How to Change System Sounds in Windows 11 [STEPS]

Every major Windows update came with new changes to the system software like new appearance, boot animation, fonts, wallpaper as well as system sounds. Windows 11 operating system comes with new system sounds for apps and events to match the theme scheme.

Now Windows even has the different sounds for different pre-sets such as Dark Mode and almost every other system sound that was on older version of Windows operating system. This mean a new connect and disconnect, battery and critical stop, asterisk, exclamation sounds and others.

Windows 11 has the ability to change default system sounds to some other tunes or choose your own sound as well as disable all the system sound including startup sound if you find those sounds disturbing or annoying.

Here is full step-by-step guide on how to change system sound in Windows 11 and customise other system sounds.

How to Change Default System Sounds in Windows 11

  1. Open Settings app from Start menu or press Ctrl + Alt + S key together.
  2. Click on Personalization from the left plain.
  3. Now click on Themes page from the right plain.
  4. Select the Sounds option.
  5. A new window will popup, go to Sounds tab.
  6. To change the sound, select the event under the Program Events section.
  7. If you want to check what it sounds like then click TEST button.
  8. To select the new sound click on Sounds drop down menu and choose a new one.
  9. To change into your own custom sound then click on Browse button and select a new one with .wav file
  10. First click Apply then OK to save the settings.

Now repeat the required steps to switch other system sound as well. Once done, you will now be able to experience new sounds.

How to Deactivate System Sound in Windows 11

Now if you want to disable all the system sounds and have a more quieter and non-distracting experience overall then follow the steps given below:

  1. Open Settings from Start menu.
  2. Click on Personalization option from the left side.
  3. Now choose Theme setting from right side of options.
  4. Click the Sounds option.
  5. Go to Sounds tab in the new window.
  6. Click the drop down menu below Sound Scheme option.
  7. Now select No Sounds from the list.
  8. Click Apply then OK to confirm the settings.

How to Disable Startup Sound

  1. Again open Settings from Start Menu.
  2. Choose Personalization from left menu.
  3. Now click on Themes then sounds option.
  4. Move to Sounds tab.
  5. Uncheck the box named Play Windows Startup Sound.
  6. Click Apply then OK to save the made changes.


If you are like me that don’t like the default system sound even if it changes with every major updates or add a personal touch to your personal computer then don’t worry we got you covered. We have listed the instructions and methods to change system sounds in Windows 11 so you can change your own without any hassle.