If you’ve taken the time to check what ringtones you have on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you must have noticed the alternative as well, haven’t you? Sure, you have a lot of catchy audio media files that you can use to change the default ringtone. But the alternative we are talking about does not involve paying for music. We have something better, something that you can put into practice right away, on your own. And by the end of this article, you should know exactly how to edit songs and how to set them as ringtones for some of your contacts.
To craft your own ringtones for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus…
Prepare to edit your song, because you can’t use it in any format…
- Update the iTunes app to the newest version;
- Select your song;
- Use right-click (or ctrl-click) to access the options;
- Tap on Get Info;
- Create the start/stop times of your ringtone (only 30 seconds in between);
- Use right-click once again;
- Tap on Create AAC version;
- Copy the newly created file;
- Delete the original song;
- Change its extension (from .m4a) to .m4r;
- Add this edited file to iTunes;
- Sync the iPhone;
Last but not least, set up the edited ringtone…
- Go back to Settings;
- Select Sounds;
- Select Ringtone;
- Browse for your file;
- Select it and save the changes.
Assuming you’ve followed all these steps precisely, you have already changed the ringtone for an individual contact. That’s right, for now, all your other iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus contacts still have the default ringtone. So, feel free to make everything more personal. Take extra time to edit a couple of other songs from your list of favorites. Figure out for what contacts you want to create custom ringtones. And combine all these steps, for as many times as necessary, until you end up with a fully personalized agenda. Don’t you want to know exactly who’s calling? Even without having to look at the display of your iPhone?