How to Change Default Notification Sound and Haptics on iPhone?

Apple has introduced a number of new audio alerts and ringtones iOS 17, and also changed the default notification sound from the classic “Tri-tone” to “Rebound”. However, many users did not like this change and felt that the new sound seemed quieter. Fortunately, you no longer have to stick to a monotonous sound. Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 17.2 on November 28, 2023, and it brings a new, much-requested feature: the option to change the default notification sound and haptics on an iPhone. This is the first time ever that Apple has allowed its users to change the sound of default alerts to whatever they want. Let’s see how to change the default notification sound on iPhone.

Currently, the option to change the sound and haptics for standard notifications is only available in iOS 17.2 Beta 4. The stable version is expected to release sometime in December.

  • Open the Institutions app on your iPhone and tap Sound and haptics.
  • Here you will find a new one “Standard Warnings” section. Tap it.
  • You can now choose the desired sound for all incoming notifications and alerts from the options available under Alert Tones. You will notice that the list contains all text tones.
How to change the default notification sound on iPhone
  • You’ll also see an option to change the haptic vibration of standard notifications. To do this, tap Haptics and choose the vibration type from the list of available options. You can also create a new custom vibration.
How to change the haptics of default notifications on iPhone

So this is how you can change the default notification sound and haptics on your iPhone. It’s good to see Apple finally coming up with a much-needed customization option. It’s a fantastic upgrade for users who have always wanted to choose a sound for standard alerts. What do you think of this newly added functionality? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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