In the BBC Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Irene Adler (a.k.a. The Woman) takes Sherlock’s cellphone and sets a custom ringtone for herself — a moan, to be precise. The ringtone gets used to some effect throughout the episode.
And because the world needs more ringtones, I turned it into an iPhone ringtone. There are two variants, one has enough silence added so that it will play on a 2 second loop and the other, on a 3. I prefer the 3, but to each their own.
Download either (or both) file. In iTunes, select File -> Add to Library and add the ringtone file(s). Sync with your iPhone. On the phone, pull up your contacts and select one. Tap Edit and scroll down to Ringtone and Text Tone. Use those options to change the sounds for a given contact.
8 thoughts on “Because the world needs the Sherlock moan ringtone…”
you couldn’t give us a simple wav file that non apple people could use?
Hi, Alexander. It’s just an AAC file with a funny file extension. If you can use an AAC file directly, then great. If not, you can load it in the free and Open Source audio editing app Audacity and convert it to WAV or MP3.
True! I also found this handy tool. http://media.io/ Thank you for the sounds! You made a friend of mines day with them, she was looking for the Woman moan.
How to unload this tone to my iPhone. Can you help me?
Just follow the directions in the post. Open the Ringtone file in iTunes (or just drag it in to iTunes) and sync your phone. It will then appear in your list of ringtones under phone settings.
Is there anyway to download these files on an ipad?
To get it on an iPad, just follow the same instructions as the iPhone.
Thanks a gazillion tonnes. I have set it to my bank. The AAAhhhh is so tantalizing.