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Iphone ringtone wont play

After syncing my iphone, my downloaded ringtones won't play. The ringtones that came with the phone work but not the ones I bought. The phone will still vibrate but no sound. When i select the song when picking a ringtone it will not play. Any ideas?

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  • BriannaKye Mar 30, 2009

    Exactly the same issue -- my downloaded ringtones won't play. This is ridiculous!! First they make you pay twice for the same song (once to get it on iTunes and again to get it as a ringtone) and then the double-paid-for tune stops working after a few days?????

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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.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

  • RChanez Nov 14, 2009

    For BriannaKye. You can go to your iTunes application on your actual phone and go straight to the ringtones instead of picking a segment of a song through iTunes on your computer.

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When I look at what is on my phone in the tone section of iTunes, it shows my problem ringtone as being on my phone, but when I look for it to use it, it is not in my sound files. I have tried syncing and resyncing my phone multiple times, even repurchased the tone to no avail. Any ideas?

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