Easily add custom ringtones to your iPhone for US$9.95

Easily add custom ringtones to your iPhone for US$9.95

Summary: While the ringtones on the iPhone for the most part are pretty decent, I prefer to use theme songs from my youth or favorite movies on my devices so I was disappointed that custom ringtone support was not available. Ryan posted the news on Mobility Beat that an inexpensive application is now available that allows you to create custom ringtones. I immediately went over to the Efiko Software site to find out more about iPhoneRingToneMaker and went ahead and purchased it for US$9.95 (50% introductory special). I was a bit skeptical since it seemed just too easy to create a ringtone, but as you can see in the YouTube video below that I shot of the process it really is quite simple.

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While the ringtones on the iPhone for the most part are pretty decent, I prefer to use theme songs from my youth or favorite movies on my devices so I was disappointed that custom ringtone support was not available. I saw there was some complicated method to get custom ringtones that required a bit of effort and risked bricking your device, so I figured I would wait for Apple to come around. Ryan posted the news on Mobility Beat that an inexpensive application is now available that allows you to create custom ringtones. I immediately went over to the Efiko Software site to find out more about iPhoneRingToneMaker and went ahead and purchased it for US$9.95 (50% introductory special). I was a bit skeptical since it seemed just too easy to create a ringtone, but as you can see in the YouTube video below that I shot of the process it really is quite simple. You just have to love developers who get these functions working for us so quickly.

iPhone Ringtone Maker

Since a MacBook Pro is my main computer and this new software only works on Windows, I had to run Parallels Desktop for Mac with iTunes installed. I downloaded and installed the software with ease, but then had difficulty getting my iPhone to appear in iTunes in Parallels. I found the below steps from olddirtyme on the Parallels support forums and these worked perfectly to get iBacca to appear in iTunes.

SOLUTION - first attach iPhone & make sure XP instance "sees it" and is connected to it.

  1. Click Start
  2. Right-click on "My Computer" icon
  3. Select "Manage"
  4. Click "plus" sign next to "Services and Applications"
  5. Click "Service" from that dropdown
  6. Click on Service named "Apple Mobile Device" and select "Restart"
  7. Click on Service named "iPod Service" and select "Restart"

I now have the Knight Rider theme song as my default ringtone, with about 8 other ringtones such as Mission Impossible, 6 Million Dollar Man, Johnny Quest, Munsters, The Office, and more. Even if iTunes adds support for ringtones, I think this software is a good deal at less than US$10. What kind of ringtones do you use on your mobile devices?

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Mobility, Software

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  • RE: Easily add custom ringtones to your iPhone for US$9.95

    nice
    upinson
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