How to Change Galaxy S9 Text Message Ringtone

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is designed in such a way that you can receive sound and vibration notification when you receive a new text message. You can learn how to change the ringtone for the text message notification on your Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone. This article is intended to help you go through this process effortlessly. However, note that this tutorial is only intended for those using the default inbuilt Samsung messaging app. Where you are using a different third party messaging app, then these steps may not apply.

If you are not impressed by the sound made by your Samsung Galaxy S9 when you receive text messages, you will be able to change this notification ringtone as shown below. There are alternative notification sounds that you can also choose from. All these ringtones are available on your device. It is for you to go browsing on your device to fish them out. These are pre-installed sounds which means that you do not have to go to the Google Play Store to download new ringtone files. If you don’t like any of the pre-installed audio ringtones, you can choose from the music files available on your device.

How to Set a New Message Ringtone

At this point, we will be looking at the pre-installed apps first.

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Go to Sounds and vibration
  3. Tap on Ringtone
  4. Under the new window that comes up, there will be a list of pre-installed sound files
  5. To hear a preview of each of these sounds, simply tap on the sound file
  6. When you have listened to all the previews and decided on the one that impresses you, hit Ok then exit the settings menus

From the instructions above, it is clear that all the steps are straightforward and simple to follow. But before we bring this tutorial to an end, there is something we need to mention since most of our clients have requested for it.

Using Other Messaging Apps

In some cases, you might get to the notification section and realized that it is grayed out. If this is the case then it simply means that you have set up a different messaging app on your Galaxy S9 device. That being so, you will need to adjust your preferences in order to use our tutorial to change your text message notification ringtone. What you need to do is set the Samsung messaging app as your default text messaging app.

If you are unable to do that or you still fancy your new app as the default messaging app, then you can browse for other ways of changing its message notification ringtone.

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