How to Turn Off Email Sounds in iOS 10

Your iPhone 7 can play sounds when you receive new emails and when you send emails. This is helpful when you know that every email you receive is important, or when you aren’t certain that you have sent an email message. But if neither of those conditions applies to you, then you might actually prefer that there are no sounds associated with either sending or receiving emails on your iPhone.

Our guide below will show you how to disable the new email notification sound and the sent email sound on your iPhone 7. Plus, if you have multiple email addresses set up on your device, we will also show you how to keep notification sounds enabled for just one of those accounts, while keeping notifications for the rest of the email accounts silent.


How to Turn off the Email Sounds on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. Once you have completed the steps in this section, your iPhone will no longer play any sounds when you receive a new email message, or when you send an email message.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open settings



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Sounds & Haptics option.

open the sounds and haptics menu



Step 3: Touch the New Mail button.

select the new mail option



Step 4: Select the None option, then touch the Sounds & Haptics button at the top-left of the screen.

how to turn off the new email sound on an iphone 7



Step 5: Tap the Sent Mail button.

select the sent mail option



Step 6: Select the None option.

how to turn off the sent email sound on an iphone 7



This will turn off the sounds for all of the email accounts on your iPhone. However, if you would still like to hear audio notifications when you receive a new email in just one of your email accounts, then you can follow the steps below.


How to Enable New Email Sounds for One of the Mail Accounts on Your iPhone

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings app



Step 2: Touch the Notifications option.

open the notifications menu



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Mail option.

select the mail notifications



Step 4: Select the email account for which you would still like to play an alert tone when you receive a new email.

select the email account to enable sounds



Step 5: Tap the Sounds button.

tap the sounds button



Step 6: Select the sound to play when you receive a new email to this account. Note that selecting a sound will cause it to play, so you may want to wait to do this until you are somewhere that the email notification sounds may not be distracting.

how to enable sounds for one email account on an iphone 7



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