How to Turn Off Text Sounds When Sending Messages on an iPhone
By Avery Martin
The iPhone's default setting makes a "swoosh" sound each time you send or receive a message. Disabling the sound can make your communications less obvious, provide a way to text quietly and avoid bringing attention to yourself. In addition to disabling the default text sounds, you can also disable the vibration pattern or choose a different vibration pattern each time you get a text. While the vibration pattern doesn't use the speakers, it can still create disruption, especially in quiet settings.
Tap the "Settings" app.
Select the "Sounds" option.
Choose the "Text Tone" setting and tap "None."
Set the "Vibration" option to "None" if you want to disable the vibrate feature as well. You can also select a different vibration pattern, if desired.
- To quickly disable the text sounds, set the "Ring/Silent" switch to the "Off" position by pressing the switch toward the back of the iPhone.
Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for Education.com, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.