Free ringtones for iPhone
With iTunes, you can get free ringtones. In order to do that you can choose between several options. First we will review the online tools Myxer, the Windows software iRinger and Mac software Ringer. They all make a ringtone file (. M4r), which is recognized as a ringtone in iTunes. If you then sync with your iPhone, the sound appears as a ringtone on your phone.
In a separate tip, we explained how to make ringtones in iTunes. This requires a few steps, you should pay attention well. Although you have to navigate sometimes between the ads and pop-ups, it becomes just a little easier with the tools below.
Create ringtones with Myxer
Myxer is an online tool that lets you create your own ringtones using a web interface. You upload an MP3 file, then decide which parts you want to use as a ringtone and the website turns it into a ringtone. The result is a m4r file that you can drag to iTunes and finally iTunes recognizes the file as a ringtone. Now when you sync iPhone, you can go to Settings> Sounds, select the newly added sound as a ringtone.
More information: Myxer
Download ringtones from Audiko
No inspiration? Would you like to choose ringtones created by others, if so please have a look at Audiko.net. Be careful that you do not fall into the trap here, because the website you are trying to download ringtones tricks you into paid SMS services. Ignore the big advertising banner at the top of the screen and scroll straight to this section:
Click on one of the files and ignore advertising banners You must click ‘Get iPhone Ringtone’ link :
Then you come to a screen where you can download it. M4r file (see below). Drag it to iTunes and you have a new ringtone. Hopefully you hereby survived the minefield of ads.
Create ringtones with iRinger (Windows)
iRinger is a free Windows application that lets you create unlimited amount of ringtones for the iPhone. You can use the software after downloading small program on your desktop (or anywhere else), because you have to go through. No installation procedure required. Just click on the .exe file and get started. If you wanna remove iRinger later, then you just remove the single exe file path.
The operation is simple: start the application, tap the Import button and select a song. There are many audio formats supported. After converting, you can listen to a preview and then the ringtone is converted and transferred directly to iTunes. iRinger is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
iRinger is free but does have a small, unobtrusive advertising. For $ 10 you can have the ad removed. You also get a few extra options added.
More info: iRinger.net .
Create ringtones with Ringer (Mac)
Ringer allows you to create ringtones on Mac equipped with an in-and fade-out effect. You can use a non-protected music file from your iTunes library or any music file from your hard disk e.g. MP3 or AAC. With an audio editor you cut the appropriate fragment from the music file. Then you can listen to a preview and send with the press button to iTunes. Ringer can automatically balance the volume in order to prevent your ringtone to be recorded too hard or too soft. The software costs $ 15 and can be purchased via Pixel Search Labs. You can try it for free, but there does appear an audio watermark at the beginning and end of each ringtone.
More info: Ringer
Create ringtones with converting mp3-to-m4r
MP3-to-m4r.net is a website that has quite specialized in converting MP3 files to iTunes ringtones. On the website you upload an MP3 file, which can be cropped to the desired length.Then, the website creates a m4r file to drag directly to iTunes. At the next synchronization, the ringtone will appear on your iPhone. This website does need to convert the file a bit more time but you also get to see less advertisements and banners.