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How to Custom Notification Sound on Android for Different Apps?

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When it comes to ways to customize your notification sounds, Android has more than a few options to offer. You can, of course, set one sound that will be prominent for all apps (some are exceptions like Viber or FB Messenger as they have their own notification sounds). Or, even better, you can set different notifications sounds for different apps. This can be done in each app’s notification settings and we made sure to explain the procedure below. Check the instructions and give it a try.

Can I have Different Notification Sounds for Different Apps?

Of course, you can. You only need to know where to look as these options are often a bit hidden in the system or in-app settings. Mixing up notification sounds to know which app is exactly notifying you before looking can definitely come in handy. In addition, there are third-party apps that offer sound snippets from popular media that you can utilize and make it even more personal.

But, we are going ahead of ourselves. Here’s how to set different notification sounds for different apps on Android:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then expand all apps. This path varies on different Android skins, but it’s essentially the same.
  3. Open the app you want to have a different notification sound and tap Notifications.facebook system notification settings 1
  4. Select Sounds and choose the sound you prefer for notifications.

That’s it. You can also choose to enable or disable vibration here. Once that’s sorted out, try downloading apps like Zedge to get a notification that sounds you like. We are not affiliated, just putting in a recommendation to get the best of the Android vast customization possibilities.

Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. If you have any questions, we’ll make sure to answer them.

Aleksandar Ognjanovic

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.