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How to Use a YouTube Video as your Ringtone on PC (Android & iOS)

Let's say you love a song so much and want to turn it into your ringtone, you can purchase it from music apps. However, there might be songs not available in some regions out of copyright or governing.

As the largest and ever-growing video and audio library in the world, YouTube is a paradise for most of the music buffs to hunt their preferred music videos and songs because almost all songs, including debut albums, the Grammys live, the Super Bowl halftime show and more, would be posted to YouTube.

You can check the music videos on YouTube and turn them into your ringtone, notification or even customized alarm at no cost using proper software and methods.

This post is a complete guide on how to turn videos on YouTube to Ringtone on PC. Interested? Please keep reading!

The optimal converter to transcode YouTube videos to ringtone.

VideoProc is probably the best and easy converter that can run on both Windows and mac OS to transcode YouTube videos to ringtone with no loss at the image. This nifty video converter supports over 370 input codecs and 420+ output formats. Its level-3 hardware acceleration can speed up conversions 47 times faster than the ordinary converters.

VideoProc is also video editing software than all users can leverage. You are allowed to touch up your clips by adding filters, watermark and subtitles, enabling the cutter or trimmer or something else. And there are more stunning features awaiting your discovery.

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Part 1: How to Convert Videos on YouTube to Ringtone?

Save YouTube videos offline

In the very first place, you have to get your preferred music videos or songs saved to your computer. There are lots of YouTube downloader sites out there, however, most of them are not safe and secure.

They might contain malware, spy ware or worm that can access your or damage computer. And you have to be aware of that the most common infecting trick is to ask you to apply freeware or shareware out of nowhere.

So it is encouraged to use the download module in VideoProc to Save YouTube videos.

Save YouTube Videos offline

Cut the video's length to less than 30s

To select a YouTube video for your incoming calls, notification sounds or alarm, you are better to cut the video's length to less than 30s. In VideoProc, you are allowed to enable the editing tool to cut a video accurately by setting the Start time and the End time. The following is a tutorial on how to use video cutter to remove the parts of the video you don't want to include in your ringtone.

 Cut Video to Less than 30s
  • Step 1. Add YouTube videos to VideoProc
  • Step 2. Click on Cut (the scissors icon) in the editing panel
  • Step 3. Select the climax of a video or remove the parts you don't want to include > Select Cut on the right > Click on Done at the bottom right corner.
  • Step 4. Click Run to get the trimmed video

Convert the video to MP3/M4R

For Android users, it is recommended to convert the YouTube video to MP3 file that is compatible with almost all Android phones. As for iOS users, it is wise to transcode the YouTube video to the format that can work with iTunes – M4R.

Both of the audio formats have been set up already, you just need to click on the preset, and you can extract audio from the video in a blink.

 Cut Video to Less than 30s
  • Step 1. Import the trimmed video to VideoProc
  • Step 2. Click on the music tab at the bottom
  • Step 3. For Android users, choose the MP3 preset; while for iOS users, choose the M4R preset for iPhone ringtone
  • Step 4. Click Run to start the converison

Part 2: How to make a YouTube video as your ringtone on Android?

Different Android phones, though, vary slightly in their OS style, while they are all the same in essentials, take my Vivo Nex as an example:

  • Step 1. Connect you Android Phone to PC using an USB-cable and transfer you prepared MP3 ringtone to your phone
  • Step 2. Navigate to Settings on the main screen > select the Sound and vibration > go for Incoming call ringtone
  • Step 3. There are System ringtones and Custom ringtone. To set up YouTube video as your ringtone, tap Custom ringtone
  • Step 4. Then the OS will list all the scanned music files on the phone, including the music file transferred from PC, select the file you made and it becomes your ringtone.

Part 3: How to make a YouTube video as your ringtone on iOS?

Add a ringtone to your iPhone with iTunes.

Add Ringtone with itunes
  • Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a cable (make sure that you have installed the lastest iTunes for Windows).
  • Step 2. Launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.
  • Step 3. Click the Device button in the iTunes (near the top-left corner of the window), then click Tones in the sidebar.
  • Step 4. Drag and drop you M4R ringtone to the Tones and click Done.
  • Step 5. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone on the mobile to change a new ringtone.

If you have trouble when adding ringtones to your iPhone, please check the workaround in the following.

Add a ringtone to your iPhone with third party application.

Add Ringtone with DearMob

DearMob iPhone Manger is an award-winning iTunes replacement for coping with contents like backup, photo, music, e-books, ringtones and more on iPhone. The following is a step by step guide on how to add a ringtone to iPhone with DearMob.

  • Step 1. Click Voice (the microphone icon) on the main screen for the ringtone management.
  • Step 2. To add ringtone to your device, just click Add Ringtone on the top, select the M4R ringtone from your computer.
  • Step 3. Hit Sync on the bottom-right corner to transfer ringtone(s) to your device.
  • Step 4 . Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone on the mobile to change a new ringtone.
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Gabriel Coleman

Gabriel is a technical editor with several years of writing experience. Gabriel covers video processing, post-production, hardware, Windows, Apple's Macs, iPhones, iPads, and all kinds of technology topics. He loves collecting cool gadgets and trying new things like virtual reality, drones, 8K TVs and the latest 4K games. He also has interests in reading, photography, climbing, scuba diving, and tennis.

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