How to make custom ringtones

You can use a YouTube video or MP3.

Back when I used to actually answer my iPhone (many moons ago), I set up a custom ringtone for my wife: Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.

It was my little joke, and I still find it amusing. But when she found out, she didn’t find it quite as funny as I did, so I changed it.

If you want to set up a customer ringtone for someone special in your life, or for telemarketers or your boss, it’s pretty easy to make your own from an MP3 file or YouTube video. Here’s how.

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