How To Change Text Notification Sound on Galaxy S22

With your Samsung Galaxy S22, or any Galaxy device that can send and receive text messages for matter, you can tell who among your contacts texted you just by listening to the notification sounds. Of course, there are a few things you need to do to achieve that.

But basically, what you need to do is change the text notification sound for the contacts that might be important to you so that by the time you receive SMS messages, you won’t have to lift your phone up just to know if they’re from the people that matter.

Aside from that, you can also use a custom notification sound for a specific text message or conversation so that you can easily determine if the message is from the conversation you’re following or not.

Setting Custom Sound For Contacts

Time Needed : 4 minutes

Aside from the default notification audio, your Samsung Galaxy S22 has several custom notification sounds that you can use and changing it is pretty easy to do. Here's how:

  1. Launch the Samsung Messages app.

    Most of the time, it can be found on the Home screen.

  2. Look for the message that you want to set a custom notification sound for.

    Once found tap on it.

  3. Once the message is opened, tap the More options (three dots) icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.

    A menu will pop up once you do that.

  4. Tap Notification sound.

    It's the third option from the top.

  5. Now select the sound you want to use.

    You simply have to tap on the sound and it will play so that you'll know how it sounds.

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After doing that, go back to the previous screen. There’s no save option for it but don’t worry as it will automatically be saved the moment you choose the message notifications.

Make Sure Notification Sounds Play

You can also assign a custom notification sound for each contact if you want to spend time categorizing every contact in your Samsung Galaxy S22. No matter the messaging app you’re using, this feature will always work.

However, in this tutorial, we will be using the Samsung Messages app, which is the default messaging application out of the box.

Now, to make sure that the custom notifications play when you receive text messages, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Samsung Messages app. Most of the time, it can be found on the Home screen.

Step 2: While in the main Messages screen, tap that More options icon at the top-right corner of the screen. A small window with options will pop up.

Step 3: Tap Settings. It will open another window.

Step 4: Tap Notifications. Then make sure sure that the switch next to Show notifications is enabled.

Step 5: Tap Notification categories. It will bring you to another screen.

Step 6: Tap General notifications. It will bring you to another screen where you can change some settings.

Step 7: Tap Sound. You should see all the ringtones provided in your phone.

Step 8: Choose the sound you like and it will automatically be saved.

After doing that, you can rest assured that the notification sound will play when new messages are received.

And that’s how you change the message notification sound on your Samsung Galaxy S22.


  1. Can I add custom notification sounds to my Samsung Galaxy S22?

    Yes, you can change notification sound and use a custom .mp3 file you downloaded or created. All you need to do is open My Files and then locate the file and copy it into the Notifications folder in the Internal Storage.

  2. Is it important to set custom notification sound on Galaxy S22?

    It actually depends how often you talk with somebody using text messages. The custom sound can make a difference when you're busy but don't want to miss any message from someone important. So you set a custom sound so that you'll be reminded immediately just by hearing the sound.

  3. How do I turn off notification sounds on Galaxy S22.

    The easiest way to do that is to put your phone in silent mode especially if you're in a meeting where it would appear inappropriate to receive calls or messages while in it. You can also just use the Do Not Disturb option, where you can set a time when to disable the notifications and when to enable them back again.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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