If you want a unique ringtone for your new (or old) iPhone, then the following information on iPhone ringtones will help you either find this ringtone online or make it yourself. As you will see, it is not hard to get the exact ringtone you want, when you want it. What is more, you can often (but not always) get this ringtone at absolutely no cost.
Top Three Apps Offering Existing Ringtones
1500 Ringtones is a free app that offers an extremely large selection of various ringtones for you to choose from. The ringtones are divided into categories for one’s convenience and the interface is user-friendly and fun. This app is ideal for those who like variety and enjoy changing ringtones on a regular basis.
Caller ID Ringtones
Caller ID Ringtones can be purchased on iTunes for $0.99. It is unique because instead of offering musical ringtones, it speaks the name of the person who is calling you. It can support well over one thousand names and hundreds of different types of relationships (i.e. friend, colleague, boyfriend/girlfriend, boss, etc.)
Myxer Ringtones and Radio
Myxer Ringtones and Radio is an ideal iPhone app in many ways. It is free and not only has a large library of ringtones to pick from but also enables you to make your own ringtones quickly and easily. You can use the songs in your library but you can also choose streaming radio songs to create the ringtone of your choice.
Top Three Apps for Making Your Own Ringtones
Ringtone Star costs only $0.99 and is well worth it. It has an easy to use interface, but its best feature is that it can support not only audio files but also video files. There is no limit to the number of ringtones that you can make and your ringtones can be up to forty seconds long.
Ringtone Wizard Pro
Ringtone Wizard Pro can also be purchased for a mere $0.99. Some particularly great features that come with this particular iPhone ringtones app are iPod Fourth Generation Touch compatibility, the ability to make ringtones for FaceTime and the ability to make a separate custom ringtone for each contact. You can also send your custom-made ringtones to your friends via email if you so desire.
Ringtone Designer Pro
Ringtone Designer Pro is available for $0.99. It enables you to make an unlimited number of ringtones using either your iPod music library or recorded sounds. Ringtones can be up to forty seconds in length; alternatively, you can sync this app with iTunes and transfer readymade ringtones to your phones. The app has a great interface and is very easy to use.
How to Make Your Own Ringtones Without an App
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Those who would rather not install yet another app on their iPhone can make iPhone ringtones using only iTunes. To begin, you will need to make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your iPhone or PC. Next, select the song you want to use, put in on play and then make a note of the start and stop time for the song ringtone. Keep in mind that iTunes limits ringtone length to thirty seconds, but you can choose a ringtone that is shorter than this if you so desire.
Once you know which portion of the song you want to use, right click on the song, select “Get Info” and from there, go to the options tab. You will be shown a chart that allows you to crop the song to your desired length. After you are done cropping the song, right click it again and save it as an AAC version. You will need to move this file to your desktop to work with it further.
Finally, change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r and move the file to your iTunes library. Then set the song as your phone’s new ringtone.
Tips and Pointers on Choosing Ringtones
If you have an office job, be sure to set a ringtone that is professionally appropriate. Doing so can save you a lot of embarrassment in the long run.
When choosing a thirty or forty second portion of a song, stop to consider how this portion of the song will sound when played in thirty second loops. Not all great songs make great ringtones.
Unless you enjoy making ringtones as a hobby, it may be best to avoid ringtone apps that cost money and instead use free apps to make or download the ringtones of your choice.
It is easy to download the iPhone ringtones of your choice, regardless of what type of iPhone you have. There are plenty of options to choose from online and your friends can even send you some of theirs if they have the right app for it. Alternatively, you can have a lot of fun creating the ringtones of your choice at little or no cost. Just follow the steps outlined above and have fun experimenting with various iPhone ringtones to see which one or ones work best for you.