6 Apps To Create Free iPhone Ringtones

If you own an iPhone you would want to avail the exclusive features which come with it. Being able to create personalized ringtones is one such feature. You might want to use songs from your personal collection and convert them into ringtones.

The ringtone industry has come a long way. Earlier cell phones could only produce monophonic tones but now you can easily convert music files to ringtones. Converting an mp3 file to a ringtone is simple and is accomplished with the help of software applications.  When you convert any song to ringtone, you cannot use the entire song. You will need to extract a portion of it-usually 30 seconds.

An mp3 to ringtone convertor application can help you accomplish several things. With the help of such software you can create an unlimited number of ringtones for lifetime after making a one-time payment. You do not have to pay for every ringtone you create. The application allows you to select any media file, like wav, mp3, etc, and convert it to ringtone.

You can select any part of a media file and convert it to ringtone. You can also add additional effects in order to enhance the quality of the ringtone. After the ringtone has been created, you can easily upload it to your phone using Bluetooth, WAP, USB, etc.

Some of the software applications for creation of iPhone ringtones are as follows:


This is a free software application that facilitates the creation of ringtones from different audio file formats like MP3, WAV, MP4 and WMA. Using the software is very simple. You will just need to choose the input file, select the part which you want as the ringtone and the desired output format.

Initially, using ToneShop you could create ringtones only in MP3, WAV and AAC format. Now you can also create ringtones for Apple iPhone as the M4R format has been added. ToneShop runs on windows 2000, Windows XP and Vista.


This software application works on MAC OS. Xilisoft allows the conversion of music files formats like WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, and MP3 to the M4R format. In addition, you can also convert file formats like AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, AVCHD, RM, MOV, DViX and MPEG to M4R for converting background music to a ringtone.

You also have the option of creating a ringtone clip from any audio/video and convert it to ringtone. After creation of ringtone you can transfer it to iPhone directly and set it as ringtone. The software also offers several interface languages English, Japanese, German and Chinese.


This is another software application that facilitates the creation of iPhone ringtones. Using this application, you can crop the song to the snippet that you want as ringtone.

You can also fade in the ends easily. AAC files and MP3 files can be edited on fission without any loss of clarity.

iPhone Ringtone Maker

This software allows you to create your own ringtones from music file formats like mp3, ogg, wav, ra, aac, wma, m4a. You may also create ringtones from the songs that you purchase from iTunes. The application is also able to extract the audio from video files and create the iPhone ringtone. After the ringtone has been created, it can be transferred to the device automatically. Using the iPhone Ringtone Maker, you can also add amazing effects to the ringtone like fading in and fading out. The application facilitates the creation of ringtone accurately.

The iPhone Ringtone Maker is an all-in-one application that allows you to create, edit and manage customized ringtones for your iPhone. You also get to save a lot of money since you do not have to pay for each ringtone. Moreover, creating a ringtone is so easy and a lot of fun; it just takes 30 seconds. The iPhone’s alarm clock sound can also be customized with the help of this software. The application has an easy-to-use interface and it can run on Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and the MAC operating system 10.4 or higher.

Mobile Music Polyphonic

This is powerful ringtone creator software. Using this application you can convert midi files –both audio and video-to ringtone format. The ringtone formats included are M4R, MMF and AMR. Midi files can easily be converted into M4R, the iPhone ringtone format.

Creating your own unique ringtone is also possible and that is done simply by clicking on the music line directly. The addition of several sound effects is also possible with the help of this software.

ImTOO iPhone Ringtone Maker

ImTOO is a ringtone maker which works on the MAC operating system. It is the best way to create iPhones ringtones-both easy and fast. After creation of the ringtone, it can be transferred to the iPhone easily. Using this software you can convert almost all types of video and audio file formats to M4R file format, which is the iPhone ringtone format.  You can also extract a portion from an audio or video and set it as ringtone. Another interesting feature is the ability to add sound effects.

The file formats that this application can convert are avi,aac,ogg,mpeg,wmv,wav,wma,mp3,mov,ra,m4a, ac3,3gp,mkv,etc. You can also convert ringtones to iTunes with the help of this application. The application has a simple interface. It is very concise and easy to use. The languages that are available are English, German, Chinese, Japanese and French.

4Media iPhone Ringtone Maker

This is another application which converts audio files to ringtones. It also helps to extract the video sound tracks and thereafter convert it and save to iPhone. After ringtone creation, it can be automatically transferred to the iPhone. This application facilitates the creation and editing of ringtones. The application supports iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPhone Firmware  3.2.2, iOS 4.3 as well as iTunes 10.

Using this application you can personalize the ringtone you create by adding sound effects to the ringtone. Other features that you will find are adjusting the ringtone volume, renaming the ringtone and deleting it from the iPhone. You may create a more elaborate ringtone too by setting the time in milliseconds.

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