How to Convert MP3 to an iPhone Ringtone [2 Best Ways]
What is a ringtone format for an iPhone?
How to make an iPhone ringtone from MP3 with the Movavi converter
Step 1. Install the MP3 to iPhone ringtone converter
Once you've downloaded the distribution file, open it and follow the setup instructions on your computer screen. You'll be guided through the whole process. After a few minutes, the installation will be completed and you can run the program.
Step 2. Add audio files
Click the Add Media button on the left-hand side of the program window and choose Add audio. Select the file you want to convert to an iPhone ringtone and add it to the program or simply drag the file into the working area.
Step 3. Choose the required preset
Click Audio in the bottom part of the interface and find the Audio for Apple preset group. Click it and choose Ringtone for iPhone from the drop-down list.
Step 4. Convert MP3 to the iPhone format and save the ringtone
You can specify the location for your converted file by clicking the Save to button. Then click Convert to turn MP3 into an iPhone ringtone. When the conversion is complete, the destination folder will open automatically.
Step 5. Transfer the ringtone to your iPhone
Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer. Wait until your iOS device is identified. Drag the ringtone you’ve created with Movavi Video Converter into the On My Device area of iTunes to copy the file to your smartphone. Your ringtone has now been added to iTunes.
How to convert MP3 to a ringtone for an iPhone with iTunes
On a Mac
Step 1. Upload your files to the app
Open the Music app on your Mac. It’s installed on macOS devices by default. Click File and then Import. Then you can find the MP3 file on your Mac using Finder, ready to use to create your ringtone.
Step 2. Trim your audio file to size
Where the song appears under your Library section, right-click on the MP3, then select Song Info and Options, where you can set a start and end point for the song. It must be 30 seconds or less.
Step 3. Convert and rename the file
Under the File menu, select Convert and then Create AAC Version. Click OK for turning the file into the ringtone.
To rename the file, find the file in question. Right-click it and choose Rename, where you can now change the extension from .m4a to .m4r. The file is now ready to be sent to your device.
Step 4. Move the ringtone to your iPhone
Find the newly created file and move it to Tones in Apple Music, while your iPhone is connected to your Mac. This will sync it to your iPhone, and now you can set this as your ringtone. You can also send the file via AirPlay.
On a Windows PC
Step 1. Download and install iTunes
Step 2. Add your file to the program
Click File, then Add to Library, and find the MP3 file on your computer.
Step 3. Trim your file
To trim your file, right-click on the MP3, then select Song Info and Options. Set a start and end point for the audio file. Note that it must be 30 seconds or less.
Step 4. Turn MP3 into the iPhone ringtone
Under the File menu, click Convert and then select Create AAC Version. In Windows Explorer, find the file, right-click it, and select Rename. Change the extension from .m4a to .m4r.
Find the newly created file and move it to Tones in iTunes, while your iPhone is connected to your computer.
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I make an MP3 ringtone on an iPhone?
On Apple’s GarageBand app, you have the option for making a ringtone for free, either by recording your own sounds or importing audio and then exporting as a ringtone. You can do this without using a computer.
▶️ How do I convert MP3 to an iPhone ringtone online?
There is a variety of online tools for changing MP3 files to ringtones you can try, such as Convertio and Zamzar. They can convert MP3 to M4R with ease, and then you can use your M4R files as a ringtone on your phone.
▶️ How do I make iPhone ringtones on Windows?
To make an iPhone ringtone on a Windows PC, you need to create or download the audio file you want to use before converting it within iTunes.
▶️ How do I turn a video into a ringtone for an iPhone?
If you want to use a video to create a ringtone, then you will need to convert the video to an audio file first. Then convert it to an AAC file and turn it into an M4R file that is less than 30 seconds in length.
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