[Updated] iOS 17 update ‘default notification sound’ change triggers opinions, do you like it?


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 19, 2023) follows:

In the ever-evolving world of technology, small changes can have a big impact on user experiences. One such change is the alteration of the default notification sound in iOS 17.

The familiar and iconic ‘Tri-tone’ sound that has been synonymous with iPhones for years has been replaced by a new sound called ‘Rebound’.

This change has caused a stir among iPhone users, with opinions ranging from enthusiastic approval to outright dissatisfaction.

Thoughts on iOS 17 ‘default notification sound’ change

One of the most common criticisms voiced by iPhone users is that Rebound is too soft (1,2,3,4,5,6).

iOS 17 default notification sound change

The lower volume and subtler tone have led some to miss important notifications, especially in noisy environments. Additionally, those accustomed to the attention-grabbing Tri-tone may easily overlook Rebound’s gentle chime.

However, the proponents of this argument argue that notifications should be assertive and impossible to ignore.

To them, the Tri-tone was the perfect solution, and its replacement with Rebound has left them longing for the good old days of loud and unmistakable notifications.

This was first spotted in the RC update and users said that the new notification sound is too low.

I absolutely hate the new default notification sound on iOS 17. How the hell do I change it?!

The new iOS 17 notification sound is pissing me off

On the flip side, there are those who have embraced Rebound with open arms. They appreciate its more discreet and refined nature (1,2,3).

new iOS 17 notification sound

Users also argue that, as with any change, it may take some time to adjust. Once accustomed to the new sound, it becomes just as effective at alerting users to notifications, albeit in a more harmonious manner.

i like the new default(?) notification sound that comes with iOS 17

Adding to the mix of opinions are those users who are confused about whether the new notification sound is a result of an app update or an iOS 17 modification (1,2).

With regular updates to apps, it can be challenging to pinpoint the exact source of the sound change, leading to some uncertainty among users.

While this may not affect their opinion of the sound itself, it does highlight the importance of clear communication and user guidance from Apple when making such changes. Clarity can help alleviate some of the confusion surrounding updates.

Did iOS 17 change the default notification sound cuz if they did it’s been throwing me off all day!

What do you think?

Now, it’s your turn to weigh in on this significant iOS 17 update. Do you prefer the new Rebound notification sound, or are you among the group longing for the return of the classic Tri-tone?

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That said, we’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article accordingly.

Update 1 (September 20, 2023)

06:07 pm (IST): iOS 17 users (1,2,3) are demanding that Apple allow them to change the default notification sound, which is too quiet for many people.

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