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Sat, Aug 22, 2020 8:29 AM

How to use a song for ringtone on Iphone 8

I hate to admit how upset I am that iphone 8 allows no easy option to use a song as a ringtone or alarm tone. I know it's just a ring tone, but I don't like change that is forced upon me. I really really really don't want to use canned ring tones or buy 着信音 from Apple. I want to use the same beloved tunes/songs I have used for years.

Can anyone help ? So annoyed and can't help but wonder what kind of cheap money grubbing effort Apple is up to in disabling or eliminating this function.


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1 y ago

It’s very easy to use songs for ringtones on an iPhone. That’s all I have for ringtones. Here are the steps I follow to create ringtones:

1. Use audio editing software to create a 20-30 second clip of the song I want to use. All of my songs are already .mp3’s, so my software saves as a .mp3 file.

2. Add that .mp3 file to iTunes, then use iTunes to convert it to Apple’s audio format. The resulting file has a .m4a extension.

3. Using file manager, change the file extension to .m4r

4. Again add that file to iTunes, then drag and drop that file to the ringtone folder of the connected iPhone.

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