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5 Easy Ways | How to Convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone

Jane Zhou updated on Aug 17, 2021 to Video Converter Tips

I want to set my favorite song as the ringtone for my iPhone, how should I do to do the task?

Nowadays more and more people are willing to change their iPhone ringtone, and most of them choose to set their favorite song as the ringtone. However almost all the songs are MP3 formats, the iPhone ringtone is not compatible with MP3. Then how to solve the problem? The easiest way is to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone with some powerful software. To satisfy user's needs, we will show five easy and reliable ways to help create music ringtone for your iPhone.

How to Convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone on Windows

EaseUS Video Editor is a versatile video and audio editor. This video editing software can help you modify your video or audio files quickly and easily. With over 300 visual effects it offers, you can make all kinds of videos like picture in picture video and music video, or make movie trailer, etc. Apart from that, it is also a useful iPhone ringtone maker. Using it, you can convert any song to iPhone ringtone effortlessly.

More amazing features about EaseUS Video Editor:

  • Best for beginners and professionals
  • Support all the common and popular video/audio formats
  • Allow you to crop, mix, split, rotate, reverse, and trim a video
  • Offer various conversions, like convert mpeg to mp3, and many more
  • Enable you to export the file in a particular format that is supported by social media platforms

Here we offer you the detailed tutorials to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone with EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Select aspect ratio and add an MP3 file to timeline

Open the EaseUS Video Editor and select the right aspect ratio based on the video you had shot. Next, drag the MP3 file you want to convert to ringtone into the timeline.

Import MP3 files

Step 2. Edit audio if necessary

Some part of the MP3 file is unnecessary, and you do not want to have it as a ringtone. If that's the case, then right-click on the audio or use Control + B to split and remove the unnecessary part of the video.

Note: iOS can only recognize audio files, which are up to 35 seconds. Anything more than that will not be on the list. Make sure the audio is no longer than that.

Convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone with EaseUS Video Editor

Step 3. Export to audio

Click on Export file, and then choose the audio section, and select AAC as the audio format. Make sure to configure the settings for the best sound quality in terms of bitrate.

Export ringtone

Step 4. Set as ringtone

Then rename the extension from AAC to M4R and add the file to the iPhone. Lastly, open iPhone settings, and switch Sounds & Haptics. Under Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, tap the sound that you want to change. Find the audio file and set it as a ringtone. 

How to Convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone on Mac Using iTunes

iTunes is a powerful media player for Mac users. It can play many different format music files. What's more, it is a good helper to assist you in creating an iPhone ringtone from your favorite MP3 files.

Step 1. Open iTunes and choose the MP3 file that you want to convert to iPhone ringtone. Right-click the target music and click "Get Info".

Step 2. In the Get Info windows, click "Options" and set the start and stop time here. Make sure to cut the MP3 files to less than 40 seconds. 

Step 3. Then right-click on the target MP3 music file and select the "Create AAC Version" button to convert MP3 into AAC format.

Step 4. Go to find the AAC music file on your Mac and change the extension from .aac to .m4r or m4a. Then place the converted music file into iTunes again. Look out for an iPhone icon over the main interface of iTunes. Sync your iPhone device to upload the Ringtone automatically. 

How to convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone Free and Online

There are a great number of MP3 to iPhone ringtone converter on the market. We have tested some popular software of them and picked two wonderful tools for you to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone. Let's go down to the business.

1. Zamzar

Zamzar is a brilliant online file converter. You only need three steps to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone. Moreover, this online tool can help you convert image, video, document, and e-book formats. All the conversion will not take up any space of your computer, and the conversion will be completed under 10 minutes.

Convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone online

Check out how to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone online:

Step 1. Go to the conversion page and click "Add Files..." to upload the MP3 files that you want to convert to iPhone ringtone. Or you can paste a link of your target music file.

Step 2. Choose an output format. To make an iPhone ringtone, here select M4R.

Step 3. After that, click "Convert Now" to start making an iPhone ringtone from MP3. Once done, you can download it to your computer and copy it to your iPhone. Then you can set a new ringtone for your iPhone.

Try: https://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp3-to-m4r/

2. Free Ringtone Maker

Free Ringtone Maker is a great online tool to help you make your own iPhone ringtone from your favorite songs. This iPhone ringtone maker supports many formats, including aac, ogg, wav, mp3, etc., which means you almost can make iPhone ringtone from any music file. Most importantly, the ringtone maker is easy to use. To make iPhone ringtone from MP3 file, you just need to follow the below steps.

Convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone with online tool

Step 1. On the homepage, click "Upload files" to select the MP3 file from your computer.

Step 2. Place markers to set the range and clip duration, also you can set the volume of your iPhone ringtone. Then you can click "Play" to preview your audio clip. Next, choose the ringtone format M4R for iPhone.

Step 3. When everything goes well, click "Make Ringtone" to convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone. After conversion, click "Download" to save the ringtone on your computer. Then copy it to your iPhone to set a new ringtone. 

Try: https://ringtonemaker.com/

How to convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone on iPhone/iPad

GarageBand is a popular iPhone ringtone maker. It can help you turn your favorite music into iPhone ringtone easily. In addition, this application can turn your iPad or iPhone into a collection of touch instruments and a full-featured recording studio. It also provides live loops. With Live Loops, you can create music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro.

Convert MP3 to iPhone on iPhone

Steps to convert an MP3 file to ringtone for iPhone:

Step 1. Open GarageBand app and select the song that you want to convert to the ringtone. (If the MP3 file is longer than 30 seconds, this app can shorten it automatically)

Step 2. Touch and hold the song, then press "Share" > "Ringtone".

Step 3. Set a new for the new ringtone and hit the "Export" button.

Step 4. Press "Use sound as" and choose "Standard Ringtone, Standard Text Tone, or Assign to Contact." Then you can have a new ringtone for your iPhone.

Download address: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id408709785

The Bottom Line

After reading this post, you can find it is not difficult for you to can make your own iPhone ringtone, whether you are working on Windows, macOS, or iOS operating system. When selecting the software, make sure to choose it based on your needs. Among these software, EaseUS Video Editor may be a good choice for you. Using it, you can not only convert MP3 to iPhone ringtone but edit the music file before conversion. This audio and video editor offers you a lot of video editing tools, you even can make a music video, or movie trailer with it.

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