How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11

Customize your notifications with these easy steps

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How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11

If you don’t like the default notification tone and want to change it, this guide can help! We will explain all the methods to change the notification sounds on Windows 11. Let’s get started!

What can I do to change the notification sound in Windows 11?

1. Use the Settings app

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to System, and select SoundSystem - Sound - How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  3. Now go to the Advanced section and click More sound settings to open the Sound dialog box. More sound settings
  4. Switch to the Sounds tab.
  5. Under Program Events, locate the Notification section.Sound Notification
  6. Under Sounds, choose the sound, and click the Test button to hear a preview.
  7. Click Apply, then OK to confirm the changes.

2. Use the Control Panel

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click OpenCP How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  2. Select View by as Category, and click Hardware and Sound.Hardware and Sound How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  3. Now click SoundSound 1
  4. On the Sound dialog box, switch to the Sounds tab.
  5. Locate the Notification under Program EventsCP How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  6. Under Sounds, click the drop-down menu and choose notification sound. 
  7. Once selected, click the Test button to hear. 
  8. Click Apply, then OK to save the changes. 

3. Use the Personalization settings

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings
  2. Go to Personalization, and click ThemesSettings personalization How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  3. Locate Related settings and click the Sounds button.
  4. In the next window, go to the Sounds tab. 
  5. Navigate to the Notification section under Program Events.
  6. Under Sounds, click the drop-down menu and choose a new sound. Sound Notification
  7. Click Test to hear the preview.  
  8. Click Apply, then OK to apply the changes.

4. Use the Registry Editor

  1. Save the sound that you want to use and copy the path. 
  2. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box. REGEDIT RUN COMMAND
  3. Type regedit and click OK to open the Registry Editor
  4. Navigate to this path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps.Default\Notification.Default.Current
  5. Locate and double-click the Default to open the Properties.Registry Editor Value data How to Change Notification Sound in Windows 11
  6. In the Value data field, paste the path of the sound file and click OK
  7. Restart your computer to save the changes. 

And if your Windows 11 keeps chiming, we have an answer in our detailed article, but make sure you don’t end up with a situation where the notification sounds are not working at all. But if it happens, the highlighted guide will help you fix the problem.

If its push notifications not working, we also got you covered on that front.

So, these are ways to change the notification sound on Windows 11. Try them and let us know what worked in the comments section below.

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