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“I’ve seen this happen for my own iPhone. When I select a song from my Library, the option to ‘Send Song to be Made Into a Ringtone’ is available. But when I try to send a longer ringtone, like one of my favorite songs (which is just under 5 minutes and 59 seconds), instead of converting it and allowing me to send it as an individual ringtone with the duration of my choice, it simply cuts off the ringtone at 59 seconds and I only see the option to use it as a ‘Favorites Only’ tone. Obviously, this is very annoying.”
how long should a ringtone be?
Most people tend to prefer short ringtones. There are hundreds of ringtone makers available online that help you create a custom ringtone in just minutes featuring your favorite song or sound byte, even if it’s an hour long clip from a movie! Some iPhone users might be disappointed to find out that the maximum length allowed for ‘Ring Tone’ is 30 seconds.
However, there is a workaround that lets you change the maximum ringtone length on iPhone.
The maximum length for a ringtone on an iPhone is 40 seconds. But you can change the maximum ringtone length on iPhone by modifying a system file. You will need some basic knowledge of computers and working with files to complete this task. First of all, you need to back up your iPhone before you start customizing any settings on it because making changes may cause some features not to work properly.
To create a ringtone, you will need to use iTunes on a computer.
After creating a ringtone this way, you can move it to your iPhone and select the tone for yourself. The bad news is that once someone syncs their device with a computer, iTunes automatically removes the ability to manually add ringtones. So if you want to ensure that no one alters your custom tones, just remove them from your phone.
The ringtone must be in the .m4r format
The maximum allowed size is 40MB. Make sure to name the ringtone with the following format: ‘MySongName.m4r’.
If you are creating a ringtone larger than 40MB, it will not be included on your iPhone until you remove some items from it or create a smaller file by cutting out some of its parts. iTunes and iCloud will delete ringtones that you no longer need from your iPhone. The Video Converter Ultimate lets you download online videos and convert them to other formats while keeping the original quality intact. You can then transfer these files to your iPhone or iPad and use them as ringtones.
If you need a longer ringtone, just convert the file using any video converter and then transfer it to your iPhone. You can also use iTunes to sync songs or videos from your computer to your mobile device, but keep in mind that this method automatically removes custom ringtones.
The maximum allowed size is 40MB for iPhone ringtones. Make sure to name the ringtone with the following format: ‘MySongName.m4r’. If you are creating a ringtone larger than 40MB, it will not be included on your iPhone until you remove some items from it or create a smaller file by cutting out some of its parts. iTunes and iCloud will delete ringtones that you no longer need from your iPhone.