I recognize that I love the sound of the iOS virtual keyboard on iPhone and iPad. It helps me to know that I have really made the pulsation and I have also gotten used to it after so many years using it.
But I also understand that for many people it can be annoying or that there are situations where it is better to deactivate it and avoid bothering other people.
I suppose if you are reading these lines you will be in the group that you do not like or, at least, that you need to remove it in certain situations. Anyway, in the following lines I will explain the two most common ways to remove the sound of the iPhone keyboard , both permanently and temporarily.
Remove the sound from the iPhone keyboard permanently
If you prefer that the keyboard of your iPhone never emit sounds you must access the device settings and change an option. Specifically, you must do the following:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- Tap on the Sounds option .
- Turn off the switch next to Keyboard Clicks .
As you can see, it is a very simple and fast process. You can also revert it when you need it, you just have to repeat the previous steps, but instead of deactivating the key clicks switch you must activate it.
Once this change is made, the iOS virtual keyboard will stop emitting any type of sound when typing. Thanks to this you can rest easy not to disturb anyone if you need to type in a waiting room or any other place where the sound may not be well received, even by mistake.
Remove the sound from the iPhone keyboard temporarily
As I said at the beginning, I like the sound of the iPhone keyboard, but in certain situations, I need to remove it to avoid disturbing. For example, when I need to answer a message and I’m in a work meeting or just if I have to write something and I’m somewhere like the cinema, theater …
In this case, the option to deactivate the sound temporarily is very useful. It is true that doing the steps of the previous point and then reverses it would also work, but I find it more comfortable to use this method.
What you must do to temporarily remove the sound from the iOS keyboard is simply to put the silent mode with the switch on the side of the device (the one that is just above the volume up and down buttons).
When activating the switch of the silent mode the keyboard will stop emitting sounds. It will not sound notifications, calls and so on, so it’s a great option when you need silence and wants to avoid possible inconvenience to other people.
How to change the sound of the iOS virtual keyboard
If you like to customize your devices, you may have thought about changing the sound of the keyboard when you press any of the keys. Unfortunately, Apple does not allow this, so it is not possible to do it natively and now it seems that the Jailbreak has two news programs is not too likely to appear options that allow it; at least in the short term.