How to Change Default Alerts Sound & Haptics on iPhone

How to Change Default Alerts and Haptics on iPhone

With the release of iOS 17.2 Beta 4, Apple has made it possible for iPhone users to change default alerts and customize their notification sounds and haptics. This feature allows for a more personalized notification experience, enabling users to easily identify important alerts.

In this blog post, I will guide you through the steps to change default alerts and haptics on your iPhone.

Why are you changing Default Alerts & Haptics?

Changing default alerts and haptics on your iPhone allows you to personalize the sounds and vibrations for different notifications. Here are the main reasons:

  • Change default alerts and haptics to make your iPhone feel more personal to you.
  • Easily identify different types of notifications without looking at your phone.
  • Distinguish important alerts from less urgent ones.

Change Default Alerts on iPhone in iOS 17

To customize or change Default Alerts on your iPhone, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics“.
  • Under the Sounds section, tap on the “Default Alerts” option you wish to customize.
  • You will see a list of different alert tone patterns. Choose any of the available tones (like Antic, Cheers, Chord, Droplet, Classic, etc.).
Change Default Alerts on iPhone in iOS 17

You can preview each sound by tapping on it. Once you’ve found the tone you like, simply tap on it to set it as your new default alert. This will change the sound of notifications such as text messages, emails, or other alerts, depending on your selection.

Change Default Haptics on iPhone in iOS 17

To customize or change the Default Haptics on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics“.
  • Under the Ringtones and Alerts section, tap on “Haptics“.
  • You will see four options. Choose one according to your preferences. Options might include Always Play, Never Play, and other haptic feedback settings.
Change Default Haptics on iPhone in iOS 17

Each option adjusts how your iPhone responds to various interactions, like taps and notifications, with physical feedback.

Haptic Feedback-Supported Models

The following devices support Haptic Feedback:

  • iPhone 15 Series
  • iPhone 14 Series
  • iPhone 13 Series
  • iPhone 12 Series
  • iPhone 11 Series
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS / XS Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation and later)

Wrap up…

At last, personalizing your iPhone’s default alerts and haptics is easy and effective. By following the steps provided, you can tailor your notification experience to suit your individual needs and preferences, making your device truly yours.