Create custom iPhone Ringtones for Free with GarageBand

In another free iPhone creation guide, we introduced a simple and free way to create and sync your own custom ringtones to the iPhone using iTunes on your computer (both Mac and Windows). Check out this guide to make ringtones using iTunes. Here we will show you just another free way to make and transfer your custom iPhone ringtone using GarageBand on Mac OS X.

We assume you have installed GarageBand app on your Mac. Now follow below steps to convert any music songs on your Mac to iPhone ringtone in a breeze. If you have this app on the iOS device, you can also directly create free ringtones on iPhone using GarageBand, so you save the steps to sync ringtones from Mac to your iPhone using iTunes.

create iPhone Ringtones with GarageBand

Create iPhone Ringtones for Free with GarageBand


Step 1. Add Music to GarageBand

If you’re using a song from your iTunes library, it is easy to add the iTunes music to GarageBand. Start GarageBand app on your Mac, open iTunes, then simply drag and drop the song from iTunes to a new track in GarageBand on your Mac.

Step 2. Activate region loop tool with GarageBand

Activate region loop tool with GarageBand

Now click the Cycle Region button which will activate the region loop tool.

Step 3. Adjust Ringtone Length

Adjust Ringtone Length Garageband

Now adjust the length of the region to the section of the song you want to export to iTunes as a ringtone (40 seconds long or less).

Step 4. Convert Music to Ringtones

Convert Music to Ringtones garageband

Finally, go to the top menu bar and click Share -> Send Ringtone to iTunes. GarageBand will automatically convert the song to the proper ringtone format on your Mac and sync it to your iTunes library as a Ringtone. When you go to iTunes app on your Mac, the song should be found under ringtones. You can the connect your iPhone with your Mac, and sync the created ringtone to your iPhone through iTunes.