All too often, when you run into some fantastic music from YouTube, you may feel puzzled by how to get them to your iPhone and make it your ringtone. As everybody knows, a file with the M4R file extension is an iTunes ringtone file, which can be created and transferred to an iPhone in order to use custom ringtone sounds. Undoubtedly, you can download YouTube via YouTube downloader and then convert YouTube to M4R for iPhone ringtone. It sounds time consuming. Is there any all-in-one software to cope with downloading and converting in one time? Absolutely yes! In the following part, I will show you the best YouTube M4R downloader and converter.

Part 1: How to download YouTube videos

YouTube is the most popular media provider in the world, which enables users to upload, download, stream, and share videos free. Of course, you can directly download YouTube from its website. To make it better, I will recommend an all-in-one app for you to download and stream YouTube videos anytime anywhere you want. Leawo YouTube downloader is my favorite downloader and media player for YouTube videos. With the built-in browser, you can go directly to YouTube and find your desired videos, after which you are free to convert or edit your videos according to your expectations. Below I will give you a brief tutorial guide on how to download YouTube videos via Leawo YouTube downloader.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo YouTube downloader on computer first.


Step 2: Launch the program and enter the Download page by clicking Download from the menu bar or click Video Downloader.


Step 3: Enter the URL on the address bar to locate your desired video.


Step 4: Click the download icon on the right side of the desired video and start to download.


Step 5: The downloaded videos will be saved in the Downloaded tab. You can stream the downloaded videos via the built-in media player anytime anywhere you want or click Add to Convert for further converting YouTube to ringtone.


Part 2: Convert YouTube to M4R with best YouTube to M4R converter

Now you have your desired YouTube videos on your computer. If you want to convert this YouTube video to M4R for making iPhone ringtone, proceed with the Leawo video converter. Leawo incorporates convert and download, along with burn and copy all in one app so that users can directly download and then convert the downloaded video to any format they like without switching between different apps. Leawo Video Converter supports more than 180 formats and rich editing features like trimming, cropping, removing noise, and editing codec etc. With much faster conversion speed and nice quality for output files, Leawo video converter is very popular and widely applied in the world wide. Following Part 1, if you need to further convert YouTube to iPhone ringtone, below steps will be helpful to you.

Step 1: Add to convert.

On the desired YouTube video just downloaded, right click and select Add to Convert. The Convert page will be shown below.


Step 2: Change the output format to M4R.

On the format dropdown menu on the Convert page, click Change.


Step 3: Select M4R Audio.

On the displayed Profile panel, select the output file M4R Audio.


Step 4: Edit the output file.

Click Edit on the format dropdown menu, set detailed parameters such as codec, bit rate, etc.


Step 5: Start converting YouTube to M4R.

Click the big green button Convert on the menu bar, set the output directory and then click the big round button Convert below.


Now YouTube to iPhone ringtone conversion is completed.

Part 3: Convert YouTube to M4R with YouTube to ringtone converter online.

Apart from the Leawo YouTube Downloader and Video Converter, there is also some YouTube to ringtone converter online. Zamzar is one of the most popular online YouTube to M4R converters. It supports tons of formats and works well in network environments. The process for converting YouTube to M4R is pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the steps.

  • Step 1: Upload or enter URL to the address bar for your desired YouTube video.
  • Step 2: Choose M4R as the output format.
  • Step 3: Enter the email address for receiving the output file after YouTube to ringtone conversion.
  • Step 4: Start to convert YouTube to ringtone.


You may probably find that for YouTube to iPhone ringtone conversion, online free YouTube to ringtone converter seems much simpler and trouble free. No, you are wrong. Online YouTube to ringtone converter may work well in some case when your file is small and easy to download, but it may expose user privacy to some extent as it requires uploading and email entering. When the file is big, it may take ages to finish downloading and then converting to M4R, and finally sending to your email. Luckily, all these disadvantages will not appear for Leawo YouTube downloader and video converter as they are professional in downloading and converting files from YouTube. Moreover, you are able to cut the video to the desired length for iPhone ringtone via Leawo video converter, which makes the YouTube to iPhone ringtone conversion very impressive.