Make Free Ringtones for iPhone 5s

Compared with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or older iPhone devices, the newly released iPhone 5s features a lot more ringtones and wallpapers of choice. You can customize your iPhone 5s with the added ringtones with ease. However, if you still fail to find a satisfying ringtone, you can follow the steps below to make custom ringtones for your iPhone 5s by yourself. Anyway, many of us want to make the alert for the incoming calls special.

How to Create Free Custom Ringtone for iPhone 5s

1. Launch iTunes.

2. Find and select the song you want to make a ringtone out of in iTunes.

3. Right-click on the song name and select Get Info, then click on the Options tab.

4. Select the playback period of the song that you want to ringtone to be, make sure it’s 30 seconds (or shorter).

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5. Now click OK and then right click on the song again, and select Create AAC version to create a new version of the song with the 30 second interval you specified.

6. Locate this newly created 30 second clip in iTunes (at the top of the playlist if you search by date added and right click on the file and then select Show in Finder.

7. Now in the Finder, rename the file extension from .m4a to .m4r.

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8. Accept the file extension change to .m4r.

9. Now back in iTunes remove the file from the playlist (do NOT move to Trash, select keep file) and then re-import the file into iTunes by double clicking the .m4r file within the Finder.

10. The file will now be added back into iTunes as a ringtone and you can do what you want with it.

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11. Sync it with your iPhone 5s and assign to contacts as usual with custom iPhone ringtones.

  • Yo

    This apparently does not work unless you are using iTunes on a Mac computer; my Dell notebook does not have a “Finder”.

    • It also works with Windows computer so long as you have iTunes installed. The steps are the same.