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    i am finding it impossible to get a mp3 file onto iphone as a ringtone ?

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    i am finding it impossible to get a mp3 file onto iphone as a ringtone ?
    hi all, i have a classic (aren't they all) short mp3 file on my macbookpro that i just gotta have as a ringtone on my iPhone4S I can't do it !

    I have tried a few free apps which were failures, i have been told i can use Garage Band but i discover i aint got it !!!

    I wouldn't mind paying for an APP if i knew it would definitely work !!!

    anybody with a sensible suggestion please ?.

    tim

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    i am finding it impossible to get a mp3 file onto iphone as a ringtone ?
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    I used this method every time I want to create my own ringtones... Works a treat!

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    i am finding it impossible to get a mp3 file onto iphone as a ringtone ?
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    You will have Garageband on the Application/iLife disc that came with your Mac.

    However. You can just use iTunes:
    1. Open iTunes (drag the track into iTunes to add it to the library if it's not already in there)
    2. Right-click the track and select Get Info.
    3. On the Options tab tick the Start Time and Stop Time boxes, then enter times for each (no more than 30 seconds apart, the maximum length for a ringtone). If you want to use the whole file, providing it's under 30 seconds you can leave the default values.
    4. Click OK, then right-click the song again and select Create AAC Version. You should immediately see a new duplicate of the track.
    5. Drag that version out of iTunes and onto the desktop.
    6. Change the file extension of the file on your desktop from .m4a to .m4r.
    7. Drag the file back into iTunes
    8. Have a look in the ringtones part of the library and you'll see it there.
    9. You can now sync it to the iphone


    edit: chuckoir beat me to it !
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    i am finding it impossible to get a mp3 file onto iphone as a ringtone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
    I used this method every time I want to create my own ringtones... Works a treat!

    Make Your Own Free Ringtones in iTunes 10 in Nine Easy Steps [How To] | Cult of Mac
    Marvelous buddy, thanks, i shall bookmark that straightaway.

    I think some of my trouble has been a significant delay of Adding a File to my iTunes Library and it actually getting there, LOL.

    Tim

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