How to set a music file as a notification sound for apps on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Jan 13. 2022

You can easily customize notification sounds for a text message, email, or system notification on your Galaxy phone. You can also set notification sounds with downloaded music files. Follow the guide below to customize notification sounds for your apps.


Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Set a music file as a notification sound


To use a music file as a notification sound, it must be stored in the Notification folder in the internal storage on your phone. Download and move the music files you want to use to the Notification folder in the internal storage by following the steps below.

You can set different notification sounds for each app. Follow the steps below to set each notification sound.

Note: Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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