How To Make Your Own Ringtone for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6

Make A Personal Ringtone For The iPhone 5 or iPhone 6
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One of the questions we are often asked is "How do I make a personal ringtone on my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 or iPhone 6 with iOS 8?".

There are several ways but we will concentrate on a couple of main methods that can be used in to create your own personalised ringtone experience - read on for the step-by-step guide to rington heaven.

So, first you need some kind of audio file to use as the ringtone and we will look at how to create your own ringtone by either:

  • Using part of a song from iTunes Store

  • Using tyour own mp3 music file

Using A Song from iTunes Store To Create A Personal Ringtone

You can personalize your iPhone by turning any song from the iTunes Store into a ringtone.

You can use the application iTunes 12 on your Mac computer in order to edit your track to the needed length and then just set it as a personal ringtone on your iPhone.

Ringtones are an easy way to customize your iPhone. You can use a personal ringtone in order to know who is calling you without the need to take your phone out of your pocket.

By simply allocating different specific songs to certain people you will be able to know instantly who is calling you.

The process of setting a particular song from the iTunes Store as a ringtone is actually very simple

You need to just find your desired contact, tap on their details, then allocating a song for him or her. With the iPhone 5 and iOS7 or iPhone 6 and iOS 8, you can make custom ringtones by using iTunes library.

These songs formats are limited to M4A, WAV, and MP3.

Here are the step by step instructions on managing ringtones for iPhone 5/iPhone 6:

  • In order to assign a custom ringtone to all your contacts, you have to choose and select tones from “Settings ->Sound”.

  • To assign a custom ringtone to a particular contact you have to open your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, tap the contact in your Contacts app and then click the “Edit” button located at the upper right corner of the phone’s screen.

  • In the contact detail scroll down in until you see the “ringtones”. In order to bring up the scrolling list of available ringtones, tap the ringtone field then select the tone you want, tap the ringtone for this contact and click on Save.

Using Your Own Mp3 Music File To Create A Personal iPhone Ringtone

You can also make your personal ringtone for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 by using your own music file. This can be in various audio formats such as WMA, FLAC, or MP4. By using a professional ringtone maker for iPhone 5/iPhone 6 you can convert any music format in an mp3 music file.

One of the professional ringtone maker applications is the iMacsoft iPhone Ringtone Maker.

This program can help you to easily create and transfer custom ringtones for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 from your music audio and video collection.

You can also add to your output ringtones some sound effects such as fade in or fade out. The length of ringtones automatically displays while you custom the points for start and end time.

The iPhone Ringtone Creator fully supports iOS7 for iPhone5 as well as iOS 8 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. In addition, this high performance iPhone ringtone maker also supports iPad 4, iPad air, and iPad mini.

Here are the step by step instructions when you use iMacsoft to make a personal ringtone for your iPhone

  • First step is to download iPhone iMacsoft Ringtone Maker for Windows or for Mac from its website, depending on that kind of computer you use.

  • Once the download is completed you have to install and launch the program.

  • The next step is to load your choice of audio or video file.

  • For that you click on the “Browse” button in iMacsoft, that is located right beside “Input File” label. Then you have to select and open the music file you want to use for making a personal ringtone.

  • You may click on “Play” button in order to listen the music file and select the part you want to use in your ringtone. In order to set the desired music clip you can drag and drop the time slider.

  • You can also set “Start Time” and “End Time” point on the right side of the time slider. Remember that the ringtone cannot be longer than 40 seconds.

  • In case that you would like to add fade-in and fade-out effects, you have check the “Fade in” and “Fade out” check-box, and then choose the fade-in and fade-out length.

  • You can also adjust the ringtone volume by dragging the volume slider.

  • The next step is to adjust the output settings. You may keep the original name or you can rename your custom ringtone by entering the desired name in the text box called “Output File Name”.

  • At this stage you have to adjust the file transfer settings. If you check “Add to iTunes” option your ringtone can be automatically uploaded to iTunes after it is generated.

  • The last step is to start using your custom ringtone for iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. Press on “Generate” button in order to start creating your ringtone.

  • Open iTunes and connect your iPhone 5 or iPhone and then sync the new ringtone to iPhone 5 or iPhone 6.

  • Thats it!

There are several other methods of creating personal ringtones. One is by using the Garageband App which is shown in the Video below and there are also many popular Ringtone Maker Apps on the Apple App Store for free that purport to do this.

Reviewing the various apps is another subject for another day, but there are so many that it would take a long time to cover them all. Just take a look at this Google search for rintone apps.

How to Make An iPhone Ringtone Using Garageband App (Video)


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Personalised ringtones are not so common these days but they are still fun to make if you have time!

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