How Do I Change Individual App Notification Sounds on Android?

Android, Android Apps

How Do I Change Individual App Notification Sounds on Android?

Notifications are an essential part of our smartphones, keeping us updated and informed about various events and activities. While the default notification sound might be sufficient for most apps, there are times when you may want to customize the notification sound for a specific app. In this tutorial, we will learn how to change individual app notification sounds on Android.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To get started, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Navigate to Notifications

In the Settings app, scroll down and tap on Apps & notifications. Depending on your device, this option might be named slightly differently.


If you have a newer version of Android, you might see a separate “Notifications” option instead of “Apps & notifications”. Tap on that option in that case.

Step 3: Select the App

In the Apps & notifications section, you will see a list of all installed apps on your device. Scroll through the list and select the app for which you want to change the notification sound.

Step 4: Access App Notifications

In the app’s settings page, tap on Notifications. This will take you to a screen where you can manage all types of notifications for that particular app.

Step 5: Customize Notification Sound

In the Notifications settings for the selected app, look for the Sound option. Tap on it to open a list of available notification sounds.


The available options may vary based on your device and installed apps, but you will usually have a selection of default system sounds as well as any custom sounds you have added.

Step 6: Choose a Notification Sound

Browse through the list of available notification sounds and tap on the one you want to use for this app. You can tap on each sound to hear a preview before making your selection.

Step 7: Save Changes

Once you have chosen the desired notification sound, tap on the Back button or navigate back to save your changes. From now on, whenever this app generates a notification, it will use the sound you selected.


You have successfully changed the individual app notification sound on your Android device. Repeat these steps for any other apps you want to customize.


  • If you want to revert back to the default system sound for any app, simply repeat these steps and choose the “Default” or “System” option in Step 6 instead of selecting a specific sound.
  • If you want to use a custom sound that is not available in the list, make sure to copy it to your device’s internal storage or SD card before attempting Step 6. You can then select it from the list of available sounds.

I hope this tutorial has helped you personalize your Android experience by changing individual app notification sounds. Enjoy customizing!