How to Change Message Notification Sound on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Do you ever get tired of the same old message notification sound on your Android device? Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change the message notification sound on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 1: Open Settings

The first step is to open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Find Sound & Vibration

Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Sound & Vibration” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Select Notification Sound

In the Sound & Vibration settings, you’ll see various options related to sounds and vibrations on your device. Look for the “Notification sound” option and tap on it.

Step 4: Choose a New Sound

You will now see a list of available notification sounds on your device. Scroll through the list and tap on any sound to hear a preview. Once you’ve found a sound you like, simply tap on it to select it as your new message notification sound.


  • If you don’t like any of the pre-installed sounds, you can tap on “Add ringtone” or “Add alarm” at the top of the list to choose a custom sound file from your device’s storage.
  • If you have a specific sound file that you want to use as your message notification sound, make sure it is in a compatible format (such as MP3) and saved in the appropriate folder (e.g., Ringtones folder).
  • If you want to use a different sound for each messaging app on your device (e., WhatsApp, Messenger), you can usually find the notification sound settings within the individual app’s settings.

Step 5: Test Your New Sound

After you’ve selected your desired message notification sound, it’s a good idea to test it out. Simply ask a friend or send yourself a test message to hear the new sound in action.


Changing the message notification sound on your Android device is a simple process that can help personalize your smartphone or tablet. By following these easy steps, you can add some excitement and uniqueness to your messaging experience.

So go ahead and give it a try! Explore the various sounds available or find that perfect custom sound that reflects your personality. Enjoy the new way of receiving notifications!

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