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Personalizing Sounds and Notifications

Your Galaxy S7 phone can tell you a lot about what’s going on. You can opt to be notified when you receive a new message or voice mail, when the phone requires some interaction from you, or when something interesting happens in a particular app.

How you choose to be notified is up to you. You can have the phone make a sound, vibrate, or display notifications on the Lock screen.

Configure Sounds and Ringtones

You can personalize your phone by choosing which sounds play for specific events:

  • circle-01.jpg Swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification panel.

  • circle-02.jpg Tap Settings to display the Settings screen.

  • circle-03.jpg Tap to select the Device tab.

  • circle-04.jpg Tap Sounds and Vibration.

  • circle-05.jpg Select a ringtone for when you receive incoming phone calls by tapping Ringtone.

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  • circle-06.jpg Tap to select the ringtone you want. When you tap a ringtone, you hear a preview of that sound.

  • circle-07.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Ringtones and Sounds screen.

  • circle-08.jpg Change the sound that plays when you receive a notification by tapping Notification Sound.

  • circle-09.jpg Tap Default Notification Sound.

  • circle-10.jpg Tap to select the sound you want.

  • circle-11.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Notification Sound screen.

  • circle-12.jpg Tap Messages Notifications to turn on or off message notifications.

  • circle-13.jpg By default, you receive notification of messages on your phone. To turn off message notifications, tap Off the switch at the top of the screen.

  • circle-14.jpg Tap Notification Sound and make a selection to change the sound you hear when you receive a message notification.

  • circle-15.jpg By default, your phone also vibrates when you receive a message. To turn off this vibration, tap Off the Vibrations switch.

  • circle-16.jpg Also by default, previews of new messages are displayed on your phone’s Lock screen and in pop-ups when you’re using the phone. To turn off these previews, tap Off the Preview Message switch.

  • circle-17.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Notification Sound screen.

  • circle-18.jpg Tap Calendar Notifications to configure notifications about events on your calendar.

  • circle-19.jpg By default, you receive notification about upcoming calendar events. To turn off these notifications, tap Off the switch at the top of the screen.

  • circle-20.jpg Tap Notification Sound and make a selection to change the sound you hear when you receive a calendar notification.

  • circle-21.jpg By default, your phone also vibrates when it displays a calendar notification. To turn off this vibration, tap Off the Vibration switch.

  • circle-22.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Notification Sound screen.

  • circle-23.jpg Tap Email Notifications to configure the notifications displayed when you receive email messages.

  • circle-24.jpg If you’ve set up one or more email accounts on your phone, you have the option of receiving notifications from those accounts. By default, you receive notifications when you receive email in these accounts. To turn off these notifications, tap Off the switch at the top of the screen.

  • circle-25.jpg You can set different notifications for different accounts and types of senders. Tap Priority Senders to set a sound for contacts designated priority senders.

  • circle-26.jpg Tap an account to set sounds for all messages from a given account.

  • circle-27.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Ringtones and Sounds screen.

  • circle-28.jpg Tap the back arrow again to return to the Sounds and Vibration screen.

  • circle-29.jpg Scroll down to the System section and tap Off the switch in the Touch Sounds section to turn off the sounds your phone makes when you tap the touchscreen.

  • circle-30.jpg Tap Off the switch in the Screen Lock Sounds section to turn off the sounds your phone makes when you lock and unlock the screen.

  • circle-31.jpg Tap off the switch in the Charging Sound section to turn off the sound your phone makes when you connect a charger.

  • circle-32.jpg Scroll down to the Key-Tap Feedback section and tap Off the switch in the Dialing Keypad Tone section to turn off the sounds your phone makes when you tap the keypad in the Phone app.

  • circle-33.jpg Tap Off the switch in the Keyboard Sound section to turn off the sounds your phone makes when you tap the onscreen keyboard.

Configure Vibrations

You can also configure when and how your phone vibrates.

  • circle-01.jpg Swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification panel.

