Learn how to set alerts, ringtones, and notifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.




Emergency alerts

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the MORE in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll to and tap Emergency alerts.
  5. Tap Emergency alerts to set which alert types to receive.
  6. Select or clear the check boxes for:   
    • Presidential alerts
    • Imminent extreme alert
    • Imminent severe alert
    • AMBER alerts


Incoming email

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap the Menu key in the top right of the screen.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Manage accounts.
  6. Tap your email address until it advances to the next screen,
  8. Tap Email notifications to select or clear the check box and turn on/off email notifications.
  9. Tap Notification sound to select or change the notification sound.
  10. Tap Vibrate to select or clear the check box and turn on or turn off vibrate notification.



Ringtone for all calls

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Device,' tap Sounds and notifications.
  4. Under 'Sound,' tap Ringtones and sounds.
  5. Tap Ringtone and select the desired ringtone.
  6. Tap the back arrow in the upper left corner, the selection is automatically saved.


Ringtone for calls from one contact

You cannot assign a ringtone to contacts stored on the SIM card or phone (device memory).

  1. From any Home screen, tap Contacts.
  2. Tap the desired contact.
  3. Tap the Edit icon (pencil).
  4. Tap Ringtone.
  5. Tap the desired ringtone to assign it to the contact and then tap OK.
  6. Tap Save.

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