Instructions to Make Custom iPhone Ringtones
1: Open iTunes.
2: Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.
3: Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use. The chorus may be a good place to start.
4: Write down the start and stop times of the clip.
5: Right-click the song and select "Get Info."
6: Click the "Options" tab.
7: Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Start Time" in the minutes:seconds (i.e., 2:01) format.
8: Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Stop Time." Make sure the ringtone is no more than 40 seconds long.
9: Click "OK."
10: Right-click your song again and select "Convert Selection to AAC." Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.
11: Right-click the ringtone and select "Delete."
12: Click on the "Keep Files" button.
13: Find the file. It's usually in your User folder under "Music > iTunes > iTunes Music" and under the band's name. It will have an extension of m4a.
14: Replace the m4a extension of your ringtone with m4r. You can either double-click slowly to rename your file, or right-click and select "Get Info" on a Mac or "Rename" on a Windows PC.
15: Click "Use .m4r" or the PC equivalent when the system warns you that the change may affect the use of your file.
16: Double-click the ringtone file. ITunes will automatically add it to your ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library.
17: Connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones.