The audio coming out of a smartphone can be surprisingly loud and distracting to others in public, especially if it’s music.
Not only can it be annoying to other people, you simply might not want to draw that much attention to yourself.
If so, and you play Pokemon Go a lot, then the sounds that come from that game could be something that you would like to silence.
Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go by changing a couple of the settings that are found on the game’s settings menu.
You can also view this YouTube video on the subject if you prefer a video to written text.
How to Put Pokemon Go on Silent on an iPhone 13
- Open Pokemon Go.
- Tap the Pokeball.
- Select Settings.
- Turn off Music and Sound.
Our guide continues below with additional information on turning off sound in Pokemon Go, including pictures of these steps.
Most of the games that you play on your phone, computer, or video game console have sound. That sound is often an important or beneficial part of the game, so turning it off completely might seem like an odd idea.
Pokemon Go has very good music, and the sounds help you to play the game.
But the nature of Pokemon Go, where you go out and explore, makes it so that the sound and music could be unwanted in a public setting.
You can turn off the sound in Pokemon Go on an iPhone by opening the app, touching the Pokeball, selecting Settings, then dragging the Music and Sound sliders all the way to the left.
Once the audio portion of the Pokemon Go game is shut off you will be able to play the game in silence, without worrying that you are bothering the people around you.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on changing the Pokemon Go sound settings on your Apple device.
Find out how to log out of Pokemon Go if you would like to sign into another account on your device.
How to Disable the Pokemon Go Sound on an iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
I am using the most current version of the Pokemon Go game that was available when this article was written, but these settings have been in the same place since the game’s release, so these steps will likely continue to work for future game versions as well.
These steps will show you how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go.
Step 1: Open the Pokemon Go app.
Launch the Pokemon Go game.
Step 2: Touch the Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the red and white Pokeball icon.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option at the top-right of the screen.
Open the Settings menu.
Step 4: Drag the Music and Sound sliders all the way to the left to turn them off completely.
Turn off the Music and Sound options.
Now that you know how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go you will be able to find these options whenever you need to change whether or not there is sound coming from your device while you are playing the game.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about turning off the Pokemon Go in-game sound and music.
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More Information on Changing Pokemon Go Sound Settings
While this guide has focused specifically on disabling the Sound and Music settings, you may also want to configure the Vibration setting as well.
If you put your phone on silent then the audio from the game won’t play, regardless of whether or not the sound or music options are turned on.
You can mute your iPhone and put it on silent using the mute switch on the left side of the device. Additionally, if you want to lower the sound and not mute it, you can press the Volume Down button on the left side of the device to make the game quieter.
If you have headphones connected to your iPhone, or if your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth speaker, then the Pokemon Go audio will play through there instead.
Your iPhone has a bunch of other audio settings, too. One setting you might want to change is the tone that plays for your alarm. This how to change alarm sound on iPhone 13 guide can show you how to do that.
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Turn Off Sound in Pokemon Go
If I put my phone on silent, will it stop the music and sound effects?
Yes, the sound options in Pokemon Go won’t override your device settings, so if your phone is on silent or muted then you won’t hear the Pokemon Go music or sounds.
How do I turn vibration on or off in Pokemon Go?
the vibration setting in Pokemon Go is found on the same menu as the options for the sound and music.
Open Pokemon Go > tap the Pokeball > Choose Settings > tap the Vibration option.
If I turn off music and sounds, will it affect everything in Pokemon Go?
Yes, once you tap the Settings icon and disable these options you won’t hear any noise when you are catching Pokemon, or when you are in a raid battle.
If you want to listen to the sounds that play when you are playing the game on your mobile device, then you can use headphones, or set the volume levels to be slightly lower.
What is the battery saver option on the menu?
When you open the Settings menu to disable the music and sound effects you will likely notice the Battery Saver option there as well.
If you turn that on then Pokemon Go will try and reduce its battery usage by adjusting some options and features in the game to make them use fewer resources.
This can affect the gameplay, so you might not want to turn it on unless you are low on battery, or Pokemon Go causes your battery to drain unusually fast.
You can check out this solveyourtech.com article about how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go for additional information.
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