How To Change Text Notification Sound on Galaxy Z Fold 4

Did you know that you can have a custom notification sound for message notifications of certain contacts on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4? By setting custom notifications you will immediately know who the message is from even without looking at your phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a one of the premium Android devices available in the market that uses the foldable display form factor. When folded it can be used just like any smartphone and when unfolded you will gain access to the larger display making the device ideal for multitasking between different apps. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

How do I change the text notification Sound on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

change the text notification Sound

Tired of getting out your Samsung Galaxy phone every time a text message arrives? The best way to know if the message you received is from an important person is by changing the text notification sounds of certain contacts. You can assign a different notification sound for different contacts to easily distinguish them apart.

Here’s what you need to do to have a custom notification sound for a particular contact on your Samsung device.

Changing the text message default notification sound of a contact on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

You can easily change the default notification sound for a text message for a specific contact from the Samsung Messages app.

  • Open the Samsung Messages app.
  • Select the message you want to set a custom notification sound for.
  • Tap the More option which is the three dots on the top right of the screen.
  • Tap Notification sound.
  • Select from the available tones you want to use.

Setting a ringtone on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

If you would like to change the ringtone sounds of your Samsung phone so that you won’t constantly hear the same sound over and over again then here’s the step-by-step instructions.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Sounds and vibration.
  • Tap Ringtone.
  • Select the preferred ringtone.
  • Tap the back icon to save.

Setting a notification sound on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Sounds and vibration.
  • Tap Notification sound.
  • Select the preferred notification sound.
  • Tap the back icon to save.

Troubleshooting text notification settings issues on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

Sometimes when setting a different notification sound for a particular contact you will experience issues. Here’s what you need to do when this happens.

Restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

The first thing you will need to do is to restart your phone as this will usually fix any notification tone issues caused by a minor software glitch.

This process will reboot the operating system of the phone and reload all of its services. Your personal data, files, and apps will remain unchanged.

  • Simultaneously press and hold the Power key and Volume down button on the right edge for approximately 15 seconds.
  • Release the buttons when the Samsung logo appears.

Check for software updates

One of the reasons why your Samsung Galaxy phone will have notifications issues is due to a bug in its current software version.

You need to manually check for any new software updates available for your Samsung device and apply them immediately. It’s best to manually check for major Android updates regularly as sometimes the automatic update feature is delayed.

  • Go to your phone Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Software update.
  • Tap Download and install.

Perform a Factory Reset

This procedure will erase your phone data and bring it back to its original condition. Any corrupted data stored in the operating system which could be causing this problem will be completely removed.

Before proceeding with this procedure, it is recommended that you backup your Galaxy Fold 4 data.

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Simultaneously press and hold the Volume up and side buttons until the device vibrates and the Android Recovery screen appears then release all buttons. Allow up to 30 seconds for the recovery screen to appear.
  • From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset. You can use the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the side key to select.
  • Select Factory data reset. Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.
  • Select Reboot system now. Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.
  • Set up your Android phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I block app notifications on my phone?

    From Settings, tap Notifications, and then tap More under Recently sent.
    Tap the drop-down menu at the top, and then tap All. The drop-down menu will be set to Most recent by default.
    Tap the switch(es) next to the app(s) that you would like to block notifications for.
    To view what apps you've blocked, tap the drop-down menu, and then tap Notifications turned off.

  2. How do I turn on or off the app icon badges?

    Open Settings, tap Notifications, and then tap Advanced settings.
    Tap App icon badges, and then tap the switch at the top to turn the badges on or off.
    To adjust App icon badges for individual apps, navigate back to Settings, and then tap Apps.
    Select your desired app, and then tap Notifications.
    Tap the switch next to App icon badges to turn them on. You can repeat this process for additional apps.

  3. Can I use downloaded mp3 files as notification sounds?

    You can use downloaded music or sound files as your message tone. To do this just copy the file to the Notifications folder in the Internal Storage.

  4. How do I turn on or off the emergency alerts notifications?

    Most phones will receive emergency alerts from public services that alert you of extreme weather conditions, missing persons or other local and national emergencies. You can enable or disable any of these alerts except for national alerts.
    Open Settings, and then tap Notifications. Tap Advanced settings, and then tap Wireless emergency alerts. You can then manage these alerts, Extreme threats, Severe threats, AMBER alerts, Public safety messages, Test alerts.

  5. Why am I not getting notifications on my lock screen?

    You should make sure your phone has a good reception. You should also make sure that the lock screen notifications of your phone is turned on.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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