How to Convert MP3 to M4R Ringtone on iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6/5s/5/SE/4s

Summary

Want to know how to convert MP3 to M4R? Check this guide to grab three ways change MP3 songs into M4R Ringtone, for any iPhone modes: iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6/5s/5/SE/4s.

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Oct. 09, 2017

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AnyTrans – Directly Put MP3 to iPhone Ringtones without iTunes

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AnyTrans helps you quickly transfer MP3 from computer to your iPhone as ringtones without professional MP3 to M4R converter. Supports iPhone 8/X/7/SE/6s/6/SE/5s/5c/5/4s.

Hi all, I have just purchased a small MP3 file to use as a ring tone, but to be be able to use it on my iPhone I need to convert the MP3 to a m4r file, is it easy to do this? - Help Asking from Discussion.Apple.com

It is such universal knowledge that iPhone only support Ringtone with M4R format, a variant of the M4A. So it is pretty clear that, when you have purchased, or downloaded some favorite MP3 songs on your PC/Mac, and plan to set them as default Ringtone on your iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6/5s/SE/5/4s, you need firstly change its MP3 format to M4R.

So the question is how to convert MP3 to M4R exactly. Don’t worry, in this post, three practical methods will be shared to help you with the MP3 to M4R converting. Keep reading and check it how.

Also Read: How to Change Ringtone on iPhone >

Method 1. Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans

Best solution always goes first. This way is with help of a transfer tool - AnyTrans. It’s one simple-to-use iPhone data manager. It allows you to directly transfer not only MP3, but M4A, WMA, WAV and some other audio formats to iPhone Ringtone. In the transferring process, all files will be automatically converted to iPhone-supported M4R. So you don’t have to download and use professional converter to convert MP3 to M4R format before transferring them to iPhone. So why not download it now, and follow the steps below getting started with the task?

Step 1. Run AnyTrans and connect your iPhone to computer by using USB cable. After loading iPhone data, scroll down and click "Audio" > "Ringtones".

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Click "+" button, find and select the MP3 files you want to set as your iPhone ringtones. Click "Open" to start. Here we choose 4 items to convert MP3 to M4R.

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Before transferring, AnyTrans also allows you to set the length of the ringtones that you are going to upload to your iPhone. You can click the gear button, and then select the length type you prefer, 25seconds, 40 seconds, and original length.

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 3

Step 4. After you click "Open", all MP3 files will be automatically converted to M4R, and now, you can check these ringtones on your iPhone by going to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone. You can see the transferred songs already became M4R ringtones on the iPhone now.

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 4

How to Convert MP3 to M4R with AnyTrans - Step 4

Method 2. Convert MP3 to M4R with iTunes

This iTunes way on works on iTunes 12.6, or before, because, since iTunes 12.7 being launched, Apple has removed the Tone tab in iTunes, which means there are no such functions of syncing, deleting Ringtone, and also the MP3 to M4R converting. So if your iTunes is 12.6, or before, keep reading and check this method. If you have updated to iTunes 12.7, please move to Method 1 for help.

Step 1. Open your iTunes and select the file you want to create a ringtone out of from your "Library." Right-click on the song and select "Get Info" to view the song properties.

How to Change MP3 to M4R with iTunes - Step 1

How to Change MP3 to M4R with iTunes - Step 1

Step 2. Select Option > Set the Start Time and Stop Time > After set it up, click OK.

How to Change MP3 to M4R with iTunes - Step 2

How to Change MP3 to M4R with iTunes - Step 2

Step 3. Right-click the song again and choose Create AAC Version > Right-click the generated new song and click Show in Finder (for Windows user, click Show in Windows Explorer)

Step 4. Go back to iTunes and delete the short AAC song you just created > Click Delete Song and Keep File > Go to Finder and choose the ringtone, then it will be copied to iTunes library automatically. Now, you can connect your iPhone with iTunes to sync ringtone and then go to Settings to set the new ringtone.

Honestly, this iTunes way could be a little difficult to some users. If so, why not move to Method 1 for an alternative?

Method 3. Convert MP3 to M4R Online

In the last method, you can change your MP3 songs to M4R ringtones, with some online converters. After format converting, sync those M4R files to iTunes library, and then transfer to your iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/5/SE/4s as default ringtone.

But, you need to know that, as we mentioned above in the second method, iTunes 12.7 does not support ringtone syncing, managing, and converting any more. So this way requires iTunes 12.6, or earlier versions. If your iTunes is version 12.7, this way does not work, and you have to move to Method 1 for hep.

Or you also can continue apply this way, but choose another iTunes alternative to transfer the M4R files to iPhone. Luckily AnyTrans is still the best choice. And one common online MP3 to M4R converting website applied is named m4ronline.

The Bottom Line

By comparison, it is easy to tell that Method 1 with AnyTrans is much easier and practical, especially at this moment when iTunes 12.7 Tone tab does not exist any more. So why not download it right now? If there is any question about it, you can contact us via email, or leave your messages in the comments below, and we will answer you as soon as possible.

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