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Adjusting Sound and Notifications Settings

You can change the volume for games, ringtones, and alarms, change the default ringtone and notification sound, plus control what system sounds are used.

  1. Pull down the Notification bar and tap the Settings icon.

  2. Tap Sound and Notifications in the Device section.

  3. Tap to change the sound mode between Sound (play all sounds), Vibrate (vibrate instead of playing sounds), or Mute (silence all sounds and vibrations).
  4. Tap to change the volume for ringtones, music, video games and other media, notifications, and system alerts.
  5. Tap to choose the intensity of vibrations for incoming calls, notifications, and haptic feedback. This screen also enables you to create custom vibration patterns. See the “Vibrations” section later in this chapter for more information.
  6. Tap to choose whether you want to go through a wizard so that your Note 5 can adapt its audio output to your ears, and choose whether you want to enhance the audio using UHQ Upscaler, SoundAlive+, or TubeAmp Pro. See the “Sound Quality and Effects” section later in this chapter for more information.
  7. Tap to choose whether you want to enable Do Not Disturb, and set any exceptions. See the “Do Not Disturb” section later in this chapter for more information.
  8. Tap to choose which apps you want to see notifications for, choose whether you want notifications to be displayed on the Lock screen, and also which ones you want to see as priority notifications.
  9. Tap to enable or disable having the LED indicator light when charging or recording a voice memo, or when you receive a new notification.
  10. Tap to change the ringtone and sounds of Messages, Calendar, and Email, plus System sounds. See the next section for more on ringtones and sounds.

Ringtones and Sounds

  1. Tap to choose which ringtone plays when you receive an incoming phone call. While choosing the ringtone, you can add any audio file on your Note 5 as your ringtone.
  2. Tap to choose the default notification sound that plays when a new notification is displayed.
  3. Tap to choose whether you want to be notifiied when you receive a new SMS or MMS message, what ringtone plays when the notification is shown, and whether your Note 5 must also vibrate.
  4. Tap to choose whether you want to be notified when you receive a new calendar notification (like an event reminder), what ringotne plays when the notification is shown, and whether your Note 5 must also vibrate.
  5. Tap to choose whether you want to be notifiied when you receive a new email, what ringotne plays when the notification is shown, and whether your Note 5 must also vibrate. This alert does not change the Gmail notification setting.
  6. Tap to enable or disable playing a sound when you interact with the touch screen, like tapping a menu item.
  7. Tap to enable or disable touch tones that play while you type a phone number on the dialpad.

  8. Tap to enable or disable playing a sound when you lock or unlock your Note 5.
  9. Tap to enable or disable playing a sound for each key that you tap on the on-screen keyboard.
  10. Tap to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

Vibrations

  1. Tap to choose the vibration intensity for incoming calls, notifications, and vibration feedback.
  2. Tap to choose a default vibration pattern for notifications. You can also create your own custom vibration pattern that can later be assigned to contacts.
  3. Tap to choose whether you want your Note 5 to also vibrate when receiving an incoming call.
  4. Tap to choose whether you want vibration feedback when you tap the Recent apps and Back buttons.
  5. Tap to choose whether you want to feel a vibration as you type on the on-screen keyboard.
  6. Tap to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

Sound Quality and Effects

  1. Tap to run through an audio test to determine your exact audotory range, and have your Note 5 customize the sound to best suit your hearing abilities.
  2. Tap to enable or disable the UHQ Upscaler feature that enhances the sound resolution of audio to make the sound clearer.
  3. Tap to enable or disable the SoundAlive+ feature that simulates surround sound. You can only enable this feature if you have a wired or Bluetooth headset connected.
  4. Tap to enable or disable the Tube Amp feature that simulates a tube amplifier. You can only enable this feature if you have a wired or Bluetooth headset connected.
  5. Tap to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

Do Not Disturb

  1. Tap to enable or disable the Do Not Disturb feature. When enabled, you receive no notifications unless you have specified exceptions.
  2. Tap to allow exceptions to the Do Not Disturb rule. For example, you probably want to allow the alarm to still wake you up in the morning, and you might want to allow incoming calls from certain people.

  3. Tap to set a schedule when Do Not Disturb is automatically enabled and disabled. For example you might want to set it to be enabled when you go to sleep and disabled when you wake up.
  4. Set the Do Not Disturb schedule.
  5. Tap to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

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