How Can I Put Ringtones on My iPhone 3G?

Written by neil edwards
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The Apple iPhone 3G supports custom ringtones for incoming calls and alarm sounds, but not all of the music files in your iTunes library can be selected as a ringtone. iPhone 3G ringtone files use the file extension .m4r and are listed separately from normal audio files in iTunes, but you can sync ringtones to your iPhone 3G the same way you sync the rest of your library.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • iTunes
  • iPhone data cable

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  1. 1

    Launch iTunes.

  2. 2

    Open the "File" menu and click "Add File to Library." Find your ringtone file and click "Open." Repeat for each ringtone you want to put on your iPhone 3G.

  3. 3

    Connect your iPhone 3G to your computer with your data cable.

  4. 4

    Click on your iPhone 3G in the "Devices" section on the left side of the iTunes window.

  5. 5

    Click the Ringtones pane and click the ringtones you want to put on your iPhone 3G.

  6. 6

    Click "Apply." Your ringtones will be synced with your iPhone 3G.

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