Manage Sounds and Vibration on a Samsung Galaxy S8
Edited by Jay, Maria Quinney
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ both come with an abundance of options to help users fine-tune the device and truly make it their own. The Phone's audio capabilities are second to none and offer not only warm and crystal clear sound, but also a bunch of neat customization features. Changing the Sounds and Vibration on the Galaxy S8 is quite simple, even with its extensive list of options.
Aside from the basics, such as volume control and ringtones, users can change the equalizer sound effects and set specific sounds for different notifications. There is even an option to play sounds from selected apps on various devices via Bluetooth. An excellent example of how to utilize this is, for example, to set YouTube's sound output on a pair of Bluetooth speakers, rather than using the headphone jack on the device itself. If that wasn't enough, the S8 and S8+ also allow users to personalize how the device plays back specific sounds with the advanced feature, adaptive sound.
In this article, we'll go through each setting within the sounds and vibration section on a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 7 (Nougat).
- 1 Sound mode, Vibrate while ringing, Use Volume keys for media
- 2 Volume, Vibration intensity, Ringtone
- 3 Vibration pattern, Notifications sounds, Do not disturb
- 4 Touch sounds, Screen lock sounds, Charging sound, Vibration feedback
- 5 Dialing keypad tones, Keyboard sound, Keyboard vibration
- 6 Sound quality and effects, Separate app sound
- 7 Comments
Sound mode, Vibrate while ringing, Use Volume keys for media
On the home screen, swipe up to get into your app drawer.
Once inside the S8's app drawer, locate and tap the "Settings" app.
On the Settings screen, tap "Sounds and vibration".
The setting inside SOUNDS AND VIBRATION is "Sound mode". Tap it, then select between; Sound, Vibrate, or Mute
If you'd like to have your S8 vibrate while the ringer sounds, toggle the switch next to "Vibrate while ringing".
If you'd like to be able to control the volume when media is playing, toggle the switch next to "Use Volume keys for media".
This setting is handy because different media types often have different decibel outputs and you don' want to be fumbling to turn something up or down on-the-fly.
Volume, Vibration intensity, Ringtone
To adjust Ringtone, Media, Notifications, or System sounds, tap "Volume", then move the slider next to each option.
You can also set the "Vibration intensity" for; Incoming calls, Notifications, Vibration feedback, and Hard press vibration feedback. Tap it, then adjust each slider to get the desired vibration level.
To change your device's Ringtone, tap it, then select from the list of available ringtones.
If you want to add a custom Ringtone, scroll to the bottom, then tap "Add from phone". Complete the action by choosing one of the available options.
Vibration pattern, Notifications sounds, Do not disturb
To edit how the S8 vibrates, tap "Vibration pattern", then select a style from the available vibration sequences.
Continuing along we come to, "Notification sounds". Tap it to set the default sound for notifications and messages.
On the NOTIFICATIONS SOUNDS screen, tap "Default notification sound", then select a sound from the list.
This sound will act as the default sound for all your notifications, although you can choose a different sound for messages.
Tap "Message notifications" to select a default sound and to turn vibration on as well.
On the MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS screen, toggle the "On" switch to enable sounds. To select a different sound from the default back in step 3, tap "Notification sound", then select one from the list.
Toggle the "Vibrate when sound plays" switch to enable vibrations along with your notification sound.
Next, tap "Calander notifications" from the NOTIFICATION SOUNDS screen.
Toggle the On switch to enable sounds, then tap "Notification sound" to select a desired sound effect from the list.
You can also make the device vibrate along with a sound by toggling the switch next to "Vibrate when sound plays". Toggle the switch next to "Request Uber" if you want to add a specific button to request an Uber (driving service) directly from your reminders.
To enable "Do not disturb mode", tap it, then tap the toggle switch to the on position.
From the DO NOT DISTURB SCREEN, you can enable it based on a schedule by toggling the switch next to it. To set a schedule, tap; Days, Start time, and End time, and change the values.
You can also set exceptions. Tap "Allow exceptions", then select either No exceptions
or Alarms only
If you want to set a custom do not disturb schedule, select the "Custom" radio button from the ALLOW EXCEPTIONS screen. You can enable "Repeat callers", as well as set Calls from
or Messages from
Simply tap the option, then when the drop-down appears, choose either; All, Contacts only, Favorite contacts only, or None.
To allow exceptions for "Event/tasks alerts" and or "Reminders, tap the switch next to each option.
The final option inside ALLOW EXCEPTIONS is "Priority app notifications". Tap it, then choose an application from the list of available apps.
Back on the DO NOT DISTURB screen, the last option is "Hide visual notifications". Tap it, then toggle the switch next to "Hide when screen is on" and or "Hide when screen is on".