Many manipulations in computer science are thought to be as simple as possible by the informed user. We did, however, have to learn how to perform them one day! We provide people who are just getting started today with a synthetic document in the form of practical sheets to carry out one or more of these essential duties. Our most seasoned readers will also be allowed to participate.
Practical sheet: An iPhone ringtone from an MP3
An iPhone is in a peculiar predicament by default, as it can store a huge number of MP3 music yet only has a limited number of ringtones. Why not combine the practical with the enjoyable and convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone? This necessitates a few easy manipulations, which we recommend you perform here, whether you’re using Windows or Mac OS X.
For Windows users
If you are using Windows, we are going to give you a main 3-step method to simply make a ringtone for your iPhone from an MP3 file. Then we will give you some tips to perfect your work with Audacity.
Step 1: Create the ringtone file
1. Download and install ToneShop from our software collection.
2. From the first drop-down selection, select “Apple iPhone (AAC,.m4r)”.
3. Select the MP3 file from which you want to make your ringtone and click the “Load” button.
4. Do the same with the “Save” option to pick the location where your future ringtone will be saved.
5. Choose the beginning and end of your ringtone, keeping in mind that it should not be longer than 40 seconds. To do so, start playing your file with the “Play” button, then press “Start” to begin your selection and “Finish” to end it when you’re finished.
6. Click “Convert” to complete the operation. In a matter of seconds, your file will be ready.
Step 2: Transfer to iTunes then to iPhone
1. Launch iTunes and navigate to the ringtone folder.
2. Drag your file into the Ringtones folder in iTunes. If this isn’t there, go to the Edit tab’s Preferences and check Ringtone under the Display area.
3. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and sync it. Your ringtone has now been downloaded to your device. Go to the iPhone’s settings, then “Sounds,” “Ringtone,” and select your creation.
Step 3: Improve your ringtone
ToneShop has the advantage of enabling for the quick construction of an iPhone ringtone, but it lacks some enhancements, such as the ability to add a fade in or / and out to your file. We’re going to use Audacity for this.
1. Get Audacity from our software library and install it.
2. From the “File” menu, choose “Open” to locate your original MP3 file.
3. At the bottom of the window, fill in the start and end values. Note that selecting the arrow next to the option opens a menu where you can choose the stopwatch format (in this example, hh: mm: ss + milliseconds).
4. Delete anything that isn’t part of your selection using the shortcut CTRL + T.
5. Apply a fade-in using the “Effect” menu. Continue to fade out in the same manner.
6. Save a copy of your song in its original format as a backup (MP3 for example).
7. Repeat steps 1–2 without using ToneShop to make a selection because Audacity has already done it.
Apple users will appreciate this
Apple fans can convert an MP3 song into an iPhone ringtone in a variety of methods. The one we’ll show you here is simple to set up and involves very comparable activities to the ones we just described for Windows.
Step 1: Create the ringtone file 1. Download the Audacity software for Mac.
Step 2. Repeat exactly the operations seen in step 3 above in order to create a file of 40 seconds maximum with fades in and out in MP3 format.
Step 2: Convert with iTunes
1. Launch iTunes and open the folder containing your MP3 file in Audacity at the same time.
2.Drop your file into the iTunes library by dragging and dropping it.
3.Change your library’s display to list format and right-click (or CTRL + click) on your file.
Your song will then be saved in AAC format in a convenient location for you (right-click on the new file, then “Obtain information”: the path is listed at the bottom of the window).
Step 3: Change the extension and synchronize
1. Change the extension of your file from .m4a to .m4r in the folder in question. If the extension does not appear, press ALT + O, then choose “Folder options,” then uncheck “Hide extensions for files whose type is known” on the “View” tab.
2. Next, drag this file into your iTunes library, where it will be saved in the Ringtone section (to make it appear, see point 3 of step 2 of the Windows part). Because the AAC file no longer exists, remove it from your library.
3. Finally, connect your iPhone to iTunes and sync it. Your ringtone has now been downloaded to your device. Go to the iPhone’s settings, then “Sounds,” “Ringtone,” and select your creation.