Make Your Own Ringtones for Free.




Introduction: Make Your Own Ringtones for Free.

Don't you hate having to pay .99, 1.99, and 2.99 for ringtones? Well hopefully after this instrucatable, you'll learn how to make your very own ringtone.


Step 1: Find the Song

First off you need to find a song that have you. I'm sure you can use DRM-free
(DRM is locked music like you buy from iTunes and CD's....You need to have the file unprotected)
(can can always get free music off of myspace or

What you do is you drag the music file to your desktop for easy use.

Then download a free audio editor called

Step 2: Drag and Drop

You drag and drop the music file in Audacity after you have finished installing it to your computers. As soon as you do that something like the picture below should happen. Then press play and listen to your song.

Step 3: Call Your Phone

Call your phone, and time how long your ringtone is. That will give you an idea on how many seconds you can on your ringtone.

As soon as you figure it out, use your mouse, and click on the spot of the audio wave you want to start your ringtone, and drag your mouse to the end of where your ringtone.

(remeber it can only be about 25 seconds.)

then press the trim outside sector.

and then you will only see the part of the song you want the ringtone.

Step 4: Exporting As WAV

Then you press the button you see below in the picture called "Time shift tool"

The you drag your audio file all the way to 0.

as soon as you do that, go to file and export the file .wav.

Then depending on the phone you have, .wav works, and if not convert it to an .mp3 file. my favorite converter is

Then get it to your phone, and apply as rigntone.



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    17 Discussions

    I have tried the hacks with only one success -the first. Ever since, Verizon has replied "SMTP connection refused [@] By sending to the new site,, I am finding "attachment removed" This is obviously a declaration of war; any new workarounds?

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    That just gets it physically onto your phone; it is not then transferable to ringtone -- which is NOT kept on SD card, but in phone memory. ringtones are not addressable. The hack works -- on occasion.

    if you use verizon. turn a 30ish second clip in mp3 format and change the exstension to .mid (no converting just name changing) then use e-mail to send it as an attachment to (your number) and it will show up on your phone in a couple of minutes, PS: by the way the email should hav no subject and no body

    its the cost of a standard picture message you would send from one phone to another. so if your phone plan includes MMS then your all set. Also there is no need to set it to .mid it can be left as .mp3. That was a mistake on my part

     you could use a sd card/micro sd card

    you can also just record the ringtone or song send it to urself and set them as ur rington.

    any sound file sent in a pix message can be converted into a ringtone or a sound

    You can make free mp3 ringtones online. You don't have to download any software. Check it out at, its easy and completely free.

    for everyone that would like an idea of how to get the tone to your phone...
    there is a site called that will let you upload to you phone via a text to your phone from their site. KEEP IN MIND you do need to have some sort of web or data plan with your carrier though or you will be charged for the kb data transfer

    You really need to expand on: "Then get it to your phone, and apply as rigntone. " I feel that this instructable is not finished until you do.

    ! I read the entire thing just to get to the last line and read: "Then get it to your phone, and apply as rigntone. "