How to turn off sent message swoosh tone?

Thien425

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Anyone know how I can turn off the swoosh tone whenever u send a message?
 

mylyf

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Feb 22, 2011
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All,


this can be done..

here is what i did to turn the tone off..

i created an empty mp3 file using garageband...

then i used ifile to find the SentMessage.caf file
(located here.. /System/Library/Audio/UISounds)

the name of the file is SentMessage.caf

i used ifile to rename this file, then i ftp'd my newly created file
to the directory)

then renamed the file to SentMessage.caf


you can use ifile to listen to all the files in that directory to figure out which one you want to change..


Thank You
mylyf
 
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Thien425

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 4, 2012
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All,


this can be done..

here is what i did to turn the tone off..

i created an empty mp3 file using garageband...

then i used ifile to find the SentMessage.caf file
(located here.. /System/Library/Audio/UISounds)

the name of the file is SentMessage.caf

i used ifile to rename this file, then i ftp'd my newly created file
to the directory)

then renamed the file to SentMessage.caf


you can use ifile to listen to all the files in that directory to figure out which one you want to change..


Thank You
mylyf
sweet thanks man, i just deleted the whole file and it worked great.
 

eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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All,


this can be done..

here is what i did to turn the tone off..

i created an empty mp3 file using garageband...

then i used ifile to find the SentMessage.caf file
(located here.. /System/Library/Audio/UISounds)

the name of the file is SentMessage.caf

i used ifile to rename this file, then i ftp'd my newly created file
to the directory)

then renamed the file to SentMessage.caf


you can use ifile to listen to all the files in that directory to figure out which one you want to change..


Thank You
mylyf
hmmm... clever workaround, nice...
 
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0m3ga

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Mar 1, 2012
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yea that didnt work, i meant for the text messages, not email
Should have figured that is what u wanted. In the hack section!

Mylyf = perfect directions.

But, u should go to trash file and reinstate the delete sound file. Add a letter or number to file... I.e. soundwave1.caf

This way you always have the file, should u want to replace or return the original sound file.

P.S. .wav files can be downloaded and extension changed to .caf for use on idevice, if the file requires .caf - you can alter all the various sound files, including the annoying keyboard click. Cydia tweak iSounds can also be utilized on OS 5.0+
 

iMisiek

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Jul 18, 2013
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im new to apple all togather

the directions to turn off the sound can be done thru a pc?

not sure how to even fine the file

any extra directions would be greatly appreciated
 

eyoungren

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im new to apple all togather

the directions to turn off the sound can be done thru a pc?
That depends. If you can SSH into your iPhone or connect to it and have access to the file system from your desktop then yes. If you don't know what I just said, read up on SSH. Be warned that this is not an amateur operation. You can seriously open your iPhone up to being compromised if you don't know what you are doing.

not sure how to even fine the file

any extra directions would be greatly appreciated
The key ingredient you are missing is iFile. iFile allows you to browse the file system of your iPhone like you can on your PC. Install iFile from Cydia.

You mention that you're new to Apple altogether. I am assuming that because you posted this here your iPhone is already jailbroken. If it's not and you aren't on iOS 6.1.2 or less than anything you read here is a mute point because you have to be jailbroken to do this and iOS 6.1.3 and above can't be jailbroken (well, 6.1.3 can with a tethered jailbreak and certain devices).

But if you are jailbroken you can access the area mentioned above using iFile.
Be VERY CAREFUL using iFile. You can end up deleting critical system files if you aren't. That can cause your iPhone to not boot and you may not be able to recover. That would mean a restore which would eliminate your jailbreak.
 

iMisiek

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Jul 18, 2013
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umm...on second thought that sound doesn't bother me that much I guess

really appreciate the quick answer but I don't know half the things you mentioned and I will clearly break my phone as soon as I try this

thanks!
 

heycal

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Jul 25, 2013
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Has any simpler solution for this been found for us non-techies who don't have know what most of the stuff said in this thread even means? I really hate the sound, but this is all way over my head.
 

IrishVixen

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Has any simpler solution for this been found for us non-techies who don't have know what most of the stuff said in this thread even means? I really hate the sound, but this is all way over my head.
One of the biggest reasons I jailbreak--to get rid of all the stupid pointless noises Apple still hasn't seen fit to give me toggles for! Others may chime in with specific tweaks they use for this sort of thing, but here's how I handled it.

Obviously, if you're not jailbroken & on a firmware that can't be JB'd, you're out of luck. When I first started out, I was scared to death to mess with system files; now I'm comfortable enough to do it manually if I want to, but I've used Winterboard for this for years now without any problems so there's been no reason for me to change my process. And unlike most theming related elements, Apple hasn't changed the sound names on me yet with any firmware updates, so the same theme has worked for three years now, on multiple iPhones and iPads. Using Winterboard, you pretty much don't have to worry about accidentally screwing up a critical file.

