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How to Turn Off Obnoxious Galaxy S5 Sounds



Now that the all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally available on all carriers throughout the United States and around the globe, we’re getting more and more questions regarding specific functions of the smartphone.

More importantly, we’ve received more than a few questions and comments regarding those obnoxious water sounds and noises every time you interact with the device. These are actually called touch sounds and are enabled by default as a part of Samsung’s “Nature UX’ interface changes that first debuted with the Galaxy S III.

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If you’ve recently purchased the new Galaxy S5 you’re probably getting frustrated, and annoying those around you, with the little sounds and noises your phone makes every time you do anything. Samsung has lockscreen sound effects, a noise every time you tap a setting or option on the device, and even keyboard sounds all enabled out of the box.

If you’re like me and hate these options, or just want to be courteous to those around you, read on to see how to quickly remove all those pesky sounds and settings.


Sure the nature tones and touch sounds may be a nice touch at first, but after a few hours of use they quickly get irritating for some users, and you may want to disable them. Below is the few extremely simple steps you’ll need to take to disable the Galaxy S5 system and touch sound, as well as keyboard click noises.

Disable Touch Sounds

Little audible alerts for unlocking the screen are fine, but getting a weird water-drop noise every single time you tap on the Galaxy S5 can get old very fast. As a result, users may opt to head into settings and disable the “Touch Sounds” option first and foremost. So here’s how.

Pull down the notification bar and tap the top right gear-shaped icon to head to settings, or just find the settings app in the application tray. The first few options you’ll see a purple “Sound” icon, and tap that. Scroll down to the feedback section and uncheck “Touch sounds” and even the “Screen lock sound” option. You can also disable the haptic feedback (vibrate) feature in this menu as well.


Some users may also want to disable the dial keypad tone, but for whatever reason that just makes sense and I’ve kept it enabled. That’s it. You’re now done and every time you select an option, open an app, or head into settings your Galaxy S5 will no longer make those obnoxious noises.

Keyboard Sounds

Call me crazy but another pet peeve I have (and surely I’m not alone) are those users that type away and text for hours while on a flight, riding the subway, or sitting at a restaurant and they have the keyboard tap sounds enabled. Hearing the little typewriter click click click sounds. Like most phones the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with keyboard tap sounds enabled by default as well, and you’ll want to disable them so you’re not “that guy or girl” while using your phone.

You’re going to want to disable the keyboard sounds, and to do so you’ll need to head into the same settings menu as detailed above. Tap the gear-shaped settings icon but this time we’ll be scrolling down til you see the “Language and input” icon in the system category of your settings menu. Tap Language and input, then select the gear-shaped settings menu for whichever keyboard you’re currently using. Out of the box this will be the greyed out “Samsung Keyboard” as shown below.


Tap settings for the Samsung Keyboard, scroll down to Key-Tap feedback and uncheck the sound box. That’s it. You’ll now be able to type as much as you’d like with that on-screen keyboard without disturbing those around you. Many users also opt to disable the keyboard vibrate feature, which is conveniently located in this same settings list.

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Again, these are features that many users simply enjoy and would like to keep enabled, but we’ve received countless questions and emails regarding how to disable them. The Galaxy S5 will be one of the best selling smartphones in 2014, and for the millions of users that don’t want those touch sounds annoying everyone around you, follow the steps outlined above and you’ll be set.

For new Galaxy S5 owners that want to learn how to enable other features or get the best of the brand new smartphone, don’t forget to check out our impressive 50 Galaxy S5 Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features post for a full rundown.



  1. Reece Moore

    09/20/2014 at 7:25 pm

    When I get a text my phone makes the notification sound which is good. BUT while I’m texting and I receive another text I would just like my phone to viborate. I just switched from iPhone to the galaxy s5. I’m just wondering if the galaxy s5 can do this because the iphone could and I really liked that feature. I text a lot so the constant notification sound gets annoying.

  2. Jim Alves-Foss

    09/24/2014 at 7:59 am

    Now, how do I stop ALL apps from making the dripping noise when I receive a notification. I want textual notification — but not sounds that wake me at night, or disturb those around me. I want to LOOK for notification and only be interrupted by phone calls.

