Make Ringtones With Your Mac and iTunes

A050801_JM_MOTO_SLVR_VELKY_V.pngAfter seeing a story here about making ringtones for your cell phone using some built in technology on an Apple computer, I thought I would take a moment to simplify some of the process. So, here it goes.

1. Find a sweet song that you like. Right now, as a devout fan of The Office I decided to go with this ringtone. (Thanks LITO!)

2. Drag and drop the song into iTunes.

3. If the song is to long for your taste, right-click Get Info and go to the Options tab. Adjust the start time and stop time to get to a length that you would like. Many phones don’t have a lot of space, and this may be an issue.

4. Press OK and then go to the preferences pane. (Command-,)

5. In the advanced pane, then the importing tab, make sure that your settings are turned to Import Using MP3 Encoder.

6. Press OK

7. Right click on the song and click Convert Selection to MP3. This will create a new file ant the length that you choose.

8. Drag this file to the desktop.

9. If you have your phone already set up for bluetooth connectivity, all you need to do is with the file clicked press (command-shift-b). This will pull up the send file box, and you pick which device to send the file too.

I hope this helps and makes it a little easier to make ringtones for your phone.If you need some help to set up your phone for bluetooth connection, I suggest that you read this article.digg story

18 thoughts on “Make Ringtones With Your Mac and iTunes

  1. I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.

  2. Thanks a million I never knew it was so easy!
    I’ve been putting up with bad ring tones forever when all I
    had to do was google and find your help.

    mucho mahalos

  3. Thank you! I’ve been hunting for full directions to this for awhile since getting my Mac – everyone said it was possible but never had FULL directions. Much appreciated I will be putting my favs on my Blackberry!

  4. thanx a million i have been trying for a long time to do this!!
    you saved me from mediocre ringtones. now i can just make my own!! *

  5. Just used these instruction to pace a ringtone in my ancient Motorola V195S phone! I wasn’t even sure it would accept ringtones, but it worked! I am so happy!!!

    A few minor things have changed in the instructions (because of new versions of iTunes) since the instructions were written, but most computer literate people should be able to figure them out.

    The hardest part was actually making the bluetooth link work. Once I had that, the ‘Send File’ command is under the bluetooth icon on the top bar of the Mac.

  6. Partial instructions for itunes 9.

    At least in iTunes 9 (August 2010), after you make the mp3 file snippet to send to your phone, enable bluetooth, connect your phone to you computer via bluetooth, then click the Bluetooth icon on the top line of the computer screen. Select ;Send File …’ Then look for the file at: your account (your name)/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Artist/Album. Look for it there. Click on it to select it, then click Send.

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