How to Turn Off Keyboard Sound on Android

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In this short tutorial, you are going to learn how to turn off the sound the keyboard on your Android phone makes.

This way, you can type without letting the whole family know that you’re on your phone at night… uh, that’s the only reason I could come up with in under 17 seconds.

But I know there are other reasons why you would want to turn off your keyboard sound.

First I’m going to show you how to do this with Gboard (because it is one of the most popular keyboards on Android), then I’m going to show you how to access other keyboard settings.

From there, you can follow the same steps that I’ll be showing you with the Gboard app and turn off the sound. Don’t worry, it’s a step by step thing, and there’s a video that will show you how. Just in case.

Anyways, let’s begin.

How to Turn Off Keyboard Sound on Android

Follow the steps below to turn off the keyboard sound on your Android phone with Gboard.

Step 1: Open a text editor (e.g. your text messaging app, memo app, WhatsApp etc.). This is just a way to make the keyboard app show up.

1. access keyboard

Step 2: On the top row of the keyboard, tap the Options icon and select Settings. If you see the Settings icon on the top row, there is no need to tap the options icon.

2. tap options icon on gboard
3. select gboard settings

Step 3: Tap Preferences on the new screen you see.

4. tap preferences

Step 4: Under the Key Press section, turn off Sound on Keypress. Optionally, you can activate Vibration if you want by switching on Haptic feedback on keypress.

5. switch off sound on keyboard press
6. enable vibration

I just showed you how to turn off the sound your keyboard makes using the Gboard app.

Now, since there are a lot of keyboard apps available for Android, it can be a bit tricky to reach their settings.

So, below is a common way to reach the settings of each and every keyboard on Android, but you’ll have to know the name of the keyboard you use.

If you don’t know the name of the keyboard, at least know the its icon.

Right, so below is how you can reach the settings option for all keyboards on Android. I also showed the steps in the video above.

How to Access Keyboard Settings on Android

Step 1: Open your phone’s Settings.

7. tap settings

Step 2: Tap the search bar and type “Language”.

8. tap the searchbar
9. type language

Step 3: A list of options is going to come up, tap Language and Input.

10. select language and input

Step 4: Tap Virtual Keyboard.

11. tap virtual keyboard

Step 5: Select the keyboard you use.

12. select keyboard app

If you know the name or icon of the keyboard, you’re most likely going to see it there. Once you tap it, you’re going to be shown a list of options.

Just like the Gboard way, find where you can turn off the keyboard sound.


You just learned how you can turn off the keyboard sound on your Android phone. Chances are, you don’t like the sound or just don’t want anyone to know you’re busy typing on your phone.

Whatever it is, you’ve learned how to.

Although I only did the Gboard tutorial, if you are unable to access the settings of your other keyboard app, just let me know in the comments and I’ll see how I can help you.

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