The Keyboard on My iPad Does Not Make a Clicking Sound – What to Do?

When the keyboard on your iPad doesn’t make a clicking sound, it can be a bit unsettling. The sound provides feedback that you’ve actually hit the key, and without it, typing can feel a bit off. Luckily, fixing this issue is a simple process that involves just a few taps within your iPad’s settings.

Step by Step Tutorial to Fix the Keyboard Click Sound on Your iPad

Before starting the tutorial, it’s important to know that turning the keyboard click sound on or off is a matter of personal preference. Some people like to hear the sound as they type, while others find it distracting. The following steps will help you adjust the setting to your liking.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

Open the Settings app on your iPad by tapping on the gear icon.

The Settings app is where you can adjust all the configurations on your iPad. It’s the control center for everything from your Wi-Fi connection to your wallpaper.

Step 2: Tap on Sounds & Haptics

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics.”

This section controls all the sounds on your iPad, including ringtones, text tones, and, of course, keyboard clicks.

Step 3: Toggle Keyboard Clicks On

Find the “Keyboard Clicks” option and toggle it on. If it’s already on, toggle it off and then back on.

Sometimes, the setting might be on but not working properly. Toggling it off and then back on can help reset it.

After completing these steps, your keyboard should make a clicking sound every time you press a key. If the sound doesn’t come on right away, try restarting your iPad.

Tips to Enhance Your iPad Keyboard Experience

  • If you’re in a quiet environment or a meeting, consider turning off keyboard clicks to avoid disrupting others.
  • Utilize keyboard shortcuts to make typing more efficient.
  • Customize your keyboard by adding emojis or different languages in the keyboard settings.
  • Keep your iPad’s software up to date to ensure the best performance from your keyboard.
  • If you use an external keyboard, check the settings specific to that accessory as they may have their own sound settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did my keyboard stop making sounds?

It’s possible that the setting was accidentally switched off, or an update changed your settings.

Can I adjust the volume of the keyboard clicks?

Yes, the volume of the clicks is tied to your system volume. Adjusting the volume will also adjust the click volume.

Will turning off keyboard clicks save battery life?

No, the battery impact is negligible. It’s more about personal preference.

My keyboard clicks are off, but I still hear clicking sounds. Why is that?

Ensure that you have also turned off “Lock Sounds” and “System Haptics” as they can sometimes cause similar noises.

Can I change the sound of the keyboard clicks?

No, the keyboard click sound is a standard sound and cannot be customized.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Toggle Keyboard Clicks On.


Now that you’ve followed these simple steps, the keyboard on your iPad should be making that familiar clicking sound again. It’s a small detail, but it’s one that can make your typing experience feel more natural and responsive. If you’re ever in a situation where you need to type quietly, just remember you can easily turn the clicking sound off again. Whether you prefer the sound on or off, the ability to customize your iPad to your personal preference is one of the many features that make it such a versatile device. So go ahead, get typing, and enjoy that satisfying click with every keystroke!

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