1. 1.Send a recording to your e-mail address.

  2. 2.Save the attached recording file to your computer.

  3. 3.Open iTunes.

  4. 4.Select Music in the left iTunes sidebar and go to the folder with the previously saved recording (.aif file). Drag and drop the file into iTunes.



  1. -Make sure you selected “AAC Encoder” in “Preferences” -> “Import Settings...” window in iTunes

  2. -No hyphens or other symbols in ringtone's name

  3. -The ringtone is not over 40 seconds

  1. 5.You will need to find a 40 second or less section of the recording to turn into a ringtone. Note (or write down) the starting and stopping point of the section of the recording.

  2. 6.Right click on your recording in iTunes, and select “Get Info”.

  3. 7.Select the “Options” tab at the top and enter the “Start and Stop Time” of the recording in the corresponding boxes and make sure the checkboxes are checked, click “OK” when you are finished.

  1. 8.Right click the recording again and select “Create AAC Version”.

  2. 9.You should see a second version of the recording appear in iTunes. Click to play to make sure it sounds how you’ll want the ringtone to sound.

  1. 10.Now we have to change the file format so that it will appear as a ringtone in iTunes. Navigate to the folder where the new recording is stored on your computer. If you’re on a Mac, simply right-click the new recording and select “Show In Finder” (or select “Show in Windows Explorer” for Windows).

  2. 11.Copy the new .m4a recording file (press Control+C for Windows or Command+C for Mac), and paste it (Control+V or Command+V) into the same folder so that a third version appears. (If you’re on Windows XP and don’t see the file extension, go to Tools –> Folder Options –> View and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types. For Vista: Organize –> Folder and Search Options and uncheck Hide extension for known file types.)

  1. 12.Now, change the file extension of the third version from .m4a to .m4r, rename the file if you want (for example, Lightning.m4r). Note: You must remove hyphens or other symbols from the name.

  2. 13.In iTunes, delete the previously created AAC file (in step 8) by right-clicking on the recording and selecting “Delete” (if you don’t do this, iTunes might not accept the new ringtone).

  1. 14.Go back to the folder with the new ringtone file (.m4r file). Drag and drop the ringtone file into iTunes.

  2. 15.Now you can sync the ringtone to your iPhone as usual. Remember to check the “Sync ringtones” checkbox in the “Ringtones” tab.

  1. 16.You’ve done it! The ringtone is now on your iPhone. Got to “Settings” on your iPhone, tap “Sounds”, and you can change to your new ringtone!!