company which offers free contents which includes ringtones, wallpapers, games, videos for mobile devices. After you’ve created an account, you can add ringtones from the site to your “locker” or upload and create your own ringtones

* GarageBand

With GarageBand 4.1.1 you can export your original song, your original audio recordings, or use Apple Loops and iLife jingles to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone.

Here’s what you need to do it:

  • GarageBand 4.1.1 or later
  • iTunes 7.5 or later
  • iPhone with software version 1.1.2 or later

To create a custom ringtone

  1. Set up a cycle region that covers the area you wish to use in the GarageBand song. Note: This area must be 40 seconds or less in length.
  2. Once the cycle area has been set, choose Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes.

[via Apple]

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