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Whenever your Mac encounters a problem, a sound effect ensues. Did you know that there are over 100 sound effects you can choose from? Now, you are definitely wondering where you can access these sound effects. Apple has allowed users to pick anyone of their 100 sound effects straight from Garageband and implement them as their “alert sound”. 


If you are looking to change your sound alert on your Mac and customize your experience as a user, you have come to the right place. In a few simple steps, you can test hundreds of sound effects and see how they fit on your computer. 

How to Change Error Sound Effect on Mac

Step #1: Open System Preferences on your Mac and click on the Sound icon


Step #2: Click on any of the sounds under the Sound Effects tab to make it your alert sound 

In two simple steps, you can pick any sound that suits your personality or computer. Simply, head over to Sound in System Preferences and the rest is automated for you. If you are looking to repeat these steps, follow the same steps as above and play around with new sounds you have never heard of. 


If you enjoyed our video tutorial on how to change the error sound effect on Mac, check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like how to stop seeing horror movie ads on Youtube and how to turn on dark mode on a Mac.


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