How to Convert M4A to M4R with iTunes 11?

Would you like to free convert M4A music to M4R format to turn your M4A audio files as iPhone ringtones? Simply changing the file extension from .m4a to .m4r does not work for your iPhone.

The best free program which can help you convert M4A to M4R is iTunes 11. In this article, we will show the detailed steps about converting M4A to M4R with iTunes 11 on Windows 8, 7, vista, xp. In fact, you can also convert the M4A to M4R, CAF to M4R etc with iPhone Ringtone Maker or Audio Converter with ease.

Step 1: Import M4A to iTunes 11
Install and Run iTunes 11, and then import the M4A audio that you want to convert to M4R to the Music library of iTunes 11
Add M4A to iTunes

Step 2: Right-click on the imported M4A song and select 'Get Info', then click on the Options tab, where you can fill in the "Start time" and "Stop time" to extract the portion of M4A song you want to convert to M4R. When all are ready, click "OK" to confirm.
Set Output M4A to M4R

Note: To convert M4A to M4R as iPhone ringtone, you should make sure the selected audio length not is longer than 30 seconds; or, iTunes will not recognize it as a ringtone.

Step 3: Right click on the song again, and select "Create AAC version", iTunes will automatically create a new version of the song with the portion of song you have instructed in the previous step.
Create AAC Version for M4A

Step 4: Then, you can rename the newly created .m4a to .m4r by right clicking the newly created M4A file and select "Show in Windows Explorer" to locate the converted song which is in .m4a extension; rename the file extension from .m4a to .m4r.

You have success converted the M4A to M4R. Now, you can sync the create M4R ringtone to iPhone, following the next steps:

First, you should unhide extensions for known file types for show the file extension: go to control panel-on top right corner click large icons in the view by tab-find and click folder options-click the view tab-scroll down and uncheck "hide extensions for known file types"-click apply and then ok.

Second: Go back to iTunes. Right-click on the song you have created and select "Delete" to delete the song (do NOT Move to Trash, select 'Keep File').
Sync M4A to M4R iPhone

Third: Please go back to Windows Explorer and double-click on the ringtone file (.m4r) you have just renamed, the ringtone will automatically added to the "Tones" library in iTunes. You can now sync it to iPhone as a ringtone or text tone.

Now, you have converted and synced the M4A songs to M4R iPhone, enjoy yourself!

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