This theme works like any other in Winterboard. But for those new to theming:

If you don't already have Winterboard, you'll need to download it from Cydia.​
Then unzip the attached theme & drop it into your /Library/Themes folder.​
Go into Winterboard and check the list of themes for "Silent Running".​
Toggle the theme on and respring.​
Enjoy your quieter phone!​

A pretty lengthy list of names for various system sounds is contained in this forum thread from when I first asked the same question: Running Silent. That will be useful if you want to know what sounds I've silenced with the theme, because I've used it so long, I have no idea anymore what a stock iPhone sounds like or what I no longer hear thanks to these files. LOL Look over the list and delete or rename the files within the theme for the sounds you actually want to keep--for example, this theme eliminates lockscreen sounds and a handful of other noises as well. If there are sounds on the list that you want to get rid of that I haven't added to the folder, just duplicate any of the files I've provided (they're all the same silent recording) & rename it to match the appropriate sound from the list. Most of them probably haven't changed, but if they have, note it back here and someone may be able to find the new name for you. (Note: some full UI themes include their own sounds. If you want to silence those, drag Silent Running above all other themes in Winterboard before you enable it.)

Hopefully that helps someone. :D
 

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heycal

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One of the biggest reasons I jailbreak--to get rid of all the stupid pointless noises Apple still hasn't seen fit to give me toggles for! Others may chime in with specific tweaks they use for this sort of thing, but here's how I handled it.

Obviously, if you're not jailbroken & on a firmware that can't be JB'd, you're out of luck. When I first started out, I was scared to death to mess with system files; now I'm comfortable enough to do it manually if I want to, but I've used Winterboard for this for years now without any problems so there's been no reason for me to change my process. And unlike most theming related elements, Apple hasn't changed the sound names on me yet with any firmware updates, so the same theme has worked for three years now, on multiple iPhones and iPads. Using Winterboard, you pretty much don't have to worry about accidentally screwing up a critical file.

This theme works like any other in Winterboard. But for those new to theming:

If you don't already have Winterboard, you'll need to download it from Cydia.​
Then unzip the attached theme & drop it into your /Library/Themes folder.​
Go into Winterboard and check the list of themes for "Silent Running".​
Toggle the theme on and respring.​
Enjoy your quieter phone!​

A pretty lengthy list of names for various system sounds is contained in this forum thread from when I first asked the same question: Running Silent. That will be useful if you want to know what sounds I've silenced with the theme, because I've used it so long, I have no idea anymore what a stock iPhone sounds like or what I no longer hear thanks to these files. LOL Look over the list and delete or rename the files within the theme for the sounds you actually want to keep--for example, this theme eliminates lockscreen sounds and a handful of other noises as well. If there are sounds on the list that you want to get rid of that I haven't added to the folder, just duplicate any of the files I've provided (they're all the same silent recording) & rename it to match the appropriate sound from the list. Most of them probably haven't changed, but if they have, note it back here and someone may be able to find the new name for you. (Note: some full UI themes include their own sounds. If you want to silence those, drag Silent Running above all other themes in Winterboard before you enable it.)

Hopefully that helps someone. :D
This is all so far over my head it might as well have been written in Chinese.

Nice that you have these skills though.
 
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IrishVixen

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This is all so far I've my head it might as well have been written in Chinese.

Nice that you have these skills though.
Well, begin at the beginning: is your phone jailbroken? Because if it is, none of this is beyond your ability.
 

darricksailo

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Since I'm not even sure what that means, I'm guessing the answer is No.:cool:
do you want to go through the hassle of jailbreaking your device? If yes, what version is your iDevice on? if it's on iOS 8, there's currently no jailbreak
 

heycal

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do you want to go through the hassle of jailbreaking your device? If yes, what version is your iDevice on? if it's on iOS 8, there's currently no jailbreak
If it's risky proposition in general, I suspect it's even more so for me. I'm a 52 year old non-techie. The odds of me even understanding the directions, much less following them correctly, are probably slim.
 

darricksailo

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If it's risky proposition in general, I suspect it's even more so for me. I'm a 52 year old non-techie. The odds of me even understanding the directions, much less following them correctly, are probably slim.
Not sure if it's worth the hassle if you think you're going to have problems understanding the instructions
 

errndog

macrumors newbie
Oct 31, 2015
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All,


this can be done..

here is what i did to turn the tone off..

i created an empty mp3 file using garageband...

then i used ifile to find the SentMessage.caf file
(located here.. /System/Library/Audio/UISounds)

the name of the file is SentMessage.caf

i used ifile to rename this file, then i ftp'd my newly created file
to the directory)

then renamed the file to SentMessage.caf


you can use ifile to listen to all the files in that directory to figure out which one you want to change..


Thank You
mylyf
 

errndog

macrumors newbie
Oct 31, 2015
2
0
All,


this can be done..

here is what i did to turn the tone off..

i created an empty mp3 file using garageband...

then i used ifile to find the SentMessage.caf file
(located here.. /System/Library/Audio/UISounds)

the name of the file is SentMessage.caf

i used ifile to rename this file, then i ftp'd my newly created file
to the directory)

then renamed the file to SentMessage.caf


you can use ifile to listen to all the files in that directory to figure out which one you want to change..


Thank You
mylyf
I assume your phone is jailbroke?