How to Change Default Notification Sound in Google Pixel 4a

Here’s how to set or change notification sound in Google Pixel 4a (5G). You can add custom notification tone or songs (mp3 tone) and set as text message tone or phone ringtone. Also, change the notification sound for individual apps (WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook) using apps and notification settings. To add custom ringtones and other sounds, you don’t need to install a file manager app or other third-party apps in your Pixels running stock Android 11 including Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 4, 4 XL, Pixel 3a, 3a XL, Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel 2, and 2 XL.

How to Change the Notification Sounds in Pixel 4a (5G)

You can change Pixel 4a notification sound, ringtone, app notification sound, and other sound using this tutorial.

Step 1: Pull down the notification panel at the top and click on the “Settings gear (Cog)” icon.

Google Pixel 4a sound settings to change default notification tone

Step 2: Touch on “Sound”.

Advanced settings to set notification tone Pixel 4a 5G

Step 3: Scroll down and tap “Advanced” at the last.

Change default notification tone in Google Pixel 4a

Step 4: Touch “Default notification sound”.

How to change notification sound in Google Pixel 4a

Step 5: Tap “My sounds” to add a custom mp3 file or music file to the list.

Add custom notification tone or songs in Google Pixel 4a

Step 6: Click on the “+” icon at the bottom right corner.

Change Notification Sounds in Pixel 4a

Step 7: Tap “Three horizontal lines” at the top left corner and touch “Audio”.

Step 8: Browse the music file or song from your phone and tap your favorite “Tone” it to add.

How to Change Default Notification Sound in Google Pixel 4a

Step 9: Choose a “Sound” you added and tap on “Save” at the top right side corner.

How to Change the Ringtone in Google Pixel 4a 5G

Change the Ringtone in Google Pixel 4a 5G Device

 

 

Settings > Sound > Advanced > Phone ringtone > My sounds > + icon at the bottom right > More (Three horizontal lines) at the top left corner > Audio > Select the music file > Choose a ringtone > Save at the top right

Check Also: How to change default apps in Android 11

How to Change the Notification Sound for Individually Apps in Pixel 4a

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom search bar to access the app drawer in your Pixel 4a.

Step 2: Scroll and tap the “Settings app”.

Step 3: Tap “Apps & notifications”.

Step 4: Touch “See all apps”.

Step 5: Select the “App” (We choose Instagram) from the list.

Open app notification to change app notification tone Google Pixel 4a

Step 6: Touch “Notifications”.

Change the Notification Sound for Individually Apps in Pixel 4a

Step 7: Tap on “Instagram direct”.

Change the Notification tone for Individually Apps in Pixel 4a

Step 8: Tap “Advanced”.

Change notification sound for app in Pixel 4a

Step 9: Touch “Sound”.

Step 10: Follow the above-given method “steps 6 to 9”.

How to Enable or Disable All Sounds in Google Pixel 4a

You can see dial pad tones, screen locking sound, charging sounds & vibration, touch sound, and touch vibration/Haptic feedback for tap, keyboard in your Pixels running stock Android 11 OS.

Enable or Disable All Sounds in Google Pixel 4a

Settings > Sound > Advanced > Scroll down until Other sounds & vibration section and Toggle on & off

Do you use a third-party notification tone on your device? Tell us in below comment box.

2 comments
  1. This was a life saver!!!!!! I can’t stress how much I struggled to change the sound for my text messages to be different from the other apps.
    Thank you very much. Your work is recognised.

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