How to Create a One-of-a-Kind Ringtone from Your Favorite Spotify Song

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Looking to stand out every time your phone rings? Tired of the confusion from hearing a familiar tone and wondering if it’s your call to answer?

Let’s fix that! I’ll guide you through creating a one-of-a-kind ringtone (iPhone, Samsung, or other phones) using your favorite Spotify song. No more mix-ups or awkward phone checks—your ringtone will be as unique as you are.

Ready to make your friends ask, “Hey, where’d you get that cool ringtone?” Let’s dive in!


Set Spotify song as Ringtone Step-by-step guide

You cannot directly set a Spotify song as your ringtone due to DRM restrictions that prevent Spotify songs from being accessed by other apps; however, you can first use Cinch Audio Recorder to download Spotify songs and convert them to unprotected MP3 files, then create Spotify ringtones for iPhone or Android.


  • Spotify account
  • Cinch Audio Recorder
  • Your Phone
  • USB cable (connect your phone and computer)

How do I convert Spotify songs to audio files like MP3?

Converting Spotify songs to usable audio files is the very first and most vital step. The Cinch audio recorder should be an ideal solution for users who want to create their own ringtones from songs. It supports audio sources like streaming music services, iTunes music library, and more.


So, let’s take a look at how to convert Spotify to audio step by step:

Tutorial on How to Record Music from Spotify

This guide will show you how to use a program called Cinch Audio Recorder to record and convert Spotify songs into MP3 or WAV files that can then be edited into custom ringtones.

The benefit of using Cinch is that it integrates directly with Spotify and other streaming platforms, enabling one-click audio recording.

Once recorded, you have an offline, high-quality file that can be trimmed as desired before setting it as your personalized ringtone. With just a couple of easy steps using Cinch, you can bypass Spotify’s download restrictions and create unlimited unique ringtones from your favorite tracks to assign to your contacts.

A video tutorial is available explaining how to use the Cinch audio recorder to create ringtones from Spotify songs:

Step 1: Download your favorite music from Spotify

Download the Cinch Streaming Audio Recorder below and install it on your computer.


After you installed the program, launch it from your Desktop, and you will see the Cinch looks like this:

Step 2: recording music from Spotify:

Click the “yellow circle” button at the top left and then play your favorite music on Spotify (either on a web player or a PC version). If you see the sound graph waving on the top, Cinch is working and recording the music you are playing.

Since we need the recording music to make a ringtone, you could either record a part of the entire song. Just click the recording button again to stop recording.


Step 3: Editing the Song Snippet

The song will appear on the list when you have done the recording. Now click the “bell icon” at the right of the music. You will see an interface for audio editing below.


It’s easy to edit your ringtone clip in Cinch. You can pick where you want the ringtone to start and end. Listen to a preview to make sure you like it.

When it’s perfect, click “Save” to save the ringtone as a .mp3 file on your computer.

Important: If you’re making an iPhone ringtone, it can only be 40 seconds long. Longer than that and iTunes won’t add it.

To find the ringtone mp3 file, click the folder icon at the bottom right of Cinch. Go to the “Ringtone” folder.

What kind of phone do you have – an Android like a Samsung or an Apple iPhone? I can explain how to move the ringtone file onto your specific phone model so you can use it later.


How to transfer ringtone to iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you must convert the mp3 file you recorded to AAC(.m4r) format, the Apple iPhone default ringtone format.

Now, let’s start to convert files with iTunes. All you need to do is add the MP3 file to iTunes and locate it in your library. It’s easy to do that just by dragging and dropping the file into iTunes’s interface. But where to find out the imported ringtone? Please check it under Library > Songs.

Select the sound file in iTunes and click File > Convert > Create AAC Version.

Rename Your AAC File

After the conversion, you’ll get two copies of the same song file in your iTunes library: The original MP3 and the new AAC versions.

To find out which, right-click the library’s headings and enable the “Kind” column.

The new “Kind” column will show you which is MP3 or AAc format. The “MPEG audio file” is the original MP3, while the “AAC audio file” is your new AAC file. If the original MP3 file keeps you confused, you could delete it.

Now you have the Apple AAC file. However, it would be best to change its file extension so that iTunes will recognize it as a ringtone file.

First, drag and drop the AAC file from the iTunes library to your Desktop. There will be an AAC file with the .m4a extension on your Desktop. Change the file extension to .m4r. For example, if the file is named track.m4a, change it to track.m4r.

If you can’t see any file extension, please.

  1. Open File Explorer; if you do not have an icon for this in the taskbar, click Start, click Windows System, and then File Explorer.
  2. Click the View tab in File Explorer.
  3. Click the box next to File name extensions to see file extensions.

Now you have a perfect .m4r iPhone ringtone file, transfer it to your iPhone and set it as your new and unique ringtone.

If you have no idea how to transfer the local ringtone file to your iPhone, the following steps will help.

