How to set up text notification on Galaxy S20

Messages is one of the pre-installed/stock apps on the new Samsung Galaxy S20. By default, SMS or text messages are processed through the built-in messaging app. If you look into the app’s interface, you can say that it’s plain and simple. However, this app actually has more in-app settings and features you can utilize and customize to make the phone’s built-in messaging application work the way you want it to process SMS or text messages. Read on to learn how to set up text notification on your galaxy s20.

By default, the text message alert sound is set to Samsung’s patented SMS clip. While many people aren’t keen on changing this alert sound for branding purposes, others don’t mind doing so as they would want to set things according to their own predilection. If you’re one of the latter end-users, then customizing text notifications is just one of the many things you can do on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Scroll down to view more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to Set Up Text Notification on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps will help you set up and manage text notification settings on your new Samsung Galaxy S20. With these steps, you can customize the notification sound or alert for every text message you receive. In case you’re having trouble following the given instructions, I’ve also included the screenshots as visual representations of the individual procedures. And here’s how it works.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon (default).

    The Messages app will open next.


    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - open messages

  2. On the Messages screen, tap the Menu icon.

    Just look for the triple-dot figure located on the upper-right side of the screen.

    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - messages quick settings menu

  3. Tap Settings from the list of quick menu options.

    Doing so will open the Messages app settings to configure.

    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - messages app settings

  4. Tap Notifications.

    A new screen where you can manage text notifications will be displayed.


    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - notifications

  5. Tap the switch next to Show notification to turn the feature on.

    It's turned on if the switch is blue. Otherwise, it's grey.
    Sub-items and options will then be loaded up.

    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - enable show notifications

  6. Tap App icon badges to disable or enable the feature.

    When enabled, a small dot will appear on the app icon if you've missed a notification.

    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - messages app icon badge

  7. Navigate to the Categories section then select General notifications.

    On the next screen you will see different options for text notifications.
    You can configure any of these options and features you want to use for your phone's text notifications.


    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - general notifications

  8. From the notification category, make sure that the Show notifications switch is turned on, Alert is selected, and Show as pop-up is enabled. Then, tap Sound to change the SMS alert sound.

    A list of pre-installed audio clips will then populate.

    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - change SMS alert sound

  9. Scroll down and tap to select a new audio clip that you want to use as text notification alert sound.

    Part of each audio clip will be played when it's selected or highlighted.


    set up text notification on galaxy s20 - change text notification sound

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

The text notification alert sound is now modified!

Other notification options you can edit include notification style, sound, vibrate, app icon badges, lock screen, and Ignore Do Not Disturb.


Aside from text notifications, there are also other SMS features you can manage and utilize to fully customize your phone’s messaging app according to your preferences. All these can be accessed through the Messages app settings and in-ap preferences.

In case you’re having trouble changing the settings and/or encounter an error when attempting to make necessary changes, read and review the error prompt as it usually tells what went wrong and what must be done in order to make things right and work as intended.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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