How to create custom ringtones for iPhone 3G using iTunes for free?

The following steps show how to create free ringtones for your iPhone using only iTunes and songs you already have on your computer.

Note: This method only works with songs that are DRM free. To make iPhone ringtones using DRM protected songs please follow this guide to remove the DRM protection first.

To make iPhone ringtones using only iTunes:

1. Right click on the song you are going to make into a ringer and select “Get Info”.

2. Go to the “Options” tab and go down to the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” check boxes. Check both boxes and input the time you want your ringer to start/stop. The ringer has to be 30 seconds or less. Click “OK” when you’re done.

3. Right click on your newly “clipped” song and select “Convert Selection to AAC”. The song will be re-encoded using the start and stop times determined (If your menu item does not read “Convert Selection to AAC” and reads “Convert Slection to MP3” (or some other format) please go to iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Importing and change the “Import Using” drop down menu to “AAC Encoder”).

 

4. After the song is done encoding navigate to your iTunes Music folder, locate your song, and drag it to your desktop. After the song is on your desktop go back to iTunes and delete the clipped version from you iTunes library (It won’t delete it from your desktop, it will only remove it from iTunes).

5. Go back the song on your desktop and right click on your song and chose “Properties”. Go to the name and extension section and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r (or you can just change the extension right from your desktop).

6. After the extension is changed simply double click on the file to add it to your iTunes library under the ringtones section. Sync your phone with iTunes and you’re done!

Note: Remember to go back into iTunes and uncheck your custom start and stop times for the original version of your song.

How to Remove the iPhone SIM Card

The SIM card in the iPhone is removable, but it’s hidden. To remove the SIM card, you need the sim card removal tool that came with your iPhone.

 1. Locate the SIM Card Slot

The slot is located at the top of the iPhone, between the headphone jack and the power button. 

2. Open the Slot

Take your removal tool and insert it into the little hole. Then firmly push down until the slot pops up, as shown below.


 3. Remove the SIM Card

The SIM card is in a cradle. You can pop the card out of the cradle. To replace the SIM card, put the card back in the cradle. The cradle and card are notched in a way that forces you to replace the card on the proper side. Then just slide the card back into the iPhone.