    • Cory Gunther

      09/24/2014 at 6:54 pm

      Settings > Sounds > touch sounds.. and uncheck this

      • Gene

        09/29/2015 at 8:22 am

        That only turns on/off the drip sound when tapping various selections on the screen. What I”m seeking (and I think Jim Alves-Foss was, as well) is how to turn off the sounds for things like messages, and like (Facebook, Twitter, emails, etc) and still see the screen notifications. Thanks!

      • Gene

        09/29/2015 at 8:48 am

        Well, I found an answer to my own question and thought I’d share:


        From any Home screen, tap Apps.
        Tap Gmail.
        Tap the Menu icon
        Tap Settings.
        Tap your email address.
        To turn off, tap Notifications to clear the check box.
        To turn on, tap Notifications to select the check box.
        Tap Inbox, sound & vibrate to adjust the desired notification settings.
        Tap Sound to select the notification tone.
        Tap Vibrate to select or clear the check box and turn on or turn off vibrate notification.


        From any Home screen, tap Apps.
        Tap Email.
        Tap the Menu key in the top right of the screen.
        Tap Settings.
        Tap Manage accounts.
        Tap your email address until it advances to the next screen,
        Scroll to ‘NOTIFICATION SETTINGS’.
        Tap Email notifications to select or clear the check box and turn on or turn email notifications.
        Tap Notification sound to select or change the notification sound.
        Tap Vibrate to select or clear the check box and turn on or turn off vibrate notification.

        all other apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc follow suit. Go to each app and get to settings to silence or un-silence as preferred…

  3. JOY

    10/21/2014 at 4:34 am

    Can we turn off sound notifications only for certain houirs….as in….night time?? Thanks

    • leprecaun

      07/31/2016 at 11:48 am

      You can put it on ‘do not disturb’. In Settings, scroll down to the list with orange icons….its right under “notifications’. Then you can set up times when you want it to go ‘off’ then back ‘on’ like during the night.

  4. jim

    11/24/2014 at 1:15 am

    Sounds: Stop keyboard tapping.
    Can’t find that option under the grayed out Samsung Keyboard.

  5. Mohammed

    11/28/2014 at 5:42 pm

    When my father got the device it would make a sound when he powered it down, but now it doesn’t make a sound, I don’t know why he wants it so badly

  6. Jessica

    12/14/2014 at 7:54 pm

    I just got a Galaxy s5 and while on a call I might text someone else but the caller can hear the low tapping sound on their end. How can I stop that????

  7. shanayde

    12/17/2014 at 12:19 am

    I have a s5, how do i stop the noise when i unlock my pin on lock screen? It started randomly and VERY annoying,

  8. Greg

    12/28/2014 at 2:08 pm

    OK so I just purchased an S5, and I have an issue. Even when I’m not touching the phone there is the sound of water and birds coming from my phone. If anyone knows how I can turn this off it would be much appreciated.

    • Cory Gunther

      12/29/2014 at 9:30 am

      they’re all under the sound options. Touch sounds.. i believe

  9. Janet

    06/24/2015 at 11:58 pm

    My Galaxy makes a beep sound like it is off balance. It does it even when I’m on a call. It is so annoying. I have tried turning off all the sounds but it still does it….

  10. Tipnis

    11/20/2015 at 6:49 am

    i purchased last month Samsung 5S,,,few incoming calls, not able to respond, as one notification poops in says “extra sound turned off”. can you help me resolving this problem urgently.

  11. du

    12/18/2015 at 3:55 am

    I’ve got a door knocking sound the default system sound every 30 secs 24/7 … get this … only when travelling OS not at home. Samsung Note … of course IPhone users don’t have a forum on this subject. I of course after the reply aove went thru infividual application turning the default settings to off …. all i can di now is turn the sound off completely and miss phone calls ON MY TELEPHONE.!!!!! I dont give a damn about finding out why anymore i just will never ever buy a Samsung again – love most things … can’t stand the knocking Neither can people around me.

  12. William Jarman

    07/18/2016 at 6:16 pm

    When I make a call after I hit call I hear a sound like someone is clicking in on phone call every time I make a call

    • William Jarman

      07/18/2016 at 6:19 pm

      It is very annoying and have turned off every thing they sat it’s like something you would here on a landlines if the phone was tapped

  13. William Jarman

    07/18/2016 at 6:22 pm

    Also I very seldom have 4glte and I should hell I paid alot for this phone and pay alot every month Noone else has this problem

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