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How to create a ringtone in iTunes from any song for your iPhone

A question asked a lot is how to create a ringtone from iTunes for a song. Here are step by step instructions with pictures.

  1. Find out the start and stop points of the ringtone in the song, no more than 30 seconds
    In this case, I want the first 25 seconds of Buttons by The Pussycat Dolls:
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  2. Right click song and choose “Get Info”
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  3. On the Options tab, set the start and stop times, from step 1
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  4. Select OK
  5. Right click song again and choose “Create AAC Version”
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  6. Look for new version of the song with a time of 30 seconds or less
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  7. Right click song and choose “Show in Windows Explorer”
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  8. Rename file from .m4a to .m4r
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  9. Drag back into iTunes
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  10. The ringtone has been created. Sync your phone
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  11. Remember to set the original song back to normal start and end times.┬áRight click song and choose “Get Info”On the Options tab, unset the start and stop times.
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