If you use your Mac for work or study-related reasons, you might want to set up alerts to ensure that you notice important notifications and reminders. However, not every user is a fan of the default ones that you’ll have activated on your device.
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The good news is that changing the alert sound on your Mac is easy. This article will show you the steps you need to take.
How to Change Your Mac Alert Sounds
To change the alert sound on your Mac, you’ll first need to open the System Settings app. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions listed below.
1. Go to Sounds in the left-hand toolbar.
2. Expand the dropdown menu next to Alert sound and choose the one you’d like to change it to.
3. Once you’ve chosen your new alert sound, your changes will take immediate effect. Each time you click on one, your Mac will play you back a preview – to ensure that you like what you hear.
Changing the Alert Sound on Your Mac Is Straightforward
Changing the alert sound on your Mac is pretty simple, and you can customize it in multiple ways. For example, you can choose the alert sound volume and whether you’d like it to play upon starting up your device.
On top of that, you can select the channel that you want the sound to play out of – plus more.
Danny is a freelance writer who has been using Apple products for over a decade. He’s written for some of the largest technology publications on the web and previously worked as an in-house writer before carving his own route. Danny grew up in the UK, but now writes about tech from his Scandinavian base.