  1.  Connect your iPhone to a PC.
  2. Drag and drop the .m4r file to iTunes and click the device on iTunes to go to its “Tones” section.
  3. Check on the “Sync Tones” option.
  4. Choose the ringtone and press the “Apply” button to sync it to your iPhone.

That’s it. Now you can set your iPhone ringtone setting as your current ringtone.


How to transfer Spotify ringtone to an Android phone

Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable.

  1. Open your device’s storage. Could you find it in My Computer window?
  2. Open the Ringtones folder. It is most commonly found at /media/audio/ringtones/. If you don’t have a Ringtones folder, you can create one in your phone’s base folder. Right-click on a blank space in your phone’s root directory and click “Create new,” → “Folder,” and name it “Ringtone.”
  3. Now copy and paste the mp3 into the folder, or you could do it simply by dragging and dropping the file into the folder. Disconnect your phone and PC by unplugging the USB cable.

Now go to your phone settings and superior sound. Tap the “Phone ringtone” or “Ringtone” option. Select your ringtone from the list.

That’s it. You have the ringtone you just made on your phone.


Troubleshooting: Fixing Problems with Your Spotify Ringtone

Oops! Something’s Not Right? Sometimes when you’re making your ringtone from a Spotify song, things might go a bit wobbly. Here’s how to fix some common whoopsies:

  1. The Song Won’t Download:
    • Quick Fix: Make sure your internet is zippy and you’re logged into Spotify check that it’s up-to-date and try again.
  2. Sound Quality Is More ‘Oops’ Than ‘Wow’:
    • Quick Fix: When you’re choosing a program to help make your ringtone, pick one that says it’s good at keeping the sound crispy and clear, just like the original.
  3. Ringtone Is Too Quiet or Too Loud:
    • Quick Fix: Use the editing software to adjust the volume. Make it just right—not too soft that you miss calls, and not too loud that it scares your cat!
  4. It Sounds Weird on My Phone:
    • Quick Fix: Sometimes, the song might sound awesome on the computer but not so much on your phone. Test the ringtone on your phone first, and if it’s weird, try converting it again with different settings.
  5. My Phone Doesn’t See the Ringtone:
    • Quick Fix: Make sure the ringtone is in a format your phone understands (like MP3 for most phones, or M4R for iPhones) and that it’s saved in the right spot where your phone looks for ringtones.

Top Tips for Tip-Top Sound:

  1. Choose High-Quality Songs: Start with the best quality of the song on Spotify for a ringtone that sounds super.
  2. Edit with Care: Trim the song neatly so it starts and ends just where you want, without any sudden chops.
  3. Fade In and Out: Adding a gentle fade in at the beginning and a fade out at the end of your ringtone makes it sound smooth.
  4. Test It Out: Always listen to your ringtone on your phone before you set it. If it makes you want to dance, you’ve done it right!

Remember, making ringtones is supposed to be fun, so play around with it until your phone sings it just the way you like!



Why don’t allow me to make a ringtone from Spotify?

You can’t do it straight from Spotify. Their songs have a special lock that only lets you listen on their app. You can use Spotify to MP3 programs to turn that Spotify song into a ringtone. It’s like making a key to unlock your song so your phone can use it for your ringtone.


Wrap up

So go ahead – surprise your friends with that favorite Spotify song they’d never expect as your ringtone. With this easy guide, your phone is ready to stand out from the crowd and become the DJ of your social circle with a one-of-a-kind ring that reflects your personality.

Thanks to handy tools like Cinch, you now have the power to unlock unique ringtones hiding in your Spotify favorites. Convert any track into a personalized tone in just minutes and take your phone from bland and boring to poppin’ with your favorite jams.

Anytime someone hears that custom ring, they’ll know it’s your call to take and time to shine. So tap into your Spotify collection and create a ringtone as unique as you are – then sit back and wait for the compliments to roll in!

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Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke is a passionate music enthusiast and tech writer with over five years of experience in the field. His love for music and understanding of technology seamlessly blend together, creating informative and engaging content for readers of all technical levels.

Henrik's expertise spans across a diverse range of multimedia tools and services, including music streaming platforms, audio recording software, and media conversion tools. He leverages this knowledge to provide practical advice and insightful reviews, allowing readers to optimize their digital workflows and enhance their audio experience.

Prior to joining Cinch Solutions, Henrik honed his writing skills by contributing to renowned tech publications like TechRadar and Wired. This exposure to a global audience further refined his ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Henrik enjoys exploring the vast landscape of digital music, discovering new artists, and curating the perfect playlists for any occasion. This dedication to his passions fuels his writing, making him a trusted source for music and tech enthusiasts alike.

Henrik is a contributing writer for Cinch Solutions. He may receive a small commission for purchases made through links in his articles. However, the opinions and insights expressed are solely his own and based on independent research and testing.

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