You may think creating a custom iPhone ringtone is definitely a harsh process compared to doing it on other mobile devices, but here, you’re about to learn how to do it via iTunes (in this article, we’ll do it using the 12.7.3 version) and completely free of charge.
So get ready and gather all your patience to not miss a single step since Apple isn’t making this process any easy.
But no panic here! We have carefully prepared this tutorial where you’ll learn how to trim the song length, convert the MP3 file into AAC, change the file extension, and add it to your iTunes library.
Plus, the technique we explain here really works. We’ve tried a bunch of the so-called “tone creators” and all of them eventually require syncing with the Apple media player.
So, let’s hit the books!
Step 1. Import the desired song or an MP3 to iTunes
First thing first — choose a song you want to have as a ringtone and make sure it’s saved on your computer.
Then, import it into iTunes or simply skip to the next step if it’s already in your library.
1. Open iTunes by double-clicking on its icon
2. Click on the ‘File’ tab in the options bar at the top of the screen and select ‘Add file to the library …’
3. Find your favorite topic, select it and click on ‘Open’. Keep in mind that you can import both MP3 and AAC files.
Step 2. Choose the part of a song you want to hear as a ringtone
In the ‘Songs’ section in iTunes, find the song you want to convert into a ringtone. Once there, you’ll need to trim the song and choose what part of it will sound when someone’s calling you.
1. Right-click on the audio file of your choice and select ‘Song info.
2. Go to the ‘Options’ tab in a pop-up window. Select the start and the end of the desired ringtone.
Return to this menu and deselect the boxes so that in the future, you’ll be able to fully listen to the song from iTunes.
3. Click Accept.
That’s how you convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone — quick and easy!