Setting any ringtone on your iPhone and getting a custom text tone - Second Part

Sixth Step: After completing the previous steps, right-click on the short ringtone track and tap Show in Windows Explorer.

You will see that the file you pick will be the main feature on the list. Rename it and change the file extension from .

m4a to .m4r. Be careful when doing this to make sure that you actually changed the extension not only the name of the file. You shouldn't probably see in the actual name the extension such as Name.m4r because Windows is set to hide them. Also, a file such as Name.m4a.m4r won't work either, because this means that you will simply add m4r to the name and not change the extension.

Seventh step: The next step is adding the songs in the Tones section, in your iTunes library. You have to either double click it and automatically add it to the Tones section, or add it by using the Add file to library button from your iTunes.

In your iTunes, you just have to open the Tones section by clicking on the Menu button.

After that, you just have to drag and drop the m4r file.

Eighth step: This step comes in different from Windows users to the Mac users.

For the Windows users, keep in mind that you don't have to delete the ringtone song from the library. But if you leave it there it won't work considering that you previously changed the filename.

For the Mac users, the issue that people reported was that the latest iTunes won't let the song appear in the Tones sections. And that's what you should do:

First, delete the ringtone song that you will find in the iTunes library but make sure that you don't actually delete the file that is saved on your hard drive. After, you should double click on the file in order for it to show up.

Second, if you didn't succeed with the previous step, move the file somewhere outside the actual iTunes folder (for example you can place it on your desktop for an easy access) and after double click on it. Chances are that this will work and you will simply find it in the Tones section.

For iTunes 11 (and any previous versions) you have to select the Tones using the arrow. You should find the ringtone there. However, you might encounter another issue, not seeing the Tones section at all. This is because you don't have it enabled from your preferences and you will have to enable it by going into the menu, preferences and make sure you check the Tones section.

After this, you will have to see a list of tones.

Ninth step: This one differs for the iTunes 11 and before users and the iTunes 12 users.

For the iTunes 11 users: Pair your iPhone to your PC and when you will see it, open the iTunes. Click the Tones button and don't forget to check if the Sync Tones is enabled. Click Apply and wait for the tones to synchronize.

For the iTunes 12 users: Things get a little less complicated here, and if you didn't already find the Tones, follow the explanations described in Step 7.

The action is easy: after you see the phone connected to your PC, you simply have to hold down the CTRL button and select all the tones you want. After that, simply drag and drop them over the phone icon on your PC.

Tenth step: After you completed all the steps mentioned above, all there is left to do is to go to the phone's settings, click on Sounds and select the ringtone you want.

How to make a custom iPhone text or SMS tone


If you want to make your own notification tone, no matter if it's for a SMS alert, Facebook, Twitter, voicemails and so on, the process goes the same way as before.

The only thing that you have to make sure of is that you will have to choose the right Sounds and vibration patterns section from your iPhone.