Apple Will Let You Change Default iPhone Alert Sounds With iOS 17.2

When Apple releases iOS 17.2 to the public later this year, and likely before Christmas, it will include with it a new feature that many have been crying out for — the ability to change the default notification alert.

With all shipping versions of iOS the default alert tone has been set by Apple with no way of changing it.

However, the fourth iOS 17.2 beta includes support for doing just that, and the option can be found under the new Default Alerts section of Sounds & Haptics in the Settings app.

The new option allows the alert tone to be changed for all incoming notifications except texts, emails, and calendar alerts which could all already be customized. Now, apps and alerts that use the standard type can also have their tone changed as well.

This is of course the first time that Apple has offered such an option, and it’s sure to be one that is well received among those who like to have full control over these kinds of things.

MacRumors also notes that there’s an option to change the default haptic feedback as well, giving people even more options.

As for when the new update will arrive, Apple has been releasing beta updates for a while and it’s expected that iOS 17.2 will be released to the public before Christmas.

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