iPhone 4 Custom Sounds

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I would like to change the sound my iphone 4 makes when a calendar alert pops.  My computer is running Windows XP.

Is there any way to do this?
Question by:deklinm
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    try this step

    Also you can download the tones using itunes.or else you need to convert the files to .caf format.

    Trim MP3 files using Audacity (usually SMS notification should be shorter, roughly 3-4 seconds should be good)
    Import the MP3 file to iTunes
    Goto iTunes -> Preferences (for Mac) or Edit -> Preferences (for PC)
    Navigate to Advanced -> Importing tab and set the “Import Using:” to AIFF
    Find the AIFF file and copy to desktop
    Change the extension to “.caf”
    SCP to the iPhone using Cyberduck (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows) or any other SCP software
    Navigate to the following directory: “/System/Library/Audio/UISounds”
    Change one of the “sms-received<x>.caf” file to “sms-received_<x>.caf” where <x> is an integer from 1 to 6 that is least preferrable

    For example: Rename “sms-received6.caf” to “sms-received_6.caf” to replace the Electronic with custom sound
    File name mapping to notification name:
    sms-received1.caf -> Tri-tone
    sms-received2.caf -> Chime.caf
    sms-received3.caf -> Glass
    sms-received4.caf -> Horn
    sms-received5.caf -> Bell
    sms-received6.caf -> Electronic
    Upload the file on the desktop using the old name of that was changed
    For example: if “sms-received6.caf” is changed to “sms-received_6.caf”, upload the file using the name “sms-received6.caf”
    Choose in iPhone the replaced tone
    For example: if you replaced sms-received6.caf, then you should choose Electronic
    To rename how the SMS tones display in your iPhone

    1) Download this file: [See 'Attached Below']
    2) Open with Windows wordPad
    3) Change the text as desired to your preferred display name:


    4) Save the file
    5) Using WinSCP browse to folder: /Applications/
    6) Rename the existing Sounds.strings to Sounds.strings.orig
    7) Upload your modified copy of Sounds.strings to the directory

    *Note* This has only been tested with English but may work for other languages
    *Note2* If you download your existing Sounds.strings file you will find it is not editable in Windows, the one linked above is the original, unmodified Sounds.strings file)

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