Text Message Notification Settings - Android™

Note The below instructions only apply to the default text messaging app (Messages, Messaging, Text Messaging) and available options vary by device.

  1. From the messaging app, tap the Menu icon.
  2. Tap Settings or Messaging settings.
  3. If applicable, tap Notifications or Notification settings.
  4. Configure the following received notification options as preferred:
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present or switch is in the ON position.
    Note If disabled, notifications won't appear in the status bar.
    • Notifications
    • Received notifications
    • Play notification sound
  5. Configure the following ringtone options:
    Note Choose a ringtone from the list (e.g., Silent, Default, etc.) then tap OK, Done, or Apply.
    • Select ringtone
    • Notification sound
    • Notification tone
    • Choose ringtone
  6. Configure the following vibrate options:
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present or switch is in the ON position.
    • Vibrate
    • Vibrations
    • Notification vibration
  7. Configure the following pop-up notification options:
    Note Allows message preview to be displayed while on current screen.
    • Heads-up notification
    • Pop-up display
    • New message pop-up
    • Enable Popup
  8. Configure the following message preview options:
    Note Allows message preview to be displayed on the status bar or lock screen.
    • Preview message
    • Notification preview
    • Preview
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