Manage sound and vibration on your Samsung smart watch

Person looking at Galaxy Watch4 displaying Sound and vibration settings

Since it’s strapped to your wrist all the time, it's a good idea to adjust the sound and vibration settings on your smart watch to match your daily activities. Alerts and system notifications can be customized to your needs, so you can rely on your watch throughout the day even if your phone isn’t in reach.

Sound and vibration settings on the watch

Note: On the Galaxy Fit2, you can enable and disable vibration from the Quick settings panel.

You can modify the sounds on your smart watch to hear every notification and message. Or, if you don’t like hearing constant alerts, you can mute all sounds to enjoy complete silence.

  1. On your smart watch, navigate to and open Settings.

  2. Swipe to and tap Sound and vibration. From here you can adjust the options for volume, ringtone, notifications, and more.

  3. The following options are available:

Sound and vibration settings on a Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Sound mode: Set the default sound style for your watch. Select Sound or Vibrate if you prefer to be alerted immediately, or select Mute if you’d rather look at your alerts later. To have your watch vibrate while it rings, tap the switch next to Vibrate while ringing.

  • Vibration: Adjust the vibration settings. You can change the vibration's length (Short or Long) or strength (Light or Strong)  depending on your preference.

  • Call vibration: Change the vibration pattern for when your watch receives calls.

  • Notification vibration: Change the vibration pattern for when your watch receives notifications.

  • Volume: Choose the volume for your ringtone, media sounds, notifications, system alerts, and Bixby Voice.

  • Ringtone: Pick a unique option for your watch's ringtone, so you can hear exactly what you want when someone is calling.

  • Notification sound: Select your preferred sound for notifications.

  • System vibration: Enable or disable system vibration. If this feature is disabled, your watch will not vibrate when receiving system notifications or when performing certain functions.

  • System sounds: Adjust different settings for the watch's system sounds. For example, you can have the watch vibrate every time you select something.

Note: If Mute all sound is turned on in Accessibility, the watch will not make any sound.

Sound and vibration settings in Galaxy Wearable

You can control your smart watch's sound settings directly from the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. The same option on your smart watch will be available here as well, so you can easily adjust your watch without having it on.

  1. Make sure your phone and watch are paired, and then open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

  2. If you have more than one device, make sure to select your watch. Tap Watch settings, and then tap Sound and vibration.
    Note: On some device models, you don't need to tap Watch settings; you can tap Sound and vibration directly from the watch's Home screen in the app.

The following options are available:

Sound and vibration settings in the Galaxy Wearable app
  • Sound mode: Set the default sound style for your watch. Select Sound or Vibrate if you prefer to be alerted immediately, or select Mute if you’d rather look at your alerts later. To have your watch vibrate while it rings, tap the switch next to Vibrate while ringing.

  • Vibration: Adjust the vibration settings. You can change the vibration's length (Short or Long) or strength (Light or Strong) depending on your preference.

  • Call vibration: Change the vibration pattern for when your watch receives calls.

  • Notification vibration: Change the vibration pattern for when your watch receives notifications.

  • Volume: Choose the volume for your ringtone, media sounds, notifications, system alerts, and Bixby Voice.

  • Ringtone: Pick a unique option for your watch's ringtone, so you can hear exactly what you want when someone is calling.

  • System vibration: Enable or disable system vibration. If this feature is disabled, your watch will not vibrate when receiving system notifications or when performing certain functions.

  • System sounds: Adjust different settings for the watch's system sounds. For example, you can have the watch vibrate every time you select something.

  • Note: If Mute all sound is turned on in Accessibility, the watch will not make any sound.

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