If you are anything like me, you like to change things up on your phone – often. I am fairly certain that I swap out my ringtone, text alert tone and screen background at least once a week. I get bored using the same thing all of the time and enjoy the freedom of being able to switch things up whenever I want with just the tap of a few buttons.
Using your Galaxy S10, there are two different types of sounds you can use for your notifications: the ones that came pre-loaded on your device or any music files you have saved on the phone. I will show you here how to use both to set up your custom text notifications.
Set up Default Text Notification Sounds on Galaxy S10
- From your Home screen, swipe down to access your apps, then tap “Messages”.
- Open the “Menu” (on the middle-right of the screen) and choose “Settings”.
- Tap “Notifications” and make sure that they are enabled. If not, be sure to switch them to “On”.
- Under “Categories,” choose “General Notifications”.
- Navigate to and tap on “Sound”. Scroll through the pre-loaded sounds and choose the one you wish to use.
You may also now choose to change other notification styles while you are in this general area, such as whether your phone vibrates along with playing your selected sound when receiving a message.
Use a Music File as a Notification Sound on Galaxy S10
Perhaps you are like me, and do not wish to use one of the boring sounds included with your phone. No matter how hard I try to like even a single one of them, I just cannot do it. Music is my biggest passion in life and everything I do somehow has music woven into it. It figures, then, that even the notifications and ringtones on my phone are customized to my mood and the people I am connected to.
Using a music file as a notification sound on your Galaxy S10 is not as difficult as you might think. You do not have to download special apps or tools… you simply need to have the music file on your device. You can buy music files in the Google Play store, or copy them to the S10 from your PC.
Once you have the music file on your phone, here is what you will need to do:
- Navigate to and tap to open your “Samsung” folder and then the “My Files” app. Open up your “Audio” files folder and find the music file you wish to use. Press down and hold the file until a menu pops up.
- At the bottom of this menu, select “Copy”. Once you have copied the music, go back to the main “My Files” menu.
- Now, choose “Internal Storage”. Open up the “Notifications” folder and at the very bottom, select “Copy Here”. The music file is now ready to be set as a text notification.
- Open up your “Settings”. Choose “Sounds and Vibration”. Select “Notification Sounds”. Select your music file from the list and voila! It has now automatically been set as your default text notification sound!
What other things do you need help with regarding your shiny new Galaxy S10? Is there anything that you just cannot seem to figure out? Leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to do what I can to help you with it.