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How To Set Any Sound File As a Ringtone On Your iPhone
Comments: 14 Responses to “How To Set Any Sound File As a Ringtone On Your iPhone”
Way too geeky.
I would love to know if you can do this on an iMac?
Russell: For FaceTime on your Mac? I haven't looked into it too closely, but it looks like you can't without disabling System Integrity Protection -- if that is the case, definitely not worth it. Just use one of the included ringtones.
Oops; sorry I wasn't clear with my question. How can I create ringtone on my iMac that I can then transfer to my iPhone; It would be for use on my iPhone.
I hope that is clear?
Can I create the ringtone on my iMac ?
Russell: Create any kinds of sound using any sound app you like. Then transfer that to the iPhone (via iCloud, AirDrop, etc). Then bring that in to GarageBand on your iPhone just like I show here in this video.
Is there a way to assign a specific ringtone to multiple contacts in the Contacts list quickly? Or, do you have to go to each contact and assign them individually?
When I get to the step to drag the wav file into the ios garageband, it only brings in the first 9 seconds of the clip. It doesn't allow me to stretch the clip to the right to get more of the clip. I'm using a 10XR iphone. Thoughts?
Lance: Sounds like something is wrong with the wav file.
Gary, It turns out the section setting was set to Manual. As soon as I changed it to Automatic, it loaded the whole clip.
Interestingly, on my iPhone XR, I could not find a way to time the clip to make sure it was under 30 seconds. So, I went to a time website and played the clip while looking at the time. Any other ideas in app?
Lance: Just look at the measures/beats at the top. 4/4 would be 4 beats per measure so at 120 tempo (beats per minute) that would be 30 measures per minute or 2 seconds per measure.
Gary, when I save my MP3 file as a ringtone the file size goes from 481 KB to 5.5 MB. Looks like that happened on your video too. Is there any way to keep the ringtone from getting so big?
Stan: 5.5 MB isn't big. You may be able too play with the compression used in some other audio app to bring it down, but unless you plan on having like 1,000 ringtones on your phone, it isn't worth worrying about.