MacMost Q&A Forum • View All Forum QuestionsAsk a Question

How Do I Change the Alert Sound for Calendar and Reminders?

I would like to change the default alert sound for my calendar and reminder notifications.
I have already set a custom system alert sound, but for calendar and reminders nothing has changed.
I just do not find a way, and that very nice , soft alert just does not do the job for me.
Could you please help out here?

Because I need a much more aggressive alert for my calendar events and reminders.
—–
Szabolcs Kovats

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do I Change the Alert Sound for Calendar and Reminders?”

    2 months ago

    All you can change is the alert sound, as it sounds like you have. Both Reminders and Calendar don’t really play a sound — they trigger a notification. And that notification has a sound, or not, depending on your settings in System Preferences, Notifications. You can customize how notifications appear for each app there, but there is no setting for a custom sound. If you need to make the notifications for these “more aggressive” then I would suggest switching them to “Alerts” style with all checkboxes on.

    Szabolcs Kovats
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary,

    Should it be the system alert sound, is it the same as the notification sound?
    The sound played by Calendar is none of which I have under System settings/Sound/soundeffekts.

    2 months ago

    Szabolcs: I guess not then. But either way there is no setting to change the sound.

    Szabolcs Kovats
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary,

    Thank’s for your answers. It is really disappointing after all I saw in Apple software, great feature and navigation design everywhere… At the same time one cannot configure the notification sounds.
    I guess I could script “aggressive” Alerts, but I cannot do it yet.
    It is definitely something to add.

Leave a New Comment Related to "How Do I Change the Alert Sound for Calendar and Reminders?"

:
:
:
0/500 (500 character limit -- please state your comment succinctly and do not try to get around this limit by posting two comments)