How to Set Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20 S21 FE

How to Set Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20/ S21 FE

How to Set Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20 S21 FE

Selecting the ringtone or a notification sound for your smartphone is very simple – you may simply go for any of your favourite tunes or ringer tones. But have you ever wondered if you can even set custom notification sounds for different apps? 

Customising notification sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S20 or S21 FE is a nifty way to know which app needs your attention without having to pull out your phone!

In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to quickly set custom notification sounds on your Galaxy S20 FE or S21 FE. Simply follow the instructions listed below, and you should have your preferred notification sounds on your phone in less than 5 minutes.

How To Change Your Galaxy S20 FE / S21 FE’s Notification Sound Across All Apps

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • From the  Main Menu, launch Settings.
  • Click Sounds and Vibration.
  • Tap on Notification Sound.
  • Select on the sound you prefer.
    After clicking back, your preferred music will automatically be applied.

How to Set Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20/ S21 FE

To enable custom notification sounds on Galaxy S20/S21 FE, place the audio file in the notifications or ringtone folder. You can select from your own internal storage or download it from the internet.

In other words, you cannot customise your notification sound without first adding it to the notification or ringtone folder, regardless of whether your chosen tone comes from your phone’s storage or the internet.

If you’re not sure how to do it, please follow the step-by-step instructions below so that you can set things up quickly.

Customise notification sound using a sound from internal storage.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps11
Duration1-2 minutes
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Launch My Files app (It can be found on your Main Menu or from the Samsung folder).
  • Select Audio.
  • Tap and hold the audio file you want to use as the notification sound.
  •  At the bottom, tap the Move icon.
  • On the upper right, click on the Search button.
  • Type in “Notification” and click on the Notification folder.
  • Click Move Here .
  • Go back to the Main Menu and launch Settings.
  • Click Sounds and Vibration.
  • Tap on Notification Sound.
  • Select on the sound you prefer.

After clicking back, your preferred music will be automatically applied.

How to Download Custom Notification Sounds 

Are you looking for a downloadable notification sound to use on your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or S21 FE? 

Maybe a chime, a drum roll, a giggling baby, or something more unique that you can use to modify your notification sound? Whatever your jive, we’ll teach you how to download the sound files you desire from the internet.

There are numerous options for downloading sound files from the internet. Here, we’ll explain how to download them from Zedge.

Difficulty Moderate ●●●○○
Number of Steps19
Duration3-5 minutes (depending on your internet speed)
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FEInternet Connection

How to download custom notification sounds from Youtube:

  • Launch your desired web browser e.g. Google.
  • On the search bar, type in Zedge and click on ZEDGE.
  • On the top right corner, click on the hamburger menu (☰) .
  • Select Browse Now.
  • Tap on the Profile icon.
  • Sign in using your preferred account.
  • Tap on Ringtones.
  • Select the tone you want to download.
  • Click on Download.
  • Wait for the download to finish.
  • Launch My Files app.
  • Tap on Downloads.
  • Tap and hold the sound you downloaded then click on Move.
  • Go back to My Files main menu and click on Internal Storage.
  • Choose the Notifications folder.
  • Click Move Here .
  • Go back to the Main Menu and launch Settings.
  • Click Sounds and Vibration.
  • Tap on Notification Sound and select the sound you downloaded.

After clicking back, your downloaded custom notification sound will be applied.

How to Customise Individual App Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20/21 FE

Custom notification sounds are a great way to easily identify your notifications. So, we will explain how you can modify your notification sounds to each app to recognize what you’re receiving without checking it!

There are two ways to do this: the long way and shortcut. We’ll show you how to customise notification sounds on some applications using both methods.

Shortcut: Customise Individual App Notification Sounds on Google Chats 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Duration< 1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Long press on the app icon you want to customise.
  • Click on the info icon (ⓘ).
  • Select Notifications.
  • Tap on Chats and Spaces.
    Note: If you have multiple google accounts linked on your Google Chats app, you can customise each account’s notification sound.
  • Click Sound.
  • Choose your preferred notification sound.
    After clicking back, your downloaded custom notification sound will be applied.

