How to Convert YouTube Music to iPhone Ringtone

If you are fond of a song found on YouTube and want to use it as your iPhone ringtone, you will need several steps to get it done. First, you have to download the music video from YouTube using a YouTube downloading tool. Then you need to extract audio from the downloaded video and convert it as a common audio file. Last but not least, you need to turn the audio file into iPhone .m4r ringtone.

How to Create An iPhone Ringtone with YouTube Music?

1. Download Music Video from YouTube

To download music video from YouTube, you need a YouTube downloader to help you. In my previous posts, I shared Free YouTube Downloader for Windows and Mac and walked you through the steps to download videos from YouTube on Windows and Mac as well.

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2. Convert Downloaded YouTube Music Video to MP3

In this post, I’d like to suggest that you use Video Converter App (Windows or Mac) to help you download YouTube music videos. The YouTube downloading process is the same, yet this app has the ability to automatically load the downloaded video files into the conversion queue. And you can choose MP3 as the output format and get the downloaded video converted to MP3 in a snap.

Convert YouTube video to MP3

3. Create iPhone Ringtone with MP3

To create custom iPhone ringtone using a common MP3 file, the only tool you need is iTunes. Let’s take a look at the steps:

1. Drag and drop the MP3 file into iTunes library. Or you can click File -> Add File to Library… to add the song.

2. Right click on the song and select Get Info.

3. Go to the Options tab and go down to the Start Time and Stop Time checkboxes. Check both boxes and input the time you want your ringtone to start/stop. The ringtone has to be 30 seconds or less. Click OK when you’re done.

Create iPhone ringtone with MP3

4. Right click on your newly clipped song and select Create AAC Version. The song will be re-encoded using the start and stop times specified.

Note: If your menu item does not read Create AAC Version and reads Create MP3 Version (or some other format) please go to iTunes -> Edit -> Preferences -> General and refer to the screenshot below:

Create AAC Version import settings

5. After the song is done encoding, navigate to your iTunes Music folder, locate your song, and drag it to your desktop. After the song is on your desktop go back to iTunes and delete the clipped version from you iTunes library.

6. Go back to the song on your desktop, right click on it and choose Properties. Go to the name and extension section and change the extension from .m4a to .m4r (or you can just change the extension right from your desktop).

7. After the extension is changed simply double click on the file to add it to your iTunes library under the Tones section. Sync your iPhone with iTunes and you’re done!

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