We are going to explain to you how to change the tone of messages and calls in WhatsApp, both on Android and iOS. WhatsApp uses a notification and call tone different from the rest to be able to differentiate itself from other applications, and that you know when the message is from WhatsApp. However, it can always happen to you that you are with friends and you do not know who exactly the WhatsApp that has arrived has sounded like.
For this reason, you will have the possibility to change the generic tones of WhatsApp to give it a touch of distinction, and that is precisely what we are going to teach you to do step by step. We will also take the opportunity to remind you how to customize notifications for different contacts, all on both Android and iOS.
Change the tone of messages and calls
We are going to start by explaining to you step by step how to change the generic tones of WhatsApp so that all call and message notifications sound different to the rest of the people, since they will no longer be the ones used by the default application. We will explain it to you first for Android, and then the same for iOS.
Change the ringtone of messages and calls on Android
On Android, the first thing you have to do is click on the three-dot icon that you have at the top right, next to the magnifying glass. When you do, a menu will appear, and in it you have to click on the Settings option to enter the application settings.
Once you are in the Settings screen, you have to click on the Notifications option to change everything related to the notifications issued by the application on your mobile. It’s the section with the bell icon.
Inside the Notifications menu, now go to the Messages section. There, you can tap on Notification tone to change the sound that WhatsApp will emit when someone sends you a message. If you want to distinguish well the notification that comes to you in case you use a repeated tone, by clicking on the Light option you will also be able to change the color of the LED in the notification. Below, you can also change the tones of the groups in case you want them to sound different.
When you click on one of the options to change the sound of notifications, a screen will appear with a list of sounds that you can select to listen to it. Once you choose one, you can click on the confirm button at the top right. You can also choose music files that you have stored on your mobile.
Change the ringtone for messages and calls on iOS
In iOS the way to proceed is similar. When you are on the main screen, you first have to click on the Settings option (1) that you have at the bottom right. When you do, now click on the Notifications section (2) to change everything related to the notifications issued by the application on your mobile.
Inside the Notifications menu, now go to the Messages section. There, you can click on the Sound option within the Message Notifications and Group Notifications sections. In this way, you will access the menu in both cases where you can choose a different sound from the default for notifications of WhatsApp messages.
When you click on one of the options to change the sound of notifications, a screen will appear with a list of sounds that you can select to listen to it. Once you choose one, you can click on the Save button that you have at the top right.
Customize notifications for a contact
Now, we are going to explain to you step by step how to change the tone of notifications for a single contact so that it is different from the rest of WhatsApp notifications. Thus, you will be able to know when a specific person writes to whom you want to give more importance or be able to distinguish from the rest.
Customize notifications for a contact on Android
The first thing you have to do is open WhatsApp and go to the conversation of the user for whom you want to customize the notifications. Once there, click on the icon of the three dots that you have in the upper right to display the options menu, and in the pop-up menu click on the option See contact that you have in the first place, and that will take you to the profile of the person you are talking to.
Once you are in the person’s profile, you have to click on the option Custom notifications. It is the second option after silencing notifications, and it will take you to a menu with several options.
When you get to the Notifications menu you will see that all the options are disabled. To be able to use them first you have to activate the Notif option. personalized that appears in the first place. With this you will make the notifications of the user whose profile you have entered are different from the others, and all the custom options will be activated.
From here on, you only have press and configure the different options that you have at your disposal to customize the notifications. If you click on Notification tone You can change the sound that WhatsApp makes when a message from this person arrives, but you can also change the vibration, the LED light or the tone and vibration of the contact’s calls.
Customize notifications for a contact on iOS
In iOS the options are much lower than Android, but you do want to change the tone. To do this, go to the conversation of the user for whom you want to customize the notifications. Once there click on his name at the top of the window.
You will enter a screen with a specific menu for this person. On this screen, click on the Custom tone option to be able to select the tone you want this person to have. By default it will use the same as the rest of WhatsApp notifications that we have taught you to change before, but you can put a different one that makes the contact’s messages stand out.