How to Disable the Keyboard Sounds on iPhone or iPad

Last Updated: Mar 7, 2024 by

If you find the clicking sound of your iPhone or iPad’s keyboard to be annoying or distracting, you’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to turn off. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable the keyboard sounds on your iPhone or iPad.

Turn Off Keyboard Sounds in Settings

The most straightforward way to disable keyboard sounds on your iPhone or iPad is through the Settings app. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics.”
  3. Under the “Ringer and Alerts” section, toggle off the switch next to “Keyboard Clicks.”

This will turn off the clicking sound when you type on your device’s keyboard. You can always turn it back on by following the same steps and toggling the switch back on.

Use the Mute Switch

Another way to disable keyboard sounds is by using the mute switch on your device. This switch is located on the side of your iPhone or iPad and can be easily identified by the orange color when it’s switched on.

To use the mute switch to turn off keyboard sounds, simply flip the switch to the orange position. This will mute all sounds on your device, including the keyboard clicks. When you’re ready to turn the sounds back on, just flip the switch back to its original position.

Use Do Not Disturb Mode

If you don’t want to completely mute your device, you can also use the Do Not Disturb mode to disable keyboard sounds. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of your device’s screen.
  2. Tap on the crescent moon icon to enable Do Not Disturb mode.
  3. Alternatively, you can also schedule Do Not Disturb mode by going to Settings > Do Not Disturb and setting a specific time for it to turn on automatically.

Do Not Disturb mode will silence all notifications and sounds on your device, including keyboard clicks. You can still receive calls and messages, but your device will remain silent.

Use a Third-Party Keyboard

If you’re using a third-party keyboard app on your iPhone or iPad, you may have the option to disable keyboard sounds within the app’s settings. For example, the popular keyboard app Gboard allows users to turn off keyboard sounds by going to Settings > Keyboard Settings > Sound on Keypress and toggling the switch off.


By following these simple steps, you can easily disable the keyboard sounds on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you prefer to use the Settings app, the mute switch, or a third-party keyboard app, you can now type in peace without any annoying clicking sounds. Give it a try and let us know in the comments which method worked best for you.

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