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Sounds and Vibration

Configure the sounds and vibrations used to indicate notifications, screen touches, and other interactions.

Change the Sound Mode

You can switch between sound modes, while preserving the individual sound settings you have made.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Sound mode, and then choose a mode:
  • Sound: Use the sounds, vibrations, and volume levels you have chosen in Sound settings for notifications and alerts.
  • Vibrate: Vibrate for notifications and alerts. This uses the Vibration intensity you choose in Sound settings.
  • Mute: Mute all sounds and notifications. 

Vibrate While Ringing

Your device can vibrate in addition to ringing when you receive a call.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Vibrate while ringing to enable this option. 

Adjust the Volume

Set the system volume level and default volume for call ringtones, notifications, and other audio.

Tip: You can also set the Ringtone volume from a Home screen by pressing the Volume key.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Volume.
  3. Drag the sliders to set the default volume for:
  • Ringtone
  • Media
  • Notifications
  • System

Select a Default Ringtone

Choose from preset ringtones or add your own.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Ringtone.
  3. Tap a ringtone to hear a preview and select it.

or

Tap Add from device storage to use an audio file as a ringtone.

Select a Default Vibration Pattern

Choose from preset vibration patterns or create your own pattern.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Vibration pattern.
  3. Tap a pattern to preview and select it.

Change the Notification Sound

Choose a sound for notifications, such as for Messages, Calendar, and Email. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Notification sounds and configure the following options:
  • Default Notification Sound: Choose a default sound for all notifications.
  • Calendar Notifications: Choose a sound for calendar notifications, and enable or disable vibration alert. 
  • Email Notifications: Configure email account notifications. An email account must be configured for this option to be available. 

Do Not Disturb

This setting allows you to block all notifications and alerts. The options below determine what notifications can make sounds, and during what time periods you want to enter this mode.

To active Do not disturb mode:

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Do not disturb.
  3. Tap Turn on now to enable this option.

Scheduling

This option allows you to turn Do not Disturb mode on or off automatically at scheduled times.

Note: Scheduling is not available if Do Not Disturb mode has been turned on manually.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Do not disturb.
  3. Tap Turn on as scheduled and set the Days, Start time, and End times. 

Allow Exceptions

This option lets you customize which notifications are allowed while your device is in Do Not Disturb mode. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Do not disturb.
  3. Tap Allow exceptions, and tap one of the following exceptions:
  • No exceptions
  • Alarms only
  • Custom

System Sounds

Set various other system sound options.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration, and tap to enable each option:
  • Touch Sounds: Play tones when you touch or tap the screen to make selections.
  • Screen Lock Sounds: Play a sound when you unlock the screen.
  • Charging Sound: Play a sound when a charger is connected.

Key-Tap Feedback

Play tones when the dialing keypad or the keyboard is tapped.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration, and tap to enable each option:
  • Dialing Keypad Tones: Play tone when the dialing keypad is tapped.
  • Keyboard Sound: Play a sound when the Samsung keyboard is tapped.

Sound Quality and Effects

You can enable sound effects when connected to a headset.

Note: Sound effects are only available when headphones or a compatible Bluetooth headset is connected. 

Choose from advanced sound options to customize your audio experience.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds and vibration|Sound quality and effects.
  3. Tap Adapt sound and follow the prompts to customize your sound settings. 
  4. Tap On/Off to enable each option:
  • SoundAlive+: Recreate the effects of rich surround sound.
  • Tube Amp: Simulate the soft timbre of a tube amplifier. 

 

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