I cannot imagine a day without using my iPhone. Not using my iPhone for a day is like not existing in the world for a day. Well this might be a little exaggerated but no music, internet, multimedia apps, text and call for a day is not really an option for me. No matter how satisfied I am with my iPhone there is one this that frustrates me a bit. Unlike other where you can chose different songs as your ringtone and another song for your messages, iPhone only has the same tones for messages and incoming phone calls. That is why I was so happy when I found out that I can now choose a particular song and save it as my ringtone using iTunes. So I’m sharing you these steps on how to set a song as a ringtone on your iPhone.

  1. Open iTunes on your computer then choose a song from your music library that you’d like to be your ringtone.
  2. Navigate and right click on the song then click “Get Info” and “Options”. There will boxes named “Start Time” and “Stop Time”. Into the corresponding boxes input the start and stop times the clip from the song you want to get.
  3. To create a shortened version of the song using the start and stop times you chose, Right click on the song again then select “Create AAC Version” .
  4. Go to the AAC version you just created and right click to select “Show in Windows Explorer”. Then go back to iTunes and click “Remove” to remove the AAC version of the song. Save it to your computer’s hard drive by clicking “Keep File”
  5. Now you have to change the extension of the file by clicking on the file and change it from “.m4a” to “.m4r.” Click “yes” to save changes. Open the file and save it to iTunes again.
  6. Using your iPhone’s USB cable connect your iPhone to your computer. On the iTunes application click “Sync” to download the ring tone. On your iPhone go to “Settings” menu, then “Sounds” and tap “Ringtones”. Scroll down to the list of ringtone to locate the ringtone you just saved. Once you find it set it as your default ring tone.

It is quite a long process but it is worth having your favorite song play whenever someone calls you.