Following Apple’s fall event on September, the latest iTunes 12.7 was released for Mac OS and Windows. In this update, Apple made controversial changes by removing App Store, ditching app and ringtone sync, and moving locations of iTunes U and radio station.
Considering the original intent of iTunes – being an app for entertainment, it is reasonable that for Apple to eliminate unrelated contents in iTunes 12.7 and put its emphasis back on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. Apps or ringtones you purchased on computer before can be redownloaded on your iPhone in the new App Store or Sounds Settings. And if you have created personal ringtones using previous iTunes, you are still able to use iTunes 12.7 to move ringtones to iPhone.
Where Are Ringtones After Installing iTunes 12.7
In iOS 11, you can redownload ringtones you purchased before without the need to use iTunes. Just go to Settings on your iPhone, tap Sounds & Haptics> Ringtone, then you’ll see a “Download All Purchased Tones” option at the top of the page. Tap this option to redownload ringtones to your iPhone.
For those custom ringtones you created with iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can find them in the Tones folder under your iTunes media folder.
- On Mac
1. Right-click Finder from the Dock, choose “ Go to Folder…”
2. Enter “~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Tones” and click Go.
3. Then you are able to find your customized ringtones you created before.
- On Windows
1. Open “C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media > Tones”.
2. Find your customized ringtones you created before.
How to Create Ringtones in iTunes 12.7
You are still able to make ringtone using iTunes 12.7 with following steps:
1. Launch iTunes software.
2. Go to your music library and find the song you’d like to use for your new iPhone ringtone.
3. Right-click the song and choose Song Info.
4. Click the Options tab and set a start and stop time to trim down the song. Remember that the ringtone should be no more than 30 seconds. Click OK to save your settings.
5. Select the track and click File option from iTunes menu bar. Choose Convert > Convert AAC Version.
6. Right-click the AAC version of your song and choose Show in Finder.
7. In Finder window, change the extension the track from “.m4a” to “.m4r”. Then drag the “.m4r” file to the desktop or any of your desired location.
That’s it. If you no longer need the AAC version of this song in iTunes, you can go backup to iTunes to delete it from iTunes music library. To transfer ringtones to iPhone in iTunes 12.7, follow the steps below to make it.
How to Move Ringtones to iPhone Using iTunes 12.7
Although the ringtones sync feature is removed, you can still manually move ringtones to iPhone using iTunes 12.7.
1. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.
2. Select your device.
3. Open the Tones folder in your iTunes Media folder (or custom folder you created), and find the ringtone you want to transfer to your iPhone.
4. Drag the ringtone to your iPhone in the left sidebar of iTunes.
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