How to change the sound for speed camera alerts?

Mustang_1970 Registered Users Posts: 4
Apprentice Seeker
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Does anybody know if and how to change the sound for speed camera alert on Go Essential with TMC? I would like to change the sound from a simple ding to something more alert grabbing. Thanks for the assist.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,814
    edited May 2021

    For a general improvement using the Tomtom Speed Cam Database over the default settings

    Always use a Computer voice...
    Serena or Malcolm in the UK
    From the main screen... Tap (.... Menu) -> Setting -> Sounds & Warnings...
    Set... 'Warning Type' to... Read Allowed... (Important... Needs a Computer Voice set in the Voices menu)
    Speed Cameras & Hazards... Set to ON
    The next 10 Setting ALL set to Always
    The next 4 Settings ALL set to ON
    The device will now say....
    'Fixed Camera'
    'Mobile Camera'
    'Mobile Hot Spot'
    'Red-light Camera'
    'Accident Black-spots
    ‘Spoken Traffic delays’

    Speed Cams
    If you keep a check on the Traffic-bar... The device gives you a visual Warning of the next Fixed or Mobile Speed Camera many miles before you reach the camera
    Even more info if in the 'Setting menus' you setup a Wide Traffic/Route Bar
  • Mustang_1970
    Mustang_1970 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Seeker
    Thanks for the info. I have already did that but I am not happy with the "ding sound" when you do not select a computer voice. Therefore, I was wondering if there was a way to use another sound for the alert (i.e. install a MP4 sound) which could be used instead.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,814

    Sorry you can't change the standard Warning sounds

    Always use a TTS Computer voice... The spoken instructions and Text to speech is far superior to ANY Recorded voice

  • paulne99
    paulne99 Registered Users Posts: 10
    Apprentice Traveler
    I have the same problem seems like a step backward all the warning tomes are the same so you dont know without looking what you are being warned about on my VIA i have one sound for traffic and another if i drive too fast without taking my eyes off the road tom tom seem to have filled the new devices with loads of other things that are of no use like IFTTT which looks useless shame i may be returning mine and going back to my VIA
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,844
    Hi @paulne99

    You don't say what new fence you are talking about. Look to see whether you can select a Computerised Voice rather than a Recorded voice from the list of voices available then you can set it to give you more detailed directional information and even tell you what type of Camera you are approaching. There is only a sound facility to warn if you are driving too fast