How to Change iPhone Notification Sound

Posted March 4, 2018 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone

How to Change iPhone Notifications

You can set a customized iPhone notification sound to have a personalized and unique ringtone and text tone. You can also change a notification’s volume to a lower or higher sound level. This article will teach you how to change iPhone notification sound.

Have you ever been in a situation where you were in a rush to take your iPhone thinking that there was an incoming call only to find out that it was not your phone but that of other people who happened to have the same ringtone as you? We know the feeling. Changing your iPhone notification sound can help you avoid scenarios similar to the one we described. This article will teach you how to customize your iPhone notification sound.

How to Customize iPhone Notification Sound

To set your personalized iPhone notification sound, follow these steps:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen and open your iPhone’s Settings.iPhone iOS 11 Settings
2.From your device’s Settings, scroll down to the middle part and tap on Sounds.iPhone Settings Sounds Menu
3.You are now on your iPhone’s sound’s settings. The next steps will discuss all the things that you can do in the Sounds settings. You do not need to perform each step. Only do those instructions that you prefer to change on your iPhone.iPhone Settings Sounds Page
4.To change your iPhone’s notification volume, swipe the Ringer and Alert’s button either to the left or right to decrease or increase the volume respectively.iPhone Settings Sounds Adjust Volume
5.To allow changing of ringer and alerts, tap on the toggle switch for Change with Buttons. A green switch means that the feature is turned on while a grey switch means that the feature is turned off.iPhone Settings Sounds Adjust Volume With Buttons
6.Tap on Rightone to change your iPhone’s ringing tone.iPhone Settings Sounds Ringtone
7.You will be taken to the Ringtone settings where you can choose from the list of ringtones. Tap on your preferred ringtone.iPhone Settings Sounds Ringtone MEnu
8.Tap on Text Tone to change your iPhone’s notification for text messages.iPhone Settings Sounds Text Tone
9.You will be taken to the Text Tone settings where you can choose from the list of text tones. Tap on your preferred text tone.iPhone Settings Sounds Text Tone Menu
10.Tap on New Voicemail to change your iPhone’s sound alerts for new voicemails.iPhone Settings Sounds New Voice Mail
11.You will be taken to the New Voicemail settings where you can choose from the list of ringtone. Tap on your preferred ringtone.iPhone Settings Sounds New Voice Mail Notification Menu
12.Tap on Calendar Alerts to change your iPhone’s calendar notifications.iPhone Settings Sounds Calendar Alerts
13.You will be taken to the Calendar Alerts settings where you can choose from the list of alert tones for Calendar notifications. Tap on your preferred alert tone.iPhone Settings Sounds Calender Alerts Menu
14.Tap on Reminder Alerts to change your iPhone’s reminder alert sounds.iPhone Settings Sounds Reminder Alerts
15.You will be taken to the Reminder Alerts settings where you can choose from the list of alert tones for Reminder notifications. Tap on your preferred alert tone.iPhone Settings Sounds Reminder Alerts Menu
16.Tap on AirDrop to change your iPhone’s AirDrop alert sounds.iPhone Settings Sounds Airdrop
17.You will be taken to the AirDrop Alerts settings where you can choose from the list of alert tones for AirDrop notifications. Tap on your preferred alert tone.iPhone Settings Sounds Airdrop Notification Menu
18.Your notification and alert sounds have been changed. You can now go back to your phone’s normal use.iPhone Settings Sounds Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I do not like the available notification and alert sounds. Can I add more ringtones and alert tones?
A: You can buy from the Tone Store or download all of your purchased tones. Go to each notification or alert settings and the option to buy or download purchased tones are there.

Q: I do not want to buy tones. Can I make my ringtones or alerts?
A: You can use the Garageband to create ringtones on your iPhone for free. You can refer to our article to learn how to create a free ringtone without using iTunes.

Q: Can I change the notification sounds for third-party apps?
A: You cannot set a dedicated notification sound for third-party apps without jailbreaking your iPhone.

You just learned how to customize your iPhone notification sound and alert sound. If you have questions about any of the information provided in this article, the let us know in the comments section.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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