How to create ringtones in itunes 10?

Making custom ring tones for your iphone is way easier then you think. Just by a single drag and drop action you can enjoy your very own custom ring tones. Just follow the simple steps given below.

Step No. 1: Log on to the Apple Website

Log on to the url:

itunes logo

Step No. 2: Download and Installation

Once the web page has been loaded, click on the “Download iTunes” button located on the top right corner of the page. The website would automatically detect your operating system and allow you to download a version accordingly. Download and install iTunes on your computer

Step No. 3: iTunes

Once done with the installation process, open up the iTunes application and go to the music library.

music library in itunes

Step No. 4: Choose a Song

Choose a song you want converted into a ring tone. Right click on the file and choose the “Get Info” option.

“Get Info” option in the context menu

Step No. 5: Options Tab

Once the new window pops up, go to the options tab and click on “Start Time” and “Stop Time”. Set the stop time to 30 seconds. The maximum duration for your custom ring tone is 40 seconds.

Step No. 5: Options Tab

When the new window pops up, go to the options tab and click on the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” check boxes. Set the Stop Time to 30 seconds. Leave the Start Time to 0:00 if you want the song to start from the beginning.

options tab

Step No. 6: Advanced Option

Now go to advanced and select the “Create AAC Version” option.

advanced menu in itunes

Step No. 7: Drag and Drop

Now simply drag and drop the AAC file on your desktop and change the extension of the file from “.m4a” to “.m4r”.

drag and drop the m4a file on your desktop

Step No. 8: Hit Delete

Delete the 30 second AAC version which you previously created on iTunes. You can do that by simply clicking on the file and pressing the delete button.

Step No. 9: Drag and Drop

Drag and drop the “.m4r” file, located on your desktop, to the iTunes music library. And there you have it! Go to the ring tones tab and you would see that your song has been converted into a ring tone.

drag and drop the m4r file to the iTunes music library