What exactly have you done and what exactly has been the issue? Try looking at this link to see if it helps. http://butterflyfiend.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/how-to-make-your-own-ringtones-for-the-iphone-44s-usi...
Well, if i download it from the app, right onto the phone, they don't work. So, I read that you have to do it through iTunes. it just seems too many hoops to jump through for tones.
Mine takes five mins. I do different ones at once then do all iTunes work. I can even turn a song I bought from iTunes turn into a tone. I don't wanna pay 1.20 per song and then a ringtone. Now I pay $1.20 and get both.
You have to do it through iTunes (sync the ringtones) because in order for the iPhone to recognize it as a ringtone versus just a music file it has to be properly converted. If you use a ringtone app to make your tone it has to be synced to iTunes so that it is converted to the correct format (.m4r). Then it gets synced back to your iPhone and is placed in the sounds category (and in iTunes on your computer it will show in the ringtones folder versus in the music). The method may seem daunting but it is not difficult and it does not take long. I know many have become accustomed to the "I want it now and I want it without any extra steps" way of doing things...nothing wrong with that at all, but it really wasn't that long ago that the concept of making your own ringtones for free was impossible or it required a whole lot of difficult actions to make it work. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those that don't mind it), if you want to own an iPhone you're forced to follow a pre-defined method to do some of the things you may want. I'm not saying that it's the way that it should or shouldn't be...but until further notice it is the way that it is. But honestly, either method that you use (making your own solely using iTunes to do it or using a ringtone app to help you out) will get you the results that you want...a free ringtone from any song of your choosing. Unless you make and want to add ringtones on a daily basis then chances are you won't have to actually do this act on a time consuming basis. You can make a ton of apps at one time and sync them...and later if you decide you want to update your ringtone options you can do so relatively quickly. Either way, I hope the link helped you out...if you still can't get it to work then maybe someone else can offer suggestions.