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#261342 21-Nov-2019 22:29
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I am probably being dim, but...




Is it possible to set different notification sounds for different types of notification? EG "ding" for email and "ding ding" for texts. "ding ding ding" for something else?


I can work out how to set custom sounds for messages from people you are in conversation with but I can only see one option as a default sound, for all types of notification.


This seems a bit basic so I am assuming there must be a way?

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  #2358987 21-Nov-2019 23:59
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Admittedly, this is a Huawei and not a sammy, But same rule should apply given the OS version similarities


We have an 'apps' menu, with app info sub menu for each app you chose - including permissions and so on


Under each theres either a top level or a sub level for 'notifications' - mine all have a sub menu for 'sound' under that where you can customise the tone for each notification





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  #2359130 22-Nov-2019 08:34
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Thanks. I think that's fixed it!

What a complicated way of doing it. Would be easier just to list the main notifications like text, email etc in the Sounds menu really.


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  #2359249 22-Nov-2019 11:15
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Usually you can also get into the notifications screen from the app's own settings (I've also got an S10+, so can confirm this works); sometimes this will take you to the same screen as you'd otherwise access from going in via the "Apps" menu in the phone's overall settings (eg Gmail works this way), other times the app will have its own notification selection menu. Signal (a messaging app) works like the second group; I've checked the overall notification screen (accessed via the "Apps" menu) and seen that I could override the notification sound there as well, but it's set to use "Signal" (ie, whatever notification is set by the app).


Yep, it's not straight-forward for sure, but from what I recall there's more centralisation of control than with earlier versions of Android (in that the Android notifications screen for each app will always give you this ability, whereas it used to be determined more by the app itself).





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