How to turn off Facebook sounds on Android and iPhone

Wondering how to turn off Facebook sounds on Android or iOS? For some reason, the Facebook app is designed to play annoying sounds that alert you (and everyone else around) whenever you post or like something. If you’re sick of hearing them all the time, you can luckily mute Facebook sounds in a matter of seconds by following the instructions from this guide on your mobile device. So, without further ado, here’s how to turn off Facebook sounds on your Android smartphone or tablet and your iPhone or iPad:

Quick Steps:

How to turn off sound on Facebook for Android:
  1. Open the Facebook app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap the hamburger button in the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and tap on the Settings & Privacy option.
  4. Then, press Settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom to find the “Media and Contacts” section and tap on it.
  6. Tap the “Sounds in the App” option and turn off Facebook sounds.

How to turn off sound on Facebook for Android

The Facebook sound settings are somewhat buried in the Android app’s menus. Launch the Facebook app on your Android smartphone or tablet, and then tap on the hamburger button in the top-right corner.

Press on the hamburger button from the top-right corner in your Android’s Facebook app

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. If it’s not expanded already, tap on the Settings & Privacy option to open its dropdown menu. Then, press on the first option, Settings.

Access Settings from the Settings & Privacy dropdown menu to turn off Facebook sounds

In the list of Facebook settings, scroll down to the bottom again to find the “Media and Contacts” section. Tap on the entry with the same name.

To turn off sounds in the Facebook app, access Media and Contacts at the bottom

The Facebook sound settings are shown at the top of the next screen. Tap on the “Sounds in the App” option to disable the switch next to it and turn off Facebook sounds.

How to turn off sounds on Facebook for Android

You can now interact with the Facebook app on your Android smartphone without the constant soundtrack of annoying Facebook sounds.

TIP: Disabling the Facebook in-app sounds does not stop videos from loudly playing when you come across them in your feed. So, to avoid any loud noises and check Facebook unobserved, make sure to also turn off the first option in the list, “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.

How to turn off Facebook sounds on your iPhone and iPad

If you want to know how to turn off sounds in Facebook for iOS, the steps are similar and slightly more intuitive. Open the app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on the hamburger button in the lower-right corner.

Press the menu button from the lower-right corner of your iOS Facebook app

On the next screen, scroll all the way down and, from the Settings & Privacy dropdown menu, access Settings.

Tap on Settings from the Settings & Privacy dropdown menu

Scroll down the available Facebook settings to get to the “Media and Contacts” section. Then, press Sounds.

Access Sounds to turn off Facebook sounds

Tap on the In-app sound switch to turn it off and mute Facebook sounds.

Turn off Facebook sounds on iPhone or iPad

Your settings are immediately updated. You can now resume using the Facebook app on your iPhone without any annoying sounds.

TIP: If you want to check your Facebook feed without drawing attention, we also recommend turning off the “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” option underneath.

Do you think there should be a simpler way to turn off Facebook sounds?

The sounds used by the Facebook app make us feel like we’re playing a mobile game, not using an app for keeping in touch with people. Whenever we start using the app on a new mobile device, we want to turn off the sounds after the first few seconds. Before closing this tutorial, tell us why you dislike these in-app sounds. Don’t you think disabling them is way too complicated? Let us know in the comments.