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Apple iPhone X Audio Guide: How to manage sound settings and notifications on your iPhone X [Tutorials]

This comprehensive guide is specifically intended for iOS newbies who need help setting up and managing alerts, ringtones, and notifications sounds on the new Apple iPhone X device. Customizing ringtones and notification alerts can help you easily determine whether or not to get to your phone when it sounds. If you are one of our target readers, then keep reading to learn how to get started in setting emergency alerts, tones for incoming emails, calls and messages on your new iOS device.

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How to enable/disable emergency alerts on your iPhone X?

AMBER or America’s Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response and other kinds of emergency government alerts are being relayed to your iPhone through the same Notification Center system. Turning on emergency alerts on your iPhone is highly recommended to help you identify what your iPhone has for you to check on when it sounds, whether or not it is urgent and important. Here’s how to access and manage the emergency alerts settings on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Scroll to the Government Alerts section at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap the slider to enable or disable options for AMBER Alerts and Emergency Alerts.

These are important alerts sent by local government agencies that aim to notify you about serious things like extreme weather, missing kids and emergency alerts for safety issues.

You will know if these options are enabled or turned on when the slider appears green. They are enabled by default though but just in case you’ve turned them off previously, you might as well have to reconsider turning them on or at least leave one enabled while the other is disabled.

These alert settings however are only used in the United States so if you are leaving in other countries, then these settings may not apply or not present on your iOS device.

Also note that you cannot customize the sounds used for Emergency and AMBER alerts on your iPhone. Furthermore, these alerts are not affected by Do Not Disturb settings on your iOS device. This means they can and need to get through even if DND is enabled on your iPhone X.

How to set or change notifications for incoming email on your iPhone X?

If you are relying much on emails for your daily business or personal transactions, you can set your iPhone to sound a specific alert tone for every incoming email message. This will help you evade from missing any important email to read or respond to. Here’s how to set and manage incoming email alerts on the new iPhone X:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Tap New Mail.
  4. Tap to change the Vibration and Alert Tones.

The new iPhone X also allows you to customize your notifications with different alert styles for you to quickly respond to emails, calendar invites, messages, and more.

  • To add or change an alert style for a notification, head over to Settings-> Notifications-> then select an app to change alert styles on.

Among the alert style options you can choose from are as follow:

  • Allow notifications – allows you to get notifications from the selected app when enabled.
  • Sounds – lets an app play a sound to alert you when a notification is received.
  • Show on Lock Screen – lets you view notifications from the app on your Lock screen.
  • Show in History – lets you view previous notifications from the selected app.
  • Banners – lets you choose how you want notifications to show when your iPhone is locked. If you want to have alerts appear on the screen then go away, tap Temporary. Otherwise, tap Persistent to keep alerts remain on the screen until you act on it.
  • Show Previews – lets you select what you want to see when you get a notification like a text message.

These options can be turned on or off by tapping on their respective switches or sliders.

How to set or change ringtones for calls and text tones on your iPhone X?

Setting a custom ringtone for significant people like family members and relatives is a great way to determine an important call or message even when your iPhone is inside your purse or pocket. Here’s how to configure or edit ringtones for incoming calls on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Phone from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the contact you wish to configure ringtone for.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Select Ringtone.
  6. Tap the desired ringtone to use.
  7. Tap Done to apply the new changes.

Note: You cannot assign a ringtone to contacts that are stored on the SIM card or internal memory or Phone storage.

To change or update text tone on your iPhone X, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Tap Text Tone.
  4. Change the alert tone as you desire.

The iPhone X text tone is set to Note by default.

What to do first if your iPhone X has not sound for calls, texts, emails, or other alerts?

In case you don’t hear your iPhone X sound for notifications, emails, or incoming call alerts, make sure that voice call is working. Also care to check and ensure that silent mode is disabled, the ring volume isn’t set to very low, and Do Not Disturb or Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is turned off.

You may attempt to slide the Silent mode key on your iPhone X right or left to turn silent mode off and then back on.

You can also press the Volume keys to set it to a higher level or go to Settings-> Do Not Disturb-> then toggle the DND switch to turn the feature off if necessary.

And that covers everything in this guide. Check out our iPhone X Tutorials section to view other helpful contents that will walk you through the fundamentals of iOS 11 with the iPhone X user interface.

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