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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Message Tone in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The best way to help you quickly knowing that you have an incoming text message is by changing the message tone to the desired one. You can set the message tone to be the same with the general notification sound, even you can set different message tones for your favourite or important contacts.


How to change message tone?
Generally, there are three methods available that can be used to change the message tone. Each method has different advantage so that you can use the one that suit best your need.


Method #1: From the Messaging app settings
This method lets you change the message tone for all contacts. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Notifications and then tap it.
  4. If the Notification is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable it.
  5. Tap Notification sound.
  6. Select the desired message tone. If you select Default notification sound then it'll use the tone that has been selected in the general notification sound(see method #3).
  7. Tap OK button.
  8. The message tone has been changed.


Method #2: From Contacts app
This method lets you set different message tones for different contacts so that you can easily know when you have a new incoming text message from particular contact. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap the required contact you want to change its message tone.
  3. Tap to edit the contact detail.
  4. Tap Add another field button.
  5. Scroll down to find Message tone and then select it.
  6. Tap OK button.
  7. Tap Message tone.
  8. Select the desired message tone. If you select Default notification sound then it'll use the tone that has been selected in the general notification sound(see method #3).
  9. Tap Save button.
  10. The message tone for the selected contact has been changed.


Method #3: From the settings menu
This method can be used if you have chosen the default notification sound as the message tone in the Messaging app settings and you have to remember that it will change the general notification tone too. See the following steps to do so:
  1. On Any screen, swipe down the top of the screen and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Sound .
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Select the desired notification tone.
  5. Tap OK button.
  6. The general notification sound has been changed(including with the message tone).

To make the message tone rings when a text message is received, make sure you didn't choose silent as the message tone and your phone is not in the silent mode. You can check your sound mode by swiping down the top of the screen and make sure the sound button is enabled.

Comments

  1. How to change sms tune for one cell number in Samsung galaxy s5 .

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    1. Hi Yousaf Raees,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Try following the method #2 to set different sms tone for a specific contact.

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