With hundreds of apps using the same notification sound in your phone, you wouldn’t know which one notified you just by listening to the audio. Thankfully, new Android phones including the Galaxy S22 now allow you to set custom notification sound for every app.
So for instance, you can change notification sound for the Gmail app so that when new emails are received, the distinct message notifications will immediately let you know that it’s from Gmail.
You can then use another custom notification sound for different apps so that just by listening, you can immediately tell which app notified you and whether or not they’re important.
In this post, we’re going to show you step-by-step how to assign a certain notification sound for some apps.
Using Custom Notification Sounds For Certain Apps
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Time Needed : 3 minutes
While the procedure is pretty straightforward, you might have to tap several times before you can reach the screen that allows you to choose a different notification for an app. Here's how it's done:
Pull up the App drawer and look for the app you want to change the notification sound of.
You might have to swipe to the left to reveal all the other apps in your phone.
Tap and hold the app's icon until the Options menu shows.
You only have to hold the icon for a couple of seconds and a small window will pop up just beside it. In this case, we will use Twitter as an example.
The the App info icon.
It's the lowercase “I” that's inside the circle.
Inside the App info screen, tap Notifications.
Usually, you can find such an option at the top-most part of the screen.
Enable Notifications for the app.
Just make sure that the switch next to Show notifications is enabled.
Tap Notification categories.
You can find it at the lower part of the screen.
Tap Twitter notices.
If it's a different app, you might be seeing a different screen.
On the next screen, tap Sound.
You might also be prompted to choose an app, make sure to choose SoundPicker.
Now choose the notification sound you want to use with the app.
You just have to tap on the sound file and it will play immediately so you can hear what the sound is like.
After picking the notification sound, go back to the previous screen.
Your changes will automatically be saved.
- Android 12
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
So the next time you receive a notification for that app, it will play the sound file you specified and not its pre-loaded audio.
Please note though that other apps might have different options so you just have to read the options properly and you should be able to find the menu that allows you to change the notification sound.
How do I change notification sound of the Messages app?
You can actually follow the steps above and it will bring you to the screen where you can tap Notification categories. On the next screen, you have to tap New messages and if you have a dual-SIM unit, there are two New messages options but each one is labelled as SIM 1 or SIM 2.
Or you can just launch Settings and then tap Sound and vibration and on the next screen, tap Notification sound. You will then have to choose if it's the SIM 1 or SIM 2 you want to change the notification sound of. On the next screen, you can finally choose the notification sound that will play for the messaging app you're using.
Can I use my own .mp3 file as my notification sound?
Yes, you can actually do that. All you have to do is to copy the .mp3 file to the Notifications folder, that way the Sound Picker can easily find it.
Once you've done that, follow the steps above until you reach the screen where you can choose a different notification sound. You can then tap the Plus sign at the top-right corner of the screen and find the .mp3 file you just copied into your phone.
Can I change notification sounds for text messages?
In Samsung Galaxy S22, you can use a different custom sound for each contact so that when they send you text messages or call you, you can tell immediately which of your contacts has responded or contacted you.
There are a lot of notification sound in your phone that you can use. Aside from that, you can import a new sound that you like. So try exploring the Notification settings on your device and you should be able to make your phone work the way you want.