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iPhone Voice recording as message tone

Can I set an iPhone Voice Recording as my incoming text tone?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:57

Yes, you can convert an iPhone Voice Recording into a Ringtone or alert.

Record your message on your iPhone. Then tap on 'Share' the message => email it to yourself.
Open the email on your PC or Mac (the machine that has your iTunes installed).

Download the attached Voice Recording and save the file in the iTunes Media Folder. [note: some Windows machines hide file-extensions. For this to work, file extensions must be set to visible in the File/Folder preference menu in Windows].
The Voice Recording is a file ending in .m4a
Find the file in the Media folder. Now change the file extension name from .m4a to .m4r - that is the iOS ringtone filetype. Once renamed, double-click* on the file. It should be opened by and imported into the iTunes Ringtone Library.
Then just connect your iPhone and sync as normal - including the new ringtone.

*If double-clicking doesn't do it, open iTunes, access the ringtone folder and "Add/import to Library"... a file explorer window should open. Now find your voice recording with the .m4r file-extension.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:57

Yes, you can convert an iPhone Voice Recording into a Ringtone or alert.

Record your message on your iPhone. Then tap on 'Share' the message => email it to yourself.
Open the email on your PC or Mac (the machine that has your iTunes installed).

Download the attached Voice Recording and save the file in the iTunes Media Folder. [note: some Windows machines hide file-extensions. For this to work, file extensions must be set to visible in the File/Folder preference menu in Windows].
The Voice Recording is a file ending in .m4a
Find the file in the Media folder. Now change the file extension name from .m4a to .m4r - that is the iOS ringtone filetype. Once renamed, double-click* on the file. It should be opened by and imported into the iTunes Ringtone Library.
Then just connect your iPhone and sync as normal - including the new ringtone.

*If double-clicking doesn't do it, open iTunes, access the ringtone folder and "Add/import to Library"... a file explorer window should open. Now find your voice recording with the .m4r file-extension.

PMonahan  Nov. 19, 2014 at 12:36

Nice and easy then? ;)

Thanks, I'll give that a shot tonight!

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 19, 2014 at 13:29

Yep... totally straightforward :D

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