1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
    is there any program (for windows) where i can change an mp3 to one of these .caf files that the iphone uses, i was wanting to change my txt sound
    2008-07-28 12:11 AM
  2. cpjr's Avatar
    Actually bro, all you have to do is rename the file extension to .caf

    Thats it, you dont need a program or any "formatting".
    2008-07-28 12:19 AM
  3. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
    ok, one more question, in XP i could just go to a folder go to the top click view or something like that and make it show the file extension in the name, with vista not as easy, do you know how to make vista show me the extension
    {NVM Found it}

    ok one more question, i changed it to a caf file and put it on my phone, i played it on my computer to make sure it would work and it did on my computer, but it doesnt play on my phone any idea y
    Last edited by dillonsmith9147; 2008-07-28 at 01:38 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-07-28 01:38 AM
  4. cpjr's Avatar
    When adding it to your iphone, you HAVE to overwrite one of the existing sms alerts. In other words, rename YOUR file to match one of the tones on the phone, then upload it overwriting the other one. Then just pick the one you overwrote on the phone. I changed all mine this way.
    2008-07-28 04:43 AM
  5. movalwebmaster's Avatar
    still having a problem, let me know, because i think i have a better answer thats guaranteed to work
    2008-07-28 07:58 AM
  6. schumy's Avatar
    Use a .wav file. Change the extension and overwrite one of the message sound file of the iPhone with that.

    Regards
    2008-07-29 12:29 AM
  7. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
    got it!

    When adding it to your iphone, you HAVE to overwrite one of the existing sms alerts. In other words, rename YOUR file to match one of the tones on the phone, then upload it overwriting the other one. Then just pick the one you overwrote on the phone. I changed all mine this way.
    Did that, is there anyway to change where it says bell tho?

    still having a problem, let me know, because i think i have a better answer thats guaranteed to work
    thnks, but the dude below u got it

    Use a .wav file. Change the extension and overwrite one of the message sound file of the iPhone with that.

    Regards
    Worked, must've been sumthing with it being a .mp3
    2008-07-30 10:10 PM
  8. m3thodandr3d's Avatar
    Import the mp3 to itunes, convert to aiff, drag the file out of itunes and rename it with the .caf extension. Enjoy
    Please hit the thanks button if I helped you out
    2008-07-30 10:42 PM
  9. whateverman24791's Avatar
    Import the mp3 to itunes, convert to aiff, drag the file out of itunes and rename it with the .caf extension. Enjoy
    this always works just make sure that you SSH to the folder and re-name the new custom sound with the one that you want to overwrite (sms-recievedx.caf)
    2008-07-31 03:00 PM
  10. Jah's Avatar
    i think the sound can't be a compressed audio file like an mp3.
    wav or aiff (i.e. uncompressed audio) renamed to .caf extension works. i would imagine, and this is purely speculation on my part, that the player for those sounds simply doesn't have the ability to process the compression of mp3, etc. something of a "just quickly play a sound" type of thing.
    2008-07-31 08:53 PM
  11. theEDGE10's Avatar
    yo can someone explain how to do this with mac os x? thanks.
    2008-09-22 11:46 PM
  12. reeko's Avatar
    theEDGE,

    open itunes, click itunes>preferences

    change the import settings to .AIFF

    click song, change start/stop times to desired message tone.

    right click, create AIFF

    right click new file in itunes, show in finder, rename extension from .aif to .caf

    DONE

    remember to untick the start/stop times on the original file and delete the new file from itunes library, but not move the new file to recycle bin.
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    2008-09-23 12:26 AM
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