How to change notification sounds per app

There are many articles online explaining how to change the default notification sound, but I found it hard to find one which explains how to do it for individual / specific apps.

There are many articles which simply (and unhelpfully) say that the app should have its own settings, so for those that don’t, here’s how:


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There are quite a lot of steps here, and one in particular is not obvious.
It’s easiest to demonstrate with screenshots.

I suggest you open the relevant app just prior to following this guide.

Open the main Android Settings Page by dragging down from above the top of the screen.

Tap “Apps & notifications”

Select the relevant app, probably from the recent apps list, but you might have to scroll through the list of all apps.

Tap “Notifications”.

Make sure “Show notifications” is turned on, and tap the relevant category (there may be only one), this is not just a checkbox.

Make sure Show notifications is turned on here too…

…and that the behavior includes sound.

Tap “Sound”.

Select your sound, and you’re done.


8 responses to “How to change notification sounds per app”

  1. Cathie avatar

    I’m blonde…:) so I must be missing something. To me, the above is what I have in Android 8: the unique notification sound is for BOTH cameras, simply because both are inside the one Wyze app. My take is any and all Wyze cams will carry that sound. What I want is a different sound for each Wyze cam. Can I do that? Maybe not?

    1. jezmck avatar

      Your hair colour is the least relevant thing in the world.

      You’re right, it’s not possible to set the sound per camera.

  2. Dandelion avatar

    A note about the “tap the relevant category” step – if the app hasn’t sent any notifications yet, there won’t be any categories to tap. I had to enable notifications in the app first, wait for my cat to trigger one (I was at work), and then I was able to follow the steps.

    1. jezmck avatar

      Ooh, excellent note, thank you!

  3. Bob B avatar
    Bob B

    I have 4 cameras, 1 at one residence and three at another. Are there any plans for different notification sounds per camera? I would find it extremely useful to know which camera has alerted me before viewing the event.

    1. jezmck avatar

      It’s a great idea, but one which would have to be implemented by Wyze themselves.

  4. STILL no way to get a different notification sound for my Wyze security system. That means MANY will just ignore the stream of notifications, like I do. Silly to not be able to change the Wyze notification sound!

  5. Jo Neville avatar
    Jo Neville

    What about instructions for iOS?

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