M4R File Type

- The quick facts

What are M4R files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M4R file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a M4R file?

Files that contain the .m4r file extension hold custom ringtones that have been created for the iPhone mobile device. These ringtones are created with iTunes and can only be created from songs that have been purchased from the iTunes Music Store.

Not all iTunes Music Store songs can be used to create M4R ringtones. In order to create an M4R ring tone from an iTunes song, the song must allow for M4R ring tone creation.

Some M4R files can be created with third-party software applications or may be downloaded from the Web. These files may not be copy protected and can be played on other media devices.

An M4R ring tone is automatically transferred to a user's iPhone when the iPhone is synced with the user's computer.

How to open M4R files

Important: Different programs may use files with the M4R file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your M4R file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M4R openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M4R files. Remember, different programs may use M4R files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
SpotifySpotifyUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
MixPad Multitrack Recording SoftwareMixPad Multitrack Recording SoftwareUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted

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