DIY Ringtones




This Instructable is designed to help make your own ringtones for your phones. I have seen other instructables talking about making your own ringtones; however, this instructable will only use one piece of downloaded software, iTunes. The other piece of software, Windows Movie Maker is damn near on every Windows machine out there.

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Step 1: Gathering the Song You Want to Be Your Ringtone.

First, you must locate the song that you want to be your ringtone.
1) Open up both Windows Movie Maker and iTunes.
2) Go to iTunes and locate the song you want. ( In my case, I picked Throw This Money by U.S.D.A)
3) Drag This File To Your Desktop.

!!!IMPORTANT!!!!! Make Sure The File is in .mp3 format. You can do this by going into iTunes, right clicking the song you want, then saying convert this selection to Mp3. Locate that file by checking what was the newest song added to your library. Then follow step 3.

Step 2: Editing This Song With Windows Movie Maker.

Here, we will edit the song using Windows Movie Maker.
1) Drag and drop the .Mp3 file into Windows Movie Maker
2) Drag that new file into the Audio/Music Storyboard.
3) Follow The Pictures....

Step 3: Saving the Clip....

This will describe what must be done to save the clip.
Just Follow The Pictures..........

Step 4: Finishing Touches....

These are the steps for the Finishing Touches...
Follow The Pictures......

Depending on your Carrier and also Phone's Capabilities you can either email this to your phone, Bluetooth, or use a data cable to transfer it to your phone.

If you email it to your phone, find out the max size limits of MMS and tailor your file accordingly. Also, find out your phone's email address. IE Verizons is your ten digit They allow up to 305-310 KB.

If you Bluetooth or Use a Data Cable, Your File Can Be Larger, however, Then It Depends on Your Phones Limitations.

Hope This Helped....IT seems cumbersome at first, however once you do it a couple of times, It becomes second nature....If you would like to hear a sample of what one of my ringtones sound like, I can gladly send one to your phone....

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    15 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

     you can use myxer instead to have a higher quality... sorry that this is a bit outdated now. :/


    10 years ago on Introduction

    OMG i would rather use you upload the file and it will pix it to your phone all you have to do is save it


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, so that's a MP3 ringtone. Why haven't you said that? I was expecting a MID ringtone. In case you wonder why I don't want to use MP3 ringtones, I can give you some reasons: 1) When my phone uses MP3 ringtones, I can't use voice to answer or refuse the call (well, I actually use neither MP3 ringtones nor voice functions ;) ). 2) Some cheaper phones (even nowadays) don't have support for MP3. 3) MID ringtones are way smaller, and they are unexpensive to download to your phone using WAP or GPRS. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying your instructables is useless. I'm just saying the intro could have better description. I think you should add something like this: "I will teach you how to use iTunes and Windows Movie Maker to make simple MP3 ringtone"


    12 years ago on Introduction

    I think I like this but I can't read anything in the pictures. It would have helped somewhat if you had done an Alt-PrtScr to take a screen shot of only your program window and not the entire screen.

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    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, that's cool! I didn't know that i was a button. And on my monitor I have to click the magnifying glass to get full resolution. I wonder why they don't just make the pictures bigger to begin with? That's a hard way just to see a picture. Thanks!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Because then it would be even worse for people with dial up, (I have dsl and this is still one of the slowest loading websites)


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I get your point. For dial-up folks, adding additional size to the pictures would compromise their experience. Some day everyone will be on a faster line. I'm using Firefox with the Fasterfox add-on in a hotel with a wireless router. My wireless B computer (antique) loads this website pretty fast. Certainly nothing to call slow.

    Oh, I Know About Audacity, However, Im Not a Fan Of Downloading Too Much Software. I Figured This Would Help With Others Like ME. I appreciate it though.