We all know that a rather big downfall of the iPhone is the very limited selection of ringtones they offer as standard options. iTunes does offer ringtones for purchase, but at $0.99 a pop, I’m a bit hesitant.
I came across this fantastic site a while ago, and used it again today. The site, Audiko.net, allows you to upload a song of your choice, edit it, then download it as a custom iPhone ringtone. They also have millions of ringtones that are already on the site, which you can download and then drag into iTunes, and sync to your phone.All of this for FREE !! Cool hey ?
Here is a quick quick tutorial on how to get your own ringtone onto your iPhone.
1. Visit Audiko.net. You can either upload a song, trim it to your specs, or download it from the site. For this example, I am going to download a song from the site. Click on “Download Ringtone for iPhone“, and save it to your desktop. The file will be saved in a .m4r format.
2. Drag the downloaded file into iTunes -> Ringtones. You should now see the downloaded file in iTunes under Ringtones. If you don’t see it here, try and add it by clicking on Ringtones -> File -> Add file to Library in iTunes
3. Make sure that Sync Ringtones is ticked on the Ringtones tab on your iPhone in iTunes. Sync your phone, and you should now see your downloaded ringtone on your iPhone.
4. To select the ringtone on your iPhone go to Settings -> Sounds -> Ringtone -> and you now should see your ringtone at the top of the screen under custom. Select it, and you now have your favorite song as your ringtone.
Easy hey. Shout in the comments if you get stuck. Happy listening :)