In addition to customizing the Galaxy Note 4 ringtones (see this guide), you can also customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone easily. This guide will show you how to set customized message tone for some special contacts and how to use yoru own audio file as notification tone.
How to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone by changing the default notification tone?
The default notification tone (whistle) in Galaxy Note 4 is not bad. But if there are any whistles in a public area, you may not know whether it is from your Galaxy Note 4.
So, the first thing you can do is to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone by choosing a different one.
Go to Settings—Sound, tap Notifications as shown below.
If you are asked to select an app to finish the action, choose Media storage – Just once as shown below.
Now, you can select one of the available notification tones in your Galaxy Note 4.
Tap any of them to choose it as the new default notification tone.
For example, I choose Beep Once. Then tap Done.
Once you are brought back to the Settings—Sound page, you will notice the new default notification tone was assigned as shown below.
In this way, you can customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone by choosing any of the pre-installed notification tones.
How to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone with your own audio files?
You are NOT limited by the pre-installed notification tones in Galaxy Note 4. You can customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone with your own audio files (e.g., music, your own voice recording).
You can use any audio files (as long as they can be recognized by Galaxy Note 4) as your notification tone.
The audio format can be mp3, m4a and many others.
The audio files can be in the phone or in your PC.
So, this is the most popular way to customize notification tone because you can use very unique notification tones, not just the pre-installed ones.
You just copy the audio files to the Notifications folder in the phone storage.
For example, if the MP3 file is on your PC, you can connect your Note 4 to the PC with the USB cable. Once the phone is recognized by the PC, you can copy the MP3 file to the Notifications folder in the phone storage as shown below.
Once the audio file, e.g., the m4a file “Feels Like Rain” is put in the Notifications folder, it can be used exactly as the pre-installed notification tones.
You can go to Settings—Sound—Notifications. Choose this m4a file and tap Done to set this audio as the default notification tone as shown below.
Now, this audio file becomes Galaxy Note 4 default notification tone.
If the audio file is in the phone, you may use ES File explorer (or some other apps) to set it as the notification tone directly. Of course, you can use My Files app to copy the audio file to the Notifications folder.
How to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone for your loved (or special) ones?
You can not only customize Galaxy Note 4 default notification tone, but also customize notification tone (message tone) for individuals in your contact list.
So, each contact can have a special notification tone so that you can easily know who is messaging you without checking the screen.
Start the Contacts app on your Galaxy Note 4 and open the contact.
Tap the pencil (edit) button in the top of the contact as shown below.
Tap “Add another field” as shown below.
Check Message tone and then tap OK.
If you are asked to select an app to finish the action, tap Media storage, then tap Just once as shown below.
Now select the desired notification tone foe this contact.
You can choose one notification tone from the available notification tones, which includes both pre-installed notifications tones and any audio files in the Notifications folder.
Once selected, tap Done to return as shown below.
You can notice now the Message tone for this contact is customized to the tone you selected.
Please remember, you are still in contact editing mode. You must tap Save in the top right as shown below to save the modifications. Otherwise, nothing will be changed!!!!!!
After saving the modifications, you now can find the message tone is customized as shown below.
What about notification tone of apps?
Most apps use system notification settings. But some apps may have their own settings.
So, you need check individual apps if it has its own notification tone setttings.
How to customize WhatsApp notification tone for individual contact?
For WhatsApp messages, you can customize the notification tone for each contact so that you can easily know who is messaging you.
WhatsApp can use the ringtone settings in your contact. Please note WhatsApp does not use the message tone in the contact.
This can be a bit confusing, because you may have problems to know whether the contact is calling you or messaging you through WhatsApp.
Start WhatsApp app.
Tap the menu key (3 vertical dots in top right).
Tap Notifications as shown below.
Tap Contact ringtone to check it.
Can you customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone? Can you set different message tones for some contacts?
If you have any questions to customize Galaxy Note 4 notification tone and messages tone, please let us know them in the comment box below. We will try to help you find a solution.
More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available at Galaxy Note 4 how-to guides page.