How do you turn off the keypad tones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jamz00, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    I can't find this anywhere and it's kind of annoying. I checked "Sounds" which would be the obvious place but there's no option there. You should be able to keep the other sounds off while turning off he keypad.
     
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    Settings>Sounds>Keyboard Clicks
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    You mean the touch tones when you dial a number manually, or the clicks when you type? There is a yes/no "Keyboard Clicks" option under Sounds.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I meant when you dial numbers on the phone.
     
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    turn your phone on silent!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I've never seen an option to control that in any version of iPhone OS. I use manual dialing so rarely, I've never thought about it. Put it in as a feature request, I guess :D.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    /System/Library/Audio/UISounds and delete all "dmtf-" files...........reboot and enjoy a silinced dialpad.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I meant "dtmf-" files not "dmtf-"

    Tho I'm sure you would have figured out what I meant.lol
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Keypad tones on external speaker (iPhone 5)

    I think I had the same problem most folks here are trying to solve, I'm just describing it differently...

    My iPhone 5 keypad previously played the keypad tones THROUGH THE EARPIECE when I dialed a number. For no apparent reason, however, my phone all of a sudden started playing the keypad tones ON THE EXTERNAL SPEAKER. The net result was that every time I had to manually dial a number on my phone, it pretty much announced that fact to the entire office. Besides it being horribly annoying, NOTHING I tried seemed to fix it. Adjusting the volume button while the keypad was active had NO affect on it whatsoever, and having to mute the phone by the side mute button every time I wanted to dial manually dial a number was both impractical and ridiculous. There does not appear to be a choice you make from the settings to turn this on or off, either.

    I finally broke down and called Tech Help at Verizon, and they suggested I do a soft reset (pushing the power button at the top and the main button on the front at the same time until the Apple logo appeared). I did just that, and once I turned the phone back on - problem solved!

    Unfortunately, my technician admitted that they have no idea why this ever starts; they DID say, however, that many folks have complained about it, and the soft reset seems to work in every instance.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Thank u! The soft re-set worked to turn off my keypad sound off dial pad. Don't know why this sound suddenly appeared, but it's fixed thanks to this advice!
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    soft reset does it but not quite

    the soft reset as described above decreased the volume of the keypad tones, but did not eliminate them altogether.

    why did apple missed out on this very annoying feature by not allowing the user to set the keypad tone off as part of the sounds options? a mystery....

    apple, are you listening? probably not. turn your silent mode switch to OFF and do something!
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - that worked Scott0711

    Thank you Scott0711 - that worked great. Was surprised too when DTMFs were so loud. Thought I remembered an option to turn it off in iOS7.
    Anyway - that works great.

    Off-topic - but! -Enjoying iOS8 - especially now that iP5 has a new battery. 14 hours since last full charge, and still 23%. With Wifi running most of time, and a power-hungry activity tracker app (MotionX 24/7). Happy Days. No more 4 or 5 hour battery life. :cool:
     
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    I just tried the soft reset on my iPhone 6 (re Keypad sound) and it didn't work. Would be nice to get rid of the dialing sound.
     

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