There is a very distinctive sound that plays when you send a text message from your iPhone, and one accurate way to describe it is the “swoosh” sound. Most iPhone users instinctively recognize this sound as an indication that a text message has been sent.
But there are numerous situations where you might wish to silence this sound, and it is something that you can achieve by disabling all of the text tones on your iPhone. This will allow you to send text messages without that distinctive audio cue, while also disabling the sound that plays when you receive a text message.
Disable the Sent Message Sound in iOS 8
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. If you have iOS 7, you can follow the steps in this article instead.
Please note that the swoosh sound on the iPhone is not something that can be configured separately from the “text message received” sound. These steps will turn off the swoosh sound that occurs when you send a text, as well as the sound that plays when you receive a new message. Alternatively, you can use the mute switch on the left side of the iPhone to mute all sounds before sending a message, then switch it back to the ring setting to re-enable sounds.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Sounds option.
Step 3: Select the Text Tone option.
Step 4: Select the None option. You can also turn off the vibration by touching the Vibration option at the top of the screen, then selecting the None option at the bottom of that screen.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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