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How to change email notification sound on Android

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Using different notification sounds for different apps is a great way to distinguish between important and less important things. You don’t even need to pick up your phone. Today, we’ll explain how to change the email notification sound on Android. Scroll down for step-by-step instructions.

How to change email notification sound on Android

Changing the email notification sound on Android is rather simple and this is something you can do for the majority of apps. And it’s one of the small things that can make your life simpler since you’ll be able to make an easier distinction between incoming notifications. One sound for social networks, one for emails, and one for the rest of less important notifications.

As we said, the procedure is simple if you know where to look. And, for the time being, you can only change the notification sound on an app-to-app basis. Meaning that you’ll need to choose the sound for each app individually and you can even choose different sounds within the different notification categories in a single app.

In the case of email apps, you can choose different notification sounds for different email accounts and distinguish incoming mails from miscellaneous prompts by adding a separate ring to them.

Here’s how to change the notification sound for incoming emails on your Android:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Expand All apps. On some Android skins, open App manager or Manage apps.
  4. Now, open the email client you use from the list of available apps. Gmail, Outlook, or any other third-party client you rely on.
  5. Tap Notifications.
  6. Under your account, tap on Mail and then tap Sound.
  7. Select Notification sound and repeat this for other accounts if you want to.

After that, your incoming emails will have a notification sound that differs from the default one. In case you have any questions or suggestions, make sure to share them with us. Thank you for reading and have a good day.

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in October 2021. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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