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The fourth beta of iOS 17.2 that Apple released today adds a much-desired feature, the option to change the default notification alert.

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Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options.

Apple has not previously offered an interface for tweaking the default notification sound, so this is a notable update for those who have always wanted to select a sound. All of the text tones can be used for the default notification sound.


There's also an option to change the default haptic feedback. Apple in iOS 17 changed the haptic alert, and now it can be changed back or customized for those who were not happy with the update.

Article Link: iOS 17.2 Beta Adds Option to Change Default Notification Sound and Haptics
 
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Gobeatty

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Yeah!!! I hope I can now change the default sound and set an alarm with Siri and Siri will honor the default sound.
 
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ifxf

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They still don’t allow you to control Apple generated notifications. Now in 17.x, OS update notifications appear as temp notices on the lockscreen.
 

GMShadow

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Still no way to make the haptics stronger in the keyboard.
Nor is it possible to make the keyboard sound louder by itself without it affecting the overall volume on the entire phone.
What a joke.

Given how annoying the typing sound is in public anyway, I'd almost appreciate them removing it entirely.

Haptics for typing is tacky. It makes sense Android has it.
 

aria26

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Under default alerts menu, the default (synchronized) haptic makes me feel like the haptic is broken on my 15 pro max. Does anyone face with the same issue? Other haptic options seems to work fine.
 

RockStar90s

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The fourth beta of iOS 17.2 that Apple released today adds a much-desired feature, the option to change the default notification alert.

ios-17-default-alert.jpg

Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options.

Apple has not previously offered an interface for tweaking the default notification sound, so this is a notable update for those who have always wanted to select a sound. All of the text tones can be used for the default notification sound.


There's also an option to change the default haptic feedback. Apple in iOS 17 changed the haptic alert, and now it can be changed back or customized for those who were not happy with the update.

Article Link: iOS 17.2 Beta Adds Option to Change Default Notification Sound and Haptics
 

KevinAPearson

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I'd also like to change the haptics and tones on the Apple Watch. I'm still occasionally missing them when I'm in a noisy environment.
 
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harleymhs

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Tri Tone was fine, Until IOS 17 changed the default to Rebound! Never heard any alerts while in my pocket! I would of been happy just to have tri tone back, Now this is great ! Maybe  finally listened to all of us.
 
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CarAnalogy

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Now let me choose any song I want for a ringtone without having to manually create ringtone files.

Android lets you choose any song on your device to use as a ringtone.

And furthermore lets you make a custom notification sound for any application.

And also lets you put icons on the screen where you want them.

Maybe Apple is finally running out of harebrained ideas and got down to the stuff people have been begging them to do for literally a decade.
 
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