Instructions on how to make a ringtone for iPhone in iTunes from under Windows
You can make ringtones for iPhone using special programs, for example, free iRinger, or you can use iTunes.
True, when making a ringtone from a melody purchased from the iTunes Store, you will be asked to buy it for $ 0.99.
But the ringtone from a song that is not protected by DMR can be made absolutely free, using a little trick.
Mac users have the ability to make ringtones using the GarageBand program.
For Windows, Apple has not released such an application.
However, making a ringtone using iTunes itself will not take much time.
If you simply click on a song that you did not purchase from iTunes, but downloaded from your own library, and when you right-click it, select “Create Ringtone”, then you will receive a message that you can create ringtones from songs purchased from the iTunes Store.
To circumvent this prohibition, the procedure should be as follows:
- Right-click on the song name and select the Information menu.
- In the window that appears, select the “Parameters” tab and mark the start and end time of the ringtone fragment so that it does not exceed 30 seconds. Click OK.
- Again right click on the same file and select: “Create version for AAC format”.
- If the conversion process has started, this file is not DRM protected, otherwise you will receive the following message:
- If you do not see the option “Create version for AAC format”, go to Edit / Settings / General / Import settings and set “Importer” set “AAC Encoder”.
- Now find the converted file with the .m4a extension in My Documents / My Music / iTunes / iTunes Music / Artist Name / Album Name /. If the song was downloaded to iTunes as a separate file, the path should be: My Documents / My Music / iTunes / iTunes Music / Artist / Album /. Copy the found file to any other folder and change the extension to .m4r (the standard extension for iPhone ringtones). Double-click the left mouse button on the modified file and it will automatically appear in iTunes in the "Ringtones" section. Now you can sync it with your iPhone.
- After the operations performed in the “Music” section, a file with the same name will also appear in the converted .m4a format. It can be removed, and the new file can be distinguished from the original by the duration.