Tag Archive: Ringtones


With so many people in the world having iPhones with the same ringtones, hearing a ringer go off can be irritating and confusing. The iTunes Store sells ringtones, but they can become quite expensive if you like switching things up… Read more ›

iPhone ringtone folder

iPhone ringtones and text tones – both of which are .m4r files – are stored in the same location in the file system, whether they were made with iTunes, bought from the iTunes Store, converted from another format with QuickTime, or whether you downloaded them from elsewhere.

The ringtone storage folder in OS X is:

~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Tones/

In Windows, they will be stored in the \My Music\iTunes Media\Tones\, though the  [Read More…]

iPhone Ringtones Covered On Acoustic Guitar

Da-duh-duh-da-duh-duh-da-DUH-duh. So goes the familiar tune of the iPhone’s default Marimba ringtone, as recognizable (and yet not nearly as annoying) as Nokia’s Gran Vals.

And yet what if you want to mix things up a little, but not too much? Greg Pierce, the wonder-developer at Agile Tortoise – responsible for Drafts, Terminology and others – has done the hard work for you, re-rendering iOS’ alert sounds on acoustic guitar.

Marimba is great, but you can also  [Read More…]

Set a custom ringtone per contact on iPhone

You can make your iPhone life a lot easier by assigning custom ringtones to contacts. This makes it easy to determine who’s calling before you even see the caller ID, letting you either rush to answer the phone or continue snoozing and ignore the call. With how easy it is to make ringtones for the iPhone, it also provides a great way to differentiate inbound  [Read More…]

New feature on iOS 4.3 GM shows how Apple is forcing users to purchase ringtones. The new feature called “Buy More Tones“. It looks like an order to buy ringtones, the new “Buy More Tones” button has been added in the ringtone portion of the sounds section in the Settings.app of iPhone running iOS 4.3.

When you will tap on “Buy More Tones” you will be taken to the Ringtones section of the iTunes  [Read More…]

Video Ringtones on iPhone May Come Soon

This will be cool and unique. Apple recently filed a patent which describes methods for creating video ringtones for iPhone. Specifically, the technology will allow users to automatically combine sound and video from various sources, including iTunes and iMovie, to create custom audio-visual alerts for incoming phone calls. In a simple example, visuals displayed on the device would react to associated audio much like a visualizer in iTunes. In another example, a layered composite could  [Read More…]