Microsoft never released Activesync for Mac, but they did not ignore the Apple platform when they released Windows Phone last year. Any windows phone user who is also a Mac user, like me, can download Windows Phone 7 connector app for Mac from Mac App store. Its newest update (v2) brings custom ringtone support for the Windows Phone Mango phones.
Here is a tutorial on how to make the ringtone on Mac and transfer it to your windows phone.
First, make sure you have the latest version of Windows Phone 7 connector for Mac. Second, download a free audio editor app – we prefer Audacity (all download links are at the bottom) and open the desired mp3 file in it.
Select a part of part of the audio file in the audio editing app (we suggest 20 seconds) and export the selection (File > Export Selection). Encode it at 160kbps.
Now, download Tagr, a freeware for editing tags. Start it and drag the file encoded in previous step into its window. Click on all the (X) present as shown below.
After that, enter the word ‘Ringtone’ in the Artist, Album Artist and Genre field. Press cmd+s to save the tags.
Open iTunes and import that file (cmd+o) into the library. Now, open Mac connector and go to Music. Select ‘Ringtone’ in the Artists and select Sync button. The ringtone will be transferred to your Windows Phone.
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