How to have any song as your iPhone ringtone by using GarageBand

How to have any song as your iPhone ringtone by using GarageBand
The iPhone famously won't let you use a song you didn't get from iTunes as your ringtone. After all, you are not supposed to obtain music illegally, right? That's an yes, but Apple went too far with this, for you also aren't allowed to use songs that you got legally and synced via iTunes to your iPhone's music library!

However, there is a way to work around this situation right under Apple's nose. You don't have to jailbreak your device or do anything non-legal. You only need to obtain a copy of Apple GarageBand for iOS, which is free on devices that shipped with iOS 8 and costs $5 for everyone else! 

Then, you'll have to put the song through GarageBand and turn it into a ringtone through a special procedure that Osas Obaizamomwan from iPhone Hacks clued us in for! Check this out, it's good stuff.


source: iPhone Hacks

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17 Comments

1. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Lol classic Apple

2. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I been using my purchased music as ringtone on my android since the HTC desire HD.. Most of my music purchase are CD one thats i then convert to MP3 to get highest possible quality.

3. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Wow... Walkman (now Music) lets me do this since 2010 (probably earlier)..... and it even lets me share my music freely, even through Bluetooth. How come people still think Apple is easier to use than Android? Even simple tasks are this convoluted.

4. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Hey can someone tell me why iphones still doesnt have the option "set as ringtone". Not trolling but just curious to know.

5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Hey can someone tell me why iphones still doesnt have the option "set as ringtone". Not trolling but just curious to know.

6. samgsam15

Posts: 50; Member since: May 09, 2014

And people say it's the best phone out there.

7. ORDINARY_PATRIOT

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2015

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10. Shocky unregistered

They don't specialize in phones and seldom review anything that's not from Apple or Samsung.

8. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

this is some innovation from apple, i had iphone 5s, i figured it out how to make ringtone, it requires iTunes and some common sense, it was working on that ios which was 1 year ago, maybe its "fixed" so its not working. but easiest solution for all these things is stock android.

9. Shocky unregistered

Really? even my K800i from 2006 could do this without a 3rd party app. Pathetic.

11. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Now we wait for Apple to remove this app from the store.

12. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

There's an iOS app called Ringtone Maker. There's also audio file converters on your computer. There's several alternative methods besides downloading one mor

13. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

e apps. But the Apple users just want the easiest way. Or they just don't care about ringtone personalization at all. *Just realized I can no longer edit/delete my comments.

14. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Apple :''Nooooooooooooo!!!!!...You gotta pay for ringtones!!!!''

16. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i can use any song as a ringtone with only 5-6 clicks on the screen, with android of course

18. Felixkin

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

iPhone should be open!

17. Felixkin

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

With Android phone, we can set any song as ringtone within seconds. While, for the limitation of iPhone, it will take us minutes or half an hour to set a right ringtone.Luckily, many third-party tool can help us make it easy,such as Apowersoft Phone Manager. You can search many other apps on Google Play store.

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