I have synced the original ringtones that I had on my other phone with my new 3g phone when I plugged into itunes. then I selected more ringtones that I found in Pro and tried to get them into the phone after loading them into Itunes. by the way, for the 3G there is no "Sinc ringtones" option as your diagram shows. but it DID do some automatic Sync but that did NOT pick up the new ringtones even though I checked them only and checked the manage box to automatically Sync checked 'songs' & Videos. Upon contacting Apple they said I can't use your ringtones anymore???? and that I would have to download RINGTONE MAKER to get your ringtones. Which doesn't make sense. Ringtone maker doesn't work either.
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When you want to transfer ringtones from old iPhone to new iPhone, you will come up with the sync problem when using iTunes. iTunes provides a "Transfer Purchases" function for the you to transfer purchased items back to iTunes library, but the customized ringtones cannot be transferred back. If you are not sure about how to use the "Transfer Purchases" function of iTunes, check out the following tutorial.
1. Start iTunes, and go to "Edit > Preference > Devices". Check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically".
connect iphone to itunes.
2. Connect your old iPhone to PC via USB cable, then double click on the iTunes icon to launch the iTunes app on your computer if it did not start automatically when your iPhone is connected to computer.
3. Click "File > Device > Transfer Purchases" at the upper corner. Then click "Apply" at the right bottom. iTunes will automatically sync the transferred items to iTunes library, and the purchased ringtones will be transferred back as well.
4. Then disconnect the old iPhone from computer. Connect your new iPhone to iTunes following the step 2. Click on your iPhone, click the "Tones" to open the ringtones tab. Check the box for "Sync Tones" and then check the boxes for the ringtones you want to sync. There are 2 options avaliable, check "All tones" to choose all the ringtone files to sync, or check "Selected tones" to select the specified ringtones that you want to transfer. Finally click "Sync" button in the bottom right corner of iTunes, it will start transferring ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes. The synced ringtone files will appear on your iPhone as a ringtone automatically.
If you want transfer customized ringtones between 2 iPhones, you may need a 3rd party tool on your computer. Feel free to read the following tutorial for details.
This guide will show you how to make iPhone ringtones using songs on your iTunes music library right from your Windows PC without installing any application (except for iTunes, of course) and without registering to any website or any premium text services. That means, everything is FREE!
Everything is done directly on your computer, you can do this even without internet connection.
This is for all iPhones (iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G or older) and for all iOS versions.
Here's what you need:
Computer running on Windows 7, Vista or XP with iTunes installed
Song(s) on your iTunes music library
Note: You don't need your iPhone yet until you're done making your ringtone and are ready to sync.
If you don't see the Ringtones list on your sidebar, don't worry. It will show up after you're successful in creating your first one.
Open iTunes (from your PC) and select any song from your music library.
Right-click on your chosen song then click on Get Info.
Click on the Options tab, at the top of info window.
Look for Start Time and Stop Time, and copy whatever is written in the Stop Time box (which is the full length of the song) to avoid messing up the original copy, coz you're gonna need to put it back later.On the video, the original length of my song is 5:48.055, but ringtones for iPhones could not comprise the full length of the song, it must only be around 1 to 30 seconds (though I'm not sure if 30+ sec will still work).
Shorten the song to acceptable limit (1 to 30 sec.).On the video I used the first 9 seconds, by changing only the Stop Time from 5:48.055 to 0:09.000.You may also choose the middle part of any song, say you can set the Start Time at 1:23.456 (or any time of your choice) and the Stop Time at 1:54.321 (or any time of your choice).
Click on OK to apply the changes.
Select the same song, click on Advanced from the Menu bar at the top of iTunes Window, then click on Create AAC version.Notice that the AAC version has shorter time than the original one.
Modify the original copy back to its full length (noted on step 4), then click on OK.
