How do I turn off keyboard clicks on Samsung phone?

Keyboard clicks refer to the audible clicking or tapping sound made when typing on a touchscreen keyboard. Many Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets have keyboard sounds enabled by default, causing each keypress to make a distinct click. While some users appreciate the auditory feedback, others find the constant keyboard clicking distracting or annoying, especially in quiet environments.

Fortunately, Samsung devices include settings to disable keyboard clicks and other keypress sounds. This guide will walk through the steps to turn off keyboard clicking noises on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets running Android. Disabling the sounds means you can type quietly without the audible tapping whenever you use the on-screen keyboard.

The goal is to provide instructions to toggle off keyboard click sounds completely, or adjust the volume if desired. With a few quick setting adjustments, you can make your Samsung device keyboard tap silently and eliminate annoying clicking noises.

Locate Sound Settings

On most Samsung phones, you can locate the Sound Settings menu by swiping down from the top of the home screen to access the search bar, and typing in “Sound Settings”. You can also look for the Settings app icon on your home screen or app drawer and tap it to open the Settings menu (Samsung Help 2021). Once in the Settings menu, scroll down and tap “Sounds and vibration” or “Sound” to enter the Sound Settings.


Samsung Help. “Access and edit Sound settings | Samsung Support UK.” Samsung, 29 Apr. 2021, Accessed 25 Feb. 2023.

Disable Touch Sounds

The most direct way to turn off keyboard clicks on your Samsung device is by disabling touch sounds in your Sound settings menu. Simply follow these steps:

In your phone’s main Settings app, tap on ‘Sounds and vibration’ or ‘Sound’ depending on your Android version. Scroll down and look for the ‘Touch sounds’ option. Tap on ‘Touch sounds’ and you’ll see a toggle switch that allows you to enable or disable touch sounds.

Switch the ‘Touch sounds’ option to the ‘Off’ position to disable all touch feedback sounds on your device, including keyboard clicks. With touch sounds disabled, your keyboard and other interface taps will no longer emit a clicking sound.1

Disable Touch Vibration

The vibration that accompanies each key press on the Samsung keyboard can be turned off independently of other system vibrations. Here’s how to disable touch vibration:

In Sound settings, look for ‘Vibration intensity’ or ‘Vibration feedback’. This is usually found under Sounds and Vibration or Sound Settings.

Move the slider all the way to the left to turn vibration off completely. You can also adjust the intensity lower without fully disabling it.

This will disable vibration feedback when typing on the keyboard or tapping buttons, while still allowing vibration for incoming calls and other notifications if desired.

On some Samsung devices like the Galaxy S21, there is also a ‘Vibration pattern’ setting where you can change the vibration type or select ‘No vibration’.

Disabling touch vibration is a quick way to eliminate the subtle buzzing when typing, without affecting your other alerts. Test it out and adjust the settings until you find the right mix of touch feedback for your preferences.

Disable Haptic Feedback

Haptic feedback provides touch sensation when interacting with the screen keyboard on Samsung devices. This tactile response imitates the feel of pressing physical keys.1 While some users appreciate this feedback, others may find it distracting. Disabling haptic feedback will turn off the vibration when tapping the on-screen keyboard keys.

To disable haptic feedback on a Samsung phone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Sounds and vibration.
  • Locate the Haptic feedback option.
  • Switch the Haptic feedback setting to Off.

With haptic feedback disabled, the keyboard will no longer vibrate when tapping keys. Users will still hear keypress sounds if those are enabled. Turning off haptic feedback provides a quieter and potentially less distracting typing experience.

Keyboard App Settings

To access keyboard settings directly in the Samsung keyboard app:

Open your Samsung keyboard app. This is the default keyboard that comes pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy devices. Look for the keyboard icon in your app drawer or on your home screen.

Once the keyboard is open, look for the Settings or Preferences option. This is usually represented by a gear icon somewhere on the keyboard. Tap it to open keyboard settings.

In Settings, look for options related to sound control. There may be toggles to turn off keyboard sounds, keypress vibration, and haptic feedback.

For example, under ‘Sound and vibration’ there is likely an option to disable ‘Touch sounds’ and ‘Vibration on keypress’. Toggle these off to mute keyboard sounds.

Under ‘Haptic feedback’, switch the option off to disable haptic vibration when pressing keys.

Disable any other sound options that are enabled by default in the Samsung keyboard settings.

Per App Control

Android allows you to control sounds on a per-app basis. This means you can customize sound and notification settings for individual apps installed on your device. For example, you can mute notification sounds from a chat app without affecting your phone’s ringtone volume.

To control sounds per app on Samsung devices running Android 9 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications.
  2. Tap the app you want to customize.
  3. Adjust the Sound settings like Notification sound and Vibration pattern.

You can also check if your preferred keyboard app has its own per-app sound toggle. For instance, the Gboard keyboard app allows you to disable keypress sounds specifically within its settings. Look for a setting like “Sound on keypress” or “Vibration on keypress” and turn it off. This will silence keyboard clicks only within that keyboard app, without affecting your overall device sound settings.

Using per-app sound controls is a great way to customize notifications and audio feedback based on your preferences for each individual app on your Android phone.

Third Party Apps

In addition to the built-in settings on Samsung devices, there are also third party apps that provide more granular control over Android sounds. One popular option is SoundAssistant by Samsung, which allows you to control volume levels on a per-app basis. You can set custom volume levels for each app and even adjust system sounds separately from media sounds.

Another app to consider is Fine Volume Control, which gives you more customizable options for different volume components on your device. With this app, you can tweak the volume for notifications, media, ringtones, alarms and system sounds individually.

Using a third party app provides more flexibility if the built-in Android and Samsung settings don’t give you the level of control you need over volume and sounds.

Test and Verify

Now that you’ve disabled keyboard clicks and other extraneous sounds, it’s important to test if the changes were successful. Here are some ways to verify that keyboard clicks are gone:

Open a typing app or keyboard and try typing. Listen closely for any keyboard click sounds. You should no longer hear the tap sounds when pressing keys.

Try typing in other apps like Notes, Messages, Email, etc. Verify you don’t hear keyboard clicks anywhere.

Play music or video with audio and see if you still hear the audio clearly without tapping sounds interfering.

Make a voice memo and check if it records cleanly without picking up typing sounds.

Test phone calls to see if the other person can hear you clearly without keyboard noises.

If you still hear keyboard sounds after disabling, double check that you turned off all the sound settings mentioned. Also try restarting your phone.

These tests will confirm that keyboard clicks and taps are silenced on your Samsung device for a quieter typing experience.


Turning off touch sounds, vibration, and haptic feedback in your Samsung phone’s settings is an effective way to stop keyboard clicks. This disables feedback not just for your keyboard, but across the entire device. While some may appreciate these features, disabling them creates a quieter experience.

Keyboard app settings may offer additional fine-grained control over sounds. The Samsung keyboard itself includes options to disable keypress sounds and vibrations specifically. This leaves device feedback enabled for other interactions.

Per app settings in Android can also selectively target the keyboard. This allows disabling feedback only for your keyboard app without affecting others. Useful if you want keyboard silence but still want feedback in other apps.

Finally, third party keyboard apps from the Google Play Store provide even more customization. Apps like Gboard have advanced sound and vibration settings to precisely tailor the keyboard experience.

With the various options available through Android and Samsung, you can easily stop keyboard clicks for a distraction-free typing experience.

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