Dec 042012
 

Easy Instruction to Create Custom Ringtones/Tesx tones/Alerts on Mac/Windows for iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G

iTunes 11 is really awesome with a compeltely redesing, MiniPlaer as well as retain pratical little tools like make custom ringtone from any song in my music library and it is well received among old and new iTunes uers so far.

In iTunes 11, users can still allowed to make ringtones with 40-second in length and text tones or alert tones in 2-5 seconds or 5-30 seconds for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. This article introduces a step-by-step on how to custom your own ringtones, text tone or alerts within 40 seconds in iTunes 11. If you want to make ringtones or alerts longer than 40 seconds, you can free download the awesome iPhone Ringtone Maker from TechiSky.

Step-by-Step Guide to Make Ringtones/Text Tones/Alerts in iTunes 11

Step 1: Launch iTunes 11.

Step 2: Right-click on the song and select “Get Info” to view the song properties.

  • For Windows users, right click the mouse and select “Get Info” to view the song properties from the context menu.
  • For Mac users, press Ctrl and click the mouse and select “Get Info” to view the song properties from the context menu.

Get info of Song in iTunes 11

Step 3: Custom Ringtone/text tone/alerts length

  1. In the pop-up window, select “Options” tab.
  2. Fill in the “Start time” and “Stop time” to extract the portion of song you want to custom as ringtone.

Custom Ringtone Length iTunes 11

Note:
Make sure ringtones is no longer than 40 seconds, and text tones is no longer than 30 seconds.

Step 4: Create ACC Version

Right-click on the song and select “Create ACC Version”.

Create AAC Version in iTunes 11

iTunes then automatically extracts the portion of song you have instructed in the previous step. And will automatically apprear in iTunes Music Library

AAC version song appear in iTunes 11

Step 5: Locate the converted AAC file

  • For Windows users, right click the mouse and select “Show in Windows Explorer” to locate the converted song which is in .m4a extension.
  • For Mac users, press Ctrl and click the mouse and select “Show in Finder” to locate the converted song which is in .m4a extension.

Located the converted song

Step 6: Rename .m4a extension to .m4r extension

  • For Mac users, rename the file extension from “.m4a” to “.m4r”. Select “Use .m4r” when prompted.
  • For Windows user, especially for Windows 8 and Windows 7 user, file extension will not show untill you unhide extensions for known file types. click “view” on the top toolbar of File Explorer, and select to show file extension. Then click on file name and change the file extension to .m4r from .m4a.

Step 7: Drag and drop the song with .m4r to iTunes 11

The ringtone will automatically add it to the “Tones” library in iTunes. You can now sync it to iPhone as a ringtone or text tone. Enjoy!

M4R Ringtone is listed in iTunes 11 Tone library

Step 8: Delete the m4a song you have just created in iTunes 11 Music library (Optional)

Go back to iTunes Music Library. Right-click on the m4a song you have created and select “Delete” to delete the song.

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  One Response to “iTunes 11 Make Custom Ringtones/Text tones/Alerts on Mac/Windows”

  1. Thank you!!! This was so easy to follow I got it done in an instant! I really appreciate it! :D

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