Free iPhone Ringtones Through iTunes

So we’ve had a collection of free iPhone ringtones for a while. The idea is that we think it is ridiculous to have to pay for new and interesting ringtones — they are just ringtones!
We’ve added a feature to that page where you can subscribe to the ringtones as a podcast feed.
There’s a trick to it, though. iTunes doesn’t show .m4r files through its iTunes store listings. So when you look at the subscription page, all you see is the sample .mp3 file. But when you subscribe to the feed in iTunes, you will see all of the .m4r ringtones in your iTunes Library, Podcast, MacMost iPhone Ringtones list.
The great thing there is that you should be able to control which ringtones you download rather easily through your iTunes podcast subscriptions screen. Then, you can automatically get new ringtones when we add them. In addition, if you set up your iTunes/iPhone settings properly, the ringtones will automatically transfer to your iPhone and be available to be used as ringtones.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Free iPhone Ringtones Through iTunes”

    8/19/08 @ 5:22 pm

    Very good way to distribute your ringtones.

    Bill Wyrick
    8/20/08 @ 6:47 am

    I did this and the ringtone won’t load to my phone. Mine is a 3g and has been updated. Any ideas?

    8/20/08 @ 7:48 am

    Bill: Make sure you download the ringtones you want — by default, subscribing to the podcast in iTunes will only automatically download the latest item. Then, with your iPhone plugged in, select the iPhone in iTunes, go to the Ringtones tab, and make sure you have it set to sync ringtones.

    8/20/08 @ 3:41 pm

    I have been trying to get the ringtones to load for a while. Today they finally transfered, and they are great! Thanks for making them free!! I hope you keep adding to your list!! Thanks!

    Bill Wyrick
    8/21/08 @ 7:05 am

    Thanks for the help. but they still won’t load. maybe I’m just not as samrt as my phone!

    8/21/08 @ 7:23 am

    Bill: First, check to see if you see the ringtones podcast show up in your Library / Podcasts list. If so, have you downloaded any? Then, do you at least see the ringtones show up in the Ringtones tab for your iPhone? If so, have you set it to sync with the options at the top?

    8/22/08 @ 10:14 pm

    Thanks, these are fantastic tones. Love it!

    Brad H
    8/28/08 @ 8:06 pm

    I was having the same problem.

    You have to download the actual podcast, without choosing the podcast, it won’t load the ringtones.

    Weird but true!

    8/30/08 @ 2:57 pm

    I get the ringtones in iTunes in the ringtone section. However I cannot get them onto the phone. I selected to sync all ringtones and after the sync all my podcast & music etc. is synced, but not the ringtones.
    Do you have any suggestions to what I’m doing wrong ?

    8/30/08 @ 3:04 pm

    I have been looking for the answer for more than an hour and just after I posted the previous note I saw this:

    6a. Some people have reported that you also need to check your iPhone Podcasts tab and make sure that the MacMost iPhone Ringtones podcast is set to sync with your iPhone as well.

    This has solved it for me.

    9/12/08 @ 12:42 am

    I got it to work!!!!!! (after 3 hrs. trying) You have to go into iTunes, choose your iphone on the left side column, then on the tabs at the top on the right, choose podcasts and be sure that the MacMost ringtones box is checked and then sync! YAY!!!! : )

    9/29/08 @ 5:15 pm

    that worked, thanks!!!!

    3/22/11 @ 4:22 pm

    Ok so I’m a little lost with this. Do I subscribe on my computer or my phone?

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