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Turn Reminder Sounds On or Off

Sound effects can increase your productivity in Outlook Calendar by notifying you of upcoming appointments or meetings.

To enable or disable reminder sounds:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
    1. Select Tools > Options.
    2. Select Other tab > Advanced Options.
    3. Click Reminder Options.
      • Select Play reminder sound to hear the reminder sound when a reminder comes due.
      • Deselect Play reminder sound to prevent the reminder sound from playing when a reminder comes due.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Ensure that the volume of your speakers is set to an audible level.
  •  Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013
    1. Select File tab > Options.
    2. Click Advanced.
      • Select Play reminder sound to hear the reminder sound when a reminder comes due.
      • Deselect Play reminder sound to prevent the reminder sound from playing when a reminder comes due.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Ensure that the volume of your speakers is set to an audible level.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2011
    1. Select Outlook menu > Preferences.
    2. Click Notifications & Sounds
    3. Select Default for Sound set
      • Select Reminder to enable the default reminder sound
      • Deselect Reminder to disable the default reminder sound
  •  Outlook Web Access (OWA)
    1. Select Options > See all options.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select the Calendar tab.
    4. Under Reminders:
      • Select Play a sound when a reminder is due to hear the reminder sound when a reminder comes due.
      • Deselect Play a sound when a reminder is due to prevent the reminder sound from playing when a reminder comes due.

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