Ringtones & notifications: Samsung Galaxy Note II

Learn how to set custom ringtones and notifications on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Find out more on this page:

 

Set custom sounds

Transfer

 

 

Set custom sounds

Notifications

To change the notification sounds, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sound.
  4. Tap Defualt notifications.
  5. Tap the desired notification sound and then tap OK.

 

 

Ringtones

To change the ringtone, follow these steps:

 

Ringtone for all calls

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sound.
  4. Tap Device ringtone.
  5. Choose the desired options:

    • Change to music or sound file
      1. Tap Add.
      2. Tap the desired application for adding the ringtone (Music Player, Play Music, or Dropbox)
      3. Tap Always or Just once.
      4. Navigate to and tap the desired music or sound file. If necessary, tap to the side of the file to select the bullet point.
      5. Tap OK.

    • Change to pre-installed ringtone
      1. Tap the desired Ringtone from the list and then tap OK.

 

Ringtone for calls from one contact

Note: You cannot assign a ringtone to contacts stored on the SIM card. If necessary, copy the SIM card contact to another account. 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. If necessary, tap the Contacts tab.
  4. Tap the desired contact.
  5. Tap the Edit icon (pencil).
  6. Tap Ringtone.
  7. Choose one of the following options:
    • Tap Default
    • Tap Ringtones and then the desired ringtone. Tap OK.
    • Tap Go to My Files to assign one of your audio or music files. Navigate to the desired file. To the left of the file, tap the bullet point to fill it with color. Tap Done.
  8. Tap Save.

 

 

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Transfer

Transfer music or sounds to use

Some devices require you to transfer music, sounds, or other audio files to the device in a certain way for it to be used for ringtones and notifications. To transfer these files, follow these steps:

 

Transfer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch that Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device (MTP).
  2. On your computer, click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer or else navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and navigate to the desired folder.
  3. Navigate to the desired music file(s) stored on your computer.
  4. Drag and drop the music files into your phone's disk drive.
    Note: To add a notification, drop directly into the Notifications folder. Or, see below: 'Notification list - add the new music or sound file.'
  5. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

Transfer - Mac

  1. If necessary, navigate to samsung.com/kies, click DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS and follow the prompts to download the Kies software.
  2. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch the Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device to select the check box.
  3. On your computer, open Kies.
  4. Inside Kies, choose one of the following options:
    Note: You can also click Music located under your device's name.
    • To the right of 'Internal memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to where you want to add the music our sound file to your device's internal memory.
    • To the right of 'External memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to where you want to add the music or sound file to your SD card.
  5. On your computer, navigate to the desired music or sound file.
  6. Drag and drop the music files into Kies.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Notification list - add transferred music or sound file
Note
: Using your device, you can add the new music or sound file to your notification list.

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap My files.
  3. Tap All files.
  4. Navigate to the desired music or sound file that you transfered.
    Note: 'sdcard0' is your device's internal memory and 'extsdCard' is your external memory card.
  5. Touch and hold on the file and then tap Copy.
  6. Tap sdcard0.
  7. Tap the Notifications folder.
  8. Tap Paste here. The music or sound file is now added to your Default notifications list in alphabetical order.

 

 

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