Best Ways to Customize App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S22

App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S22: Enable and Customize

Best Ways to Customize App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S22

Throughout the day, you probably get tons of messages, emails, and alerts on your phone. Wouldn’t it be easier to know which particular app is giving notice just by sound alone? 

Custom app notification sounds can help distinguish which app needs attention, helping users become more efficient. 

Aside from saved music files, recorded files can be used to customize this feature on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series for added personalization!

In this post, we created a step-by-step guide on how to customize app notification sounds on your Galaxy S22. But that’s not all, as we’re showing you the time element for each procedure so you can wrap things up in 10 minutes or less.

How to Enable Custom App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S22

There are two ways to enable custom app notification sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S22. The first way is to go through the app drawer, and the other one is to go by the notifications route.

The app drawer allows you to customize notification sounds for each app, a convenient way to create a unique personality for your favorite app. But if you want to go customize more than one app, then the Notifications route is the better option. 

1. Via the App Drawer

Number of Steps to Complete11
Estimated Time 3 to 4 minutes
  • Swipe up on your S22 to access the Home Screen/App Drawer.
  • Locate the app icon (here we are using Facebook).
  • Tap/hold the app.
Via the App Drawer
  • Click the App info icon.
Via the App Drawer
  • Tap Notifications
Via the App Drawer
    • Toggle Show notifications to on.
    Via the App Drawer
    • Click Notification categories.
    Via the App Drawer
    • Click Device-level notifications.
    Via the App Drawer
    • Click Sound.
    • Select a sound notification.
    • Click the Back button to save your sound of choice.
    Via the App Drawer

    Make sure you follow the same steps with other apps you want to customize.

    Via Notifications in Settings

    Number of Steps to Complete9
    Estimated Time 2 to 3 minutes
    • Open Settings.
    Via Notifications in Settings
    • Select Notifications.
    Via Notifications in Settings
    • Tap on More.
    • Select All once a drop-down menu unfolds.
    • Locate and tap the app you want to customize.
    • Toggle Show notifications to on (if it’s off).
    • Tap on your choice notification type.
    • Tap Sound.
    Via Notifications in Settings
    • Choose your custom sound for that app.
    Via Notifications in Settings

    Now that you know how to activate custom app notification sounds on your fave Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone, it’s time to put your customization to the next level. 

    How to Customize App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S22

    Custom notifications are awesome but there’s nothing better than your choice sound to trumpet an app notification, right? So here, we’re showing you two ways to get it done: using music files you saved on the phone and using a voice recording.  

    Custom App Notification Sounds Using Saved Music Files

    Number of Steps to Complete16
    Estimated Time 3 to 5 minutes

    First and foremost, the music file you want to set as a custom notification sound on Galaxy S22 must already be available on your phone storage. 

    Take note that files downloaded from the internet will appear in the download folder of your device, and those received through file-sharing apps will appear in their own dedicated folders.

    So, all you have to do is to transfer your saved music to the notifications folder on your Samsung device. 

    Here are the steps in setting music files as notification sound:

    • Swipe up to the Home Screen/App Drawer.
    • Click the home icon to go to My Files home screen.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Open Internal storage.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Locate the music file (for this example, it’s in the Download folder).
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Tap/hold to select the file.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Click Copy.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Click the home icon again.
    • Open Internal storage.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Open Notifications.
    Via Notifications in Settings
    • Click Copy here.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Click the Home button and go back to Home Screen
    • Swipe down the notification bar.
    • Access Settings.
    • Click Sounds and vibration.
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    • Click Notification sound.
    • Choose which sim card to customize.
    • Scroll down/select your music file.
    • Click the Back button to save your choice.

    This is all fine and dandy if you have the Notifications folder, and it may not always appear on your Settings. 

    Here’s how to create a notifications folder if it does not exist:

    • Click the 3-Dot key.
    how to create a notifications folder if it does not exist
    • Click Create folder.
    how to create a notifications folder if it does not exist
    • Set the name to “Notifications”.
    how to create a notifications folder if it does not exist
    • Click Create.

    Custom Notifications Using Voice Recording

    Number of Steps to Complete19
    Estimated Time 5 to 12 minutes

    In order to set a custom notification sound on Galaxy S22 using a voice recording, save a recording in your device’s internal storage ahead of time. 

    Note that voice recordings are located in the Recordings folder. The process is actually similar to using saved music files; instead, you use a saved voice recording and transfer it to the Notification folder. 

    Here are the steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound:

    • Swipe up to Home Screen/App Drawer.
    • Open My Files.
    • Open Internal storage.
    • Open Recordings.
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    • Open Voice Recorder.
    • Tap/hold the recorded file.
    • Click Copy.
    • Click the home icon again.
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    • Open Internal storage.
    • Open Notifications.
    • Click Copy here.
    • Click the Home button and go back to Home Screen.
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    • Swipe down the notification bar.
    • Tap Settings (gear icon).
    • Click Sounds and vibration.
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting music files as notification sound
    Via Notifications in Settings
    • Click Notification sound.
    • Choose which sim card to customize.
    • Scroll down/select your voice recording.
    • Click the Back button to save your choice.
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound
    steps in setting a voice recording as a notification sound

    In doing so, you have successfully made your voice recording available as a custom app notification sound. To activate it for a particular app, just remember to follow the steps on how to custom app notification apps for your device stipulated above. 

    In a Wrap

    With the guide above, getting those custom app notification sounds on your Galaxy S22 is easy. Then, you should be able to leave your colleagues drooling with envy with your new phone’s personality. 

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