Email Installation Tutorial

Thank you for purchasing RCP Ringtones for your iPhone!
Here's how to install them using the Email method (recommended):
Scroll down the page for the File Transfer method.


Don't want to use iTunes? We recommend iTools. It's the easiest way to sync files to your iPhone without doing a "complete" sync.

Illustrated Step-by-Step


(Note: if you have upgraded to iTunes 11 please select 'View > Show Sidebar')
1. Download the zip file sent to your email and double-click to open it up

2. Drag (or extract) the folder to your desktop (or another safe place)

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3. Now drag the extracted folder directly into iTunes (or in iTunes select 'File > Add Folder to Library')

4. The tones will show up in the Tones section of your iTunes Library

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5. Connect your iPhone to your computer. In iTunes under Devices, select your iPhone.

(Now try this workaround) Here's a quicker method that may work depending on your operating system and version of iTunes. Once the m4r files are in iTunes, simply drag them from the Tones library directly to your iPhone in the left sidebar. This should install the tones without the need for a full sync. If this doesn't work, continue on below:

6. Click the Tones section along the top bar

7. Now make sure 'Sync Tones is checked ON as well as 'All tones'

8. Click Apply or Sync

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(If you receive a message that says "Are you sure you want to sync ringtones? All existing songs, movies and TV shows on the iPhone “Your iPhone” will be removed" uncheck 'Sync Tones' and (1) make sure you are using the same computer you normally use to manage your iPhone (2) make sure your iPhone is completely backed up (3) make sure your movies, music, and apps are all set to sync correctly. After a proper backup, recheck 'Sync Tones' and click 'Okay' to the message)

9. On your iPhone, navigate to the Settings app

10. Tap Sounds

11. Assign your new tones! (The tones will be located above the default tones under "Ringtone" and below the default tones for Text Tone and all other alerts)

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Note: To assign custom ringtones for Text Tones, Voicemail, Mail, Tweets, and Alerts, your iPhone must be upgraded to iOS 5. To upgrade your phone, select your iPhone in iTunes under Devices, then click 'Check for Updates.'

Troubleshooting
If the tones do not appear on your iPhone:

  1. Make sure your iTunes and iPhone are updated to the latest versions
  2. Restart your iPhone
  3. Resync your iPhone to iTunes
  4. Try again from scratch

For any other problems, drop us a line at support@rcptones.com

 

File Transfer Tutorial

Thank you for purchasing an RCP app for your iPhone.
If you need help syncing the tones using the File Transfer method, follow the instructions below.
There is an even easier way to install the tones using the Email method.

Quick Help

This may seem complicated, but it's pretty simple. Here's the play-by-play for advanced users:

  1. Tap Start and then Next to begin previewing the ringtones. You can un-check any tones you don't want to use for now (they will still be there if you change your mind later)
  2. When you finish previewing and checking tones, tap Next to continue
  3. Sync your phone to iTunes, go to the Apps tab and scroll down to File Sharing. Select the RCP Ringtones app and then select all of the ringtones in the right-hand column (Ctrl+A or Cmd+A)
  4. Click "Save to..." and save the tones to a safe folder on your hard drive
  5. In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library and choose the folder you just saved
  6. Select your iPhone again and choose the Tones tab, make sure Sync Tones is checked and then click Apply or Sync
  7. Your ringtones will transfer and can be managed in the Settings app under Sounds > Ringtone

Detailed Tutorial


1. Tap Start to begin

2. Tap Next to continue (Back is at the top left of the screen)

Step 1

3. Select a Category (only for "Ringtones Complete")

4. You can un-check any tones you do not want to sync for now (they will still be available if you change your mind later)

5. Tap Next when you have finished previewing the tones

Step 2

6. Connect your iPhone to your home computer and select your phone in iTunes

7. Click the Apps tab

8. Scroll down to File Sharing

Step 3

9. Click on the RCP Ringtones app in the left column

10. Click on one of the ringtones in the right column and then press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A to 'select-all' of the tones

11. Click "Save to..." and choose a safe place on your hard drive to save the ringtones

Step 4

12. In iTunes, click File > Add Folder to Library and choose the folder you just saved in the previous step

Step 5

13. The tones will load into the Tones section of your iTunes Library


Step 6

14. In iTunes, click on your iPhone

15. Click the Tones tab

16. Make sure 'Sync Tones, All tones' is checked on

17. Click Apply or Sync
Step 7

(If you receive a message that says "Are you sure you want to sync ringtones? All existing songs, movies and TV shows on the iPhone “Your iPhone” will be removed" please (1) make sure you are using the computer you normally use to manage your iPhone and (2) make sure your iPhone is completely backed up (3) make sure your movies, music, and apps are also all checked to sync correctly. Then go ahead and press Okay to the message)

18. When your iPhone finished syncing, go to the Settings app

19. Tap Sounds

Step 8

20. Tap Ringtone. Your new tones will be listed above the Standard ringtones!

Step 9

Time to assign custom ringtones for your contacts!

Troubleshooting
If the tones do not appear on your iPhone:

  1. Make sure your iTunes and iPhone are updated to the latest versions
  2. Restart your iPhone
  3. Resync your iPhone to iTunes

FAQ
I can’t sync to my computer now, how do I install a tone right away?
We wish we could install the tones directly, but the above method is currently the simplest method allowed by Apple. There is a way to install RCP tones immediately to your phone through the iPhone's iTunes app, but it comes at a higher price. Search in the iTunes app for “rcp” and you will find several RCP ringtones that can be directly installed to your phone for $1.29 each.

How can I use these tones for SMS and text messages?
If you can't assign custom tones for text messages and other alerts, you probably need to update to the new iOS 5. Once you have the new operating system the tones should show up as text tones and for other alerts as well. To update, click your iPhone under Devices in iTunes, then click Check For Updates.

For any other problems, drop us a line at support@rcptones.com

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