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Take Control of Your iPhone by Ted Landau

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Chapter . Create and Sync Custom Ringtones

Starting with iTunes 7.4 (released in September 2007), Apple officially added custom ringtone support to the iPhone. This much-desired feature means that you can put ringtones on your iPhone using three basic methods:

  • Create a ringtone from a ringtone-enabled song in the iTunes Store. I cover this technique below.

  • Create a ringtone using GarageBand, either from Apple’s supplied loops or from your own composition or recording. I look briefly at this option in The GarageBand method (p. 64)

  • Try one of The “hacked” methods (p. 65) to work around the limits of the above two options.

Install iTunes Store Ringtones

Here is how to get an iTunes Store ringtone on your iPhone:

  1. Update to the latest version of iTunes. ...

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