Syncing ringtones in iTunes says it will remove all my songs, videos, etc!

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When I go to iTunes to tell it to 'SYNC RINGTONES' (as per the instructional video) in order to get this app's ringtone onto my iPhone...a message pops up saying: "Are you sure you want to sync ringtones? All existing songs, movies and TV shows on your iPhone will be removed." There is no way I want this to happen!!! The instructional video on this app says nothing about this. So what now? Plus, if I ever do figure out how to get this apps ringtones on my phone without it taking off all the things mentioned does one assign a certain ringtone to each caller (as mentioned in the apps capabilities)? I see no option on the iPhone 3Gs to do this.
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Are the Devs going to answer this person's question? I'm curious, too. And it says he posted the question 6 MONTHS AGO!!!
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SINCE I'VE had/posted a similar question already and no one from MobGen seems to be monitoring some of these topics...

From what I have been able to figure out on my own so far, this problem happens if you use iCloud sync (which I do). If you have a wireless network at home, you can solve getting the "documents" your ringtones by ***turning on the wireless sync feature on both iTunes and your iPhone***. I think this became available somewhere in the iOS 4.1 timeframe, but I never tried it with that version. I am on iOS 5.1 right now and using the absolute newest iTunes. This is what I did so far and the part I can confirm did work as of this AM:

- Your iPhone is connected to your home WiFi (or otherwise on the same WiFi network as your PC/Laptop, say at Starbucks). WiFi is a REQUIREMENT from what I can tell. You must use a computer that the iPhone knows about (perhaps because you previously connected it or else you specified the computer name when you set up WiFi sync. The computer MUST be authorized on your account. The , open iTunes. Your iPhone may also need to be connected to power (for example using the wall outlet charger that came with your device). I know for auto-WiFi-sync a power connection is required; my iPhone was connected to power when I did this, but have not tried it without being connected to power. You will see your iPhone in the list of connected devices as if it was actually connected, and the little spinning refresh icon will appear next to it. You will also see the status bar at the top moving as if you were actually connected and syncing.

- Go to the apps tab and scroll down to the data-sharing section, just as if you were actually connected.

- Select the ToneCreator app on the left side. The ringtones you created on the iPhone will show up.

- Save them to your computer somewhere.

- Go to where you saved them. Select and drag them back to iTunes. Drop them in the "Ringtones" category of your "Library" at the top of the left hand column.

It looks like everything went alright up to this point. The sync finished, iTunes was happy, my iPhone was happy, but I could not find the tones in my list of tones under the "Sounds" category in "Settings". Disappointment ensued because I was already on my way to work and disconnected from my network. It is entirely possible--since the sync was already in progress when I dragged the tones to my iTunes library--that they simply were not picked up for that sync session. I will try another sync when I get home. If it works I'll try to remember to update here