iPhones come with a variety of ringtones, but many iPhone users prefer to have ringtones of their favorite songs or audio clips. iTunes offers the option to turn any track purchased on iTunes into a ringtone, but the service costs 99 cents. If you have GarageBand, an audio recording and editing software that comes with any Mac, you can create ringtones for your iPhone for free using any track from your iTunes library.
Open both GarageBand and iTunes.
Click on the song you want to make a ringtone in iTunes. Drag the song into GarageBand. It will automatically open as a new track in Garageband.
Click the "Cycle" button. It's the round button with two curved arrows pointing at each other. This will allow the ringtone to play on a loop.
Click on the blue music note in the "LCD Panel."
Select "Time" on the pop-up menu. This will change the track's display to minutes and seconds.
Click and hold down on the left end of the "cycle region" -- the yellow bar on the track -- and move it left or right to adjust how long you want the ringtone to be. You can also hold down on the right end to adjust the length of the ringtone. Click on the center of the cycle region to drag it to the exact part of the song you want to make your ringtone.
Save the new ringtone to your computer.
Click "Share." Select "Send Ringtone to iTunes" to open the ringtone in iTunes.
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