Ways to disable sound on Android devices

Every smartphone has a built-in speaker, which is not only used to play music or sound from videos, but also to alert you to incoming calls, messages, and app notifications. Sometimes these sounds become so numerous that it becomes difficult to concentrate. If this is a problem for you, then you have come to the right place, because today we will cover all the ways to disable sound on Android devices.

If you want to be in complete silence, you can turn on the silent mode. To activate it, you can use one of three methods. In this mode, the phone will continue to show notifications and information about calls without a distinctive sound signal, but vibration is turned on by default in silent mode. If you want to disable it, follow the instructions.

There is a similar option – “Do Not Disturb” mode. If you don’t want to miss incoming calls but want to get rid of intrusive alerts, you can turn off notifications on your phone completely.

If you need to silence notifications

If you need to remove the sound of notifications, but leave the notifications themselves, then you can use the simple instructions described above. Similarly, you can turn off the sound in applications such as WhatsApp. Please note that the setting may be hidden in the “Sound and vibration” section on some smartphones.

After reading the previous section, you probably already know how to mute notifications on your smartphone. To do this, you need to open the notification settings for the application that is responsible for sending and receiving text messages. However, in the case of the Messages app, there is another way:

Mute notifications on “Messages” is very easy. The main thing is to know where the desired switch is located, which may vary depending on the manufacturer of your device.

Notifications and call sounds

Notifications and call sounds are not all system sounds on your Android device. You may encounter sounds when dialing a number or sending a message, or when navigating through menu items. To disable these sounds, do the following:

Now your phone will be silent while typing. It is important to understand that muting the keypress sound does not affect the tactile response of your device. If you want to disable vibration feedback as well, you can do so in the keyboard settings section.

The keystroke sound is not the only sound that can be played on your phone. For example, when you use navigation, the navigation sound may be turned on. If you want to turn off all sounds on your device, including keypress sound and navigation sound, follow these steps:

This section of settings contains all the basic sound options on your device, including the ability to turn off the sound when the device is turned on. You can turn off all sounds, not turning on silent mode.

Mute camera shutter sound

Finally, we’ll take a look at how to turn off the camera shutter sound on your phone. If you are tired of your smartphone making sounds when taking a photo, you can do the following:

Now you have a silent phone. It is important to note that on some Japanese devices, mute the camera shutter sound is not possible in silent mode due to a law that protects citizens of the Land of the Rising Sun from the threat of secret shooting.