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iPhone And iPad In iOS 11 And iOS 12: How To Turn OFF Keyboard Sounds

When you type something on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11, every time you touch a key on the virtual keyboard you also hear a clicking sound. This audio effect is called just like that, “Keyboard Clicks”, and, as you can imagine, it has already raised a lot of controversies.

Apple says that the feature will help those who type a lot and very fast, without necessarily looking at every single key, to know when they have touched the screen and a letter was inserted. Many users say that this isn’t just unnecessary, but also potentially annoying. In some instances, like when you are in a meeting and you’re trying to use the device without drawing the attention on you, you will certainly hate the idea of everyone hearing your clicky sounds

The point is that all kinds of users of iPhone and iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11 may want, in all kinds of contexts and situations, to make this sound go away. To all the people out there interested in this solution, we have to say:


You can temporarily turn off the keyboard sounds on iPhone/iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11:

To do so, all you need is to tap the Mute button located on the side on the device. Of course, you can also adjust the Sound settings of the phone and make sure you block any kind of sound from there. That way, the sound of your keyboard typing will also be muted until you change the ringing mode.


You can permanently turn off the keyboard sounds on iPhone/iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11:

  1. Go to the Settings app and open it;
  2. Navigate to the Sound settings listed in there;
  3. Find the Keyboard Clicks option from under the Sound settings;
  4. Switch its toggle to Off and leave the settings.


Whatever option you will choose from the two presented above, you can easily test it by accessing any app where you can type. Suffices to try one or two keys of the virtual keyboard and it will be obvious that the clicking sounds are gone.


Any of these options has the same effect, yet the differences are obvious. First of all, one of them is temporary and the other one is permanent. And second of all, one of them is only affecting the clicking sounds while the other one is affecting all the sounds. If you don’t like the idea of turning off the keyboard sounds on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11 while muting the entire device, consider working with the second option. It will take a few extra steps but it won’t inflict with anything else. Plus, when you want it back, you can go there and turn the switch back to on without a problem.


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