With owning cell phones always comes the desire to set custom ringtone and alert sounds. In the good old “dumb” phone days – that is, the days before smartphones – we used to download monophonic ringtones over a WAP connection and impress our friends with great sound Crazy frog (Sorry).
Nowadays, the desire to personalize our smartphones by setting sarcastic or funny sounds is no less widespread. That’s why the best phones still allow you to set custom ringtones and notification tones.
In this guide, we will show you how to change notification sounds on Samsung Galaxy devices. We’ll just start by going over the basics of switching between pre-installed ringtones, if you’re new to Samsung and still finding your way around. Next, we’ll take you through the steps to set your own custom sounds for notifications. All you need to do now is to read and learn how to set custom notification tones on Samsung Galaxy phones.
NB: This guide covers Samsung Galaxy phones running the OneUI version of Android. For other Android devices – eg Google Pixel 7 Pro or OnePlus 11You’ll want to read our other guide located at How to change notification sounds on Android.
How to change notification sounds on Samsung Galaxy phones
- Go to Settings > Sounds and vibration
- Click on the notification sound
- Select a new notification sound
Read on for the full illustrated instructions for each step.
1. Go to Settings > Sounds & vibration
Open the Settings app And Click sounds and vibration.
2. Click on the notification sound
Select the notification sound option.
3. Select a new notification sound
Select a new notification sound from the list of pre-installed sounds.
How to set a custom notification sound on Samsung Galaxy phones
This process is a little more complicated than selecting a pre-installed sound. To set a song or audio recording as the notification sound, you will need to Download the audio file to your device before you start.
1. Open the My Files app
Open the application tray And Select My files.
2. Locate the audio file
Find the audio file that you want to use. You can Click on audio files To see all files that are of audio file types.
3. Copy the audio file
Once you have located the file you want to use, Long press on the file and then Click Copy. now Click on the back arrow To return to the home directory of my files.
4. Head to the internal storage
from my files home directory, Click on Internal Storage.
5. Tap on Notifications
in your internal storage folder, Check if you see a folder called “Notifications”. if you do, Click Notifications And Go to the next step.
If you don’t, it might just be hidden: Click Basicstop left, then Select all. Move the mouse down A little bit and you will see the notifications folder. if you do, Click Notifications And Go to the next step.
If you still don’t see the folder, Click on the three dots iconand top right and Select Create folder. Name the folder “Notifications” And Click Create. now Click Notifications And Go to the next step.
6. Paste the audio file into the notifications
Click copy here at the bottom of the screen (we know what you’re actually doing is pasting). The audio file will now be placed in the Notifications folder.
7. Go to Settings > Sounds and vibration
now Open the Settings app And Click sounds and vibration.
8. Tap on the notification sound
Select the notification sound option.
9. Select your own sound from the dedicated section
At the top of the page, you will see the dedicated address. Your custom voice should appear here. Tap on your custom voice To set it as your notification sound.
Not very difficult, is it? However, setting a custom ringtone isn’t exactly easy, and your phone won’t guide you through it automatically. So if someone doesn’t show you, it won’t be easy to do.
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