It is annoying that you checked your phone every time because you heard the same ringtone from other people’s phones. You have to pretend nothing happen and keep watching your phone. So, why not create a unique ringtone for your own? In the guide, I will show how to make a ringtone from Spotify.
Sound good? Please keep reading.
Step 1: Download your favorite music from Spotify
Spotify is an online music streaming service that allows enjoying music while you have the internet-connected. However, the downside of Spotify is that you can't download music on your computer. So the trick here is how we can download music from Spotify as a common MP3 file? Thanks to the Cinch audio recorder that will help you to download Spotify music with just 1 click.
Download Cinch audio recorder:
After you installed the program, launch it from your desktop, and you will see the Cinch looks like this:
To record music from Spotify:
- you need to click the yellow circle button at the top left, and then start to play your favorite music on Spotify (either on a web player or PC version). If you see the sound graph is 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.
Make a ringtone from a Spotify
When you have done the recording, the song will show up on the list. Now click the “bell icon” at the right of the song. You will see an interface of audio editing below.
This is for you to edit a ringtone. It is easy to set a starting point and ending point for a ringtone. You could preview the ringtone you have selected. If everything is ok, click the “Save” button to keep the ringtone on your computer in .mp3 format.
Keep in mind that if you try to make a ringtone for your iPhone, make sure that the ringtone's length is no longer than 40 seconds. Otherwise, iTunes will refuse to copy the ringtone to your phone.
To access this ringtone file by clicking on the “Folder” icon on the bottom right. Then browse on to the “Ringtone” folder, copy your music, paste it into your local device, and then set the music as your ringtone.
Now, tell me, what is your phone? Do you have an Android phone like Samsung or Apple iPhone? I will show you how to transfer the ringtone that you just made to your phone.
Step 2: How to convert MP3 to m4r
If you have an iPhone, you need to 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 2 copies of the same song file in your iTunes library: The original MP3 version and the new AAC version.
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 confusing, then you could delete it.
Now you got 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 file 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.
- Open File Explorer; if you do not have an icon for this in the taskbar, click Start, click Windows System, and then File Explorer.
- Click the View tab in File Explorer.
- 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.
In case you have no idea how to transfer the local ringtone file to your iPhone, the following steps will help.
- Connect your iPhone to a PC.
- Drag-and-drop the .m4r file to iTunes and click the device on iTunes to go to its “Tones” section.
- Check on the “Sync Tones” option.
- Choose the ringtone and press the “Apply” button to sync it to your iPhone.
That’s it. Now you could to your iPhone ringtone setting and set it as your current ringtone.
How to transfer ringtone to Android phone
Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable.
- Open your device's storage. Find it on My Computer window.
- 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."
- Now copy-and-paste the mp3 into the folder, or you could do it simply by dragging-and-dropping the file to the folder. Disconnect your phone and PC by unplugging the USB cable.
Now go to your phone settings and select 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.
Making a ringtone From Spotify is pretty easy to do with the Cinch.
Only two steps: firstly, getting an mp3 from Spotify and segment your favorite part. Secondly, converting the part to m4r with iTunes and transfer it to your iPhone. If you have an Android phone, then you don't need to do the conversion step. The mp3 files can be used as a ringtone directly in the phone.