How to Change Your Android Notification Sound.
Notification sounds are certainly useful, but they can get on your nerves after a while. If you’re tired of the current notification sound, don’t worry – it’s easy to change.
Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from, and you can even add your own sounds and customize each app individually. This article explains how to change the default notification sound and add custom sounds to your Android device.
How to Change the Default Notification Sound on Android
The way to change the default sound depends on your phone model and Android version you are using. For this reason, we will describe the process for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and OnePlus below.
To change the default Android notification sound to Google Pixel:
Open settings. Select Sound and vibration.
Tap Default notification sound.
You should now be able to scroll through the default ringtones available on your Pixel. Just touch one of them to make it active.
To change the default Android notification sound on Samsung Galaxy:
Open “Settings”.Tap “Sounds and vibration”.
Tap Notification sound.
You will now be able to scroll through the various ringtones available on your Samsung device. Then just touch one of them to activate it.
To change the default Android notification settings on your OnePlus device:
Open SettingsTap Sounds and VibrationTap Notification Sounds and VibrationYou should now see a list of available sounds. Click one to select it as your active sound.
Note. In these menus, you can also change the default ringtone as well as the system sound setting.
How to Change the Default Notification Sound by App
Android phones allow you to change notification sounds on a per-app basis. This is useful if you want a specific app’s notification sound to sound for different apps (e.g. WhatsApp messenger or text messaging app).
To change the default notification tone for an app:
Go to Settings > Apps (you may need to select Your Apps depending on your device).
Select the desired application, such as Gmail.
Turn on Show notifications if not already done.
Scroll down to the category you want to change. If you want to change the default notification sound for one of your email accounts, select Email under this account.
You will now be able to select a new sound from the list.
How to Set a Custom Alert Sound in Settings
Maybe the default alert sounds just aren’t good enough, or maybe you need a specific sound for your notifications. In any case, the Android system settings allow you to use your own notification sounds.
There are two main ways to do this – using a free ringtone and sounds app like Zedge, or manually.
How to use Zedge to customize your own notification sound
Zedge is the easiest way to find and download various notification sounds. To use Zedge:
Open Google Play Store and search for Zedge.Click “Install”.
Once installed, click “Open” and grant the required permissions.
Touch the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the screen.
Select “Notification sounds” (you can also change the ringtone here).
Scroll through the sounds until you find the one you like, then hit the download button. From the pop-up menu, choose Set Notification to set it automatically. How to manually set your own notification sound
To manually set a custom notification sound, you’ll need to download or create an MP3 file and make sure it’s in the correct folder. To do this, you need to use the Android file manager or any third party alternatives. Then you need to set this MP3 file as your default sound.
If you want to create your own sound file, you can record sounds using an application like Sound Recorder. You can then cut it into a smaller audio chunk suitable for notification sound with another app like MP3 Cutter & Ringtone Cutter.
Also, you can use another app to create a synth beat or any other sound you like.
After receiving the audio file, you need to do the following:
Open File Manager (or My Files depending on your device) and navigate to the MP3 file. You will most likely find this in Audio > Music. If you have downloaded a file, it may be in the Downloads section.
Press and hold an MP3 file, then select Move.
You then need to return to the internal storage in My Files.
Scroll down and tap the Notifications folder.
Note. If “Notifications” is not displayed, click the drop-down arrow in the upper left corner of the screen and select “All”.
Click Move Here.
Open the Settings app and navigate to the notification sound settings (on Samsung, tap Sounds and Vibrations. On Pixel, tap Apps & Notifications > Notifications).
Select Notification sound (default notification sound on Pixel).
Your MP3 file must be present in the “Custom” section.
Get Notifications Your Way
Notifications never seem to stop, whether it’s from social media or a game. This is where Android’s customization options come in handy. Personalizing your notifications is a great way to make your phone more sensitive and not get annoying when you hear the same tune over and over again.
How to Change Your Android Notification Sound
How to Change Your Android Notification Sound