creating a ring tone

iOS and iPadOS

I have an MP3 file I want to transfer to my iPhone as a ring tone.

I have Gold Wave that can do the conversion from MP3 to M4A which can be renamed to a M4R file.

What is the easiest and accessible way to get this file onto my iPhone and have it recognized as a ring tone without having to use iTunes for Windows because it is a piece of crap that I will not install on my computer.




Submitted by zeirus-fr on Sunday, August 22, 2021

You have to install garage band on your iPhone if you have a correct ready mp3 or mp4a file.
If you don't have this file you can make it in this app.
Or better in audioroom - audio editor then you have to share with garage band and export as ringtone.
How to export as ringtone has been described in this forum.

Submitted by Orko on Sunday, August 22, 2021

I tried that already. I found what were supposed to be step-by-step instructions for moving a M4R file from a PC to an iPhone using Garage Band which was already on my phone when I got it. Unfortunately it must have been for an earlier version of iOS and/or Garage Band because all it did was get me totally lost and confused. I was hoping for something simpler even if I had to pay for the service.

Thanks anyway!

Submitted by Orko on Thursday, August 26, 2021

Here's another possible option I want to explore.

Now that I have a bigger phone, 128 GB, with a bigger battery, 6,800 mAh, I'm now willing to do more with my phone than just using it as a communications and information device, like putting my music library on it, but based on past experiences with it, I do not want to install iTunes for Windows on my PC.

Instead, I have heard of alternatives to the iTunes for Windows program that can be used to copy media files and tones between your PC and an iDevice. Does anyone have any experience with any of these programs that could recommend one to me that is fairly easy to use and readily accessible?

Thanks a bunch!