Many people are fond of making their own iPhone 4 ringtones as this would give their iPhone 4 a little extra personal touch. But it’s not always easy to make ringtones on iPhone 4, Apple took the functionality to buy a ringtone out of iTunes 10 for some reason, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have custom free iPhone 4 ringtones. You can make your own free iPhone 4 ringtones directly within iTunes 10.
This tutorial details how to make free ringtones for your iPhone 4 using only iTunes 10 and songs you already have on your computer (only works with songs that are DRM free). This method works for both Mac and Windows users, but before starting the process you need to download iTunes 10.
How to make custom free iPhone 4 ringtones using iTunes 10
Step 1:. Launch iTunes 10 and find the song you want to make a iPhone 4 ringtone out of in iTunes 10. Right-click on the song name and select “Get Info”, then click on the “Options tab” in iTunes 10, Select the playback period of the song that you want for your free iPhone 4 ringtone, make sure it’s 30 seconds.
Step 2: Click “OK” and then right click on the song again, and select “Create AAC version” in iTunes 10 to create a new version of the song with the 30 second interval you specified. After that locate the newly created 30 second clip in iTunes 10.
Step 3: Now in the Finder, rename the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. After that go back in iTunes 10 and remove the file from the playlist (do NOT move to Trash, select ‘keep file’) and then re-import the file into iTunes 10 by double clicking the .m4r file within the Finder or Windows. The file will now be added back into iTunes 10 as a iphone 4 ringtone and you can do what you want with it.
Step 4: Now you can sync it with your iPhone 4 and assign to contacts as usual with custom iPhone 4 ringtones.