I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S22. It runs Android 12 and One UI 4.1.

What I am trying to do is use a custom notification sound for my text messages (Google Messages). I want a custom sound for one specific person and another for everyone else. I had this previously on my Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately this does not work for me. I have added the sounds I wish to use to my phone's storage. This includes custom ringtones. Those do work as I am able to select them when choosing a ringtone. I can see them in my list of available ringtones. But the sounds I have added for notifications do not appear in the list of available notification sounds.

I have tried placing them in the following locations:

  • /root/sdcard/Notifications
  • /root/sdcard/Ringtones
  • /root/sdcard/Android/media
  • /root/sdcard/Android/media/Notifications

It's this still possible to do? If so, what am I missing?

  • Can someone with enough reputation create the samsung-galaxy-s-22 tag for me, please?
    – John Conde
    Commented May 19, 2022 at 0:57

1 Answer 1


Turns out what I was missing is that the format of the file must be MP3. Mine were .wav files which worked on the older OS but not in the newer OS.

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