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A Guide to make ringtones for all Apple OS platforms

Every iPhone user adores the concept of personalising their devices with their favorite custom ringtones. But Apple has never launched any tutorial or guide that could help users to set their favorite tones. The process is much more complicated than simple setting one of the songs on your device memory as your ringtone. Luckily, if you follow the guide that follows here, you can create your custom ringtones quite easily, without the help of any external applications that are not installed on your Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 devices.

You need to begin the procedure by opening a certain sound file which you have a desire to set as your personalised ringtone on your Mac in iTunes. You have to export a single copy of the selected song and properly edit the song to a length of 30 seconds or less. You will have the option of editing the song within the iTunes platform, and then export it. You also have the option of editing the song with other apps like QuickTime, but only after you have exported the file. This is perhaps the easiest way to edit and create your very own personalised or custom ringtone on your Apple devices.

For this wonderful guide, we will discuss the concept of editing the track within the iTunes platform itself. Select the song, then press Command +1 on your keyboard or keypad to get proper info on the song. Following this, you need to select the OPTIONS tab, and properly adjust or edit the start and stop duration to properly cut out a particular portion of a song you have a desire to personalise as your iPhone ringtone. After adjusting the duration, you need to export this edited portion by following the following process:

FILE > CREATE NEW VERSION > CREATE AAC VERSION

This needs to be done even if the original file was in the above mentioned AAC format. Following this, you must locate the AAC version in the finder, which you just created. You can find the file by following this step:

MUSIC > ITUNES > ITUNES MEDIA > MUSIC > [ARTIST NAME] > [ALBUM NAME] > [SONG NAME]

Make it a point to add the digit “1” to the song name or file name when you are searching for it. After you have located the file, copy it to a convenient location and after copying to, say, the desktop, do not forget to change the .m4a extension to the .m4r extension. After changing the extension, you need to drag and drop the file to the Tones folder of your device, which can be found in this location:

MUSIC > ITUNES > TONES

After the drag and drop, you need to double click it to open the file. After opening the file, you will have to properly find your way to the iTunes tone section. You can do so by hitting Command + 8, which allows you easy access. After hitting Command+8, you will be able to see the tone you created, and whenever your phone rings, it will that very tone only.

Guys please do try the above steps to make a personalized ringtone for your iPhones.

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