How to turn off sound on keypress when typing on Google Android keyboard?

Written by B Johnson August 05, 2016
Google Android keyboard
Stock Google Keyboard has been one of the best keyboard options for most of Android devices out there. If you happen to have Android smartphone or tablet, then you’re probably using Google Keyboard on your device right now, but you also use other 3rd party keyboards like TouchPal if you don't really like Android stock keyboard.

I personally use Google Keyboard on my smartphone mainly because it’s simple and it also works pretty great on my device. However, there’s something that can be pretty annoying on this keyboard. And that is the sound on 'keypress', which is the sound that always kicks in everytime you press any key on the keyboard.

I’m not saying that it’s really annoying, but when set in highest volume, this sound can be pretty irritating especially if there are many people around you in public places.

This is why you need want to lower the volume level of this keypress, so you can still hear the sound of this keypress, while other people around you won’t be annoyed by the sound.

Okay then, below I'm going to show you how to turn off or lower the volume level of keypress sound on Google Keyboard.

#1. Go to Setting

Okay, the first thing to do is go to Setting because that’s the only place where you can modify anything on your device, from display, security (lockscreen), sound and many more, including the keyboard you’re using right now.

#2. Scroll down and select Language & Input

After opening the Setting app, now scroll down to the bottom and then find the section of setting called ‘Language & Input’.

#3. Select Google Keyboard

If you have opened ‘Language & Input’, as you can see on the screen, in the ‘Keyboard & Input methods’ section, there will be the option ‘Google Keyboard’ below it. Now tap on it so you can start configuring every element on Google keyboard.

#4. Open ‘Preference’

After opening the setting page of Google Keyboard, you will be shown with a bunch of options of settings for this keyboard. Now select ‘Preferences’.

#5. Turn on ‘Sound on Keypress’

If you want to disable the sound on keypress everytime you press any key on the keyboard, you can turn it off by tapping on the toggle ‘Sound on Keypress’.

#6. Control the sound level of keypress

You can also control the volume level of the sound on keypress, so everytime you press any key on the keyboard, the sound that comes out is not very loud but you can still hear it.

To do this, now still on the 'Preferences' setting page, tap on ‘Volume on keypress’. And then drag the toggle to control the sound level of keyboard. I personally choose around '16' because it doesn’t sound too loud but I can still hear it.

But if you want the sound on this keypress to be higher or lower, it’s up to you.

#7. Turn on ‘Vibrate on Keypress’

I personally love to use sound on the keyboard because this is the best tactile feedback that I can get everytime I press any key on the keyboard. So I can instantly know whether I am pressing the key or not.

However, if you want to turn off this sound, you can also replace it vibration on your device. So everytime you press any key on the keyboard, it will give you a tactile feedback through vibration, which is recommended if you’re currently at the meeting in your office or at library.


Well, there you have it guys, my tips for you if you want control the sound on keypress of Google Keyboard. I hope you’ll find this article helpful and informative to you.

I actually love to use Google Keyboard because it’s much faster and smoother, plus it has everything that I need from a great virtual keyboard like emoji icons, symbols and many more.

However, besides Google Keyboard, there’s actually another good virtual on-screen keyboard which you can use on your Android device. And that is TouchPal, which has been my favorite on my previous Alcatel Flash Plus smartphone.

But I currently don’t use it right now on my Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone because it performs pretty laggy.

Anyway, what about you? What default keyboard are you using right now? Is it Google Keyboard? Is it TouchPal keyboard? Or maybe any other keyboard?

Well, if you guys have any other great keyboards that you would like to share with me, please don’ t hesitate to leave your opinion on the comment section below.

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