Nokia and many more companies have released a dubstep version of their iconic ringtone, but undoubtedly the coolest ringtone you can have is one you made yourself. Here’s how to turn any MP3 into a ringtone for free on both the Android and iPhone.
Here are the simple tips to create your own ringtone from your favorite music,
Tips to Make Ringtone Of Favorite Music :
Are you tired of the default ringtones that are pre-installed in your Android and iPhone? We all have our favorite music, let’s say a bit from movie or album, that we wish to set it for instance as a ringtone in our smartphone, right? Meanwhile, changing the ringtone according to user preference is one way of customizing their mobile phones.
Create an Android Ringtone Of Favorite Music with Ringdroid:
On Android, you can download one of many apps to create a custom ringtone. We’re going to use Ringdroid. After downloading and installing it from the Market, the process is simple:
- Open up Ringdroid. You’ll see a list of every audio file on your device (if the song you want to use isn’t on your device, you’ll have to transfer it to your device). Pick the song you want to play and let Ringdroid load it.
- Tap and drag the two grey sliders to select the portion of the song you want to turn into a ringtone. It can be of any length. You can click Play at any time to hear it from the start of your selection.
- Hit the Save button and give your ringtone a name. It will now show up in your phone’s ringtone menus.
To set the ringtone for your entire phone, just head to Settings > Sound > Phone Ringtone. If you want to set it for a specific contact, you can just open up that contact in the Contacts app, hit the Menu button, choose Options, and tap Ringtone.
Create an iPhone Ringtone with iTunes:
While it would be nice if Apple allowed us to easily select any song on our iPhone for use as a ringtone, it just doesn’t work that way. There are certain ringtone apps that will allow you to use music from your iTunes. For instance, You can find popular songs, TV and movie melodies, sound effects, and more. Here’s how to make your favorite song your iPhone ringtone. Find the section of the song you want to use as a ringtone, as well as mark down the starting and ending time of that section. It should be less than 30 seconds long.
- Right-click on the track and hit “Get Info”. Under the Options tab, set your Start Time and Stop Time to the correct values for the ringtone, and hit OK.
- Right-click on the song and choose “Convert Selection to AAC”. If it says “Convert Selection to MP3” or “Apple Lossless” instead, head to iTunes’ Preferences, hit Import Settings, and switch it to the AAC Encoder, and try again.
- You should see the newly converted file pop up in iTunes, and it should be much shorter than the original. Right-click on it and pick “Show in Windows Explorer” (or “Show in Finder” if you’re on a Mac). Change the extension of the file from .m4a to .m4r.
- Head back into iTunes and delete the shortened version of the song you just created. Since you changed the extension, iTunes won’t be able to find the file and will just remove it from your library. Then go to File > Add File to Library and navigate to the .m4r file you just created. It should show up in the Ringtones section of iTunes.
The next time you sync your iPhone, as well as your new ringtone should show up in Settings > Sounds > Ringtones. If you want to set different ringtones for specific contacts, you can head to the Contacts app, edit the contact you want to change, and choose a ringtone for them under “Ringtone”
I cursed myself not only for forgetting to turn my phone off but for ever thinking that having a rock music ringtone was coolClaire LaZebnik