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How To Set Song As A Ringtone On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

Posted by Desmond Andrada on February 28, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

You may not know that you can personalize the ringtone on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus for every call that you receive, or that you can even customize the notification sound for a new text message from one person to the next, so you can tell without even looking who you’re getting a message from. You can actually choose a predefined sound or set your own custom text message for message notifications, which is exactly the same as the custom ringtone option.

If you want to know more about both the options above, read the guide below to find out more.

Option #1 – Use Pre-installed Sounds for Text Messaging

  1. Start by launching the Message app.
  2. Tap on the overflow menu (three dots in the top right).
  3. Then tap on Settings.
  4. Select the Notifications option.
  5. Tap General notifications (not the toggle).
  6. Select Sound.
  7. Finally, select a sound you like from the list and tap on Ok to make that sound the default text message alert sound.

Option #2 – Use a Custom Text Message Ringtone

There are more options other than the pre-installed sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, which supports a wide range of files like MP3 or WAV files. After all, not everyone wants to be stuck with what the developers already picked for them, so you can pick whatever you want, and this can then be set as a custom text message alert sound. Follow the steps below to find out more. As it is, you’ve already followed most of these steps once before.

  1. Start by copying the sound file you want to use onto your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus.
  2. Follow steps 1 – 6 above.
  3. Tap Add.
  4. Navigate to and then add the audio file you previously loaded for this purpose.
  5. Finally, select the ringtone file which you have picked.

If you cannot edit the settings of the messaging app because they are greyed out, then keep in mind that the steps above are for the default messaging app for the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. When the options are greyed out, then it will likely be because you are using an app which isn’t the default app for the device.

If you want to follow this guide, you will have to access the feature labeled as “Default messaging app” and then choose the built-in messaging app for your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. Or, if you really don’t want to use the default messaging app, then you can find the instructions for the app you are using. The odds are pretty high that you can still change the various sounds it uses.

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