Does anyone know how to change WhatsApp notification & SMS tone for iOS 7 (on iPhone 5S)?

I would like to use a ringtone such as Chinese music uploaded from phone or apps instead of using the default tone for WhatsApp.


This feature has been added and can be found in Whatsapp -> Settings -> Notifications. SMS tone is in the same place as always, Settings -> Sounds -> Text tone.

  • I can verify that on iOS 7 with the latest version of Whatsapp at the time of my post (May 2015) that this works. – Sridhar Sarnobat May 27 '15 at 20:20

This is currently no way to change that notification sound. This feature would need to be enabled by the developers themselves. You can try requesting this feature by emailing them. Here's the link.


Here you go, but unfortunately your phone has to be jailbroken. And once you SSH into your phone via Putty or something similar its easy here is a complete tutorial http://mythreebytes.wordpress.com/

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I've just done it on my wife's phone. Open whatsapp - the app, click the setting cog (bottom right), notifications, message notifications - new message..select your tone! No jail breaking, no fancy anything

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    Could you expand your answer? How exactly does this solve the problem? – grg Jan 12 '14 at 7:28
  • what is winscp cause i got my own notification i would like to use on whatsapp – user71928 Mar 3 '14 at 2:20
  • Interesting... actually this was the best answer, and the only right answer on this page: to change the tone, you have to do it from within the app's Settings pane, not the iPhone's settings app. – Drew Mar 15 '16 at 17:06

I am afraid you are mistaken. The feature is blocked in the latest whatsapp version for IOS.

  • It's still there for me, are you sure? – onik Jan 12 '14 at 18:06
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