Right-click on the AAC version, then click on Show in Windows Explorer. A folder will open showing your two songs in file form, the original copy having the .mp3 file extension, and AAC version with .m4a.If you cannot see the file extensions, Go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View (tab)> and from there, remove the check beside the option saying Hide extensions for known file types. Click on OK to apply the changes. (Watch the video for clearer instruction.)
Change the .m4a file extension to .m4r.You may also change the name, but that's up to you. The important thing is to change the file extension.
Then Windows will ask:Just click on Yes.
Double-click on the modified file to add it to your ringtones list, and you're done!
The only thing you need to do now is to sync ringtones so you can use them on your iPhone.
WARNING-BEFORE YOU SYNC Syncing ringtones will affect the music library on the iPhone, so before you click the sync button, be sure to transfer all your purchased songs first (from iPhone to PC) so no song will be deleted. Or better yet, do this only when you're working on the computer where: you save all your songs, or; you regularly sync your iPhone.
Notes: This guide is intended only for iPhone users, because iPhones do not accept file types other than .m4r as ringtones.
This guide is intended only for Windows users. The guide for Mac users is written separately, with its own video.
Plug in your iPhone 3g, go into iTunes and sync it with iTunes. Then right click where it says for examples Alex's iPhone and back up your iPhone 3G. Once you're done, plug in your iPhone 4 and set it should give you a choice of either setting it up as a new phone or syncing with last back up. If that does not come up, just plug in your iPhone 4 and sync everything accordingly. Hope that helps.
Start iTunes and find the song you want to convert. (It must be
Right-click the song and choose Get Info.
Click the Options tab.
Check the Start Time and Stop Time boxes, then
enter times for each (no more than 30 seconds apart, the maximum length
for a ringtone). I used 0:00 and 0:30, respectively, as "Spit It Out"
has a perfect ascending lead-in.
Click OK, then right-click the song again and choose Create
AAC Version. You should immediately see a new 30-second version of
Drag that version out of iTunes and into the folder of your
Delete the 30-second version from iTunes and undo the Start
Time/Stop Time changes to the original.
Open the folder containing the 30-second AAC file you dragged out
of iTunes, then change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r.
Double-click it and it immediately gets added to iTunes' ringtone
Finally, sync your iPhone. When it's done, you can head into the
settings and select your new ringtone.
That's all there is to it! What song(s) will you assign to ringtone
duty? Leave a comment and nominate your favorites. Meanwhile, have a
happy new year! I'll see you back here in '09.
This is a very easy process if you bought the song from iTunes. If you DID buy the song on iTunes, then simply right-click on the track you'd like to convert to ringtone format (don't worry the original MP3 file will be unmodified). Once you've right-clicked on the preferred track, select the 'Convert To Ringtone' option. This is the easiest way. If you've obtained the song from Limewire, or a free MP3 download site like beemp3.com, then you'll need to find a free service on the internet to help you. Simples :)
Once you have the application downloaded to your computer, you have to sync it to your phone.
Plug your phone into itunes, when it shows up on the left hand side underneath devices. select the iphone there. This will bring you to your summary tab.
In the middle near the top you will see different tabs including Summary, info, ringtones, music, etc...
Go to your applications tab. If all of your applications do not show up in that list, go to file in the upper left hand corner and click "transfer purchases from iphone".
If all of your applications appear in that tab. Put a check mark next to sync applications and select all applications.
Click apply in the lower left hand corner and this will sync the application to your iphone. Access the application to download the ringtones.
I had the same problem. I hooked my phone back up to iTunes and synced my phone. Ringtone disappeared from phone, but remained in my computer's iTunes. Then I added it back to my phone through iTunes by syncing ringtones specifically. Here is step by step:
1. Plug in iPhone
2. Sync Phone
3. Click on iPhone, open Ringtones tab
4. Check "Sync ringtones" box and Select your Ringtone
5. Click Sync
This worked for my phone. Hope it helps. I used my phone to download ringtone.