How to change the notification sound on your Android device in 5 simple steps

It’s easy to change the notification sound on your Android if you’re tired of listening to the same old ‘ding.’ Crystal Cox/Business Insider
  • You can change the notification sound on your Android device through its Settings menu.
  • A change of notification sound can add a little personality to your device with something more exciting than a monotonous ding.
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Are you bored with the default notification sound on your Android phone? Do you want a distinctive tone so that you can separate your phone from all the rest?

Changing the notification sound is a great way to switch things up and customise your device.

If you’re ready to trade in that monotonous ding for something a little more exciting, here’s how to change notification sound on Android through the Settings app.

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How to change the default notification sound on Android

1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.

2. Tap “Sound.”

3. Tap “Default notification sound.” Depending on the brand of your phone and what Android version it is running, you may need to tap “Advanced” first in order to find “Default notification sound.”

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On a Google Pixel 3 running Android 10, for example, you’ll need to tap on ‘Advanced’ at the bottom of the ‘Sound’ menu in order to locate ‘Default sound notification.’ Christina Liao/Business Insider

4. You’ll be brought to a list or page with several different notification sounds. Tap on a tone to listen to it.

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The Google Pixel offers dozens of notification sounds to choose from that are organised in categories. Tap on a category to explore the different tones. Christina Liao/Business Insider

5. Once you’ve chosen a notification sound, tap “Save” or “OK,” depending on the version of your device.

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