How to Turn Off Screen Touch Clicking Sounds on Google Pixel


Are you finding the clicking sounds every time you touch your Google Pixel tablet or phone screen a bit too much, especially in quiet settings or late at night? You’re not alone! In this video I’ll help you turn off those screen touch clicking sounds on your Google Pixel. It’s a simple tweak that can make your phone or tablet experience more pleasant, especially in environments where you need to keep noise to a minimum.

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Steps to Turn Off Screen Touch Clicking Sounds on Google Pixel

  1. Tap to open the “Settings” app on your Google Pixel phone or tablet. A menu opens.
  2. Tap “Sound” in the menu on this screen. Sound options are displayed.

  1. Scroll down this menu until you see Tap and Click Sounds, and then tap to toggle off “Tap and Click Sounds.” You’ll no longer hear the clicking sound whenever you touch your Google Pixel screen.

5 Reasons to Turn Off Screen Touch Clicking Sounds on Google Pixel

1. Improved Focus in Quiet Environments

When working or relaxing in a quiet space, such as a library or a quiet cafe, the clicking sounds from a phone can be distracting. Disabling these sounds on a Google Pixel helps maintain a silent environment, allowing for better concentration. It reduces disturbances for both the user and others around, creating a more conducive setting for reading, writing, or any task requiring deep focus. This setting is particularly beneficial during meetings or other professional settings where maintaining a quiet atmosphere is crucial.

2. Enhanced Battery Life

Every little feature that utilizes your Google Pixel’s processing power slightly drains its battery. By turning off screen touch clicking sounds, the phone conserves energy that would otherwise be spent producing these sounds. Though the impact on battery life may seem minor, over time and combined with other energy-saving settings, it can extend the phone’s overall battery performance. Users who are often on the move and may not have frequent access to charging points can particularly benefit from this setting.

3. Personal Preference and Comfort

Some users may simply find the touch sounds on their Google Pixel annoying or unnecessary. Disabling these sounds can make the user experience more pleasant and personalized. This is particularly true for users who feel overwhelmed by sensory input. Customizing a device to operate quietly can make technology more accessible and less intrusive, thereby enhancing the overall usability of the device for sensitive individuals.

4. Discretion in Public Places

In public spaces such as buses, trains, or waiting rooms, minimizing noise is considerate to others. Turning off clicking sounds on a Google Pixel helps maintain privacy and discretion as well. It prevents drawing attention to oneself every time the screen is touched, which can be important in crowded or quiet areas where such noises can be amplified and become more noticeable.

5. Prevention of Accidental Disturbances

In environments where quiet is required, such as during lectures, conferences, or performances, accidental sounds from a phone can be particularly embarrassing. Disabling touch sounds on a Google Pixel ensures that if the phone is used discreetly, it won’t inadvertently cause a disturbance. This setting is essential for those who need to access their devices without drawing attention, such as students taking notes electronically or professionals referencing digital documents during meetings.

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Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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