Most cell phones let you upload your own ringtones -- short audio files that are repeated whenever you receive an incoming call. You can turn any MP3 file into a ringtone by choosing a short portion of the file and converting it to the right format for your phone. The "I Want Free Ringtones" website lets you create the ringtone over the Internet for free. If you want more control, you can use the free Audacity software that is available for most operating systems.
I Want Free Ringtones Website
Navigate to the "I Want Free Ringtones" website using any web browser (See Resources).
Click "Browse" in the center of the website home page and then navigate to the MP3 file you want to use to create your ringtone. Select the file and click "Open."
Click "Upload" to upload the file to the website server so you can edit it. Depending on the size of the MP3 file you are uploading this may take a few seconds or it may take a few minutes.
Move the sliders in the "Modify" section of the web page to select the section of the song you want to use as your ringtone.
Modify the natural volume of your ringtone and then choose the quality of the ringtone -- lo-fi or hi-fi -- by clicking the "Create" dropdown box.
Click "Preview" to test your ringtone.
Click "Complete" to convert the MP3 file.
Click the "Click here to download ringtone" to download the completed ringtone file to your computer. Browse for the location where you want to save the file and then click "OK."
Download and install the free Audacity software for your operating system (See Resources).
Open the Audacity program.
Click "File" from the menu bar in the upper left corner. Click "Import" and then click "Audio."
Locate and select the MP3 file you want to use as your ringtone.
Click the audio track at the bottom of the screen.
Click and hold the left mouse button and use it to highlight the section of the MP3 you want to use as your ringtone.
Click "Edit" in the upper left corner of the screen and then click "Trim" to remove everything but the section of the MP3 file you highlighted.
Click "File" and then click "Export."
Choose the ringtone format your phone uses from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the "Export" screen.
Select a location and then click "Save" to save your ringtone file to your computer.
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