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How To Stop Keyboard Noise

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Keyboard sound adds to our typing experience, especially for some of us who love to hear it as we type. Indeed, this feature is essential for those who need assistance as the sound on each keypress indicates that you’ve pressed the key successfully. However, sometimes you need to work in silence, and if the feature is enabled on your device by default, it’s good to know how to stop it.

Quick Answer

The steps to stop keyboard noise differ from one operating system to another. In other words, the steps to change the way your keyboard sounds on Android are different from those on iOS and Windows. But, don’t worry; the difference is slight, and you can do it in seconds regardless of the device you’re using. 

We’ve explained the steps to stop keyboard noise below. Whether you have an Android, an iOS device, or Windows PC, this article is for you. 

How To Stop Keyboard Noise on Android Devices

Follow the steps below to stop keyboard noise on your Android device:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. There may be two tabs on this screen; “General” and “All.” Swipe right to “All.”
  3. Scroll down and choose “Language & Input” under “System.”
  4. Choose the “Google Keyboard” option, which will take you to “Google Keyboard Settings.”
  5. Click on the “Preferences” option.
  6. Tap on the “Sound on Keypress” option to stop the keyboard sound. 
  7. You can also tap on the “Vibrate on Keypress” and even “Popup on Keypress” to stop the if you like.

Alternatively,

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down the tab and choose “Language and Input” under “System.”
  3. Choose “Virtual Keyboard” or “Configure Input Methods” under “Keyboard and Input Methods.”
  4. Tap on the “Android Keyboard (AOSP)” option.
  5. Select “Preferences” and uncheck the “Sound on Keypress” button to turn off the feature. 
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The steps may vary slightly from one Android smartphone to another. For example, you might notice a slight difference between a Huawei and Tecno or between a Samsung and another brand. In general, you’ll have to go through Settings > Language and Input > Google Keyboard/Android Keyboard (AOSP) > Preference. 

How To Stop Keyboard Noise on iOS Devices

The keyboard on your iOS device makes a clicking sound every time you hit a key by default. Luckily, you can also deactivate the feature if you don’t hear your typing or want to type in silence. 

Follow these steps to stop keyboard noise on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings.” 
  2. Tap on the “Sounds & Haptics” under “Notifications.”
  3. Scroll down to “Keyboard Clicks” under the “Sound & Haptics” screen.
  4. Tap the slider to turn off the keyboard noise. The toggle is green when the feature is on and white when off. 

That’s it! Your keyboard won’t make the clicking sound anymore, and you can now type in silence. 

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You may also use the “Mute” button or slider to stop keyboard noise on iPhone or iPad. That’s because the keyboard click is linked to the volume settings. In other words, you can turn off the keyboard noise by turning off the device’s volume. Unfortunately, this method may not be effective as it mutes other sounds on your device, such as music.  

How To Stop Keyboard Noise on Windows Devices

Windows PC comes with an on-screen (software-based) keyboard. This feature comes in handy in emergencies, such as when your physical keyboard develops a mechanical issue. You can also call it out if one of the keys on your external keyboard has failed. 

The on-screen keyboard makes sound on every keypress by default. However, you can turn off this keyboard sound if it is noisy and interrupts your work or other people near you. Here are the steps to stop on-screen keyboard noise on Windows 10 & 11: 

  1. Click the “Start” menu and choose “Settings.” You can also open settings using “Windows key” + “1.”
  2. Tap on “Ease of Access” (“Accessibility” for Windows 11) and then tap “Keyboard.”
  3. Move the “Use the On-Screen Keyboard” (“On-Screen Keyboard” for Windows 11) toggle to on. 
  4. You’ll see the “Options” key on the bottom-right of the keyboard. Click on this key, and a menu (options interface) will appear. 
  5. Check the “Use Click Sound” option and click “Ok” to save the changes.

Some Windows 10 & Windows 11 PCs have a touch screen feature. If yours do, you’ll have to use a virtual keyboard to switch it to tablet mode. Here are the steps to stop the touch keyboard noise:

  1. Click the “Start” menu and choose “Settings.” 
  2. Select “Devices” on the “Settings” tab. 
  3. Locate “Typing” on the left sidebar and tap on it.
  4. Select “Touch Keyboard.”
  5. Turn off the switch for “Play Key Sounds as I Type.”

Here’s how to stop on-screen keyboard noise on a PC running Windows 8 or 8.1:

  1. Click the “Start” menu and choose “Control Panel.”
  2. Choose the “Ease of Access” option in the “Control Panel” tab.
  3. Tap the “Ease of Access Center” button.
  4. Click “Start On-Screen Keyboard.”
  5. Click on the “Options” key on the bottom-right of the on-screen keyboard. 
  6. An options interface will appear. Check the “Use Click Sound” option.
  7. Click “Ok” to save the changes.

The following are the steps to stop on-screen keyboard noise on a PC running Windows 7:

  1. Choose “Control Panel” from the Start menu.
  2. Tap on the “Ease of Access” option.
  3. Click “Ease of Access Center.”
  4. Choose the “Start On-Screen Keyboard” option.
  5. Click on the “Options” key on the bottom-right of the on-screen keyboard. 
  6. Check the “Use Click Sound” option on the options interface.
  7. Click “Ok” to save the changes.

You don’t need to follow all the steps above if you’ve already enabled the on-screen keyboard. Just click the “Options” key and proceed from there. It’s that simple!

Summary

You don’t need to wear earphones or put up with the keyboard noise. You shouldn’t let it interrupt your work and the people near you.

In our article on stopping keyboard noise above, we’ve highlighted easy steps to disable this feature if and when necessary. Whether you want to stop keyboard noise on an Android, iOS, or Windows device, there’s a solution above.

We’ve also covered the steps to stop on-screen keyboard noise on devices running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7. Hopefully, you’ve found the help you needed. Find more info on using the on-screen keyboard (OSK) here.

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