How to Turn a Video to Ringtone for iPhone

Want to turn a video to ringtone for your iPhone? No matter whether you have a computer or not, this guide will show you how to make a video as a ringtone using effective tools in detail.

Demi by Demi Updated July 2, 2024
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Creating a personalized ringtone from a video file can be a fun and unique way to customize your iPhone. Whether you have a favorite scene from a movie, a memorable clip from a home video, or an audio snippet you love, turning it into a ringtone can make your device truly yours.

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This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of converting video files into ringtones both on a computer and directly on an iPhone. We will cover various methods and provide detailed steps to ensure you can easily accomplish this task.

Part 1. How to Turn a Video to Ringtone on Computer

If you have a computer at hand, it is easy to turn a video into a ringtone. You can easily get wanted ringtone by following the two steps: Convert the video into audio format, and make the audio file a ringtone.

Step 1. Convert the Video into Audio Format

Several video to ringtone online converter can help you convert the video into audio format. In this guide, we’ll like to introduce you the video-to-audio converter FlexClip.

It allows you to convert multiple video formats into MP3 and WAV formats without quality loss. You can also edit the converted audio files during the process. If needed, import videos from iPhone to computer, and convert the video into MP3 format using FlexClip.

• Go to FlexClip’s video-to-audio page, and upload the video from which you want to make a ringtone.

• Choose the audio format you’d like to convert to > Tap Start to launch the conversion process.

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• Once done, tap the Download icon to download the audio to your computer.

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Step 2. Make the Audio File a Ringtone for iPhone

When the conversion process completes, make MP3 a ringtone for your iPhone. You can choose to utilize older version of iTunes or third-party tool to convert and transfer ringtone to your iPhone.

Option 1. Make MP3 a Ringtone via iTunes

• Launch iTunes, locate the song that you want to set as text tone > Right-click it and choose Song Info.

• In the prompt window, click Option > Set the Start and Stop time of the ringtone > Click OK to confirm.

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• Click the song again, click File > Convert > Create AAC format. Your song will now get duplicated.

• Select the AAC version of the song, right-click and choose Show in Windows Explorer > Change the extension from .m4a to .m4r.

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• Connect your iPhone to computer via USB > Click the phone icon in iTunes.

• Click Summary > Check Manually manage music and videos > Click Apply.

• Click the Tone tab > Drag and drop the ringtone from desktop to iTunes > Then, wait for the sync process to finish.

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Option 2. Make MP3 a Ringtone via FoneTool (Simple & Fast)

As a powerful ringtone make, FoneTool make it simple and fast to make ringtones from a audio files in different formats, like mp3, m4a, m4b, m4p, m4r, aif, aiff, flac, wav, aac, etc. Click the icon below to get this powerful tool, and follow the three simple steps to make ringtone for iPhone.

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• Connect your iPhone to computer via USB > Launch FoneTool, click Toolbox > Choose Ringtone Maker option.

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• Choose From Computer or From Device to launch MP3 file you’d like to convert to ringtone > Click Select to confirm.

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• Edit the duration and effect of the mp3. file as you like > Tap Save to Device to transfer it to your iPhone > Click Save from the pop-up window to finish the process.

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FoneTool also offers a ringtone transfer service, enabling you to transfer ringtones from iPhone to iPhone. You can share the ringtone with your friends with some simple clicks.

Part 2. How to Turn a Video into a Ringtone on iPhone

You can also use a ringtone maker that you download from the Apple App Store to quickly and easily convert a video to an iPhone ringtone. You can follow this step-by-step guide on your iPhone without using a computer. Here, we’ll take Sujuan Chen's ring software, Ringtone Maker, as an example.

Step 1. Download and install the Ringtone Maker app to your iPhone, and follow the onscreen instruction to finish the setup process.

Step 2. Tap the Plus icon on the main interface to import the video you’d like to turn into a ringtone.

Step 3. On My Ringtone window, tap Share button > From the prompt window, tap Save to Files.

Step 4. Choose the desired file folder and hit Add to save the ringtone to the selected folder.

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That’s all for how to convert a video to ringtone for iPhone. Whether you prefer to work on a computer, or directly on your iPhone, this guide provides all the necessary steps to turn your videos into ringtones. By following these detailed instructions, you can easily create unique and personalized ringtones for your iPhone. If this guide is helpful, share it with others.

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