How to Turn iTunes Into Ringtones

By Paul Ramone

ITunes is a well-known media storing application created by Apple that is used in conjunction with the digital media player, the iPod. If you own Apple's iPhone and want to transfer a song from iTunes to the phone to act as a ringtone, you can do so with a relatively simple process. Once you have selected a track from your iTunes library, you can quickly cut it into a short clip and transfer it to your iPhone for a brand-new ringtone.

Step 1

Launch Apple's iTunes application on your personal computer.

Step 2

Click the "Library" option from the top left corner of the open window.

Step 3

Choose a song from your iTunes library which you would like to use as a ringtone and click it once.

Step 4

Right-click the song tittle, and select the "Get Info" option.

Step 5

Click the "Option" tab at the top of the page, then alter the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" to create a shorter version of the song to use as a ringtone. Click "OK" once finished.

Step 6

Right-click the track again and select "Create AAC Version." A version of the song with your given "Start Time" and "Stop Time" will appear just below the original in your iTunes library.

Step 7

Click, drag and drop the AAC version of the song onto your desktop.

Step 8

Right-click the AAC version still in the iTunes player and select "Delete" to remove it.

Step 9

Left-click the AAC version on your desktop once to highlight the track title. Delete the "M4a" extension and type in "M4r."

Step 10

Click, drag and drop the file from the desktop into the "iTunes Library." ITunes will recognize the file as a ringtone and save it under the "Ringtones" category on the left side of the application.