​3 Common Ways to Convert M4R to MP3

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

M4R is an extension used for iTunes Ringtone files. These files are usually created for iPhones to be used as custom ringtone sounds. Files with the .m4r extension are basically .m4a files. The 'a' is changed to 'r' merely for differentiation purposes. The length of M4R ringtone is limited to 40 seconds. You can buy M4R ringtones from Apple's App Store, download them from ringtone websites or create your own using iPhone ringtone apps.

If you have M4R files that you want to use on your Android device or share with your friends who don't have iPhones, we advise that you convert the files to MP3 format, since MP3 has a strong compatibility with virtually all devices and media players available today. In this article we have listed the 3 most common ways you can quickly and efficiently convert M4R to MP3.

Part 1. Convert M4R to MP3 with iTunes for Free

If you already have iTunes installed on your system, you can use it to convert your M4R ringtone files to MP3. This step-by-step guide will show you details.

Step 1 Open your ringtones folder and change the file extension from .M4R to .M4A. Make sure to turn on File name extensions on the View tab to display the ringtone file extension.

change m4r file extension

Step 2 Add the ringtone file to iTunes. Drag-and-drop the file directly on to the iTunes interface or use the shortcut Ctrl + O to import the file to iTunes library from your ringtones folder.

add ringtone file to itunes

Step 3 Navigate to Edit > Preferences and click Import Settings on the pop-up window that appears.

open general preference

Step 4 Choose MP3 Encoder from the dropdown list and click OK to close the Import settings and General Preferences windows.

choose mp3 encoder

Step 5 Click on the song once to highlight it in the iTunes library, and then navigate to Files > Convert > Create MP3 Version. Note that the M4R to MP3 conversion process takes only a few seconds.

m4r to mp3 conversion

Part 2. Professional M4R to MP3 Converter for Easy M4R to MP3 Conversion

If you're looking for a professional M4R to MP3 converter, try Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). With this all-purpose converter, you can easily prepare your M4R ringtone files for instant playback in MP3 format on any device. Wondershare Video Converter is the converter of choice for thousands of million users worldwide.

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To convert M4R to MP3 using Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), follow these 3 simple steps.

Step 1 Launch Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) and add the M4A files by clicking the add files button. You can alternatively drag-and-drop your ringtone files directly onto the interface.

load m4r files

Step 2 Click Inverted triangle icon to get the extensive list of supported output formats, select Audio > MP3 and choose your desired audio quality.

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Tips: Here you have the option to further customize your conversion profile, all you need is to click the Create Custom button. Unless you know what you are doing, we recommend using Wondershare Converter's default settings that have been optimized for efficiency and quality.

Step 3 Finally click Convert All in the bottom right to start converting M4R to MP3.

Part 3. Convert M4R to MP3 Online with Free Converter Tools

1. Zamzar

Zamzaris a free online converter that will convert audio, video, image and document file types. It can convert your M4R files to MP3 format in 3 easy steps. First, upload your M4R files using drag-and-drop. Next, set your output format to MP3 and then lastly enter your e-mail address. Your converted file will be sent to you by email.

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2. Audio Converter Online

Audio Converter Online is an easy-to-use web app which will easily convert your favorite M4R ringtones to MP3 format. To convert your ringtones, simply click on the Open Files button to upload files from your local hard drive. Next choose MP3 as your output format and select audio quality settings. Finally click Convert to start the process.

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3. Convert.Files

Convert.Files is an online tool which can help you convert M4R to MP3 for free online. To convert your ringtone files, simply visit the website, select and upload the files you want to convert, choose your output format and then click Convert to start the process.

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