How to Make a YouTube Video as Your iPhone or Android Ringtone

Kelly SandsKelly Sands October 26, 2020 08:00 Record Audio

If you are tired of default ringtones, you can make a ringtone by yourself. YouTube is one of the largest video sharing platform. If you want to make a YouTube video as your ringtone, you just come to the right place. This article will show you how to record and convert YouTube video to ringtone format.

To start with, here are some basic information of iPhone and Android ringtones you need to know.

iPhone ringtone format: AAC (.m4a/.m4r)

iPhone ringtone length:40 seconds

Android ringtone format: MP3, M4A, WAV, OGG

Android ringtone format: 30 seconds

Now, you can record and set a YouTube video as your ringtone on iPhone and Android.

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Part 1: How to Record YouTube to Ringtone

YouTube videos cannot be accessed without the Internet connection. If you want to make a YouTube ringtone, you need to download YouTube videos first. To download and convert YouTube video to ringtone compatible format, you can follow the steps below.

Way 1: Record and Trim YouTube for iPhone and Android Ringtones

4Videosoft Screen Capture is your best choice to make a phone ringtone from YouTube videos. You can record any streaming video from YouTube into MP3, AAC, WAV and other popular formats. There is a built-in audio trimmer. Thus, if your recorded YouTube audio is too long, you can trim audio to the iPhone or Android ringtone length manually. By the way, you can make YouTube video to notification sound, alarm and more.

4Videosoft Screen Capture
  • Record YouTube audio into MP4, M4A, AAC and WMA formats.
  • Use customized hotkeys to start, pause, resume and stop recording YouTube music.
  • Keep the original audio quality.
  • Remove unwanted audio clips to set a ringtone.
  • The YouTube recorder works with Windows 10/8/7 and Mac.

Step 1Free download, install and launch 4Videosoft Screen Recorder. Choose Audio Recorder in the main interface. Thus, you can record audio from YouTube as a phone ringtone.

Audio Recorder

Step 2Turn on System Sound to record YouTube audio only. You can volume up or down with the slider below.

Audio Microphone

Step 3Click Settings and navigate to its Preferences window. In the Output section, you can set the audio format, quality and output folder. Click OK to save changes.

Output Preferences

Step 4Play your YouTube video. Then click REC to start recording YouTube to ringtone. When you stop YouTube audio recording, you can trim it in the Preview window. At last, click Save to export YouTube ringtone file.

Preview Audio

Way 2: Record YouTube to MP3 Online for Free

If you are looking for a free YouTube audio recorder, you can try 4Videosoft Free Online Audio Capture. You can record YouTube into MP3 format online for free. To make a YouTube video as your ringtone, you need to convert iPhone or Android ringtone format manually. Make sure the entire audio length should be no more than 30/40 seconds.

Step 1Visit 4Videosoft Free Online Audio Capture on your browser. Choose Start Recording and install its launcher.

Run Launcher

Step 2Turn on System Sound for YouTube audio recording.

Choose Audio Source

Step 3Click REC to record YouTube video into MP3 online for free.

Start Recording

Once you stop recording, you can find the recorded YouTube audio on desktop directly. If you want to make a YouTube to iPhone ringtone, you need to change the file extension from .mp3 to .m4a manually. The entire audio recording file should be no more than 40 seconds. (Click here to convert MP3 to video )

Part 2: How to Make an iPhone Ringtone from YouTube

After recording a YouTube audio, you need to set an iPhone ringtone. Just connect iPhone to your Windows or Mac computer. Sync audio from computer to iPhone. Then you can set a ringtone on iPhone from YouTube. Of course, you can upload audio recording files to the cloud storage or send an email to yourself. Thus, you can download YouTube on iPhone in AAC format. Now, let’s see how to convert YouTube to ringtone for iPhone.

Step 1Update iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2Drag and drop your audio file into iTunes library interface. Change the file extension to .m4r. Thus, iTunes can recognize it as iPhone ringtone.

Step 3If your audio isn’t in AAC format, you can choose Convert followed by Create AAC Version from the File list.

Step 4Open iPhone Settings app. Choose Sounds & Haptics. Select your imported YouTube ringtone under Sounds and Vibrations.

Step 5You can tap on it to hear the new iPhone ringtone.

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Part 3: How to Make an Android Ringtone from YouTube

It is easier to change ringtone on Android. Just record YouTube video into MP3 format. The maximum Android ringtone time limit is 30 seconds. Later, you can follow the steps below to make a YouTube video into a ringtone on Android.

Step 1Send a YouTube MP3 audio file to Android via USB connection, email or other methods.

Step 2Go to the Settings app on your phone.

Step 3Choose Sound and then tap Ringtone.

Step 4Select the YouTube audio and set it as Android ringtone.

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Part 4: FAQs of Making YouTube Ringtones for iPhone and Android

  • How to change ringtone for a certain contact?

    You can make a specific ringtone for someone within the Contacts app. Thus, when he or she calls you, you can know immediately. Open the Contacts app. Find this person’s name. Tap Edit on the top right corner. Choose Ringtone. Then set can make a ringtone for a contact on iPhone.

  • Why I can’t add YouTube to iPhone ringtone?

    Check the ringtone format and maximum time limit. You should make YouTube to iPhone ringtone in .m4r no more than 40 seconds. Well, you can record, edit and convert YouTube to iPhone ringtone within 4Videosoft Screen Capture.

  • How to fix iPhone ringtone not working?

    If iPhone ringtone not ringing or working, you can adjust its volume o have a check. Make sure you don’t mute your iPhone by default.

  • Can you convert YouTube link to MP3 ringtone online?

    Yes. You can use an online YouTube downloader to download from YouTube. Or you can use 4Videosoft Free Online Audio Capture to record YouTube to MP3 for free online as well. The latter one has the 100% success rate.


All in all, you can create a phone ringtone from YouTube for iPhone and Android. Just convert and save YouTube video into the required ringtone format. Make sure your YouTube recording file is no more than 30 or 40 seconds. Later, you can make YouTube video to an iPhone or Android ringtone. There is no need to buy ringtones. You can use 4Videosoft Screen Capture and its online version to download any song into free ringtones. It is not a big deal if you want to change a ringtone on your mobile phone every day. Do you have any other questions about YouTube to ringtone creation? If so, you can feel free to contact us and leave messages below.