How to:Make iPhone ringtones for free

If you read DailyTechRag regularly, you already know that you don’t have to pay $0.99 for an iPhone ringtone if you don’t want to. If downloading and installing iFuntastic seems like too much work for you, however, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s an even easier way to get around iTunes’s ringtone system. Turns out, iTunes saves ringtones as .M4R files (as opposed to .M4A for AAC files). Simply change the extension of any AAC file to .M4R and it will pop up under the “Ringtones” tab in iTunes. Easiest iPhone hack ever? I believe we have a winner.

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Tried this with iTunes 7.4.2. Didn’t work. Got an error message saying the file did not appear to have been exported from the phone.

Anonymous, recent iTunes updates have made it so that this hack no longer works. If you’re still looking to upload your own ringtones, you might want to look into iFuntastic or you might just want to go all the way and jailbreak your iPhone (though be advised that the latter could cause you some problems the next time Apple releases a firmware update).

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