How to Change Notification Sound on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through configuring the latest Pixel phone’s sound and vibration settings to alter the default notification sound used in the system. Here’s a quick guide to change notification sound on Google Pixel 7.

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Sound alerts are mainly designed to get your attention so make sure to select a notification sound that’s audible enough for you to pick up. Just like ringtones, the default notification sound on Pixel 7 is also made to be customizable by end-users. That said, you can always change it if needed.

Depicted below is the step-by-step walkthrough of altering notification sound settings on the Google Pixel 7. You can refer to this guide if you’re new to this device and need help managing your phone’s audio settings, particularly the notification sound.

  1. When ready, open the Settings app by tapping on the gear icon from the Home screen of your device.

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    If you don’t see the Settings app icon from Home, then you can access it from the Apps tray instead. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to launch the Apps viewer then look for the gear icon that represents the Settings app.

  2. While in the Settings app menu, scroll to find Sound & vibration from the given items then tap on it to continue.

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    Audio-related settings and features will load up on the next display.

  3. Scroll to find Default notification sound from the given options then tap on it to proceed.

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    Different sound categories will populate the next display.

  4. Tap to select any from the given sound categories.

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    Each of these categories contains a different set of notification sounds that you can use.

  5. To select a notification sound from a category, just tap on the sound name to mark the radio button before it. You can hear a quick audio preview of the selected sound too. After making a selection, tap Save on the upper-right corner of the screen. 

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    The recent changes will then be saved and the new notification sound is applied system-wide.

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Should you wish to replace it with another sound, just repeat the same steps to return to the notification sound menu then find and select the sound that you’d like to use. Don’t forget to save your changes to apply your new notification sound selection.

Sound Notifications Not Playing on Google Pixel 7?

First, make sure that the notification sound you’ve set as the new default is audible. Also consider adjusting your phone’s volume.

If none of that helps and notification sounds are still not playing on your Pixel 7 for some reason, try clearing the cache of the sound-related system apps.

  • To access this information, navigate to the Settings-> Apps-> [Show System] menu of your device.

Also ensure that your phone’s operating system is up to date. If the problem occurs only when using a specific sound app, then that’s likely an isolated issue with that application. Should that be the case, clearing the app’s cache and data might help. Installing new updates available for the errant application may likewise resolve the issue should it be tied to some in-app bug.

And that’s how you change the notification sound on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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