Even though the most popular way to get ringtones is to purchase them, there are a number of alternative ways that you can use to get them for free. As well as downloading from free and legal sites, you can also create your own using your existing digital music collection. In this article, we'll show you some of the best ways to source free ringtones for your phone.
Free and Legal Ringtone Sites: Downloading free ringtones from the Internet is perhaps the quickest way to get music for your phone, but is it legal? There are many sites on the Internet that host illegal cell phone content (videos, games, software, etc.) and so it's wise to make sure that you don't infringe on copyright. Find out more by reading our Top Free and Legal Ringtone Sites list.
Use iTunes to Create Free Ringtones: If you thought that your iTunes software media player was just good for playing your music collection, then think again. With a little bit of work, you can create free ringtones for your iPhone without having to pay for Apple's ringtone conversion service.
Use an Audio Editor: This type of software program makes it easy to manipulate your music files in a number of ways -- including the ability to make short audio clips that are ideal for ringtones. If you've got a few songs in your music library that you'd like to transform into ringtones, then an audio editor is a must. Learn how to use Audacity to create free ringtones in our step-by-step tutorial.
Audio File Splitters: Rather than using a full-blown audio editor, you can quickly make ringtones using an audio file splitter. This type of program doesn't have all the 'bells and whistles' of an audio editor, but if all you want to do is make ringtones then this type of audio tool is a good alternative. For more information, be sure to read our Top Audio File Splitters article for some of the best free software for slicing up your music.