1. DoctorWh0's Avatar
    I have been able to change pretty much everything else but all i can seem to find is the priority sender settings and i would like to change the notification sound when i receive an email to something else. a new app may be sufficient but if possible i would like to keep the current app.
    10-23-2014 03:32 PM
  2. mhunter6378's Avatar
    You using the stock Samsung email app or Gmail? They both have notification sound settings within the app to change the email notification sound but getting to the setting is slightly different in each app. In any case, if you dig through the settings with the app itself you can change the sound to something more your liking.
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    10-23-2014 03:36 PM
  3. JasW's Avatar
    Priority senders is just for messaging, not email, as far as I can see.

    To change your notification sound on the stock email app, hit the menu button (three vertical stripes) on the upper left, then select Manage accounts at the bottom of the menu. Then select the account whose notification sound you want to change. You'll see the Notification sound setting.
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    10-23-2014 04:16 PM
  4. lsmachado's Avatar
    I have been able to change pretty much everything else but all i can seem to find is the priority sender settings and i would like to change the notification sound when i receive an email to something else. a new app may be sufficient but if possible i would like to keep the current app.
    Same here. I followed the 2 suggestions following your post, and the only option to change the notification sound is for priority senders, and I don't have any priority senders.

    It seems the only sound available to me is the annoying bubble popping sound. I'm using the email app that was preloaded when I got the phone.

    I like the app except for not being able to change the notification sound.

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    10-23-2014 04:31 PM
  5. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    JasW's instructions are correct. Just follow those.
    10-23-2014 04:41 PM
  6. lsmachado's Avatar
    JasW's instructions are correct. Just follow those.
    Yes, I did that, but again, that option is only for "priority senders". I don't have any priority senders.

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    10-23-2014 04:47 PM
  7. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Yes, I did that, but again, that option is only for "priority senders". I don't have any priority senders.

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    Can you show screen shots of what you're doing? Because mine works just fine.
    10-23-2014 05:27 PM
  8. lsmachado's Avatar
    Can you show screen shots of what you're doing? Because mine works just fine.
    I would, but I don't know how to post a screenshot. Sounds dumb I know... I am using the tablet app. Is there a way to post a screenshot from the phone app?

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    10-23-2014 05:30 PM
  9. 21stNow's Avatar
    When you go into Settings, tap the email account under "Manage accounts" first, then tap the email account again, then go down to Notification sound and tap there to get to different choices for the ringtone.
    10-23-2014 05:33 PM
  10. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I would, but I don't know how to post a screenshot. Sounds dumb I know... I am using the tablet app. Is there a way to post a screenshot from the phone app?

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    Take a screenie, upload to imgur, post the bb code.
    10-23-2014 05:34 PM
  11. lsmachado's Avatar
    Take a screenie, upload to imgur, post the bb code.
    Sorry, but what is bb code. I have uploaded the images, but don't know what to do from here. I've never done this before. 😟

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    10-23-2014 05:57 PM
  12. lsmachado's Avatar
    Nevermind. I figured it out. Opened my email app. I tapped the 3 dots on the Right Side at the top of the screen> Settings> tapped on Manage accounts (shows email address on next line)>tap email address again on next screen> about 2/3 of the way down under Notification Settings, choose your notification sound.

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    10-23-2014 06:24 PM
  13. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Sorry, but what is bb code. I have uploaded the images, but don't know what to do from here. I've never done this before.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my awesome Note 4
    From that drop down list of link choices, select BB code. Then paste that link here.
    10-23-2014 06:25 PM
  14. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Nevermind. I figured it out. Opened my email app. I tapped the 3 dots on the Right Side at the top of the screen> Settings> tapped on Manage accounts (shows email address on next line)>tap email address again on next screen> about 2/3 of the way down under Notification Settings, choose your notification sound.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my awesome Note 4
    Yep that's it!
    10-23-2014 06:31 PM
  15. lsmachado's Avatar
    Yep that's it!
    I was trying the other instructions posted by tapping the STRIPES on the left side, but it's actually the 3 vertical DOTS on the right side. No harm, and I learned something new, which is a good thing. This is my first Android, and I'm loving it. Getting a lot of valuable tips here.

    Also, when I uploaded the screenshots to imgur, there was nothing about a bb code, just a url address.

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    10-23-2014 06:37 PM
  16. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I was trying the other instructions posted by tapping the STRIPES on the left side, but it's actually the 3 vertical DOTS on the right side. No harm, and I learned something new, which is a good thing. This is my first Android, and I'm loving it. Getting a lot of valuable tips here.

    Also, when I uploaded the screenshots to imgur, there was nothing about a bb code, just a url address.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my awesome Note 4
    Actually the stripes instructions were correct, but as long as you found where to change it that's all that matters.
    10-23-2014 06:43 PM
  17. nhhillrider's Avatar
    Hi,
    I was able to do the same for the "email" app but not for the gmail app

    I've tried disabling just about everything related to notifications including inside the gmail app, but the phone still wakes up and
    flashes when gmail arrives. I'd like it to just send a pleasant notification sound (of my choice) ..once ... and otherwise stay asleep.

    thanks for any help!
    10-27-2014 10:48 AM
  18. joanvanzyl's Avatar
    I have a similar problem - I want to get rid of notification sounds because they are noisy and I work in an open-plan office. I set notifications under "Sound" to Silent and I managed to set them to silent as well on one of my email addresses following the instructions above, but the other email address does not make the "notification sound" button available. Plus the thing also makes a sound when someone posts on Facebook, and I can't work out where to switch that off. The Note is wonderful, but my old BlackBerry was far more userfriendly and straightforward when it came to sound settings.
    11-12-2014 02:09 AM
  19. Tamara E's Avatar
    I found the "Notification Sound" option in the "Notification Settings" section of my email account, but it's grayed out and doesn't allow me to access it to make changes. Suggestions?
    12-11-2014 01:50 PM
  20. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I found the "Notification Sound" option in the "Notification Settings" section of my email account, but it's grayed out and doesn't allow me to access it to make changes. Suggestions?
    What email account do you have connected to your email app? Is it a Gmail account?
    12-11-2014 02:11 PM
  21. rbose1's Avatar
    "When you go into Settings, tap the email account under "Manage accounts" first, then tap the email account again, then go down to Notification sound and tap there to get to different choices for the ringtone." Thank you!! This worked perfectly.
    02-05-2015 10:46 AM
  22. foof1's Avatar
    I love you hunter. Can I have your baby?
    02-06-2015 10:38 AM
  23. Tayla11's Avatar
    Thank you!!!! I had tried everything.. You're a star!!
    02-20-2015 06:59 PM
  24. MaggiMagoo's Avatar
    I am in the same exact position. Except I have a Galaxy Tab 3. Notification Ringtone setting (for Pop 3 email) is greyed out no matter how I get to it. I'd like to change the sound from tickety tock. Why on earth is it greyed out? And how can I enable it?
    12-13-2015 06:39 AM

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