Change volume, sound & vibrate settings on Android

You can make your phone's volume louder or quieter. You can also change your ringtone, sound, and vibration.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn your volume up or down

When you press a volume button, the volume that changes depends on what you're doing. For example, if you're watching a movie, the movie volume changes. If you press your volume buttons when you're not listening to anything, your media volume changes.

To change the volume of other sounds, like your ringtone:

  1. Press a volume button.
  2. At the right, tap Settings: Adjust volume or Settings.
  3. Slide the volume levels to where you want them:
    • Media volume: Music, videos, games, other media
    • Call volume: Volume of the other person during a call
    • Ring volume: Phone calls, notifications
    • Alarm volume

Tip: If your phone is paired to more than one Bluetooth device, you can change where you hear music, videos, and games. Under "Media volume," tap Play media to.

Turn on vibrate or mute

  1. Press a volume button.
  2. At the right, above the slider, you'll see an icon. Tap it until you see:
  3. Optional: To unmute or turn off vibrate, tap the icon until you see Ring Ring volume.

Tip: To stop a call while it's ringing, press a volume button.

Turn off some sounds and vibrations
You can silence all sounds, or turn on certain sounds like alarms or important calls. 
Make all phone calls vibrate
  1. Press a volume button.
  2. At the right, tap Settings: Settings or Adjust volume.
  3. If needed, tap See more.
  4. Turn on Vibrate for calls.
Change what happens when you press Power + Volume up

Important: Settings can vary by phone. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

To quickly turn on vibrate, press Power + Volume up.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Shortcut to prevent ringing.
  3. Turn Prevent ringing on or off.
  4. Choose what happens when you press Power and Volume up:
    • Vibrate: Phone calls and notifications vibrate
    • Mute: Phone calls and notifications are silent

Change ringtones

Change your ringtone
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Phone ringtone.
  3. Pick a ringtone.
  4. Tap Save.
Assign a ringtone to someone
  1. Open your phone's Contacts app Contacts app.
  2. Tap a contact.
  3. Tap More More And then Set ringtone.
  4. Choose a ringtone.
  5. Tap Save.
Get new ringtones

Get ringtone apps

Download more ringtones from ringtone apps in the Google Play Store Google Play.

Transfer a ringtone from a computer

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Learn how to transfer files by USB.
  2. In the window that opens, find the "Ringtones" folder. Copy your music file (MP3) into the "Ringtones" folder.
  3. Disconnect your phone from your computer.

Tip: Alarm and phone ringtones use different folders. Learn how to add ringtones for alarms.

Change other sounds & vibrations

Change notification sounds & vibration

Change your notification sound

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Advanced And then Default notification sound.
  3. Choose a sound.
  4. Tap Save.

Tip: You can choose different notification sounds for different apps. Use the settings menu inside each app. For example, learn how to change Gmail notifications.

Make your notifications vibrate

Some apps let you choose whether to vibrate for their notifications. Learn how to change notifications for certain apps.

Choose keyboard sounds & vibrations

To change typing sounds and vibrations, you may need to change your keyboard's settings. For example, to change Gboard sounds:

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap System And then Languages & input.
  3. Tap Virtual keyboard And then Gboard.
  4. Tap Preferences.
  5. Turn on or off:
    • Sound on keypress
    • Haptic feedback on keypress
      Note: If you don't see "Haptic feedback on keypress," tap Vibrate on keypress.

Tip: If you have Gboard "Haptic feedback on keypress" turned on, make sure that "Touch vibration" is also on. Learn how to turn on "Touch vibration."

Change emergency broadcast settings
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Advanced and then Emergency alerts.
Tip: You can change your emergency alert settings, like for AMBER alerts and threat notifications.
Choose other sounds & vibrations (touch, charging, screen lock & more)
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Advanced.
  3. Turn a sound or vibration on or off.
Change work profile sounds
  1. Set up a work profile.
  2. Open your phone's Settings app.
  3. Tap Sound And then Advanced.
  4. Scroll down to "Work profile sounds."
  5. Choose your ringtones and sounds.

If you're using an older Android version

Change what happens when you press Power + Volume up
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Shortcut to prevent ringing.
  3. Tap Press Power & Volume Up together.
  4. Choose what happens:
    • Vibrate: Phone calls and notifications vibrate
    • Mute: Phone calls and notifications are silent
    • Do nothing
Turn your volume up or down
  1. Press a volume button.
  2. At the right, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Choose the volume type:
    • Media Media volume (music, videos, games, other media)
    • Ring Ring volume (calls, notifications)
    • Alarm Alarm

Tip: You can also change volumes from your Settings app And then Sound.

Turn on vibrate

To have your phone vibrate only (not make sounds), press and hold the volume down button until your phone vibrates.

If your media volume gets turned down instead:

  • At the right, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  • Slide "Ring" all the way to the left.

Tip: When your phone is in vibrate mode, you'll see Vibrate Vibrate.

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