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YouTube Ringtone Maker: Convert YouTube to Ringtone for Your Phone

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tired of the boring default ringtones, you may want to make a unique ringtone for your iPhone or Android phone. Making a ringtone from the cool or funny music you find in a YouTube video is a great idea. If you have the same idea but don't know how to convert YouTube video to ringtone, use the following YouTube ringtone maker, which can easily make ringtone from YouTube for your phone.

FonePaw Audio Recorder can rip audio from YouTube videos and make the YouTube audio as MP3(which can make ringtone for Android) or M4A (which can make ringtone for iPhone). It has audio trimmer that you can use cut the YouTube music/audio to get your favorite part to make ringtone with.

Here is how to make ringtone from YouTube for Android or iPhone with the help of FonePaw Audio Recorder.

Convert YouTube to Ringtone for Android Phone

What you need to make ringtone for Android phone from YouTube videos include: 

  • A computer;

  • A USB cable;

  • A YouTube to ringtone maker - FonePaw Audio Recorder.

Get FonePaw Audio Recorder on your computer for free here.

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1. Extract Audio from YouTube to MP3

Open FonePaw Audio Recorder. On its main window, toggle on System Sound, which can record music from YouTube with the computer speakers. Turn Microphone off so that external sound won't be recorded in the YouTube music for your ringtone.

FonePaw Audio Recorder

Click Output Settings. Select MP3 as the audio format. Android phones usually use MP3 files as ringtone. And select High, Highest or even Lossless as audio quality to get a ringtone in high quality.

Select MP3

Play the YouTube video and click Rec to start recording the audio from YouTube. After you have got the part you want to use for making ringtone, click the Stop button.

Record YouTube Music

Now you can listen to the recorded ringtone from YouTube. If you want, you can set the start and stop in the Clip area to trim the ringtone. When you are satisfied with the ringtone, click Save to save the MP3 file on your computer.

Trim Audio Files

2. Move the YouTube Music to Ringtones Folder

With a USB cable, connect your Android phone to your computer. Make sure you have selected MTP(File Transfers) for "Use USB for" window.

MTP Connection

On your computer, go to This PC, find your Android phone. Among all the folders, open Ringtones and move the YouTube music file you just record into the folder.

Add YouTube to Ringtone Folder

3. Make YouTube Music Your Ringtone

Go to Settings on your phone, select Sound > Ringtone. Select the audio from YouTube as ringtone.

Make YouTube Audio Ringtone on Android

Turn A YouTube Video to A Ringtone for iPhone

To convert YouTube to ringtone for iPhone, you'll need the following things:

  • A computer;

  • A lightning cable;

  • YouTube to ringtone converter: FonePaw Audio Recorder;

  • Computer to iPhone transfer: FonePaw DoTrans or iTunes.

1. Rip Music from YouTube to M4A

Install FonePaw Audio Recorder on your computer. iPhone ringtones are in M4V format. Therefore, you can click Output Settings and select M4A as the audio format for the YouTube music.

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Select M4A Format

Turn on System Sound, play the YouTube vidoe that you want to make ringtone from, click Rec button to begin recording. After getting the music clip that you need, click the Stop button and save the M4A file on your computer.

Record YouTube Audio on PC

2. Add YouTube Music to iPhone Ringtone

Unlike Android, iPhone doesn't have file exploer. To add a ringtone to iPhone, you'll need FonePaw DoTrans or iTunes.

FonePaw DoTrans

Get FonePaw DoTrans on your iPhone. Open it and connect your iPhone with a lightning cable. Go to Ringtones and click Add to add the YouTube file to your iPhone. 

Add Ringtone to iPhone

Since iPhone only recognize .m4r (which is basically M4A) files as ringtone, you'll see a notification as follow. 

Convert to iPhone Ringtone Format

Tap Directly convert with default settings. The YouTube music will be successfully added to your iPhone as ringtone.

Go to iPhone > Settings > Sound & Haptics > Ringtone and select the YouTube ringtone that have been added.

Make YouTube Ringtone on iPhone


Double click on the M4A file you have recorded from YouTube. Change its file extension to ".m4r". Now open iTunes and connect your iPhone via USB cable. Go to Summary > tick Manually manage music and videos > Apply. Then go to Tones. Add the YouTube .m4r file to Tones. 

Add YouTube Ringtone via iTunes

Once it is added, you can go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone to select the YouTube music as your ringtone.

Similarily, you can make your own ringtone from Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. with the steps introduced above. If you have any question about making ringtone from YouTube, leave your question below.

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