IPhone Tips

One of the complaints of the iPhone, probably the most hyped gadgets ever created, has surprisingly been iPhone’s low ringer volume. It seems to be well below the standard, in terms of volume, established by other mobile handsets.

Most of the users have blamed iPhone’s tiny speakers to be the culprit of this problem. However, as per folks at iPhoneAlley, the culprit could be the audio itself and not the speaker.

So if you are one of those who finds your iPhone’s ringer volume too low then here is a tip for you. Your iPhone’s ringer volume issue can be resolved by using a custom ringtone rather than ringtones currently available on the iPhone and more importantly the ringtone should be a loud, high frequency audio.

To make your life easier Michael Johnston from iPhoneAlley also has given the details of where to find this high frequency audio. If you have a MAC then you don’t need to look any further as you can find it on your MAC itself.

After some searching, he found the simple “ring” he was looking for in the track aptly called “Cell Phone Ringing” thanks to GarageBand’s free audio tracks. The track can be found at the following location: /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/iLife Sound Effects/Work – Home/Cell Phone Ringing.aif

You need to use one of the iPhone Hacks mentioned below to get this audio as the custom ringtone on your iPhone:

  • iFuntastic if you have a Intel-MAC (see iPhoneHacks.com, iFuntastic 2.1: Get custom ringtones, change carrier logo, reorder app icons on your iPhone)
  • iBrickr or iPhoneRingToneMaker for Windows PC (see iPhoneHacks.com, Installing iPhone hacks made easy with hands-on tutorial – Windows Edition or iPhone RingToneMaker: Custom ringtones for your iPhone made simpler)

You will be pleasantly surprised how well you can hear your iPhone’s ringer once you have “Cell Phone Ringing” as your ringtone.

Thanks Michael for the latest iPhone tip!

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