  • circle-02.jpg Tap Settings to display the Settings screen.

  • circle-03.jpg Tap to select the Device tab.

  • circle-04.jpg Tap Sounds and Vibration to display the Sounds and Vibration screen.

  • circle-05.jpg If you don’t want your phone to vibrate when ringing, tap Off the Vibrate While Ringing switch.

  • circle-06.jpg Tap Vibration Intensity to change the intensity of the phone’s vibrations.

  • circle-07.jpg Adjust the sliders to the right (stronger vibration) or left (weaker vibration) for incoming calls, notifications, or overall vibration feedback.

  • circle-08.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Sounds and Vibration screen.

  • circle-09.jpg Tap Vibration Pattern to change the pattern of the vibration.

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  • circle-10.jpg Tap the vibration pattern you want—Heartbeat, Ticktock, and so forth. When you select a pattern, you feel a preview of that vibration.

  • circle-11.jpg Tap the back arrow at the top of the screen to return to the Sounds and Vibration screen.

  • circle-12.jpg By default, the phone vibrates slightly when you tap certain onscreen “soft keys.” To turn off these vibrations, scroll to the System section and tap Off the Vibration Feedback switch.

  • circle-13.jpg By default, you’ll feel a slight vibration when you tap the onscreen keyboard. To turn off this vibration, scroll to the Key-Tap Feedback section and tap Off the Keyboard Vibration switch.

Configure Notifications

Your Galaxy S7 displays a lot of notifications. Fortunately, you have some control over the notifications you receive.

  • circle-01.jpg Swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification panel.

  • circle-02.jpg Tap Settings to display the Settings screen.

  • circle-03.jpg Tap to select the Personal tab.

  • circle-04.jpg Tap Lock Screen and Security.

  • circle-05.jpg By default, notifications are displayed on the Lock screen. To hide these notifications, tap Notifications on Lock Screen.

  • circle-06.jpg Tap Content on Lock Screen and then select to Show Content (displays detailed information), Hide Content (displays basic information), or Do Not Show Notifications (hides all notifications).

  • circle-07.jpg By default, your phone displays notifications from all apps. If you want to show notifications only from selected apps, tap Off the All Apps switch.

  • circle-08.jpg You can now configure notifications from each app individually. Tap On those apps from which you want to receive notifications; tap Off those apps from which you don’t want to see notifications. (If the On/Off switch is shaded for a given app, you can’t change its notification setting.)

Configure the LED Light

By default, the LED indicator on the front of your phone lights when charging or when you’ve received incoming messages or notifications. You can opt to turn this light off if you want.

Turn on Do Not Disturb

The S7’s Do Not Disturb mode silences all calls and alerts during the time period you specify. This is good for keeping your phone silent while you’re sleeping or during important meetings.

  • circle-01.jpg Swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification panel.

  • circle-02.jpg Tap Settings to display the Settings screen.

  • circle-03.jpg Tap to select the Device tab.

  • circle-04.jpg Tap Sounds and Vibration.

  • circle-05.jpg Tap Do Not Disturb to display the Do Not Disturb screen.

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  • circle-06.jpg Tap On the Turn On Now switch to immediately activate Do Not Disturb mode.

  • circle-07.jpg Tap On the Turn On as Scheduled mode to activate Do Not Disturb according to a preset schedule.

  • circle-08.jpg Tap Days and select which days of the week you don’t want to be disturbed.

  • circle-09.jpg Tap Start Time to set the time of day that Do Not Disturb is activated.

  • circle-10.jpg Tap End Time to set when Do Not Disturb ends.

  • circle-11.jpg Tap Allow Exceptions to set exceptions to the rule by selecting what things you want to be disturbed by.

  • circle-12.jpg By default, Do Not Disturb mutes all calls and alerts. Tap Alarms Only to allow alarms to sound during Do Not Disturb time.

  • circle-13.jpg Tap Custom to set custom exceptions to Do Not Disturb.

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