Create ringtones with your own customized Morse Code messages. Don't bore people with yet another pop tune blaring from your phone. Be different... retro-tech. Communicate. Or just hide really funny messages in your ringtones for "special" people (be they your best friends or your worse enemies). Only other Alpha-geeks will understand.
You can email your new Morse Code ringtone file to yourself or a friend, and use iTunes on a Mac or PC to install the ringtone file to your iPhone. Using iTunes on a Mac, simply connect your iPhone, and drag-and-drop the new ringtone file to "On My Device".
This app allows pasting your new Morse Code ringtone sound directly into an iOS GarageBand track, thus allowing one to create a ringtone directly on a iOS device, without having to Sync with iTunes. Using GarageBand on iOS to install a ringtone is not a simple one-step process. GarageBand requires a user to navigate and find several interesting looking and nearly hidden buttons in order to install a new ringtone.
Once the new ringtone file is on your iPhone, you can use the Settings app in order to select your new custom ringtone.
With Morse Code Ringtone Maker, you can customize the text and the Morse Code/CW speed (combined up to 30 seconds), as well as the the tone frequency. The Words-Per-Minute (WPM) speed is variable from 5 to 40 WPM. The tone frequency is customizable from 300 to 1200 Hz. On the customization page, you can additionally configure Farnsworth timing where the dots and dashes for each letter come even faster than the WPM of the letters. For different timbres, select Sinewaves, Square-waves or Triangle-waves for your tone sound.
Updated for iOS 11.
Added iOS 11 local File sharing to allow sending Ringtones.
Ratings and Reviews
Yes, this works as advertised.
This is my first app review. I was leery of spending the money on this give the negative reviews, but I took the plunge. The app works exactly as advertised, and the directions are quite clear and concise. I used the GarageBand method rather than iTunes, and found it easy and fast. If you can follow directions, and you’re capable of basic iPhone operations, this is a piece of cake. Really cool app if you’re a CW junkie like I am!
Using an iMac & iTunes…
Step1) email your CW ring tone 2)control click on the “play bar icon” in the email & choose “save to Downloads Folder” 3) connect iPhone/open iTunes & open device 4) drag .m4r file from Downloads over the section (in iTunes) below your iPhone that says “On My Device” & drop it in “Tones” 5)Open settings on your iPhone & go to “Sounds & Haptics” and choose your CW ring tone!!!! 73 de KY9I
Worked just fine
The technique for getting the ringtones into the phone is a little roundabout. But, I suspect that has more to do with iOS than with the app itself. I found that the inter word spacing worked out better if I added a space at the end of the text for the ringtone.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.