How to make a ringtone easily with Clideo

Rather than paying or hunting the web for the right song length, you can easily make it yourself using files you own: voice clips you’ve recorded, or any other audio you’ve captured, even from a video. The Online MP3 Cutter by Clideo allows for uploading of files to make custom ringtones, which can then be exported in multiple formats and downloaded for use on whatever iPhone or Android device you have.

With the tool, you can make the right length sound for your phone without needing to use a special program or app to edit and export the audio in the right format.

Clideo’s free Online MP3 Cutter tool allows you to take audio, whether it’s your favorite music, a voice memo or sounds from a video, from an iPhone or other iOS device, an Android phone, a PC, or Mac, and edit it online, then export it in a necessary format to play as a ringtone. It can be done in three simple steps that won’t take much time at all.


  1. Selecting file

    Now you’ll learn how to make a song a ringtone online. The first thing you need to do is select the music you want to work with. The MP3 Cutter allows you to upload audio or even video from your device, select it from Dropbox or Google Drive account or add a URL where the file exists. If you’re working on a computer, you can simply drag and drop it onto the page.

    Upload an audio to make a ringtone online

    Once the file is selected, a progress bar will appear showing you the status of the upload. Be patient, it could take a few minutes if you’ve selected something very large or don’t have fast upload speeds on your internet connection.


  2. Editing the audio

    When you’ll see a representation of the audio along with bars you can slide left or right to choose where to start and where to end the ringtone clip. In addition, you can manually enter time stamps. There are also options you can check to add a “Fade In” or “Fade Out” effect.

    Create a ringtone by cutting your audio

    Once you are done cropping the audio, you can choose a file format to export. They include popular audio codecs such as MP3, AAC, AIFF, OGG and WAV. For iPhone devices, it is recommended that you choose AAC for a ringtone. Android is much more accepting of different sound formats, but sticking to MP3 or OGG as export formats is a good idea.

    Convert the made ringtone to an appropriate format

    When you are done selecting these options, select “CUT” at the right bottom of the page.


  3. Preview and download your ringtone

    Processing the audio may take a few moments depending on the size of the file. Once this is complete, you can press the play button to hear a preview.

    Save the created ringtone right away

    You can download directly to your device by selecting, “DOWNLOAD.” Alternately, you can add the file to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

    If it needs tweaking or you’d like to edit another piece of audio, go back to the tool.

    If you do not know how to enable it as a ringtone on your phone, see instructions below.


For iPhones

If you used the option to download to a computer, you can use iTunes to import the ringtone to your mobile device. It must be in AAC format and the file extension must be .m4r to work. If you exported in a different format, you can run it through the MP3 Cutter again or convert it with the online video converter Convertio. You can use Windows Explorer or Finder on the Mac to rename with a .m4r file extension. Once the file is synced, you should be able to select it as a ringtone on your iPhone’s Settings, under the “Sounds & Haptics” options.

For Android devices

Whether you’ll be transferring via USB connection on a computer or saving directly off the web, you should save it on your phone’s Ringtones folder. Then choose the clip in your Android device’s Settings / Sound / Device ringtone options. And it is done!