Tutorial: how to create ringtones to be used on your iPhone, either by Mac or by phone

With the arrival of iTunes 12.7 and the inability to manage certain types of content (such as applications), the life of those who liked to use jukebox for that, it was a little more difficult.

But it is not impossible. If you don't like ringtones Apple officials and loves to use their own, know that you can still sync them via iTunes. All you need to have a file ready to use or create your own with the help of an application, be it the Fission (from Rogue Amoeba) or himself GarageBand (from Apple).

In this tutorial, you will learn how to do this with both apps starting with the simplest. Let's go?

Creating ringtones with the Fission app on macOS

Rogue Amoeba herself hinted at her website. To create custom ringtones on your iOS device with iTunes 12.7 and higher, make sure you have Fission version 2.4 or higher.

Open the audio you want in the Fission app, then cut it out. The file must be necessarily 40 seconds or less if you are thinking of using a sound to receive messages, ideally a file with only 1-2 seconds.

Creating a ringtone with the Fission app for macOS

Creating a ringtone with the Fission app for macOS

With the file properly cut / selected, go to File Save as iPhone Ringtone (File Save as Ringtone for iPhone); o Fission, then, automatically save the personalized ringtone in your “Music” folder (~ / Music / Tones /) and open it automatically.

In iTunes, click on the iGadget and then choose the “Ringtones” section. Then, drag and drop the file into the section and synchronize the content with your iGadget.

If by chance your iPhone is syncing with your Mac, wait for it to finish before you can "play" the ringtone within iTunes, as this process often doesn't happen when devices are syncing (as I don't have the Fission app and I downloaded one back of tests, he got that name changed).

Creating a ringtone with the Fission app for macOS

Now open your iPhone and go to Sound and Touch Adjustments to choose the new ringtone; if you want, you can also open the Contacts app, select one and edit the contact to specify a specific ringtone; or even open the Clock app and create / edit an alarm so that it sounds with your new creation.

Creating ringtones through the GarageBand app on iOS

In GarageBand things are a little more complex, as it is almost a “gambiarra”. But what matters is the result: it works!

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Open GarabeBand, tap on the “+” icon and choose the “Tracks” option. Now, you can choose to record any sound (whether choosing the option "Keyboard", "Drums", "Amplifier", "Audio recorder"), whatever. What really matters is to create a project as we will then replace that sound with the music / file that will be used as a ringtone.

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In my case, here, I selected the “Audio recorder” and pressed the record button for 1-2 seconds. Then, just touch the third button from left to right to be taken to the screen where we will make the magic happen.

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It was time to import the music to be used as a ringtone. Touch the penultimate cone (from left to right, in the shape of loop), then select “Music” and browse to the desired one. It is worth noting that some protected songs or those that are not stored on your device cannot be used as a ringtone. By playing the song once, you preview it; so, hold it to drag it and add it to your project.

Creating a ringtone with the GarageBand app on iOS

Now, delete that initial recording that you made by touching the icon on the left and choosing the option "Delete"; as a ringtone can take a maximum of 40 seconds, you now need to adjust the duration of your music by joining the ends of it (making a cut). Pay attention to also use exactly the portion, the exact moment you want from the music.

At that point, it's time to test your editing skills and play the sound to see if it's the way you want it.

Creating a ringtone with the GarageBand app on iOS

It is also important to touch the “+” icon in the right corner of the screen and set the duration of your project by default, it has 8 measures, the equivalent of 16 seconds.

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Project properly completed, go back to "My Music" by touching the first button from left to right; then, tap on your project and choose the option “Share”.

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Okay, finally the option “Touch” appears! Choose it, enter a name and export.

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Now, right away, you can now select your ringtone as “Standard Ringtone”, “Standard Text Ringtone” or “Assign to contact”. Obviously, you can also leave this part for later and select the new ringtone through the path described in the first part of this tutorial, when I talked about Fission.

How to delete a created ringtone

Creating a ringtone with the GarageBand app on iOS

If you have successfully saved your ringtone, it will appear in Sound and Touch Adjustments. Unfortunately, in case you wanted to delete the ringtone for some reason, you will not be able to do it with gestures (swiping to the left, as it happens on several occasions). To do this, you need to open GarageBand again, enter “My Music”, tap on your project, choose the option “Share” and then “Tap”.

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Now, instead of exporting, you have to tap on “Your Ringtones”, then on “Edit” and finally delete your creations that were imported to the phone by iTunes, should be deleted by the app itself.

Confused, right? Apple definitely needs to improve this, but for those who really want to create their own touch, here are the tips! 😉

via Daring Fireball, 9to5Mac

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