Change the ringtone, mail tone, keyboard clicks and more…

A little personalization can go a long way towards making your iPhone feel like your own. One of the easiest ways to do this is to alter the sound effects it emits. These include ringtones, email tones, tweet sound effects, calendar alerts, the lock sound and keyboard clicks.

In this tutorial you’ll learn how easy it is to select different tones and switch off sound effects that you might not need. Read on to see how it’s done..


1. Settings

Begin by opening the Settings app, then tap the Sounds option. You’ll see a large range of sound effects options appear on-screen.

Step 1 Settings

2. Volume

The slider at the top of the screen enables you to alter the volume level of all sound effects – helpful if you need the iPhone to be quiet, or louder in a busy environment. Toggle the Change with Buttons switch to alter the volume of ringtones using the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.

step 2 volume

3. Sounds

The buttons in the centre of the screen enable you to choose from a wealth of sound effects. Choose an option (such as Text Tone) then tap on a sound effect to preview and select it.

step 3 sounds

4. Lock sounds

You can disable or enable to lock sound effect by toggling the Lock Sounds switch near the bottom of the screen. The lock sound effects are played every time you press the Power button to lock your iPhone, or unlock it.

step 4 lock sounds

5. Keyboard clicks

Your iPhone will automatically emit a keyboard click sound every time you press a key on the on-screen keyboard. You can disable this by toggling the Keyboard Clicks switch at the bottom of the screen.


6. Download new tones

While selecting a new sound effect tone, tap the Store button in the top right corner of the screen to find new tones in the iTunes Store. Some are taken from popular music tracks, others are custom sound effects purpose built for your iPhone.

step 6 store

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