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Android: How To Disable Touch Sounds and Key Tones

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I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like it when my Android smartphone confirms every click with a tone. And I certainly don’t need it to beep when I dial a number.

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like it when my Android smartphone confirms every click with a tone. And I certainly don’t need it to beep when I dial a number. If you’re annoyed by the constant beeping tones on your Android device, here’s how to disable it.

Note: This article was written for an early version of Android. The screens and UI may have changed but the idea is the same.

Disable Android Touch and Key Sounds

In the main menu, click Settings. Then tap on Sound.

android main menu settings

Then tap on Sound.

Now, scroll all the way down the menu and uncheck Keytones and Touch Sounds under System.

android sound screen selection

The settings above will be named something different on other versions of Android and devices. Navigate through the menus, and uncheck the option to turn off Touch Tones.

android audible selection

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. blaw  

    if this was so simple why would anyone get annoyed

    • Andrew Taylor  

      Because some tablets, like the cheap one I got from amazon, are not that simple. In fact, I eventually found the key tones on my tablet, turned them off, and it still makes them.

  2. IanD  

    On my S4 the ‘Touch sounds’ option in the Sound settings keeps ticking itself back on. Now that is annoying.

    • Robert G Crook  

      I had the clicking sound which I found very annoying & just reset the phone to OEM (Android 10) to get of it…

  3. meto  

    Yeah, I have the same problem on my S4.

    Trying to solve it with Tasker.

  4. daniel  

    i have alcatel s pop with 4.1 jelly bean
    and i don’t have sound option in the setting
    what to do?

    • Bogdan Bele  

      I don’t have that particular model on hand, and it’s possible that Alcatel has altered the interface and moved that option somewhere else. However, on the device running 4.1.2 that I currently have here, the option is under Settings – Sound – System.

  5. daniel  

    that post is also from me
    i’m stillmighty

    and i got the answer
    i needed to uncheck “audible selection” in “general”

    • Bogdan Bele  

      Glad to hear you found a solution ;)

  6. Suresh Kumawat  

    Nice tutor. I followed and and got the exactly what I wanted.

  7. james  

    Still making ticking noice when tapping keys,so I went into volumes and turned off TOUCH FEEDBACK AND SYSTEM AND THAT WORKS..MY PHONE NOW QUIET AS CAN BE…….HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.

  8. Teresa Holdcroft  

    Thank you so much, my head was wrecked listening to the tapping sound. All fixed now.

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