Let's be honest. The default ringtones on iPhones and Androids are boring. They get the job done, but eventually, the time comes to try something new.

YouTube is full of artists sharing original music and covers that would make for a great ringtone. Transforming these catchy tunes into short songs for your phone isn't as hard as it looks, well, at least for Android users. In this article, I'll show you how to trim, split, and cut a YouTube video into a ringtone for each device. No need to worry about downloading software. All edits can be made right from your browser. Let's get started!

How to Make a YouTube Video your Ringtone on Android

Your phone case, wallpaper, and home screen can be customized so why not add a custom ringtone to your phone? With this easy step-by-step-tutorial, you can make your favorite song cover, remix, and more and into a ringtone or alarm.

Head over to YouTube on your Android and browse videos until you find the perfect song to make into a ringtone. Copy the link in the search bar to save it to your clipboard.

I'm using Kapwing, a free browser-based video editor  you can use right from your phone. To begin converting the YouTube video into an MP3, visit Kapwing, click tools and select the convert video tool. Paste the link to your video in the box under "upload file."

Step Three: Trim the Video

Let's trim the video so it's the right duration for an Android. Drag the ends of track until your video is roughly 30 seconds. You can make it shorter and the audio will loop. To make finer adjustments, tap edit video then timing and you can set a specific start and end time. Use the split tool located above the timeline to cut out a section from the middle and delete any extra clips.

Step Four: Export and Download

When you've got the perfect ringtone, click the arrow next to Export Video and click Export as MP3. After your ringtone has been processed, click Download to save it to your phone. After you save the ringtone, find the file, select it, and tap set as ringtone.

How to Make a YouTube Video your Ringtone on iPhone

When iOS 14 dropped, users raved over the ability to customize the home screen. I spent nearly two hours setting up the perfect layout and color scheme. A custom ringtone is another way to add a personal touch to your phone. Making a YouTube video a ringtone takes extra effort for iPhone users, but it's worth it.

Head over to YouTube and copy the link to a video for your ringtone. The link will automatically save to your clipboard.

Visit Kapwing on your iPhone, click tools, and tap the convert video tool. Paste the link and your video will appear in Kapwing Studio.

Step Three: Trim the Video

From here, drag the ends of the track to trim the duration or use the split tool to cut parts of the song from the middle. Tap edit video and timing to make finer adjustments to the duration of your video.

Step Four: Export and Download

Click the dropdown arrow next to export video and select export as MP3. After your MP3 has been processed you can download it to your device.

Step Five: Upload to your Music Library and Convert the MP3

We'll need to convert the MP3 to an AAC in order to make the song compatible with an iPhone. Drag and drop your MP3 into the Music App library, then click file, convert, and create AAC version.

Step Six: Convert File to an M4R

Right-click the new version and click show in finder. Then, change the file extension from m4a to m4r. Delete the other versions from the library, but do not send them to the trash.

Step Seven: Add the Ringtone to your iPhone

Connect your iPhone to your PC, then drag and drop the m4r from the viewfinder to your device in the sidebar of the Apple Music application. Open your iPhone, tap settings then sounds & haptics and choose ringtone. You'll see your brand new ringtone at the top of your the list!

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