How to Change iPhone Text Message NotificationTone

If you don’t like the alert sounds that came with your iPhone text messages, you can easily change your iPhone SMS notification tone without jailbreak. You can even set iPhone SMS alert tones for specific contact. Sounds interesting? Pick your iPhone and learn these small tricks with us.


Added Information: Apple is not overly generous when it comes to customizing alert tones on your iPhone. Ring tones are completely customizable but email tones can’t be changed from the default unless you jailbreak. For text messages, you can personalize them but not customize them (yet).

How to Change the Default Text Message Tone in iPhone

To change the tone you hear for all incoming texts, you need to do a little change on your iPhone’s settings.


  1. Open Settings on your iPhone
  2. Tap Sounds
  3. Tap Text Tone
  4. Choose new tone (you can tap to preview the tone)

When you finish these steps, there’s nothing more you need to do. All new text messages will trigger the new tone when they arrive.

How to Set Specific Tone for an Individual Contact’s SMS

Want to set different SMS tones for friends, family and colleagues, so that you can easily tell them apart when they text you? It’s also very easy. Here’s how to set a personalized SMS/Text tone for an individual contact:


  1. Launch the Contacts app (or Phone app and choose the Contacts tab)
  2. Scroll to the contact you want to personalize
  3. Tap on their name to bring up their contact page
  4. Tap edit
  5. Tap on Text Tone and choose a new tone

Since you have specific tone for different contact texts, you’ll now be able to tell who is texting you the moment you hear the tone.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

You may find it quite easy for you to delete important messages on iPhone by pressing the wrong button. Is there a way to recover deleted SMS on iPhone and help us out? iPhone Data Recovery is the tool that we could rely on. It works equally well on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other iPhone models. If you want to have iPhone messages back, give it a shot! You’ll be amazed at the great power of this program.

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