An m4r file extension is used for ringtones that is used by Apple iPhone. iPhone ringtones are stored in the same m4a audio format as songs. However m4r file extension is used to differentiate ringtones and songs.

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M4R file extension - Apple iPhone ringtone format

What is m4r file? How to open m4r files?

File type specification:

Mobile ringtone file type icon Mobile ringtone file type

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

m4r file icon: m4r filetype icon

The m4r file extension is associated mainly with the Apple iPhone.

The m4r file contains ringtone in M4A MPEG-4 audio file format, which is used as the default audio format to store songs in iPhone. Basically M4R file extension is used only to differentiate ring tones from songs in iPhone, but otherwise it is exactly the same format.

iTunes are used to transfer ringtones to iPhone. Select a m4a file, that you want as your ringtone, rename file extension M4A to M4R and double click on it.

iTunes will import the m4r file to its database and will put it in Ringtones library as well. After that connect iPhone to computer and in iTunes drag the ringtone and drop it on your device.

In iOS version 5, Apple introduced new Tone Store, where users can buy ringtones for their iPhones. Ringtones are downloaded to phone immediately after payment is processed.

The maximum length of m4r ringtone must be max. 40 seconds.

The default software associated to open m4r file:

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iTunes for Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

A digital media application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Also is used to manage Apple portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes has integrated iTunes Store service, where can users buy and download digital music, videos, applications for iOS devices, audiobooks, podcasts, ringtones etc. iTunes is distributed as a free software.

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iTunes for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple iTunes is multimedia application distributed with Apple macOS operating system. It organizes and plays digital music and videos. iTunes is also used to manage Apple's portable devices, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Apple iOS icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iOS  Apple iOS software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple iOS is the latest version of iOS operating system for Apple mobile platform devices such as Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS is based on XNU hybrid kernel from Mac OS X (macOS).

iOS contains multi-touch interface (also known as SpringBoard GUI), and various default apps, such as Phone, Mail, Safari, Music, Videos, Messages, Photos, Camera, FaceTime, Maps, Weather, Notes, etc. Other apps are available in App Store.

Help how to open:

Use Apple iTunes for Windows or Mac to playback the *.m4r files or import them as ringtones to iPhone.

How to convert:

Select song in M4A audio format and just rename M4A file extension to M4R. If you have songs stored in another file format, just convert them to M4A or M4R with any suitable audio converter.

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List of software applications associated to the .m4r file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open m4r file, edit m4r file, convert m4r file, view m4r file, play m4r file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting m4r files.

Software that open m4r file - Apple iPhone ringtone format

Programs supporting the exension m4r on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open m4r file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with m4r file by default:
Apple iTunes for Windows small icon Apple iTunes for Windows
Other suggested software:
ImTOO iPhone Ringtone Maker
Bigasoft iPhone Ringtone Maker
Tipard iPhone Ringtone Maker
WavePad small icon WavePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with m4r file by default:
Apple iTunes for Mac small icon Apple iTunes for Mac
Other suggested software:
Xilisoft iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
Aiseesoft iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
Apple GarageBand small icon Apple GarageBand

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