Long method: Customise Individual App Notification Sounds on Messenger

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps7
Duration1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Launch Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Apps.
  • Choose Messenger.
  • Click Notifications. 

Note: Always make sure that your notifications are set to “Allowed”.

  • Choose Chats.
    Note: We’ll be customising the chat notification sound for this guide. Choose any from the choices if you want to use custom sound for your Messenger calls, stories, reminders, etc.
  • Click Sound.
  • Choose your preferred notification sound.
    After clicking back, your downloaded custom notification sound will be applied.

Long method: Customise Individual App Notification Sounds on WhatsApp 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps7
Duration1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Launch Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Apps.
  • Choose WhatsApp.
  • Click Notifications. 

Note: Always make sure that your notifications are set to “Allowed”.

  • Choose Message Notifications.
  • Note: We’ll be customising the message notification sound for this guide. Choose any from the choices if you want to use custom sound for your WhatsApp group notifications, critical app alerts, calls, etc.
  • Click Sound.
  • Choose your preferred notification sound.
    After clicking back, your downloaded custom notification sound will be applied.

How to Remove Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20/21 FE

Let’s say you get tired of your custom notification sound and want to go back to the default tone or remove the custom notification sound permanently.

Whatever it is, good news because removing custom notification sounds on the Galaxy S20/21 FE apps is as simple as adding them.

There are three ways to do this:

1.  Remove your custom notification sound by selecting premade tones from your phone:

You can remove your custom notification sound by selecting the tones that are readily available from your phone. These are the tones that are pre-installed by the manufacturers.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Launch Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Apps.
  • Tap on Notification Sound.
  • Select the sound you prefer from the list of readily accessible tones.
  • After clicking back, the music will be automatically applied.

2. Remove your custom notification sound by setting your phone silent.

You can remove your custom notification sound by setting your phone silent. When you receive a call, message, or notification, your device won’t vibrate or make any noises.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps2
Duration> 1 minute
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Scroll down to show the notification bar.
  • Tap on the sound icon until you get the silent symbol. (Refer to the third image)

3. Remove the custom notification sound by deleting the downloaded/moved sound.

If you want to remove the custom notification sound permanently on your phone, delete the sound you downloaded or moved to the notifications folder. This will set your notification sound to the default sound your phone has.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration2 minutes
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S20 FE or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Open My Files.
  • Click Internal Storage.
  • Select Notifications folder,
  • Select and hold the notification sound you downloaded/moved.
  • On the bottom, select Delete.
  • A dialog box will appear then select Move to Trash.

Wrapping Up

Customising your notification sounds may be done in a number of different ways. Whether you’ll use the long or short method or select the sound from your phone’s storage or the internet.

FAQs about Setting Custom Notification Sounds on Galaxy S20/ S21 FE

How do I add custom notification Sounds to my Samsung S21 FE?

1. Go to Settings > Apps
2. Tap the app whose notification tone you want to change.
3. Select Notifications.
4. Choose the category you want to customise.
5 Make sure Alert is chosen, then touch Sound.
6. To make modifications, tap a sound and then press the Back button.

Can you add your own notification sound on Samsung?

Yes, you may quickly add notification sounds for a text message, email, or system notification on your Galaxy phone by downloading music files or recording audio.

Where are the notification sounds saved on the Galaxy S20?

By default, notification sounds are stored in the “notifications” folder.

What is the importance of setting custom notification sounds?

Having custom notification sounds allows you to distinguish your apps’ notifications.

If you have a lot of apps on your phone and you’re using one notification sound for all of them, it can be hard to tell what you’re receiving. This can cause you to miss important notifications, which can lead to more problems down the line.

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