Are you bored of the same old typing sounds on your Android device? If so, you’re not alone. Most people get tired of their device’s stock keyboard sound after a while. Thankfully, there are some very simple ways to change your keyboard sounds on any Android device. If you have ever used third-party keyboards such as GBoard or SwiftKey, then you know that these apps often come with their own unique sound effects for when you type something on the virtual keyboard. It can be a small but nice touch to make using your phone more enjoyable and less monotonous from day to day. Here is how you can do that:
How to change keyboard sound on android
- Before you start, make sure that the keyboard you want is already installed on your device. Make sure you are using the keyboard of your choice.
- Open up the Settings app, and then select “Language and input”.
- From this menu, select “Keyboard” and then “Keyboard sound”.
- Tap on your desired keyboard sound from the list of sounds available to choose from. You can also search for a new sound if none of the predefined ones fit your mood or taste. If you are prompted to update an existing keyboard, it means that there is already a new keyboard with a different sound available in the Play Store so give it a go!
- Tap on “OK” to save your new keyboard sound.
- You can also change your keyboard sound by long-pressing the spacebar on your device and then tapping on “Keyboard”, “Keyboard sound”, and then “Change keyboard sound.”
- You will be prompted to select from the list of sounds available for you to choose from. Select your preferred sound from the list and then tap on “OK” to save it.
- Now that you have changed your keyboard sounds, make sure that you test them out on a few occasions before going back to the stock one again!
Change Your Android Keyboard Sounds
- The first thing you need to do is download an app called “Sound Recorder” from the Play Store. This app will allow you to record any sounds you want.
- Open the app and set it to play and record at the same time.
- Now, when you want to change your keyboard sound, just start typing on your phone’s keyboard and wait for a few seconds for it to start recording.
- Select the sound effect that you want and save it in your phone’s internal storage or SD card. Afterward, select “Stop Recording” from the app so that you don’t accidentally overwrite whatever sound effects you have previously recorded on your device with another one that has no relation to what you are typing at that moment. You can also delete all of these sounds if they are not useful anymore, but remember: once they are saved on your device, they will be there forever!
- Open the “Sound Recorder” app again and select your new sound. This time, you will have to record for a longer amount of time in order for it to be saved properly into your device’s storage.
- After you are done with the recording, select “Stop Recording” again so that you don’t accidentally overwrite whatever sound effects you have previously recorded on your device with another one that has no relation to what you are typing at that moment. You can also delete all of these sounds if they are not useful anymore, but remember: once they are saved on your device, they will be there forever!
- To test out which keyboard sound is better for you, simply change the keyboard settings in the phone’s main settings menu and choose a different keyboard setting from there. You can choose between various keyboard sounds such as “Default Sound” or “Romansh Sound” or even a combination of both!
install a Custom Keyboards
- Open up your phone’s settings.
- Choose the “Language” option and then scroll down to “Keyboard & Input Methods”.
- Tap on the “Input Method” option on the next screen. The default Android keyboard is listed here, but you can swipe to the right to see all of your installed keyboards — including third-party keyboards like GBoard and SwiftKey. Tapping on any of them will automatically install it, so you won’t have to do that manually. If you have specific keyboard sounds in mind, you can also choose which ones you want to be installed at this time by tapping on the “Add…” button at the bottom of that screen.
- Once your custom keyboard is ready to go, tap it at the top of this screen and choose whether or not it will switch over automatically when you use another keyboard or if you want to set a different sound for each keyboard type (a feature already built into some keyboards like GBoard). You can also choose whether or not it switches over when typing in any app other than Chrome (or whatever app is currently open) by checking or unchecking the box next to that option as well. Then hit the “Done” button at the bottom of this screen once everything looks good for you and your device reboot!
- You can also add your own custom keyboard by installing the Google Keyboard from the Play Store. Once installed, you will get a new keyboard called “Google Keyboard” when you open up the app drawer. Tap on that new keyboard to choose which of your other keyboards you want it to inherit from and then choose whether or not it switches over automatically when you use another keyboard or if you want to set a different sound for each keyboard type (a feature already built into some keyboards like GBoard and SwiftKey).
Use GBoard’s Custom Typing Sound
- To change the sound, open GBoard and go to “Settings” on the top tab.
- Tap on “Sound Effects” to access the in-app sound settings for GBoard.
- You will be able to see a list of sounds that you have already added or that are installed from GBoard’s app store. You can also add new sounds here by tapping on the plus icon at the bottom of the screen.
- If you want to add a custom sound, then tap on “Get New Sound” at the bottom of the screen and choose “Share Custom Sound” from your Android device’s storage media. When you do this, a notification should pop up asking you to download an MP3 file of your new sound effects file onto your phone or tablet device via a USB cable connected to your computer (or WiFi if you are using a tablet). Once this is done, go back into GBoard and tap on “Sound Effects – Share Custom Sound” again and select it from your computer storage media when prompted.
- After choosing it, tap on “Select File” next to it and choose which file you downloaded from your computer earlier based on its name or type in its name yourself if it has no name yet (such as 01_sound_effect_name). Then tap on OK after choosing which file you chose earlier from your Android device’s storage media memory (or WiFi if you are using a tablet).
- After choosing your custom sound, tap on “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save it and you will be good to go.
Change the Typing Sound in Samsung Keyboard
- Head over to the app drawer and open Samsung Keyboard.
- Swipe the menu key and select Settings > Sound > Typing Sound
- Select the option you want to listen to and tap on OK
- That’s it! You can now enjoy your new sound effect whenever you type something on your device’s keyboard.
- To change the sound again, repeat these steps.
Changing your keyboard sounds can be a fun and interesting way to personalize your device. With so many keyboard apps available on the Google Play Store, you can find a keyboard that fits your tastes and preferences no matter what they are. If you are looking for a new keyboard app, then make sure that it is from trusted and well-known sources, such as Google or Apple. You don’t want to download and activate an app on your device that will cause you harm or come with viruses or malware.