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How To: Make iPhone Ringtones

We’ve previously posted several articles about making ringtones with our software, both for the iPhone and for any phone that can accept them. Using Fission, you can losslessly edit MP3 and AAC audio files, trimming them down as desired for that perfect ringtone. And with MakeiPhoneRingtone, you can quickly get those files onto an iPhone.

Recently, we’ve seen a lot of traffic coming from a tutorial. We figured you, our faithful readers, may be interested in reading step-by-step instructions on using Fission and MakeiPhoneRingtone to get ringtones on your iPhone. You can do so at Jonathan Vargas’s blog, right here. As always, MakeiPhoneRingtone is entirely free, while Fission costs just $32, so download them now from our site and try the process out.

Also worth noting is that while Fission cannot edit protected AAC files purchased from the iTunes Store, you can re-record these files to standard AAC. To do this using Audio Hijack Pro, you just need to hijack audio from iTunes, then play the desired file and record to AAC. You’ll get a recording of the purchased file in standard AAC format, which Fission can then edit. This re-recording introduces one generation of quality loss, but for uses such as ringtones, this may be just fine.

4 Responses to “How To: Make iPhone Ringtones”

  1. stubblechin says:

    Is there any chance MakeiPhoneRingtone’s functionality will simply be folded into a future release of Fission? Because that would make it very convenient.

  2. Paul Kafasis says:

    stubblechin: Yes, this is something we’ll likely add into Fission in the future. For now, it’s a couple quick extra steps, but it’s a free tool.

  3. stubblechin says:

    Awesome, thanks for the reply, Paul!

  4. Error says:

    I’m getting an #5 error in AHP what the heck is it?

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